Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Living Like a Republican

You know what Harry Truman said: If you want to live like a Republican, vote Democratic.

He was obviously right. Time and time again, we see that Democrats are good for the economy, including rich people and the business environment, and Republicans are bad. Or, as Howard Dean said, Republicans can't be trusted with your money.

Still, getting back to living like a Republican. On their way out, the Bushes are doing it again. I don't quite get the Republican fascination with fancy china, maybe it makes them think they're back at the country club, but the news today is that Laura Bush has ordered up a half a million bucks' worth of fancy china for the White House.

Remember when Nancy Reagan did the same thing? And it was under very similar circumstances: the economy was in the tank, people were homeless (although his henchman Meese called homelessness a "lifestyle choice"), Reagan was slashing public benefits, but they just had to spend a couple of hundred thousand on new china.

Taxpayer money, until they got called on it.

And then there was Nixon and his Ruritanian Guard uniforms for the White House.

This time it isn't taxpayer money, but I just don't get it. We decided we didn't want royalty, but don't bother trying to tell that to the Bushes, Reagans, and other right-wing potentates.

Not even two weeks left.


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