Wednesday, May 23, 2007

What Happened to that Mandate?

I caught the film footage of the tabling of the Murtha "rebuke." I'm always stunned at how absolutely childish our politicians really are. No reason to discuss anything, we'll just close it without discussion because we're the group in power and we have a ... uh... mandate to .... uh... well clean up the ethics of the ....uh......
House Democrats Tuesday united behind Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) and beat back a Republican attempt to rebuke the lawmaker for allegedly threatening to torpedo earmarks for Rep. Mike Rogers's (R-Mich.) district.

Rogers had objected to an earmark that Murtha wanted to include in an intelligence spending bill. In response, according to Rogers, Murtha confronted his colleague and said “You don’t have any earmarks in the appropriations bills now or forever.”

Rogers called the behavior “yet another example of the Democrats abusing the rules of the House and breaking the commitments they made to the American people.”

Democrats won back Congress in part by highlighting what they called a Republican “culture of corruption.” Observers see the GOP efforts against Murtha as a step in trying to now paint Democrats as being drunk with their regained power.

I think there is some legitimacy tot he contention that the dems are drunk with their own power. They certainly have forgotten that ethics mandate. Considering that they are giving Murtha a walk on threatening opposition Congressional members, what other conclusion can be made.

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BobG said...

As far as I'm concerned, both parties are crooked as hell, and need a wake-up call. They never seem to learn, however.

Nylarthotep said...

No doubt, I just find it interesting that the dems appear to be stampeding to prove they are hypocrites. You'd think that they'd have the decency to at least make an appearance of being ethical.