Mon, 26 Jan 2009 17:17:57 +0000 – By Andrea TantarosRepublican Political Commentator/FOXNews.com Contributor
In perhaps the most absurd move yet by the current Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi is defending her move to include hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer money in the stimulus plan to expand family planning services -- arguing that it will help financially strapped states.
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Yes folks, her brain has now officially gone numb.
"...this is a, to stimulate the economy, is an economic recovery package and as we put it forth we have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy. Food stamps, unemployment insurance, some of the initiatives you just mentioned. Believe it or not, they're the right thing to do but they also stimulate the economy," Pelosi told George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week," who unsurprisingly didn't press her on how exactly she deduces this notion.
In Pelosi's world, less mouths to feed equals less money states will have to spend. Show me one economist that says that we are in an economic crisis because of a birth control shortage, or one that says more contraception (aka: population control) will get us out of it faster. What's next? Federally funded euthanasia?
Rise and shine, Republicans. My prediction that Obama, Reid and Pelosi would present an opportunity for the GOP has already come true.Mexico
As I've argued before, Obama's biggest short-to-medium-term problem isn't Republicans -- disorganized, dispirited, and unsure of their footing and without decisive leadership -- his problem is the members of his own party who are determined to implement a radical agenda that will eventually alienate middle America. It is a stale, shopworn agenda that is bereft of new ideas, and it could end up creating major problems for the president and the Democratic Party by ultimately wakening conservatives from their stupor.
Rise and shine, Republicans. My prediction that Obama, Reid and Pelosi would present an opportunity for the GOP has already come true.