Do The Freakin Math

Liberals and conservatives alike frequently rely on limited evidence, personal experience, religious beliefs or gut emotions to determine solutions for complex problems. From immigration to global warming - taxes to terrorism - or health care to free trade - analytical study is rare. Science based policy making isn’t the way of Washington. And the consequences are catastrophic. Change is urgently needed. Just do the freakin’ math.

Friday, January 07, 2011

GOP Hypocrisy the first day in office.

In less than 24 hours the GOP hypocrisy reared its immoral head at least three times.
First, while the GOP campaigned on the importance of following the U.S. Constitution, they allowed three of their newly elected members to cast votes without following Constitutional rules on swearing into office.
Then, while the GOP unanimously campaigned on the supreme urgency of cutting our nation’s deficit nearly every GOP member voted in favor of repealing last year’s health care law -- ignoring the Congressional Budget Office’s nonpartisan report that doing so would increase deficits by $230 billion over 10 years.
And most troubling, after insisting that the U.S. Constitution be read on the floor of the House their first day in office GOP leaders ignored the words in the original Constitution choosing instead to only read the words since amended that reflect historic changes in our nation’s moral thinking and experiences in a rapidly changing world. Acknowledging these important changes would have undermined the GOP’s worship of their “strict constructionist” views of the U.S. Constitution.
I’m guessing the GOP will continue to thrive even as they ignore their new Tea Party affiliated members wishes. Such is their way, and the unorganized Democratic Party probably won’t be able to capitalize on it, given the fickleness and lack of knowing of the general voting public.


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