Saturday, October 01, 2016

Congress raises the bar on hypocrisy

Just when you thought things on Capitol Hill could not possibly get any more insane, some senators are trying to blame president Obama for the negative consequences of the bill that allows 9-11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia because, well, a Bad Thing Happened and Someone Has to Pay.  That bill, if you recall, was passed over Obama's veto, the first veto override of Obama's presidency.

Normally I would take this opportunity to bash the Republicans but this is truly equal-opportunity hypocrisy: the vote to override the veto was 97-1, with only Harry Reid voting against.

All I can do is shake my head in despair.

1 comment:

Don Geddis said...

I do love this comment: "I can think of no better metaphor for the 114th United States Congress than a 97-1 vote that was immediately regretted by all parties." (by Erin Burr, @erinscafe)