First Read asks:

While the Republicans certainly have bruised Obama during this stimulus debate, much of their rhetoric seems pretty overheated, no? "We're going down a road to disaster," said Sen. Richard C. Shelby. Then there's this line, courtesy of the Washington Post, from RNC chairman Michael Steele: "You and I know that in the history of mankind and womankind, government -- federal, state or local -- has never created one job. It's destroyed a lot of them."  

I'm going with "yes" on this one.   

--Noam Scheiber