“Crisis is the rallying cry of the tyrant”- James Madison

“Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things you couldn’t do before.” Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel.

“We won the election. We wrote the bill.” – Nancy Pelosi

So much for any interest in bipartisanship. Obama is at least paying lip service to the principle, but Congressional leaders and some of his staff are not even faking it.

Less than half of this stimulus package is going for infrastructure improvements, broadband development, airports and clean water projects. Most of it is going to every partisan Democratic special interest group imaginable including billions to federal programs that the GAO and OMB have already criticized as “ineffective or unable to pass basic financial audits.”

If Obama wants us to believe in his “change” he will have to restrain his own party.