Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Pitcher Gets Shelled

Recently, Jim Bunning, A former Major League pitcher and current Imperial Senator, caught a whole heap of flak from hysterical leftists because of his blocking of an unemployment benefits extension. Bunning (Socialist Lite-KY) explained that his blocking of the bill was due to the fact that it violated the imaginary PayGo rule that says all bills must be paid for.

To many Conservatives, Bunning is a hero. "Not I," says the Cat In The Hat.

See, what annoys me most is the fact that Bunning reached into his baseball past for this strategem. Bunning walked Bush to get to Chairman Obama. Where was this call for fiscal sanity during the Bush era (error) ? Bunning happily voted along with the rest of his cronies during the Bush years to throw money into the Memory Hole time and time again, but with a Democrat in the Oval Orifice, he stops like a mule with a broken hoof. Far too little, far, far too late. It's sort of like going to the bullpen after your starter gives up two grand slams in one inning.

Don't get me wrong: I agree with Bunning, but I just wish he had the contents of a jockstrap much, much earlier and quite frankly, I wish he hadn't used the PayGo excuse, either. I wish Bunning had stood up and said "This isn't fair to everyone else who is still working." Those of us who are lucky enough to still have jobs are going to be paying for this. Remember, Chairman Obama has stated that he's "agnostic" to a middle class tax hike and often uses troubling statements like "Nothing is off the table". In other words, those of us who are struggling to even remotely call ourselves middle class are going to feel the pinch. That's what Bunning should have stood up and screamed to the heavens. Instead, he based his arguement on on the PayGo rule that isn't worth the paper it's printed on.

There's nothing lower than a fair weather fan except for fair weather Conservatives.

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