Rail against pork even if you want it

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    Oct 17, 2010 11:57 PM GMT
    Stimulating Hypocrisy: Scores of Recovery Act Opponents Sought Money Out of Public View
    http://www.publicintegrity.org/articles/entry/2532/
    “What I have not done is allow my strong, principled objection to the bill to prevent me from asking federal agencies for their full consideration of critical infrastructure and competitive grant projects for North Texas when asked to do so by my constituents.”
    Said with a straight face.icon_biggrin.gif

    See the parts on McConnell, McCain and Bachmann.
    “Apparently, for Congressional Republicans, the only good Recovery Act investments are the ones made in their own districts,” [Ed Markey] said.
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    Oct 18, 2010 12:13 AM GMT
    I wonder if their Democratic opponents, if they're running in an election, will be using this against them. I know McCain and Bachmann are up for re-election. So what does this say about their supporters who believe their two-tongued candidates?

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    Oct 18, 2010 2:53 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidIsn't this the same topic as "Republican hypocrisy on stimulus" that is currently in this forum?

    Anyway, as I commented there...

    I'm not so sure this is hypocrisy.

    The bill passed, everyone else in America is getting funds.... to deny his constituents would seem to be a dereliction of duty.



    Except if it's a Democrat who's doing it right, SB?
    Then it's an outrage.
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    Oct 18, 2010 2:17 PM GMT
    I wish somebody who knew how to draw can draw me the following cartoon:

    a politician who's feasting on bacon while giving a lecture to other politicians on the dangers of pork, and then to his constituents saying that he brought home the pork and gets reelected.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Have_one%27s_cake_and_eat_it_too

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