More Hypocrisy From The Democrats

This sort of hypocrisy, which has been displayed on a variety of different issues, has a lot to do with why the Democrats in Congress are already down to a 28% approval rate,

“When Democrats were in the minority, they lambasted Republican tactics on the House floor, reserving particular vitriol for the GOP practice of holding votes open longer than the allotted time in order to round up enough support for victory.

Now in the majority and facing their first close vote with the $124 billion wartime spending bill, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) is leaving open the possibility that Democrats might extend the vote beyond the usual 15 minutes.

…In a July 8, 2004, news release, Hoyer railed against GOP leaders for extending a 15-minute vote to 38 minutes in order to defeat a spending amendment offered by former Rep. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

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“House Republican leaders proved once again today that they will stop at virtually nothing to win a vote, even if that means running roughshod over the most basic principles of democracy such as letting members vote their conscience and calling the vote after the allotted time has elapsed,” Hoyer said.

“They ought to be ashamed of themselves, but when it comes to holding votes open and twisting the arms of their own members they clearly have no shame,” he went on. “These back-alley tactics have no place in the greatest deliberative body in the world. They might be the lifeblood of the tin-horn dictator, but not a world leader. It’s an embarrassment.”

So now Hoyer is in charge and what is he doing? Well, if he meant what he said before, he’s going to be engaging in “back-alley tactics” and he should be “ashamed” because they’re the “lifeblood of the tin-horn dictator.”

If Hoyer has any integrity and means what he says, then why is he willing to engage in exactly the same tactics he derided in those terms? Well, the question answers itself…

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