There's a bright side for Republicans to the betrayal of those three RINOs that allowed the Porky McThiefpants Ripoff Plan™ to pass the Senate.
What goes around, comes around. And fear not, these three will soon be abandoned by their new-found friends.
Yes, the Dems today are praising the turncoats for their betrayal, and lauding them for their "bravery" in crossing party lines.
The turncoats are praising themselves for cutting $100 billion out of the total cost of the plan. They've been responsible stewards of taxpayer money!
Oh, but there's a catch. Always a catch. If Mr. Rourke has taught us anything, it's that your trip to Fantasy Island never turns out the way you intended. A deal with the Devil is always a bad deal.
Those wily Dems are already setting the trap. The Porky McThiefpants Ripoff Plan™ isn't even signed yet, and they've already started making their rounds, saying that the bill may actually be too small. It may not be enough to pull us out of the downward spiral caused by the evil Bush during his 8-year reign of terror, abetted by his equally wicked cronies in the Congress.
Reasonable people will say, "Wait, what? How can that be? Democrats drafted it. They put everything they wanted into it! How can it be too small?"
Their answer? They will say that the Dems reached out an open hand to Republicans in the spirit of bi-partisanship. And those three mean Republicans ruined their beautiful, perfect bill. They made it too small to work. Bad, bad Republicans.
The Judas Trio™ will receive all of the blame from Democrats if (and when) this monstrosity doesn't "stimulate" the economy, or "create jobs". That's why O'Bambi was out trying to drum up Republican support. So that he and the rest of the swine can place the blame squarely on someone else's shoulders.
Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, & Arlen Spector. Traitors to *our* cause? Yes. Chumps to *the opposition's* cause? Oh, hells yes.
Yes. Schadenfreude is sweet. And it will indeed be entertaining to watch these three little piglets jilted by the vicious boars they've chosen to befriend.
P. S. The title of this post is pretty cool, huh? It's part of a quote from Elizabethan poet and dramatist, Thomas Dekker. I thought it sounded classier than my original title: "Suck it, Backstabbers!"
© Jana Ogletree 2009