These Twitter feeds, captured by Atrios and written by ‘moderate’ Democrat Claire McCaskill, make it so perfectly clear that many elected officials have no idea how things are funded:
“Proud we cut over 100 billion out of recov bill.Many Ds don’t like it, but needed to be done.The silly stuff Rs keep talking about is OUT.”
“Going to Museum of Am History today.Haven’t been since it re-opened.Want to check it out.Also grocery store and later a movie date with Joe.”
As Atrios notes:
Hopefully she enjoys the museum. Amusingly, she also voted for the Coburn amendment which forbids the use of any of the stimulus money for, among other things, museums.
The Blue Dog Democrats suffer from a cognitive disconnect wherein they don’t realize that the legislation they pass actually matters. That the government does stuff. Important stuff. Stuff people like. Stuff that is good for us.
No wonder they act like a bunch of fucking clowns all the time.
Or maybe McCaskill believes in a Smithsonian fairy?