Monday, February 22, 2010

Schwarzenegger slams GOP stimulus hypocrisy.

Schwarzenegger has a pop at the hypocrisy which the Republican party have been indulging in when it comes to the stimulus.

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was proud to accept stimulus dollars for his state praised the program for creating or saving over 150,000 jobs. "I have been the first governor of the Republican governors to come out and to support the stimulus money because I say to myself, this is terrific," Schwarzenegger told ABC's Terry Moran Sunday.

In contrast to many Republicans, the California governor believes the stimulus has created public and private sector jobs. "Anyone that says that it hasn't created the jobs, they should talk to the 150,000 people that have been getting jobs in California," he said.

Schwarzenegger lashed out at those GOP politicians who voted against the bill then took credit for benefits provided to their states. "Well, you know, to me I find it interesting that you have a lot of the Republicans running around and pushing back on the stimulus money and saying this doesn't create any new jobs, and then they go out and they do the photo ops and they are posing with the big check and they say, 'Isn't this great?'" said Schwarzenegger.

Good on him for saying it. The Republicans have developed a theme which is that everything Obama does results in failure, which is why they find themselves deriding the stimulus nationally whilst accepting it for their own states.

And, when they behave in an utterly obstructionist way, we have Palin popping up saying, "How's that hopey, changey stuff working out?" as if their obstructionism is, in itself, a proof of Obama's failure.

I find their behaviour quasi-adolescent.

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