Recalling that during the Bush Administration, it was “un-American, as well as prohibited to question the patriotism of those attempting to undermine a war effort,” blogger Dan Riehl finds my Congressman, ever eager to frustrate Republican efforts at reform, now criticizing Republicans for attempting to do to Democratic legislation today what he did to Republican legislation when the GOP was in the majority:
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), who has had an eventful couple of weeks to say the least, believes House Republican opposition to climate change legislation and the stimulus indicates they’re cheering against the good ol’ US of A.
“It appears that the Republican Party leadership in the Congress has made a decision that they want to deny President Obama success, which means, in my mind, they are rooting against the country, as well,” the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman told WAMU radio host Diane Rehm on Tuesday morning, promoting his new book, “The Waxman Report.”
By Waxman’s own standard then, those who attempted to deny President Bush success were rooting against the country. Looks like both he and his mean-spirited colleague from Massachusetts, the unhappy Barney Frank, spent a lot of time these past eight years rooting against the country.
Who will hold them to account?