Americans United For Change is running a hard-hitting ad against Boehner, McConnell, and Cantor for their opposition to the stimulus package (via Ben Smith):
These guys deserve to be taken apart for their bullshit, caveman-like attitude towards the stimulus package. It’s a disgrace. And I certainly wouldn’t say that about their possible opposition to the Geithner “plan” (which may very well be fatally flawed, if it even deserved to be called a plan) or about their positions on a lot of other issue. What’s disgraceful here is that they have no alternate plan, that we’re facing the worst recession since WWII, and that the stimulus package proposed by Obama is right out of a macroeconomic textbook (albeit with too many tax-cuts), as Paul Krugman puts it.
To let them off the hook because they’re Republican or southern, or whatever the excuse is, is almost like some kind of racism. They know better, they can do better, and they need to be held accountable, the same way that normal adults are supposed to be held accountable when they make cynical, selfish decisions that hurt other people. It really is that simple.