Stupidest Man Alive?
A correspondent begs me to reopen the "Stupidest Man Alive" contest and award the prize to wingnuts supreme Billy Beck and Perry Eidelbus:
Two--Four: Signpost Lies: Perry Eidelbus hits on one particular outrage that the left has been perpetrating for years, now, which is the idea that there were federal government surpluses under The Lying Bastard of The Ozark Long March. They will seriously look you in the eye and tell you that there was an extra two hundred billion dollars lying around in 2000. That is, of course: if words mean anything at all, then that's what they say means. It's palpable horseshit, and it's keenly offensive to reasonable people that these creeps keep foisting it the way they do. Why do they keep lying like that?
If you go to the 2006 Economic Report of the President, issued by George W. Bush and his administration, and look at page 375, Table B-78: "Federal receipts, outlays, surplus or deficit, and debt, fiscal years, 1940–2007 [Billions of dollars; fiscal years]", you will find that George W. Bush reports a federal government surplus of $236.2 billion for fiscal year 2000.
Maybe this is a subtle way of making the claim that George W. Bush is a man of the left? Naah. They're not that smart.