I Support It, But Only After Voting Against It
Florida Republican John Mica praised the stimulus bill’s “recognition that high-speed rail should be part of America’s future.” Alaska’s incorrigible Don Young “won a victory for the Alaska Native contracting program and other Alaska small business owners.”
With comments like these, you’d think both men were staunch supporters of the bill.
Their voting record says otherwise.
I’ve heard of hypocrisy, but praising passage of a bill you voted against has got to be one of the dumbest things a politician can do. If you like a bill, you vote for it. If you hate it, you vote against it. Don’t try to have it both ways by voting against something you support. That goes beyond Kerry’s candid admission of flip-flopping – this is an admission that your voting record is dishonest.
And sure enough, House Republicans are doing it. Unbelievable.