Monday, February 9, 2009

The only thing we have to fear, is...

We all know how to finish that sentence.
So why is President Obama peddling fear in trying to sell his "stimulus" package?:

"Campaigning for action in the most dire terms, President Barack Obama said Monday that if Congress does not quickly pass an economic stimulus package, the nation will slip into a crisis so deep that "we may be unable to reverse" it."

Frightening the American people with scare rhetoric is not the way to get things done.

UPDATE: speaking of getting things done, here's a way to lessen the charges and counter-charges concerning this bill; that is, Democrats endlessly roaring that how can Republicans talk about spending when they supported so much spending under President Bush, Republicans counter-punching's Victor Davis Hanson's way out:

"Few tell the truth: The conservatives should say 'Mea culpa—our deficit spending and borrowing helped to get us into this mess, so we've seen the error of our ways, and want you liberals not to repeat our mistakes.' And the liberals should say, 'Bush on the budget was one of us in borrowing and spending and priming, so we can't really trash the last eight years since we're now advocating more of the same.'"