Tuesday, October 15, 2002
I can't make this stuff up: House Minority Leader Richard Gebhardt (I'm adopting the Babs spelling of his name until election day), has unveiled the Democrats' budget plan, and made a laughable accusation.
In a speech to the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal think tank, House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt of Missouri accused President Bush (news - web sites) and his Republican allies in Congress of "playing politics with the economy and denying the disastrous consequences of their actions."
I love this..."playing politics with the economy." Yeah. It's the Republicans that are always "playing politics," when the truth is both parties are always "playing politics," as demonstrated by this quote, later in the story.
"The fact is America faces a clear and present danger to the economic life of working families," Gephardt said.
To paraphrase Shakespeare: "Givest thou me a break."