One of Limbaugh's lieutenants is Rep. John Boehner, whose arched left eyebrow made some points on the TV screen this week with complaints that Obama's plan would spend millions on condoms. If ever there were a word to remind the troops of proper moral behavior, it would have to be condoms, a word that you're beginning to hear more often, even in polite society. Although his rush to sexual justice was overstated to alert the GOP religious base, the Obama economic proposal would still cost less than what we will spend on a corrupt Iraq for Bush's war on terror, which Republicans with too much help from Democrats fully supported. But a plan that might spare America - nobody is sure about this - to stave off a total economic collapse - that's too costly?
Even John McCain, who spent several days being nice to Obama, has returned to his campaign persona. He says he will vote against the plan, noting that it contains money to extend internet service to rural areas. But wasn't McCain in the lead to provide that very same service before he decided to oppose it?
Check me, but I think it was a former Pennsylvania senator, Joe Clark, who once said that Republicans were for "a lot of things, but not very much." Seems about right today
Finally, I was happy to note Obama's mild scolding of Rep. Eric Cantor, a cranky Virginia neoconservative, at a recent meeting. "I won," the president said. "I can trump you."