Friday, March 19, 2010

Hindsight-Related Whiplash

Moderator Grover Norquist then asked Rohrabacher to provide a “guesstimate percentage of Republicans in Congress who would share that view — not that they opposed the President at the time, but today looking back.” Rohrabacher replied that “everybody I know thinks it was a mistake to go in now”:

ROHRABACHER: Well, now that we know that it cost a trillion dollars and all of these years and all of these lives and all of this blood, uh, I don’t know many…

NORQUIST: Looking for a number. Two-thirds? One-third?

ROHRABACHER: I, I can’t. All I can say is the people, everybody I know thinks it was a mistake to go in now.

NORQUIST: That’s 100 percent.

Norquist then turned to McClintock, asking “what percentage”:

NORQUIST: Of Republicans in Congress, who would agree with the general analysis here that it was a mistake and/or we should go in.

MCCLINTOCK: I think everyone would agree Iraq was a mistake.

NORQUIST: Two hundred percents. Ok, we’re going to average these.

Then again, perhaps its nice to know that just because you're a member of EITHER political party doesn't mean you're stupid. So probably EVERYBODY who voted to give the President power to send troops thought he was nuts, just like I did at the time. Only difference is, I haven't spent the last seven years defending the decision.


Publius said...

Grover Norquist? Seriously, you use Grover Norquist??? You DO know he is a huge backer of Islam and his wife is a foreign born Muslim... right? You DO know how biased he is on the subject... right?

Danielk said...

OMG, Rohrbacher and McClintock are PALLING AROUND WITH A TERRORIST!

Publius said...

I didn't say Grover was a terrorist. I said he coddles them.