A bitterly partisan Congress wants to get out of town and they don’t want to be delayed. Thanks to the so-called sequester cuts 1500 airport controllers were furloughed and airport delays are commonplace. These guys have tee-times to get to for cryin’ out loud!
So what do they do? They pass funding for the FAA at lightning speed. All of a sudden, when the cuts affect them, they somehow put all their partisanship aside and get something done.
Perpetual liar and failure Newt Gingrich did some mental gymnastics claiming that the selfish fix Congress did for themselves was ,”A victory for fiscal conservatism.”
Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile said, “This sequester will have real impact on real people in real time, not just members of Congress, but people that work for the park service, medical research as the NIH begin to make those cuts, it’s impacting Meals on Wheels, kids who are in kindergarten – so I really do think that Congress needs to take a second look at this.
The best quote came from former Chief Strategist for George W. Bush, Matthew Dowd. Dowd made waves last month when he said Sarah Palin wasn’t competent enough for Fox News!
The only way they’re bipartisan is to do something for themselves,” said Dowd “It’s amazing the speed at which they did that. We have this horrible shooting where all these children die in Connecticut, we can’t pass gun control legislation. But oh by the way, you’re about to get delayed at the airport through some small budget cuts — which I still don’t understand why we make policy the way we make policy. Everybody knows there’s a fiscal crisis in this country, everybody knows we don’t have the revenue to meet the expenses in this country, somebody has to bear pain, but we act in Washington like nobody has to bear any pain. So as soon as anybody bears any pain, we’re going to take it back from them.
Watch this video captured by Raw Story.
Wow! A conservative with a conscience! Hey Matthew Dowd, come over to our side!