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In the latest blatant example of how hypocrisy rules in Washington, Republican congressional leaders bitch and moan about how President Barack Obama is ignoring the Constitution and abusing the power of his office.
Is Obama abusing power? Damn right, but those same Republicans who now complain loudly sat on their asses and said nothing when President George W. Bush — one of their own — did the same thing.
Obama’s flagrant abuse of power is straight out of the Bush playbook. If Republicans are so concerned about Presidents who exceed the power of their office, where were they during the tyrannical Bush reign?
They were sitting silently, of course, because Republicans, like Democrats on the other side of the political aisle, put politics and allegiance to their party above loyalty to America.
Are Democrats guilty of such hypocrisy? Of course. Those from the party of the jackass defend Obama for doing the same things that they jumped all over Bush for during his reign of pain.
Abuse of power is business as usual in the nation’s capital and those who put control above what is best for the nation include Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Like Obama, they are men who neither deserve positions of power or the offices they hold.
Obama, a first term senator with no real background in government or positions of leadership, won the Presidency primarily because he was a charismatic black man running against a tired old man with a flake running mate who later couldn’t even finish her first term as governor.
Reid is a bag man for the Nevada casino industry and his questionable ethics in office deserve investigation.
Boehner is a drunk who wanders in and out of reality.
All, of course, hold positions of power that became national jokes because of the clowns who held those positions.
Political historians have a hard time remembering anything of substance that Newt Gingrich did while serving as speaker. He lied a lot, but that is nothing new in Washington or the halls of power.
The married Gingrich, who earlier dumped one wife to marry his mistress, was banging a House committee staffer behind his wife/former mistress’s back while he spoke out publicly in favor of impeaching President Bill Clinton for, among other things, doing the same thing with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
The House committee staff member is currently Gingrich’s latest mistress turned wife. Many wonder who long it will be before she loses the job to his latest mistress.
Gingrich also got caught kiting checks during the House banking scandal.
The first choice Republicans picked to follow Gingrich, Bob Livingston, withdrew from consideration and retired from Congress after word of his own extramarital affair became public.
Another Republican, Henry Hyde of Illinois, ran the impeachment trial of Clinton and was later exposed as a man who fathered a child during a four-year affair.
Were these miscreants exceptions?
Of course not.
They are typical of the so-called “leaders” of our nation.