I can’t stand it. Has the Tea Party NO shame?
Sen. Elect Mike Lee, already back pedaling on his pledge to shut the government down — and a darn good thing, too, but still, he’s weaseling — now shows his disdain, his scorn, his utter contempt for the old-tyme lobbyist and power-dealing ways of the Washington that he is, by god, going to CLEAN UP by, right out of the box, hiring …..
—-wait for it —
— this is fun —–
…… a lobbyist.
And this is not to say I don’t like Spencer Stokes. He’s a nice guy, he’s well-meaning, he’s reasonably honest as these things go and I suspect he’s done a good job lobbying for Weber County and who knows who else around here for the last dozen years or so.
But still. He is a LOBBYIST. He is THE WAY WASHINGTON IS, not the way the Tea Party promised us it would be although, I should note, in all honesty, I was never able, during the campaign, to get anyone from that alleged Tea Party to actually tell us what the new Washington would look like.
So maybe this is what they meant: Their new way would be the old way, just gussied up. And while we’re at it black is white, love is hate, war is peace, lies are history and you know the rest. Go re-read 1984 if you need a refresher. They obviously did.
So, just as I predicted, Mike Lee will be old school. He’ll make a big noise about doing away with earmarks, a whopping .3 of one percent of the deficit, pat himself on the back, and then go about doing whatever it is he really wants to do back there, probably more tax cuts for the rich and making the world safe for Energy Solutions for whom, do not forget, he used to be a lobbyist and still may be for all we know. He won’t return calls from the media who want to ask because we might not believe every word he says like the Tea Partiers did.
Speaking of Tea Party Bunkum: I just love this story (click) about a Maryland representative who ran on a staunch Tea Party Platform of by god getting rid of Obamacare because we sure don’t need none of that there government medical insurance, nosireebobby.
So what does he do the first day on the job? Scream for his government medical insurance, paid for by your and my taxes, as government funded and socialistic as it gets.
You can’t make this stuff up, folks.