As it turns out my selection for the biggest American political story of last week may indeed have been a bit premature. Very late Friday night the House passed a $ trillion+ infrastructure package that the Senate had previously passed and the President is certain to sign into law (if he hasn’t already by the time you read this). It was sausage making at its best (or should I say worst?). The real issue is that it may (hopefully) still be an incomplete story. Today I want to focus on one of my political pet peeves – the hypocrisy of many elected officials.
It’s late Sunday morning as I commence penning this. I have been thinking about Joe Biden. I have to wonder why any honest man or woman wants the job of being President of the United States. While most men his age are enjoying their weekend in retirement he has more problems on “his desk” than he can possibly solve.
Since both Democratic Representative Seth Moulton of Massachusetts and Republican Representative Peter Meijer of Michigan hold degrees from Ivy League schools I am reticent to call them stupid. Therefore, I will call the stunt they pulled selfish.
If a sequel to the movie Star Wars was to be shot with the barroom scene having a crowd lacking in intelligence and integrity the casting would be easy. Just use the Republican Congressional delegation. The examples are extensive but in the interest of brevity I will concentrate on just two today, Kevin McCarthy and Madison Cawthorn.
After looking at the today’s title my regular readers probably think I’m building this article around a Harry Truman quote. Today I’m seizing the words of Capital Police Officer Harry Dunn. Last week Tuesday the House Select Committee on 1/6 held its first session. I expected a semi-ho hum session. I was wrong!