John Rogers on conservatism’s obsession with Ayn Rand and Atlas Shrugged:
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.
DNC Spokesperson Hari Sevugan on the House GOP “budget” :
“I’m all for changing the way we do business in Washington, but proposing a ‘budget’ that doesn’t use numbers may be too much for me. After 27 days, the best House Republicans could come up with is a 19-page pamphlet that does not include a single real budget proposal or estimate. There are more numbers in my last sentence than there are in the entire House GOP ‘budget.’”
Robert Gibbs on The Republican budget “proposals”
Ezra Klein and one of his commentators team up to slam the GOP budget:
If you’re having a bad day, I highly encourage you to spend some quality time with the Republican budget proposal. It’s reads like what would happen if The Onion put together a budget. ”
It’s like someone showed them a flowchart. Once. And only for a few seconds. And refused to explain it.
That looks like something they wrote it on a cocktail napkin over happy hour. It reminds me of the Underwear Gnomes on South Park:
Step one- steal underpants
Step two- ?
Step three- tax cuts
Step four- Profit!