Friday, June 11, 2010

"Jihad" Gerry Connolly Has His Ass Handed To Him By Ben Bernake

From Ed at Apparently, "Jihad" Gerry tried to attack Republicans on the Hill for wanting spending cuts, and was taken to school by the Fed Chairman.

CONNOLLY: I’m telling you, they don’t have an open mind. They have publicly expressed that they do not favor — you know, they’re all for deficit reduction as long as anything having to do with revenue is off the table. Can we get to serious deficit reduction — change that trajectory you talked about — if we eliminate half of the ledger sheet?
BERNANKE: Well, theoretically you could if you cut enough, but it would be very difficult to do that.
CONNOLLY: Is there enough spending to be cut?
BERNANKE: Of course! I mean … [laughs]
CONNOLLY: National defense, homeland security? (the one area liberals always want to cut)
BERNANKE: That’s your judgment, that’s the Congress’ judgment. That’s not my judgment.
CONNOLLY: Ah. Um … it must be nice to be an economist.
Keith Fimian has a great video exchange for a campaign commercial.

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