Anyone thinking that politics is partisan in the UK hasn’t been watching the antics of the GOP: Republicans have been routinely voting against, well, anything coming out of the Obama Administration. But recently their antics have been rumbled by the Washington Post, where the habit of GOP Reps and Senators voting against the Stimulus Bill while basking in the beneficial effects of stimulus money on their particular patches has been called out.
That’s right: Republicans vote against a bill, then they enjoy benefiting from that same bill. To illustrate the extent of the GOP numbers partaking in that slice of forthright hypocrisy, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow has given a roll call of just some of the names. I can’t think of any Westminster politicians – whatever their stripe – who would display such brass neck, far less expect to get away with it.
Only in the USA.