Check out some of the comments offered up by those who do not even wait for the full story to come out.
CRAIG CRAWFORD, MSNBC: I've looked up what it would take to fix the nation's infrastructure. It's about $532 billion a year. It just so happens to be about what we're spending in Iraq.
JOE SCARBOROUGH, MSNBC: Certainly American voters would probably decide it would be wiser to invest in our own aging infrastructure than continuing to throw good money after bad in Iraq.
GREG HUNTER, CNN: We're spending billions of dollars every month in Iraq.
REP. BARNEY FRANK (D-MA): If we did not have the war in Iraq, with hundreds of billions of dollars, we would be able to do a great deal more.
BILL TUCKER, CNN: We're spending about a trillion dollars in infrastructure in Iraq.
LOU DOBBS, CNN: We're not even succeeding in rebuilding the infrastructure and creating new infrastructure in Iraq.
SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR (D-MN): Priorities in our country have been out of whack the last few years. We've spent like almost $500 billion in Iraq.
The various talking heads would have you believe that the bridge collapsed due to a lack of funds. But a 2005 news release by MnDOT (via Power Line) effectively debunks such shameless rhetoric.
U.S. President George Bush signed a $286.4 billion six-year transportation reauthorization bill Aug. 10, 2005 that covers federal fiscal years 2004-09.
Although the details of the reauthorization package are still being reviewed, Minnesota state and local governments can expect to receive about $3.5 billion in federal transportation funding through 2009, an increase of about 46 percent (or about $1.1 billion) over the previous six-year bill.
I guess we can’t blame the libs and their cohorts in the media. Why should they let the facts get in the way of a good demagogue?
Another classic example would be the appearance of
To quote character Ricky Fitts from the movie American Beauty: "What a sad old man you are."
UPDATE: The Kool Aid Report effectively slices and dices Coleman's post-collapse screed.