BarbinMD has brought to the front page the hypocrisy of my Congressman Michael N. Castle. As she notes, it is nothing new among our current crop of Republicans, but it is also nothing new for Mike Castle. Nearly from the moment Mike Castle voted "no!!!!!" on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, he has appeared at events throughout our small state lauding stimulus projects. And we at Delaware Liberal have been documenting it.
Here is a post from May, where Mike Castle celebrated the restoration of the Wilmington Train Station, paid for by stimulus funds.
Then, in early July 2009, Mike Castle was taking credit for AMTRACK project funded by stimulus money.
And below is a picture of Mike Castle helping present a nice big stimulus check that he voted against:
That was for an announcement by Gov. Markell of waste water project funded by the Stimulus.
In other words, the most dangerous place in the world is between Mike Castle and a shovel entering the ground, or a big check being presented. Whenever that happens in Delaware, Mike Castle is there, no matter if he had anything at all to do with the project getting approved or funded. Indeed, as with his vote against the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the stimulus), Mike Castle usually is an obstacle for these projects getting started or funded. Mike Castle loves to rail against spending and then celebrate the results of the spending. It is how he convinces the inattentive Delaware electorate that he is both bringing home the bacon and a fiscal conservative at the same time. It is a lie, but it is a lie he has been telling for decades.
When you take credit for something you did not have anything to do with, people usually call you a cheat and a liar. And finally, our national media is waking up to that fact.