Hoyer spins on Fox News Sunday...
One Example: Why It Is Impossible to Trust What Any Democrat—and Some Republicans Say…
Steny Hoyer, Democrat Majority Leader of the House—who has never had a job outside of politics, was a guest on Fox Sunday Morning today, September 26, 2010. Chris Wallace interviewed him for a few minutes this morning. Hoyer followed Republicans Boehner and McCartney.
The major headline following his appearance is the fact that he said (I will add reluctantly) that Steven Colbert’s appearance before the Congress was an embarrassment. Well, yes—it should be because it goes to prove there are people in our government who are not serious people. In this one case, note the Committee Chair who invited a comedian to “testify,” was California Democrat Zoe Lofgren, a raging liberal with no sense of propriety and no interest in upholding the part in her oath that went to “defending the Constitution of the United States.”
I picked up what I consider to be a better bit of news while watching the show during the time Steny Hoyer was on to criticize anything and everything Republican or Conservative. (That’s what he does). I thought of it first as typical spin but when I think about it, this case of his using the lie is a good example of why it is important for people to have their eyes wide open. (John Kerry would prefer we keep them closed to fit his definition of an informed electorate). He actually said it was the Republicans who wanted to raise taxes by the refusal to vote only on the middle class tax cut rather then include all the brackets. He did try to get away with that whopper. And there’s two whoppers involved here by Steny and the Democrats out there doing their campaigning.
Hoyer’s actual words today were, “the Democrats pledge that the Republican increase in middle income taxes will not go into effect.” This Democrat actually tried to slide in a claim that the GOP wants to raise taxes. It is spin of course and in this example a ridiculous effort to distract people who he obviously thinks as Kerry does, and that is that there are enough stupid voters out there to buy it and keep voting these statists, these leftists, these tax and spenders, regardless of party, into office. That’s a whopper.
The second whopper being told by many Democrats of course is that they want to cut taxes (for anyone). A tax cut is not on their agenda at all. The vote they are talking about, as we know, is simply a vote not to increase taxes by letting the Bush cuts expire. Well, thank you very much, Congress. So you may prevent our taxes from going up but you are not cutting anything—no cuts in spending and no cuts in taxes is in the offing by the Congress and that is why I hope they lose big in November.
A. Huddleston, Birmingham, Alabama, September 26, 2010.