Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hypocrisy Thy Name Is ...

I vaguely remember that during the interminable health care debate Republicans keep admonishing the Democrats for pursuing the reform effort in the face of popular opposition (we could parse how popular that opposition really was in terms of those who thought the reforms went too far and those who reckoned it didn't go far enough). This week they're opposing debate on financial regulations in the face of overwhelming public support for the proposed reform measures.

I know we're not a direct democracy (like Switzerland), but whatever happened to the will of the people? A few weeks ago, Republican leaders professed that crafting public policy should be subjugated to the vagaries of public opinion polls (when it benefited the health care industrial complex). This week polling doesn't matter in the interests of the financial industrial complex. Apparently, consistency is for wimps.

Hypocrisy, thy name is Mitch McConnell (and the Republican leadership).

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