Sunday, June 21, 2009

Hypocrites Hit List: Republicans Flip Flop on Everything!

They are the "Axis of Evil:" Ryan, Sensenbrenner and Petri. (I love hyperbole aimed at the hyperbolic right wing)

Everything listed here received little, if any, attention thanks to an incoherent Democratic Party. If these were votes taken by Democratic lawmakers, Republicans would have a field day dominating the media with their incessant whining. According to Roll Call

War Funding: Now that we have a Democratic Congress and president, it’s perfectly fine for Republicans to leave our fighting men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan high and dry by voting NO to the necessary $106 billion funding. When the GOP controlled Congress, war funding was a given, and demonstrated how patriotic an elected official was, despite purposely adding spending Democrats objected to. Why did Republicans vote no; they didn’t like money going to the International Monetary Fund. Congratulations Rep. Paul Ryan, James Sensenbrenner, Thom Petri. Democrat Rep. Tammy Baldwin voted against funding like she always has.

Justice Department: While Republicans in Wisconsin registered their outrage over $5 million in cuts to the state DOJ, complaining it would make us less safe and was politically motivated, Republicans Ryan, Sensenbrenner and Petri voted against additional funding for the federal DOJ, which would make us less safe and was probably politically motivated.

Gitmo: While Gitmo remains a symbol of torture and is being used as a recruitment tool for al Qaeda, Rep. Ryan, Sensenbrenner and Petri voted in support of the terrorists wishes to keep Gitmo open forever by voting to bar Pres. Obama from closing it. That despite support for closure from all the top military advisers in the administration, many of whom are Republican.

Legal Services: Rep. Ryan, Sensenbrenner and Petri voted to close the Legal Services Corporation, a federal program that provides the poor with legal representation. Like Gitmo prisoners, the poor don’t deserve a defense.

As outrageous as these votes were, and hypocritical, the press didn’t even notice. And neither did the voters in Rep. Ryan’s, Sensenbrenner’s and Petri’s districts. Incumbents win again.

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