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In the Mic of the Beholder

© Steve Breen

Even Obama pointed out that many Republicans are hypocritically claiming the stimulus bill is bad, while simultaneously trying to take credit for projects that the stimulus bill funded in their districts.



  1. Sammy wrote:

    I received an email newsletter from my district’s rep, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who in one paragraph brags about the stimulus money she got for our district for a freeway that’s been in the making for 20 years, and then in the next paragraph boasts how she voted against the stimulus and thinks it was wasteful. I’m not kidding.

    Directly from her website: “I am pleased The U.S. Department of Transportation has chosen to award $35 million for the North Spokane Corridor. This is precisely the type of project the government should be funding.” Next paragraph: “One year ago today, President Obama signed into law the controversial $787 billion stimulus bill. I voted against that bill because it didn’t include enough measures to truly stimulate our economy, such as tax relief and infrastructure spending…”

    Monday, February 22, 2010 at 11:31 am | Permalink
  2. starluna wrote:

    Makes you want to smack ’em, doesn’t it?

    Monday, February 22, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Permalink
  3. Sammy wrote:

    Here’s the rebuttal I heard today: “The money allocated in the stimulus bill for (fill in Republican district stimulus project here) is something I have been working on for years, and it just happens to have finally been paid for in this bill.”

    Of course, isn’t that admitting that it took Democrats to get your funds allocation through?

    Monday, February 22, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Permalink