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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Republicans put politics over people

Sen. Trent Lott and his protege, Rep. Chip Pickering, pledged blind loyalty to President Bush after the State of the Union address despite the fact that Bush said virtually nothing about recovery efforts.
The Sun Herald | 02/01/2006 | Democrats: Bush skirted recovery:
The president's speech included no specific plans for federal help in rebuilding the Gulf Coast.
Democrats, however, placed their allegiance to the people they represent and not a political leader. Even Sen. Cochran declined to comment. Could it be that he could not digest the president's obvious snub of the Gulf Coast?

Here's what everyone said:

Rep. Gene Taylor:
"I deeply regret he (Bush) said almost nothing about it," Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Miss., said in a phone interview. "Maybe the people from Mississippi have been forgotten by the president."
Rep. Bennie Thompson:
"I am disappointed by the lack of attention" that the Coast received in the president's speech, Thompson said. "He did not address the issue of reconstruction."
Sen. Trent Lott:
"...the president has put forth a broad and bold policy agenda that the majority of Americans, regardless of political affiliation, share."
Rep. Chip Pickering:
"President Bush described an agenda of energy security, free market healthcare, fiscal discipline, economic expansion, national security and a commitment to policies to help not only us in Mississippi rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina, but those across the country."
However impossible it might seem, Republicans in Mississippi will continue to defend Bush the best they can. Even Gov. Barbour found it difficult to defend Bush's speech:
AP Wire | 02/01/2006 | Mississippi lawmakers react strongly to State of the Union address:
"We in Mississippi are more concerned about the resources that the federal government put into Mississippi than the speech," Barbour said. "And we have benefited from far and away the most generous package of disaster assistance in the history of our country."
It's the same blind allegiance Barbour gave Bush after the president declared, "You're doing a heck of a job, Brownie." When will Republicans learn it's not about political allegiance but doing what's best for the people you represent?

3 Comments:

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2/01/2006 01:01:29 PM  
the right is wrong said...

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2/01/2006 01:02:09 PM  
Bardwell said...

Good work today, Sam. Lots of good posts.

2/01/2006 02:07:51 PM  

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