Republican supporters say if Democrats are going to call them stupid and hypocrites, they should have their facts right. Well, here are a few examples.
First, at least 116 Republican governors, U.S. senators and U.S. representatives were against President Barack Obama’s recovery act, while simultaneously requesting funds to create jobs in their districts and taking credit for projects at ribbon-cutting ceremonies.
Another example? The Senate recently voted 62-36 to give disaster relief to the Hurricane Sandy relief fund. The 36 “no” votes were all Republican. Thirty-one of those votes came from Republicans who had requested disaster relief in past years. In 2005, the Senate vote on Katrina relief was 97-0.
One more? The Republican-controlled House of Representatives, contrary to then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s request last year for increased embassy security funding, gave $300 million less than the State Department asked for, which included embassy security.
As for my claim that Republicans are stupid, let me quote Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who has emerged as a vocal critic of his own party since the November election. Jindal told the Republican National Committee’s meeting in Charlotte, N.C., last month that it needed to “stop being the stupid party.”
Robert La Rosa
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