All politics by Republicans? Really?
That was the claim today by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, who repeatedly charged that Thursday’s scheduled House vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt was nothing more than political gamesmanship and that the procedure was a lamentable distraction from the important business of legislating to improve the economy which is what the American people sent them here to do and blah blah blah blah.
IF THIS IS ALL POLITICS WHY IS THAT UP TO TWO DOZEN DEMS MAY JOIN THE REPUBLICANS?
That’s what Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) acknowledged today.
The media of course is buying without question the explanation by Democratic leaders that it’s all because of pressure from the National Rifle Association to back the contempt citation.
Let me tell you something. This is about as serious a smack in the face to President Obama, who is personally close to Holder, as you can have on the floor of Congress. Democrats would not do this to their president just because the NRA says to.
Most politicians have at least an element of hypocrisy to them. But – please, call me a Boy Scout – I do not believe they are utter, irredeemable whores.
These Democrats must see some validity in the charges, and if they do, then Republicans are not just being political. THERE’S SOMETHING TO THIS CONTEMPT THING.
And please, if I hear one more phrase like this from Carney I WILL EAT MY COMPUTER:
And what you’re hearing from me are the views of the President and the White House, the administration, that this is political theatre. It is an unnecessary distraction from the work that Congress should be doing for the American people on the economy, on jobs.
A distraction? You mean, they don’t have time for anything else? They’re spending every waking moment in their offices praying, pondering, and discussing contempt, unable to consider other legislation?
I don’t know, maybe the White House thinks that because the president seems to be working only a couple of hours a day, everyone else is too.
Oh no, did I just say I would eat my computer if Jay says this again? Gosh, I’ve had some rubbery steaks before, but this thing looks completely undigestible. No fiber or antioxidants either.
Please let me back out of this.