Hypocrisy reigns in Congress and in politics in general, so what's the big deal? We all know politicians lie. We all know they cheat. We all know they care more about re-election than doing the jobs they were elected to in the first place. But calling out the media for actually doing their job is hypocrisy of the highest order! And the sense of shame that we would expect is simply not evident. No contrition when caught. No effort to apologize for their routine efforts to game our electoral system. Nothing but angst towards those that revealed it to the public. When confronted with the fact the video used against Planned Parenthood (to great effect) was the result of outright fraud it made no matter to legislators that could see a political advantage in using it. But when the eye of the media turns towards the politicians - now that's another story! Does anyone actually feel sorry for these pols?
The NRCC has officially complained to CBS that their undercover video of their shady fundraising claiming such action is equal to Watergate. Really? According to Politico, the language of the Committees' letter to CBS reads, 'Not since Watergate has the headquarters of a major political party committee been so violated.' (See: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/nrcc-60-minutes-hidden-camera-222637#ixzz47Mx2b66G). Seriously? Comparing breaking and entering to undercover revelation of shady political activity is NOT the same thing. THESE folks work for US. Watergate was an attempt to steal PRIVATE records. And does such action justify their response?
What makes it even juicier is the effort by the group to discredit one of their own. "In response to the NRCC’s broadside to the credibility of Rep. David Jolly, and in response to the Executive Director’s bold assertion that a meeting with party leadership directing Rep. Jolly to raise $18,000 per day did not occur, we can confirm the date was April 3, 2014, the time was 5:30 p.m., the location was the NRCC’s Political Conference Room on the Second Floor," Jolly's communications director, Preston Rudie, said in a statement to POLITICO. "Rep. Jolly has intentionally left out names of participants since the beginning of this story, but if the NRCC wishes to escalate their denial, we are happy to provide additional information regarding the meeting.” (See: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/nrcc-60-minutes-hidden-camera-222637#ixzz47MxgrAIL). And it is happening on both sides of the political aisle! When will the American people wake up to the fact that Congress needs to be cleared out of the career panderers who sell out for cold hard cash? Will we ever be able to take our Congress back from those dedicated to enriching themselves before putting the country first?
As President Harry S. Truman once wrote; "Washington is a very easy city for you to forget where you came from and why you got there in the first place." It's high time the American People remind members of Congress why they were sent there in the first place and/or send them home! Elections have consequences, let's remind them this Fall! Have a great week!