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Being a Republican means never taking responsibility, never saying you're sorry and talking out of both sides of your mouth without a trace of shame. While the Democratic Party has been handed a veritable goldmine worth of weaponry to use in the 2010 midterms should the economy show marketable improvement with step #1 being finalized tonight, that hasn't stopped the disloyal opposition from already sprinkling seasoning on the so-called "pork barrel projects" they've spent the past three weeks savaging to any corporate media outlet in sight.

As reported by McClatchy, there is no depth to which the Grand Obstructionist Party will sink to have their cake and eat it too.

Exhibit A:

Rep. John Mica was gushing after the House of Representatives voted Friday to pass the big stimulus plan.

"I applaud President Obama's recognition that high-speed rail should be part of America's future," the Florida Republican beamed in a press release.

But Mica wasn't the only Republican congresscritter eager to position himself as bringing home the local bacon while toeing the Limbaugh line of NO:

Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, also had nice things to say in a press release.

Young boasted that he "won a victory for the Alaska Native contracting program and other Alaska small business owners last night in H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act."

And to top off the stupid is as stupid does trifecta:

Mike Steel, a spokesman for House GOP Leader John Boehner of Ohio, at first ducked when asked about Mica and Young issuing press releases praising the bill they'd opposed.

"I don't work for Mica or Young," Steel said initially.

But then he explained that what Mica and Young did in touting aspects of the bill was in fact consistent with the Republican message.

"Being supportive of one portion of a trillion dollar bill, but voting against the entire trillion dollar bill, is perfectly reasonable," Steel said.

No matter how cynical you are about the Republicans, they always manage to exceed even the lowest of expectations. No matter how badly you believe they will behave, they never fail to perform even worse than you had imagined.

Originally posted to carmenjones on Sat Feb 14, 2009 at 12:14 AM PST.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Recc'd for the cute title (5+ / 0-)

    Good diary, too.

    In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican. - H.L. Mencken

    by Simian on Sat Feb 14, 2009 at 12:26:12 AM PST

  •  Republicans are born without a "SHAME" GENE..... (2+ / 0-)
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    A Man Called Gloom, dotalbon

    We must provide the shame for them.

    "Whip me" begged the masochist... "NO!" said the sadist...

    by Hoosierdaddio on Sat Feb 14, 2009 at 12:40:50 AM PST

  •  I can no longer be surprised (3+ / 0-)
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    danmac, A Man Called Gloom, dotalbon

    There's really nothing left the GOP can do to shock me. They could sacrifice a goat to Reagans ghost on primetime and it'd be par for the course at this point.

    •  I THOUGHT I smelled burning goat! (0+ / 0-)

      But the Rethugs are good Christians, after all:  

      Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings.  (Leviticus)

      Electing a Republican is like hiring a carpenter who thinks hammers are evil.

      by dotalbon on Sat Feb 14, 2009 at 04:54:16 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  Just another example of "Red State Socialism" (4+ / 0-)

    Take Alaska as a case in point...

    ...Alaska gets somewhere in the neighborhood of $1.90 from the federal government for every buck they pay in federal taxes.

    That's in addition to the individual payouts they get from the Alaskan Permanent Fund, from taxes on the oil industry (the rest of us should be this lucky). Sarah and Todd Palin alone got over 20 grand this year from program, pretty sweet.

    I'd say those good folks in Alaska are on the dole. I'm paying for their lifestyle. In WA we got back 88 cents (in '05) per buck we sent back east to the other Washington.

    Maybe it's time those idiots that vote for these moronic republicans to get a taste for what they voted for: If your Rep voted against the Recovery Plan, then you get zip. Hey, make it on your own...that's the message you're sending the rest of us. Deal with it.

    (Apologies to all those good Dems out there working in "enemy territory".)

  •  Rethugs: The Audacity of Dope (1+ / 0-)
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    Electing a Republican is like hiring a carpenter who thinks hammers are evil.

    by dotalbon on Sat Feb 14, 2009 at 04:51:29 AM PST

  •  You know the saying (0+ / 0-)

    "Give him enough rope and he'll hang himself"?  The Republicans are so determined to self-destruct that if you gave them 2 feet of rope, they'd try to hang themselves with it, and if they couldn't manage that, they'd use it as a fuse, attach it to explosives and blow themselves up.  

  •  Boner's hyprocracy (0+ / 0-)

    As he said on the floor yesterday, "What will building a high speed rail from LA to Las Vegas do for the people of my district, or the people of Detroit" (paraprased)

    Well, I'm not sure how you build a 300 mile railway without trucks to move the materials, or busesand cars to bring in the workers.

    And what benefit does the stimulus spend in his district bring to the poeple in Las Vegas or LA.

    Absolute fu**ing bull sh*t

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