Republicans are having a tough time dealing with the realities of not having even a shred of remaining power. There's been a lot of gnashing of teeth the past few days as Democrats have proceeded to impose their political will in the form of Barack Obama's economic stimulus package.
My favorite came from my former dentist, Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho, yesterday on the House floor:
Simpson: I feel like I went to bed a couple nights ago, a couple weeks ago, amd woke up in Bizarro World. We're about to spend over a trillion dollars for a stimulus bill which will do little if anything to stimulate the economy.
... For the first time in my life, I am embarrassed to be a member of this body.
Really? It's hard to imagine anyone from Idaho -- whose delegation, after all, was until this year led by Sen. Larry Craig -- being embarrassed easily these days about anything. So I guess that must be saying something.
Meanwhile, what seems to have him most irate is that America is no longer a "center right" nation and we are moving forward to fix our problems with progressive solutions. All Mike Simpson and his fellow Republicans had to offer as an alternative was more of the same old garbage that wreaked this mess in the first place -- tax cuts, tax cuts, tax cuts, and oh did we mention tax cuts?
Feh. The Idaho Republican idea of stimulus is a hand under the stall divider.
Let's just say that there are probably good reasons why a politician from Idaho might see reality as "Bizarro World." After all, we all remember how confused Bizarro became whenever he visited Earth.
Cluestick for Republicans: You lost. Your political philosophy, beyond being repudiated by the voters, has most of all been repudiated by reality. Deal with it.