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The Party Of Hoover Indeed

Look, I don't think I've ever urged anyone to take Dick Cheney's advice on anything. But the morons/Republicans in the Senate really might want to p

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Look, I don't think I've ever urged anyone to take Dick Cheney's advice on anything. But the morons/Republicans in the Senate really might want to pay attention at least:

Bush personally lobbied recalcitrant Senate Republicans after Vice President Dick Cheney failed to round up support Wednesday during a contentious two-hour meeting.

"If we don't do this, we will be known as the party of Herbert Hoover forever," Cheney told them, according to a Senate Republican aide, evoking the president whose inaction is widely blamed for helping trigger the Great Depression in the early 1930s.

Well, as Steve Benen acidly observes, that seems to be a mantle they wish to bear proudly.

Adds Benen:

This, for lack of a better word, is madness. But what I really don't understand is why the rest of the Republican caucus in the Senate went along with this. Corker, Shelby, and DeMint are three far-right lawmakers from the Deep South, but they were only able to pull this off last night because there weren't enough reasonable Republicans left.

Now, ironically enough, their only hope of escaping the Hoover Mantle lies with the Modern Hoover himself, George W. Bush.

Digby nails it:

At this point, the only route they see to power is to make things worse and blame it on the Democrats. What else do they have?

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