First Rule of Consulting

McCain: Obama needs to consult on stimulus | Politics | Reuters

The most important consideration one makes in seeking advice is finding a reliable source for the advice. Given that the entire economic crisis in the United States can be traced to Republican policies that de-regulated markets, that stiffled enforcement of white collar crime laws, that encouraged and rewarded profligacy and that absolutely choked competition by destroying the marketplace, John McCain’s demand that the Obama White House consult the Republican Party on the stimulus plan is tantamount to demanding that the doctor seek advice from a butcher in treating the terminal patient.

Obama is a rather steadfast fellow. The Democrats were given a mandate because the Republican Party failed so miserably in governing the nation. It’s not likely that Senator McCain will get the solicitation he so desperately desires.


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