What is wrong with politicians? Why do they always have such tin ears? This is simply idiotic:
Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley yesterday compared President Bush’s proposed budget cuts to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, saying that Bush, like the al Qaeda hijackers who crashed planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, has launched an assault on America’s cities.
“These cuts, ladies and gentlemen, are sad. Irresponsible. They are also dishonest,” O’Malley (D) told a packed news conference at the National Press Club, where mayors and area officials had gathered to decry Bush’s plan to slash spending on community development programs by $2 billion.
“With a budget ax, [President Bush] is attacking America’s cities,” said Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley.
“Back on September 11, terrorists attacked our metropolitan cores, two of America’s great cities. They did that because they knew that was where they could do the most damage and weaken us the most,” O’Malley said. “Years later, we are given a budget proposal by our commander in chief, the president of the United States. And with a budget ax, he is attacking America’s cities. He is attacking our metropolitan core.”
Maybe the Democrats deserve to have Howard Dean as their chair.
Yeah, Republicans would never do anything like that.
Hey, now, that was a matter of principle, while this was clearly a matter of racism. Or something.
Anyway, I hope the mayor apologizes for the dumbass thing he’s saying. The only Bush proposal which resembles the September 11th attacks is his plan to default on the full faith and credit of the bonds held by the Social Security Trust Fund, which would do far more damage to us than bin Laden dreams of in his wettest of wet dreams. But even then, it’s a pathetic comparison, since the motives of those involved are so obviously, patently differennt.
Hey none- try checking the archives before you make an ass out of yourself.
“…default on the full faith and credit of the bonds held by the Social Security Trust Fund.”
LOL! OMG! A real Kool-ade chugger we have here.
Yeah, the “trust fund” is holding bonds for me! Snort.
What Mayor O’Malley should’ve said is that you’ve been suckered, folks. Bush is raising your state, county and city taxes. He gets to be the “good guy” and stiffs the rest of us with the expense and dirty work.
It’s going to be an interesting year, as we get acquainted with all the “features” of Bush’s leadership not discussed, detailed or debated during the slash-and-bash campaign.
Selective memory much? In case you’ve been living in a cave for the past 3 years, it’s been de rigeur to compare anything, from journalists in Iraq to the bad food at the cafeteria, to terrorism or 9/11.
I am amazed at the outrage.
Golly, someone compared the proposed budget to 9/11! In pure numbers more people cut off from shelter, medical care, education, etc. will probably have their lives shortened than from the terrorist attacks. On the other hand, 9/11 was more dramatic.
Of course, the reason why we have such an awful budget situation is because of those tax cuts for the wealthy that were supposed to create jobs but didn’t and those huge military expenditures that allow us to live in a color-coded world of panic and fear.
What a deal! How dare that Mayor criticize Bush’s budget!!!
Do you guys take outrage pills every morning?