Thursday, May 03, 2007

This just in: Republicans are liars, hypocrites and phonies

The official POV of the GOP and their Jews is that Nancy Pelosi is a traitor and a usurper of presidential prerogative. Her trip to Syria was unprecedented, say the Republicans. "We must have one voice and one position of foreign policy," said the pundits. It's "the executive's job" said one of my very own guest posters.

The polite explanation for these protestations is that Republicans have horrible memories. Alas, I fear the truth is closer to the title of this post, and here's why:

Ten years ago, when Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House, he went to China and said "I want you to understand, we will defend Taiwan. Period." This was NOT in strict keeping with the White House's policy on China at the time; it earned Newt a rebuke from the Chinese, and forced the White House to issue a statement of clarification.

The official Republican reaction to Newts interfering with the President's exclusive power to manage foreign policy was this: [crickets chirping.]

Hat-tip Boca Guy

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