Uncommon Sense

politics and society are, unfortunately, much the same thing

Standard blame game: the other side doesn’t care

What do you do when common sense doesn’t support your agenda? Accuse the other side of either being uncaring or being bigoted. Notice what happens when anyone suggests record deficit spending might not be such a good idea.

Nancy Pelosi: GOP Wants to ‘Destroy Government,’ Asks ‘Do Their Children Breathe Air?’
September 4, 2011 by Eric Scheiner

During a Democratic fundraising event in San Francisco late last month, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D- Calif.) declared Republicans are ‘hijacking’ the deficit issue in order to ‘destroy the public space’ and wondered aloud “Do their children breathe air?”

An audience member recorded Pelosi’s address at the August 21, 2011 fundraiser where the California Democrat attacked Republicans on the deficit. “The Republicans right now are using the idea of deficit reduction as an excuse, they’re hijacking an idea that has some resonance, we all want to reduce the deficit, in order to not reduce the deficit but to destroy the public space, destroy government,” Pelosi said.

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PBS’s Tavis Smiley and Guest: Republicans Don’t Want to Help Jobless
September 9, 2011 by Tim Graham

A taxpayer who doesn’t favor Barack Obama might not mind subsidizing a show where he’s attacked as unserious about the country’s problems. But with PBS talk-show host Tavis Smiley, it’s been a relentless attack on Obama from the left. Everything he’s done isn’t half-socialist enough.

On Wednesday, Smiley welcomed fellow leftist and former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert to his show to denounce Republicans for keeping Obama from passing a woefully insufficient second “stimulus” attempt. Herbert thinks Obama’s new spending proposal is about one-tenth of what’s needed. We need a four-trillion-dollar plan.

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