Monday, February 9, 2009

Via Matt Yglesias, here's "centrist" Sen. Claire McCaskill's lame defense of her demands to cut the stimulus bill:

She Tweets “Just saw Krugman’s comments on reduction in recov act. Question for him. Would no stimulus act be better than one thats 800 B instead of 900.” And follows up “Compromise had to happen or we would NOT have 60 votes. Period.”
We wouldn't have had 60 votes because YOU wouldn't have voted for it! If you hadn't demanded cuts, then no "compromise" would have been necessary. You can't defend the cuts as a political necessity if they were only a political necessity because of you. One of the problems with Senators using twitter is that everyone can see exactly how politically unsavvy they really are. Thank god for staffers.