Democrats: The Party of Hypocrites
On Friday the Democratic leadership of the Senate — Majority Leader Harry Reid, Assistant Majority Leader Richard Durbin, Conference Chair Charles Schumer, and Conference Secretary Patty Murray — wrote to President Obama urging him to unilaterally raise the debt ceiling in the event that Republicans either block such an increase or attempt to pass one “as part of unbalanced or unreasonable legislation.”
“We believe that you must make clear that you will never allow our nation’s economy and reputation to be held hostage,” the Democrats wrote. “We believe you must be willing to take any lawful steps to ensure that America does not break its promises and trigger a global economic crisis — without congressional approval, if necessary.”
Put aside the picture of leading lawmakers, usually so jealous of their constitutional prerogatives, asking the president to ignore Congress. What is striking about the letter is that every one of its signers — Reid, Durbin, Schumer, and Murray — voted against raising the nation’s debt ceiling just seven years ago.
These hypocrites don’t even try to pretend to be honest representatives anymore.
And Congressmen urging the President to bypass Congress? What the hell is that about? Don’t they realize that once he bypasses them on one “small” thing, it’s easier to do it on larger things in the future?
Or maybe that’s that’s been the plan all along.
Get the people used to small violations of the law and Constitution and they won’t bat an eye when they do it on a larger scale. Precedent and all that stuff.
Yep. You keep voting these greedy, power hungry vampires back into office, you idiots.