Thursday, March 29, 2007

Madame Potemkin

This just in, concerning the Democrats' self-promotion of their congressional record.

Democratic leaders point to increased productivity in the House of Representatives -- more than twice as many recorded votes (189) as Republicans held in recent years when they were in the majority; almost twice as many days in session (48); and more than double the number of bills passed (24)......

However, Senate Democrats have only succeeded in pushing through three of these measures in slightly different versions, and none of them has become law.....

When pressed about touting as achievements bills that have not passed, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, insisted Democrats had met their responsibility -- and suggested Republicans should stop gumming up the legislative machinery over on the Senate side of the Capitol.

Or, in other words, you only have to propose it, not follow through on it.

That makes their habit of making flowery fundraising speeches about gays, only to contradict them later, almost comprehensible.

(and just in case you didn't know, this is what "Potemkin" references)

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