The Palmetto State Queen gave a dramatic sour grapes performance on This Week yesterday, declaring that the country is “screwed” because the Democrats and the Obama administration didn’t buckle to his party’s demands on the stimulus package.

Poor Lindsey had the vapors while on the panel with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) , Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Rep. Peter King (R-NY). (Raw Story, which has video):

“The two biggest amendments that we accepted were Republican amendments,” Schumer agreed. “They still voted against the bill.”

“We don’t know what more to do in terms of bipartisanship,” he added plaintively.

At this point, Graham chimed in to say, “If this is going to be bipartisanship, the country’s screwed. … I know bipartisanship when I see it. … There’s nothing about this process that’s been bipartisan. This is not change we can believe in.”

You rammed it through the House,” Graham told the Democrats on the panel. “The markup, Chuck, in the Senate took an hour and forty minutes.”

“We had every Republican vote for a $440 billion stimulus package,” Graham continued, “that cut taxes, had infrastructure spending, and helped people who were out of work

Graham was apparently referring to Sen. John Thune’s proposal, which was voted down 37-60. That proposal would have cut tax rates in a way that gave the most relief to affluent Americans and none to the working poor, made unemployment benefits tax-free, used tax credits to encourage renewed home-buying, and forbidden future tax increases to pay for current deficit spending. It would also have included a mere $65 billion in state grants to build and repair bridges and roads.

Miss Lindsey, you did it your way for the last 8 years, and your party thumbed its collective noses at anything remotely resembling bipartisanship while knelt before Dear Leader. On whose watch did the economy go into the sh*tter?

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding