I just tuned in to CNBC to get my morning dose of the overnight and pre-opening numbers, and who should be bloviating from the studio but the former mayor of New York and utterly pitiful former candidate for the Republican nomination for president, Rudy Giuliani. Argh, is he making a comeback now? Can John Edwards be far behind? Will Mark Sanford be rehabilitated?
So here's Rudy, running at the mouth about the current president: "he's increased the deficity more than any president in history...." blah blah blah....
Well excuuuuuse me.
While statistically, numerically, that statement may be true, it is not unprecedented. During his eight abysmal years in the White House, George W. Bush also increased the deficit more than any president in history up to that time, and in the process managed to double the accumulated national debt from like $5-trillion to $10-trillion (and don't even start me on how much is a "trillion...")
So, ummm, Rudy? wherethefuck were you when your guy was running up the deficit "more than any president in history?" Where were all of these half-witted, cluster-Fox watching, "where's the birth certificate he's a commie socialist fascist wingnuts" when George Bush was increasing the size of the federal government by a full order of magnitude, lying us into a war, and lining the pockets of his corporate cronies and Wall Street henchmen?
Don't bother answering that, it's a rhetorical question.