Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Michael Steele's Unreal New Deal

Here's hoping that UC Chancellor Yudof isn't listening to the new RNC Chair Michael Steele. Cause if he is, I'm out of a job. Then again, Yudof is, too. For here's what Steele said to Wolf Blitzer yesterday on CNN (h/t Crooks & Liars):

BLITZER: But if there's an economic recovery and there are jobs created...

STEELE: Are you taking into account inflation?
And, first off, the government doesn't create jobs. Let's get this notion out of our heads that the government create jobs. Not in the history of mankind has the government ever created a job.

Small business owners do, small enterprises do, not the government. When that government contract runs out, that job goes away. That's what we're talking about here. And those two to four million jobs that are projected won't happen. Trust me.

Of course Blitzer did trust him, not bothering to ask him to explain what those people in the post office are doing, or who those people coming through the national parks in nifty uniforms are. He didn't ask who teaches most of the children in this country. He didn't suggest the people living in the Tennessee Valley might be lacking the authority they need.

For the press isn't right or left, it's stupid at this point. Gregory House couldn't bring it back from brain death even if he made 13 give it mouth-to-mouth.



Anonymous Jeff said...

Not in the history of mankind (like Little Richard!) -- it sounds so lovely when he says it. He's such a bully you almost get swept right along in it. I bet he was speaking into a microphone.

6:17 PM  
Blogger Smitty said...

Never mind the Civilian Conservation Corps. Never in the history of mankind??

As usual, more of the same from the RNC: don't let the facts get in the way of a loud, vicious argument.

6:44 AM  
Blogger Smitty said...

By the way...had to delay the shipment. It got so cold here this week (-12 and the like) that I was afraid of the bottles freezing and bursting before they got to you. Next week is supposed to warm up a bit.

6:45 AM  

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