Saturday, March 12, 2011

Republican Hypocrisy 101

Steve Benen at Washington Monthly sums it up in one paragraph:
I'd be remiss if I neglected to mention how amusing it is to hear Mitch McConnell express concern about the debt. The Kentucky Republican voted for the Bush tax cuts, and added the costs to the national debt. McConnell then voted to finance the war in Afghanistan by adding the costs to the national debt. He then voted to put the costs of the war in Iraq onto the national debt. McConnell supported a massive expansion of the government's role in health care, Medicare Part D, and voted to pile all of its costs right onto the national debt, and then backed the financial industry bailout, and added the bill to the national debt. All the while, McConnell had no qualms about voting to raise the debt limit.

But now McConnell is willing to risk default unless Democrats agree to a plan to help clean up the mess McConnell helped create. Fascinating.

I'd say pathetic, disgusting, slimy, odious, populist, and fecal before I'd call it fascinating.

Obama, were he to "go there" with the Republicans and with McConnell, would call their fiscally insane suggestions and his discussion of allowing a government shutdown exactly what they are: a terrorist act and a terrorist threat against the middle class in America.

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