Saturday, October 14, 2006
Republicans: As Good As Their Word
The Center for Media and Democracy reminds us that a key proposal of the Republicans' Contract With America was a Constitutional amendment to impose term limits on Congress.
In a show of support for the proposed amendment ... seven members of the '94 class had pledged to limit themselves to twelve years in Congress. In addition, three members elected in 2000 had promised to leave after six years. Of the ten members due to retire, however, not one is actually doing so! Each is reneging on their campaign pledge and running again in 2006. The pledge-breakers are:Breaking a campaign promise isn't as egregious as accepting bribes or preying on teenagers, but it shows that we shouldn't believe what Republicans say. It alos shows that the only "Republican value" is doing whatever it takes to keep their power. [Update] MyDD has a list of 30 Republicans who have broken their promise to observe term limits.
- Rep. Barbara Cubin (R-Wyo.)
- Rep. Phil English (R-Pa.)
- Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.)
- Rep. Gil Gutknecht (R-Minn.)
- Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas)
- Rep. Ric Keller (R-Fla.)
- Rep. Timothy V. Johnson (R-Ill.)
- Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.)
- Rep. Mark Souder (R-Ind.)
- Rep. Zach Wamp (R-Tenn.)
They are all oathbreakers.
I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was around eight years old. Evidently, the Republicans think we're a bunch of idiotic fools if they want us to believe in their idiocy.
(by the way, there's a typo in your post header)
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