Okay, a fun little photo album here, and more hypocritical acts of “dissent” here and here from Republican protestors who just realized that massive spending and the ensuing debt might just cause problems for the next generation. So interesting that they just struck on this little pearl of wisdom now that a Democrat is in the White House.
Michelle Malkin, donning the unquiveringly brave voice of the people, writes:
The opposition will not be silenced.
Right, until the opposition happens to be those protesting unnecessary wars or disgraceful acts of torture. Then said opposition is “un-patriotic” and defeatist.
I’m sorry, this little charade is just too much for me. This guy, for instance:
Yeah, where were you the last eight years? Where was your “ethics and honor?”
In any case, here we see the new face of GOP populism once again. The boggart is out of the bag. The fiscal conservatism dragon has woken from its long sleep. Now is the time for snarky signs and sarcasm, with the economy in tatters, with two wars still on, with record job losses. No introspection needed. Just bring out the attack dogs and let them do their worst.
UPDATE: The chart below is via Balloon Juice. John Cole writes:
And none of these graphs include the violence done to the budget in the last year of the Bush administration. Long story short- even during the years of
Republican JesusRonald Reagan, Republicans were never “fiscal conservatives.” It took me some time to come to terms with it, too, because I deified Reagan with the best of them and still have my ‘Peace Through Stregnth’ buttons from the 80’s, but you just can’t argue with the facts.