the economic stimulus package passed congress yesterday with no republican votes in the house and only three in the senate. congressional republicans, railing against liberal government spending, and touting their own panacea of tax cuts for businesses, voted no in a final childish tantrum because they didn't get their way.
yes, it would be nice if our elected representatives could behave as statesmen rather than spoiled brats and join together to support a solution to our economic mess that reflects the consensus of leading economists, in short, do what is best for the country for once. but that is too much to ask.
in the final analysis, bi-partisanship is over-rated. the republican party grew in popularity because they appealed to our most immature instincts, selfishness and prejudice. their time in the sun is, hopefully, over. it's time to grow up and move past that. in the meantime, i have a suggestion for the gop stalwarts. perhaps it's time that you changed your party's mascot from the elephant to something more appropriate... like the woolly mammoth.