And I do mean stupid, a word I use less frequently than most expletives:
3: marked by or resulting from unreasoned thinking or acting : senseless <a stupid decision>
From Reuters, “Bush signs law extending jobless benefits”:
President George W. Bush on Friday signed into law an extension of unemployment benefits, the White House said.
It gives seven more weeks of unemployment payments to workers who have exhausted their current jobless benefits. For those in states with the highest unemployment rates, an additional 20 weeks will be allowed.
On Thursday, the government reported the number of workers filing new claims for jobless benefits last week was at its highest level in 16 years and more than 4 million people were now receiving unemployment benefits.
The rant of “Socialist!” or “Communist!” or “Obama the Wealth Distributor!” against President-elect Barack Obama has got to go down as one of the most anachronistic, failed, misapplied catcalls ever used in a presidential campaign since I can remember. Not to mention utterly wasteful in terms of time, energy and money spent on perpetuating and exagerating a completely non-existent system.
Unless of course the people shouting are that intent on eating their own too.
What.ever. Just one of the dumbest things I heard during the election cycle, especially in light of all the action Bush has signed off on in the last 10 weeks.