More, please

I love it when a Dim gets a spine:

“The stench of hypocrisy that hangs over this city today emanates from this room,” [Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) ] said. “I’ve listened to my colleagues talk about the President of the United States and others in the administration using [the] terms ‘deliberate’, ‘lies’, ‘unmitigated gall’, ‘malfeasance,’ which is malicious and knowing evil-doing, ‘disgust’, ‘coverups’.”

He continued, “If you want to know who is responsible in this town, buy yourself a mirror!”

Ackerman went on to say that Republicans had “the audacity to come here” when the administration requested, for worldwide security, “$440 million more than you guys wanted to provide. And the answer is that you damn didn’t provide it! You REDUCED what the administration asked for to protect these people. Ask not who the guilty party is, it’s you! It is us. It is this committee, and the things that we insist that we need have to cost money.”

He added, “Could you tell me which of my colleagues on this committee was as bodacious in their insistence that we provide more money for American security in the State Department budget. I would appreciate it.”

Ackerman then asked them to raise their hands and gave them a count of five to do so. None did.

There’s more at First Read. You too can get a Tweety-like thrill up your leg reading it.

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0 Responses to More, please

  1. This is small potatoes and a scant retort for the years of lying and moral dysfunction on the right. I’m chagrined that the flickering apparition of a spine on a Democrat seems like such a significant improvement over the status quo, which is that Democratic politicians sit there with their thumbs up their asses while Republican politicians lie the day away.

    Kudos to Mr. Ackerman for growing a pair, and shame on the rest of us for not insisting that OUR representatives do the same every day.



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