Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Hypocrisy on Playing Politics

In an op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal, President Bush urges the new Congress to not “play politics as usual.”* He writes, “If the Congress chooses to pass bills that are simply political statements, they will have chosen stalemate. If a different approach is taken, the next two years can be fruitful ones for our nation.”

But three of the most egregious examples of partisan politicking in the 109th Congress — gay marriage, flag burning, and Terry Schiavo — were pushed by the President.


Under Bush’s watch, the 109th Congress used valuable time to “play politics as usual.” It failed to raise the minimum wage, left nine out of 11 spending bills undone, and left unresolved a long list of national security priorities.

*Isn't this the biggest cliche, ever?