Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Republans [sic... an "ic" for an "ic"] get to do any damned thing they want to, despite any agreements, pledges etc. they may have signed onto. This time, the lying SOB is Jon Kyl, who signed onto the GOP ban on earmarks... until he needed an earmark:

Democrats today are shopping around what they're saying is a really juicy (if totally predictable) tale of Republican hypocrisy: Just days after the Senate GOP caucus imposed a voluntary moratorium on earmarking, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) dumped $200 million in extra cash for his home state into a spending bill right before final passage.

But experts insisted to TPM today that what Kyl did isn't nearly as clear or egregious as the AP made it out to be.

OK. Read what the "experts" say, and decide whether you think it's an earmark.

Look, it doesn't even matter if the amount goes for a worthy or even necessary cause: if Kyl left it out of the budget, then slipped it in later on behalf of Arizona into a bill "sought by President Barack Obama" which was intended "to settle claims by black farmers and American Indians against the federal government," it's an earmark. Dog knows we need to compensate people screwed by the government; read in Howard Zinn's People's History... about how Indians and Blacks were screwed over by the U.S. government.

But in that case, why not put it in the budget initially? Oh, excuse me... doing that would require one or more Republans [sic] to be honest about the public moneys they intend to take and spend...

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