by Dee Newman
For eight long years Republicans accused Democracts who voted against any war supplemental spending bill of voting against the troops, of putting the lives of our troops in danger.
Today, as a critical vote nears, House Republicans are unified against the $106 billion war supplemental bill.
According to their logic – they will be voting against the troops.
Though reasonable people (in years past as now) may differ on certain aspects of a hundred billion dollar war supplemental spending bill (as I did and still do), the hypocrisy by the Republican Party on this issue is stunningly two-faced, even for them.
When House Republican leader, John Boehner, was asked if he was concerned about being portrayed as anti-troop for his refusal to support the bill, his responds was, “There’s nobody that’s going to doubt that I support our troops.”
A reasonable expectancy that he and other Republicans refused to extend to their Democratic colleagues in years past.