Man oh Man that didn't take very long. Congressional Democrats are back to the end of the world apocalypse-type statements--they are tying the sequester to Boston terror bombings:
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) charged Tuesday that Monday’s bombings in Boston is proof that sequestration endangers the U.S.Rep. Xavier Becerra of California, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said that the first responders working in Boston Monday weren't sheltered from cuts.
Hoyer argued during his weekly pen and pad meeting with reporters that “sequestration is a stupid policy” and that the Boston incident is further proof that it is unwise to cut off funding that could safeguard Americans’ security.
The Whip emphasized that despite sequestration, law enforcement was using all the resources available to determine what happened at the Boston marathon and to ensure that whoever was behind the attacks would be brought to justice. He added that he does not believe sequestration will hinder the investigation at this time.
“We have to send you less money to help your first responders,” Becerra said.Of course no discussion of stupidity in the House of Representatives would be complete without mentioning Sheila Jackson Lee. There is a special place in idiot school for Sheila Jackson Lee.
I serve as well, Mr. Speaker, on the Homeland Security committee, and I think it is important to say and be honest that the seekester (sic) is devastating to America's Homeland Security. We are feeling the pain along with our colleagues of the tragedies that have occurred. The attempted Times Square bombing. The successful bombing in Boston. The speaker of the House needs to immediately appoint budget conferees to move us forward, to conference, and to get rid of the sequester [that] was not the fault of the American people.Yes she called it the seekster first.
And in the senior category we have
I'm talking common sense. I'm saying that if the sequester had gone through, and we had not had enough money we wouldn't be able to do this. Yeah. I'm making an argument about reality. And I think that's the only sensible response. We are spending a great deal of public money here. I'm glad that we are. And yes. I do want maybe for this to have some people be less enthusiastic of reducing the ability to respond to a crisis like this. You're asking me am I trying to make an argument to affect how people make decisions about public policy? Absolutely. I think this is an important teaching moment about what we need if we're going to live the way we want to live.Come on Barney you just got married...go on a honeymoon and leave us the hell alone.
What happened yesterday was a horrible tragedy, NOT an opportunity to score political points. At least that's what anyone with a sense of morality would say.
But what Rahm Emanuel said five short years ago has become the Democratic mantra "Never let a crisis go to waste." These disgusting people should not be allowed to serve in public office!