Neanderthal Party

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Elana Schor has a post this morning showing the four Senate Republicans who appear to be in play for President Obama on the Stimulus Bill, based on their vote last night on Sen. DeMint’s alternative Stimulus Bill. But there’s something else last night’s vote tells us. There were 36 out of 41 Republican senators who voted to scrap all spending in the Stimulus Bill. All of it.

This approaches flat earth territory in terms of where the economy is right now and what conventional macroeconomics suggests about how to combat the problem.

Late Update: TPM Reader MH ain’t happy …

I study neanderthals! Don’t insult them by associating them with Republicans. They survived ice ages and tens of thousands of years in the wilderness; with stone tools. The Republican Party couldn’t do that!

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