The crazy and stupid talk that Obama is a leftist, socialist, communist should be ended. But empty wagons will still make noise.
Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, who had previously supported tax cuts for the rich, has finally had too much:
I'm going to argue forcefully for the nonsensicalness and the almost, you know, moral corruptness of that particular policy. ... This is beyond politics. This is about justice and doing what's right. ...People have pointed out, the vote has not been made. Congress critters have been known to say one thing, and vote the other.
It's what I'm calling the Obama-McConnell plan. We're going to borrow $46 billion from the poor, from the middle class, from businesses of all sizes basically to give a tax cut to families in America today, that despite the recession, are making over a million dollars. I mean, this is unprecedented. Unprecedented.