Do Republicans ever do any actual work?
Having wasted the better part of the last several weeks playing politics with garbage like the proposed gay marriage and flag desecration constitutional amendments, you might think that the Republicans in Congress would be ready to start doing some actual work for the American people. You know, trying to find solutions to problems like the quagmire in Iraq, the shaky economy, the national debt crisis, our disastrous trade deficit — real stuff that affects real people.
But, of course, you’d be wrong.
No, it turns out that if you’re a Republican in Congress, now is the perfect time for yet another media stunt.
Yeah, that’s the ticket: Screw trying to solve the budget deficit. Instead, pass an utterly meaningless resolution condemning The New York Times.
Condemn them for what you ask?
Why for reporting on stuff, of course.
(The Hill) GOP bill targets NY Times
House Republican leaders are expected to introduce a resolution today condemning The New York Times for publishing a story last week that exposed government monitoring of banking records.
The resolution is expected to condemn the leak and publication of classified documents, said one Republican aide with knowledge of the impending legislation.
The resolution comes as Republicans from the president on down condemn media organizations for reporting on the secret government program that tracked financial records overseas through the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT), an international banking cooperative.
We have an administration that’s been flattening the constitution like a steamroller running over a Dixie cup, and how do our majority representatives in Congress respond? Do they demand answers? Call the administration to task?
No, they propose a resolution attacking the press for exposing it.
Then I suppose they get together for an after “work” cocktail, slapping themselves on the back for a job well done.
June 28th, 2006 at 6:23 am
why should they? Shaky economy, disastrous trade deficit? Just free market, all what they want. Don’t worry, be happy! The Holy Spirit of Free Market will do the right things - and then the debt crisis will be washed away - and the Iraqis will stop the insurgence and start to beg for SUVs and plastic junk
so you see, how foresighted they are…
June 28th, 2006 at 11:10 pm
Another tax cut for the wealthy will put everthing right, so the Repugs have plenty of time to spend on ranting and raving, foaming at the mouth, putting one more nail in the coffin of freedom of speech, and pounding their chests about how patriotic they are. Never, in my lifetime, have I witnessed so many con-men congregating in the Halls of Congress. You can smell the stink clear to Pismo Beach. Our cups overfloweth with snake-oil. Meanwhile, the Democrats dilly and dally, wringing their hands and saying whispered, tiny tut-tuts. I just hope the mainstream Media, who havent exactly been brave and forthright, dont offer more of their bellies to the Beast. They have allowed Karl Rove and his Far-Right Brigade of Barbarians to cow them into 6 years of servile submission, as it is. Stand tall, New York Times! You cant afford to give in to their treachery!