"Jumping the shark" refers to TV sitcoms that have run out of ideas and resort to desperate stunts to stay on the air. Yesterday, Democrats, led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his chief deputies, Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois and Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, showed that jumping the shark happens in politics, too. As Reuters reported, Reid and company are demanding that a new stimulus program be included in any deficit reduction agreement, including billions in new spending on highways and clean energy projects. "Get the recovery right before you get in this deficit-cutting mode, get people back to work," Durbin said in a declaration whose ludicrousness ranks with right there with "Mission Accomplished" and "Read my lips, no new taxes."
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/2011/06/desperate-democrats-jump-stimulus-shark#ixzz1QJDHZgTt