Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Lazy Republican Excuses

As we know, the current Congress sat for fewer days than the "Do Nothing Congress" of 1948--a full 7 days less. The Democrats have served notice that this is going to change--that Congress will actually sit enough to get things done--supply bills passed, oversight, etc.

This, of course, doesn't suit the lazy Republicans one bit. But here's the excuse they offer:

"Keeping us up here eats away at families," said Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), who typically flies home on Thursdays and returns to Washington on Tuesdays. "Marriages suffer. The Democrats could care less about families -- that's what this says."

What a load of nonsense. This lazy GOP from Georgia (hardly a long flight) pretends he can be a congressman with one full day in Washington? And the Democrats are doing this because they don't care about families?

First: When Kingston signed up to be a Congressman, he knew the deal and knew it would mean a lot of time in Washington. If he wants to spend more time in Georgia, he should have been a Georgia State Sentaor or peach picker or something.

Second, and more importantly: Do you want to talk about hard on families, Mr. Republican? How about families without health insurance? How about families who are paid at that pathetic minimum wage that the GOP refused to raise? How about families with kids in that useless war which they didn't bother to exercise any oversight whatsoever? How about the tens of thousands of gay families they refuse to help?

Don't whine, Mr. Congressman, that working hard hurts your family, because your party has done nothing to help families, anywhere.

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