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11-06-2009, 09:05 AM
Good for John Stossel...

Republican Hypocrites (http://stossel.blogs.foxbusiness.com/2009/11/05/republican-hypocrites/)

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">GOP gasbags love to lecture Democrats about earmarks.

Politico points out that last November House Republican leaders John Boehner and Eric Cantor formed a committee on earmark reform to bring “meaningful change to the process by which Washington spends taxpayers’ hard-earned money.”

How much change did we get?

(T)he vast majority of House Republicans — including eight of the 10 on the committee — have continued to seek earmarks.

Committee Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) has requested roughly $129 million in earmarks so far this year. Her staff defended her panel’s work, saying it has “inspired” a GOP website that lists all members’ earmark requests and also inspired “the Republican transparency initiative” that is being pushed now on Capitol Hill...

Asked about the committee’s progress so far, Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) looked at the ground and smirked.

Good for Flake. It’s a rare pol who will leak a little embarrassment.

Flake and Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) are the only two Republicans on the "earmark reform" committee who haven't asked for earmarks this year. The rest of the bunch are hypocrites.

It seems like these 8 Reps on the committee have embraced the type of change Obama has brought to Washington.


11-06-2009, 09:20 AM




11-06-2009, 09:39 AM
You point out Republican hypocrisy but you still have to throw Obama into the equation!? What does he have to do with a bunch of GOP snakes?

<u>If you vote against something on principal <span style='font-size: 11pt'>but you still take the cash,</span> what does that make you?</u>

A Republican.

Q.....the road to nowhere? ...................you betcha

11-06-2009, 09:54 AM
Obama said he would eliminate pork spending. Not only is he allowing it from both sides, he even encouraged it with his stimulus bill.

That is how Obama is tied to it.

Pork is pork, and it's disgusting, no matter which party is benefiting. What ever happened to being stewards with our tax dollars?


11-06-2009, 10:29 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">You point out Republican hypocrisy but you still have to throw Obama into the equation!? What does he have to do with a bunch of GOP snakes?</div></div>Leave it to a simpleton like you to not figure it out. Obama was dishonest on the campaign trail according to his actions as President. The same can be said about these Republicans.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">If you vote against something on principal but you still take the cash, what does that make you?

A Republican.</div></div>One of the rare bipartisan threads on this forum and you are incapable of playing along. Sorry foolish qtip but the answer is, A Politician.