Wednesday, February 10, 2010

GOP Hypocrites Want That Stimulus Cash!

Isn’t it amazing how Republicans fought the stimulus tooth and nail but are handing out the money at home as though they fought to get it?

GOPgo If there's one thing that unites the Republican Party it's that the stimulus bill was a job-killing piece of legislation that was the worst thing in the whole entire world for the economy, right? Or maybe that's just what unites them in public, because in private the Washington Times reports they've been working overtime to get their hands on job-creating stimulus cash.

Sen. Christopher S. Bond regularly railed against President Obama's economic stimulus plan as irresponsible spending that would drive up the national debt. But behind the scenes, the Missouri Republican quietly sought more than $50 million from a federal agency for two projects in his state.

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In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Mr. Bond noted that one project applying to the USDA for stimulus money would "create jobs and ultimately spur economic opportunities."

Bond isn't alone. Remember Joe "You Lie" Wilson?

Rep. Joe Wilson, South Carolina Republican who became famous after yelling, "You lie," during Mr. Obama's addresses to Congress in September, voted against the stimulus. Nonetheless, Mr. Wilson elbowed his way into the rush for federal stimulus cash in a letter he sent to Mr. Vilsack on behalf of a foundation seeking funding.

"We know their endeavor will provide jobs and investment in one of the poorer sections of the Congressional District," he wrote to Mr. Vilsack in the Aug. 26, 2009, letter…

You see the pattern?...

Inserted from <Daily Kos>

Rachel Maddow took names… LOTS of names.

 

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I knew this was going on, but the extent baffles the mind.  What hypocrites!  Every Republican in office is one Republican too many!

10 comments:

ivan said...

I think Jon Stewart, in a graphic on his show, had Tom Visack as a duck.
Well, an upside down elephant is pretty cool.

One Fly said...

This is not new but the list gets larger.

What's important is how our side ignores this. How did we get so many lame dicks representing us. A retard know this stuff is good stuff to be used endlessly.

the walking man said...

I actually was listening as she read her partial list ending with "oh there's more, many more" So the will of the people is for their reps to stand against excess government pending but line up to get the dough. Yes sir that is 21st century politics. Damn the cow but grab the cash as long as it is shitting it may as well shit in my field. No principles, none, nada.

Holte Ender said...

Just another damning indictment on the MSM for not making these facts a worthy headline. These lying, deceptive clowns should be held accountable and they are not.

Gwendolyn H. Barry said...

What the hell is going on that this kind of "two faced" behavior slips past and is only highlighted by a few in media? Like Cooper being the only one left to continue to bring a light to Haiti. What is going on? Is such a small group able to hold the country ideologically hostage like this (publicly) ?? There is something so down to ground wrong and nasty going on in the Republican Party and no one within it has the integrity to raise a hand to stop it. No one.

JUDI M. said...

EVERYBODY'S on the same page today. My blog, too. Where's the MSM on all of this......oh, yeah, that's right: Ratings. Viewers. Sponsors. MONEY

Come on Dems! Show some guts here!

Dave Dubya said...

God bless Rachel for calling them out.

The corporate media hates steppping on the toes of the Corporate Party Number One, tne Greedy Old Plutocrats.

Tom Harper said...

Excellent video (I already watched it at another blog). I'm glad it's making the rounds. It's up to bloggers and "alternative" news sites to spread this message, since the "media" can't be bothered to report real news.

Beach Bum said...

Nonetheless, Mr. Wilson elbowed his way into the rush for federal stimulus cash in a letter he sent to Mr. Vilsack on behalf of a foundation seeking funding.

"We know their endeavor will provide jobs and investment in one of the poorer sections of the Congressional District," he wrote to Mr. Vilsack in the Aug. 26, 2009, letter…


I live in Joe Wilson's district and its a sad fact that the place is full of shits like him.

TomCat said...

Only if it portends the elimination of their party, Ivan, or the restoration to humanity, but I can't see that ahead.

Fly, I know it's not new. GOP strategy is to repeat the lie until people believe it. Mine is the same, except I repeat the truth.

They should indeed, Holte.


Gwen, any Republicans left that have integrity lack power.

Judi, I'm glad that great minds fall in the same ditch. :-)

That's true, Dave. For the most part, only MSNBC has shows with both left and right slants.

Tom, we were the ones that brought down the Bush Regime. The MSM was entirely in his pocket until they started getting calls from viewers asking where were the stories they had read on blogs.

Beach, I'm so sorry for you man! On the other hand, you have targets (political not of violence) where you live. All my Republicans are unemployed. :-)