And your posterity …
There’s an old saw in American politics, and it goes like this:
Indiana poet James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916) may have coined the phrase when he wrote “when I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck.”
This is an open letter to Mr. Boehner and Mr. McConnell, and I would say this: the villains of History never know that they are villains. They manage to rationalize to themselves that their monstrousness is done for the best and noblest of reasons. And that’s probably what you did. But you are about to join the august ranks of the rank, and I thought I’d give you a heads up.
Because you’re racists, pure and simple. Continue reading
The usual? Of course. Heh heh.
Listen to them squeal and whine (although George W. Bush was infinitely more blatant and wasteful) in high moral dudgeon and standing up for Core American Values and suchlike:
Republicans request investigation of Obama travel
Posted by CNN’s Gregory Wallace
(CNN) – President Barack Obama isn’t just playing politics – he may be committing fraud on the taxpayer’s dime, the Republican National Committee charged on Wednesday.
In a letter to the Government Accountability Office from RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, the committee requested an investigation into Obama’s recent travel – including trips this week to Iowa and North Carolina – alleging those trips were more political than official…
Gee. Three weeks and one day ago, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan committed a felony on camera in Wisconsin. How come nobody seems concerned about that, if “abusing the system” is such a big deal? Continue reading