Monday, February 16, 2009

REP. JOHN LUIGI MICA Rates High on "Top Ten Conservative Idiots"

John Mica and Don Young

Last week the Washington Post called the passage of President Obama's stimulus package, "an early victory of historic proportions." As noted, however, he had to get it done without the help of the Republican Party. With the exception of Sens. Specter, Snowe, and Collins, the rest of the GOP were too busy playing politics to go to work for the American people, and they all voted against the bill - no doubt secretly hoping, as David Vitter just admitted - that the stimulus would fail.

But don't let that stop them taking credit for it!

Rep. John Mica was gushing after the House of Representatives voted Friday to pass the big stimulus plan.

"I applaud President Obama's recognition that high-speed rail should be part of America's future," the Florida Republican beamed in a press release.

Yet Mica had just joined every other GOP House member in voting against the $787.2 billion economic recovery plan.

But Mica wasn't alone in touting what he saw as the bill's virtues. Rep. Don Young , R- Alaska , also had nice things to say in a press release.

Young boasted that he "won a victory for the Alaska Native contracting program and other Alaska small business owners last night in H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act."

You know, Republicans may not have a big tent, but they sure have a shed full of tools.

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