No kidding.

Earlier today, before Senate Democrats — and six Republicans — voted to invoke cloture on the bill to extend long-term unemployment insurance, former Bush White House press secretary Ari Fleischer made an interesting observation:

It’s certainly felt that way to us.

Now, it’s worth noting that the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program was launched in 2008 during the Bush administration. But two wrongs don’t make a right. With the Senate voting to move the current bill forward, the massive economic hole we’re in will only get deeper.

And that’s nothing to crow about.

  • Perry

    Obama is a joke.

    • Herbert Rex Shanahan III

      We are the punchline.

    • WhoMeToo

      and a #LIAR #FRAUD #THIEF

    • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I, for one, am NOT amused…

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  • Finrod Felagund

    Nothing is as permanent as a temporary government spending program.

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  • Clayton Grant

    If it’s such an emergency, why did Obama wait until after he got back from vacation to demonize Republicans over extending the Emergency Unemployment Benefits?

    • Clete Torres

      I asked this very question when I heard what was coming regarding the extension.

  • Republicanvet

    Hey you disabled military retiree’s don’t mind a little sacrifice right?

  • Perry

    EMERGENCY unemployment benefits Obama’s ENTIRE Presidency. I thought the economy had gotten better? Sure hasn’t where I live.

    • Clete Torres

      Same here.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Everything to the Libs is an “emergency.” I do not think that word means what THEY think it means.

    At some point you must draw a line. At some point a program meant to address an emergency must be “sunseted,” at the end of it. An “emergency’s” duration has to be clearly defined, and not allowed to become some amorphous nebulosity. As the emergency is in progress, such time as it is possible to devote to the “exit strategy” and the post-emergency world must be given. But Libs are incurious and intellectually complacent and would rather keep their “control-freak” programs in place to “prevent the next emergency.” Thus, they have every incentive to define “emergency” down, to “a situation we don’t like,” even when it is not “emergent,” i.e., it didn’t all of a sudden burst upon the scene, but could have been predicted and planned for. “Emergency” powers become an addiction.

    “When opposite basic principles are clearly and openly defined, it works to the advantage of the rational side; when they are not clearly defined, but are hidden or evaded, it works to the advantage of the irrational side.” —Ayn Rand

  • peteee363

    sadly this has been done before. fdr had terrible unemployment, and they kept letting him do this and that, which only made unemployment worse. it seems the democrats never learn anything!

  • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

    “every year of O presidency 2date will b an emergency.”

    Sounds about right to me.

  • mpg71396

    I keep hearing in the media how well the economy is doing. How come they don’t ask, if the economy is douing so well, why the need for emergency unemployment benefits? A true sign of a healthy economy is if you want a decent job you can get one.

  • jukin

    Obama, Reid, and Nanzi all proclaimed that they had cut the board 5 times and that it was still too short. Oh… and blamed the republicans and Bush for it.

  • CobraJet428

    Please God, make it stop!