I just can’t help myself
The stimulus bill is making “conservatives” run around like screeching idiots for two reasons. It is of course their default mode. More importantly, though, if the bill works — even if it just kinda-sorta works — then what do they have left of their dogma? If it can be shown that the government can actually do stuff like “fix problems,” then there’s no just point to conservatism. Which, you know, there isn’t, except insofar as it’s a massive jobs program for innumerable, innumerate right-wing hacks, clowns, charlatans, liars, frauds, true-believers, and imbeciles of the Jonah Goldberg class. All “conservatism” is, at root, is vapid sloganeering about how “government doesn’t work.” It’s easy enough for them to “prove” this when they’re in charge, as they’ve so spectacularly demonstrated. But what if someone can come in after them and run the place competently?
I cannot imagine why anyone would desire to be “governed”.
Likewise, I cannot see how they can say that “The People” want a government that works, when the realistic ending to that phrase should read “government that works you to death for its benefit/entertainment”.