Sunday, November 30, 2008

Blessed Poverty.

I am always amazed at how the Michelle Malkin crowd attack any attempt to stave off the financial crisis and insist that the markets are always right and that they, alone, must determine our future.

To this end she has called for the Bush administration to allow banks to fail and for the chips to fall wherever they may.

But what of the people who suffer during this time? Well, she deals with that in her latest Thanksgiving Day diatribe:

Instead of awaiting the next stimulus check from the Borrow-Spend-Repeat-Panic politicians in Washington, Jen explains how the family has cut costs: “I learned how to make my own shampoo, toothpaste, soaps, cloth napkins, dish scrubbies, potholders, skirts (mend all clothes) and most meals from scratch. We heat our home exclusively with wood, and I am currently growing a winter garden. The spring garden will be in containers by the last week of December to prepare for spring planting. I do not see this as a downfall or a tragedy. For those worried about holiday spending: I spent only $100 for a family of six last Christmas, and most of that [on] underwear, socks and the meal.”

And she adamantly rejects the victim card: “This accident has been a blessing for my family. The pain that my husband has daily is not the blessing, but that he is alive and able to continue to watch his children grow into adulthood.

“It also has been wonderful to know that we live in a nation that affords us the opportunity to reinvent ourselves from suburbanites to a country-dwelling farm family. I am ashamed to see the American spirit that made our nation so great now turned into nothing.”
So you see? Poverty is actually a great opportunity to reinvent yourself into a cave-dweller and to experience life as your ancient ancestors did!

This is what is left of the Republican party. These utter loons who have no answer at all to the problems which currently face the US and the rest of the planet. Other than we should all tighten our belts and heat our homes "exclusively with wood".

And we should all suffer in this way so that Malkin and other fanatics can continue to pretend that Reaganomics works and that the market is always right.

The lunatic fringe of the Republican party is not only alive and well, it appears as if it is in charge of where they go from here.

Hat tip to Balloon Juice.

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