Sunday, June 27, 2010

Compassionate Conservatism Defined Conservatively

"I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family." --George W. Bush, Greater Nashua, N.H., Chamber of Commerce, Jan. 27, 2000.

Well, thanks to the solid Republican "no" block, aided by the invincible Ben Nelson (D-NE), against extending unemployment benefits for the two or three million unemployed people in the country right now, it is even harder for many people to "put food on their families".

For my part, it is a little difficult to work up a good set of tearful apologies for poor old BP, as Sen. Joe Barton(R-Texas) did on the floor of the Senate last week, and at the same time practice tough love on all those unemployed people who, according to Republican ideology, just lay around the shack waiting for that huge windfall of unemployment benefits.

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