Friday, February 13, 2009

Republicans are strange, eerie hypocrites

[Mica on left; Young on right]

Every GOP member of the House of Representatives voted against the stimulus package today! Every single, damn one of them!

Meaning, of course, that they believe playing politics is more important than the well-being of the people they are supposed to represent!

Eric Cantor, the nogoodnik from Virginia, spoke for them all when he said: "This bill is loaded with wasteful deficit spending on the majority's favorite government programs."

But the strange, eerie part of it all, is that after the bill was passed:

1) Florida Repug, John Mica, "gushed," in a press release, "I applaud President Obama's recognition that high-speed rail should be part of America's future." Well, maybe, the bill was loaded with one of Mica's "favorite government programs."

2) Don Young, Repug from Alaska, crowed that he "won a victory for the Alaska Native contracting program and other Alaska small business owners..." The bill must have had at least one of Young's "favorite government programs."

It is very much godly behavior, of course, according to Repugnican doctrine, to vote against a bill even though you are very much in favor of pieces of it. That's the way it always is with Republicans: they want what they want and the hell with everyone else. And if the Dems aren't going to give them everything they want, they're going to take their marbles and go home.

Of course, most of them lost all of their marbles a long time ago!

All of this comes via McClatchy and you can read the entire McClatchy article here.

1 comment:

Bob Poris said...

The Republicans accomplished their goals. They slowed down the process; they reduced the overall amount that most economists felt was too small; they did get some changes in tax breaks; they can accept any benefits and blame the Democrats if it doesn’t bring back prosperity quickly. I think that is politicos as usual in spite of the unusually circumstances we are in, caused by their fourteen years of solid majorities. They have their cake and are eating it.

Obama had better learn quickly how Washington really works.

Other than more tax breaks, I am not convinced that the Republicans had alternatives.

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