Monday, December 21, 2009

Can you Smell the Hypocricy?

When the smell of sugar cookies and apple pies should fill the air in the days before Christmas, it's the stench of hypocrisy that permeates instead. Just 2 months ago, seven Democratic Senators, and one former Democrat, penned a letter dated October 6, 2009, to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Among other things, all eight of these Senators called for a requirement that health care legislation, and associated costs, be posted publicly for a minimum of 72 hours before a final vote on the legislation. Putting aside the fact that even 72 hours is ludicrous given the size and complexity of the bill being considered in the Senate, all eight of these Senators voted for cloture of debate last night at 1 a.m., a mere 38 hours after the bill was introduced on the floor of the senate. How many American, let alone senators, have even had the time to read and thoughtfully consider the provisions of this bill? The leading eight hypocrits: Mary Landrieu (D-LA); Jim Webb (D-VA); Evan Bayh (D-IN); Mark Pryor (D-Ark); Ben Nelson (D-NE); Clair McCaskill (D-MO); Blanch Lincoln (D-Ark); and Joe Lieberman (I-CT).

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