I think folks need to read the article in the above-noted link a little more carefully. You misunderstand if you think that this is about "someone that is just pathetically desperate to have something to complain about."
The article addresses the current administration's inconsistencies and contradictions concerning the monstrous "stimulus bill". The bill was rammed through the House and the Senate in record time - the most massive, earmark- laden, expensive bill in history. Pelosi and Obama, especially, spoke out constantly about how crucial it was to get this thing signed - it could not wait. No one, including the president, read the entire bill.
They didn't read it because they weren't given the time. It didn't seem to matter that lawmakers didn't know what the heck was in it, just vote for it, get it signed, we need it now
, America will self-destruct without this bill.
When Republicans started combing through the bill as they and the Dems for that matter, were supposed to do, they found some startling things in it. But never mind, there's no time for debate, no time for negotiation. As Pelosi said, 500 million (!) Americans were losing their jobs each month and there was no time to delay!!! Remember Obama proclaiming in grim tones "The worst economy since the depression" and using words like "catastrophe"?
So perhaps you'll understand how ironic it is to some observers that once the Senate sealed the deal on the bill on Friday, the 13th (how appropriate), suddenly the "fire" was out. Smug Princess Pelosi could board her plane and jaunt off to Europe on the peasants', er, taxpayers dime, seemingly unconcerned about those thousands of people who were losing their jobs as she jetted across the Atlantic. And Obama had better things to do than worry about "catastrophes". A whirlwind long weekend in Chicago - what better way to unwind after a long couple of weeks of panicking the populace and castigating those wicked Republicans who actually wanted to know what was in the bill.
The article is all about the irony
. Surprised more folks didn't see that.