Republicans Oppose Stimulus, Laud It
Steve Benen points to a couple of Republicans who voted against the stimulus package but nonetheless like the spending going to their districts. Not surprising, really: One can oppose a massive omnibus bill and still like parts of it. And, for that matter, one can want stimulus money for one’s district and still think a similar stimulus for the other 434 districts adds up to a massive boondoggle.
To be sure, there are Republicans — maybe a majority of them — who are simply playing politics here. But this is a giant, complicated mess so it’s to be expected that the reactions to it are convoluted.