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Obama: You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry...

Matt Negrin

Posted: Feb 5th 2009 11:31PM

Filed under: Politics, Boston University



A lot of details can get lost in the mix while Washington's best and brightest debate the president's stimulus package. In short, Democrats mostly want to OK the $819 billion boost, while Republicans want to trim it down and include more tax breaks.

It would appear to be a civil debate, maybe a little partisan, but certainly nothing worthy of Taiwan-style parliamentary fistfights --

Oh wait. Barack "The Hulk" Obama just walked in.

Speaking at the House Dems' retreat in Virginia, Obama threw down his stick and pads, spat on the floor and growled in the face of cameras -- metaphorically. Though the president did mock his opponents in the GOP for criticizing how the aid package requires too much spending, saying:

"What do you think a stimulus is? It's spending. That's the whole point! No, seriously, that's the point."

Hey, easy, big guy. We're just saying, maybe we should ease back on the trillion-dollar cash delivery, and have a reasonable discussion about it. I mean, why are we spending $800 billion when we've got this deficit --

"First of all, I found this deficit when I showed up, number 1," Obama barked back. "I found this national debt doubled, wrapped in a big bow waiting for me when I stepped into the Oval Office."

Well, at least it was wrapped!

All right, so party politics is back (did it ever leave?), and it's finally getting fun again. Just this week, John McCain, apparently unaware of Nov. 4's results, returned to the spotlight to offer up his own stimulus package, roughly half the size of Obama's and made up almost entirely of tax cuts. It was promptly rejected in the Senate.

And, before that, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asserted her dominance to reporters when one asked her about Rush Limbaugh and Matt Drudge influencing the stimulus's makeup. "I am the speaker of the House. I don't get into that," she said while waving away the question, Politico reported.

Quick, somebody fetch this Congress a bucket of water. 'Cos it is on fire!

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