Al Davis, owner of the
Oakland Los Angeles Oakland Raiders is best-known for the saying “Just win, Baby”. He’s also known for running perhaps the most dysfunctional football team in the NFL, which may or may not be related to his famous saying.
The Democratic Party has taken that motto to heart in the last 15 years. Andrew Breitbart, writing in the Washington Times, calls the party out for its win at all costs mentality and tallies the ways its recently sold us all down the river for a few more scraps of political power.
Let’s take the Stimulus Bill as an example. Here’s what Andrew said about it:
When elected, the Democrats dole out billion-dollar bonuses to their core supporters at taxpayers’ expense. Witness the $787 billion stimulus package, an orgy of special-interest payback for labor unions, liberal activist groups and multinational corporations.
You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone able to reasonably dispute that characterization. The Democrats’ main assertion, given voice by the President, is that all that spending was absolutely necessary to head off the horrors of 9 percent unemployment.
Anyone with even a smattering if history could have told you that massive government spending spread out over several years has never, ever headed off a recession. It surely could not head off a recession when a huge chunk of that spending was actually going to Democratic activist groups. This isn’t exactly rocket science. If you suck money out of the pockets of the people who could actually create economic activity with it and sink it into places that are relatively economically-inert, you’re going to do more harm than good.
And guess what? The harm has arrived.
Of course, the Democrats’ pet projects and campaign contributors made out pretty well. But what about the rest of us?
Well, we don’t matter. “Just win, Baby”, remember?