Posted by | February 21, 2009 15:51 | Filed under: Top Stories

They voted against spending the money but they can’t wait to get it. Republicans like John Mica of Florida is now praising Obama’s “recognition that high speed rail should be part of America’s future.  Mica’s chief-of-staff’s rationale is that you can be opposed to the bill but like certain parts of it.  Yeah, like the parts that benefit YOU.


Don Young of Alaska, who also voted against the bill, now praises it as “a victory for the Alaska Native contacting program and other Alaska small-business owners.”  Former nay-sayer Pete Hoekstra of Michigan now says, “If you know of someone thinking of buying first home, now may be the time. Stimulus incentive is very generous! Up to 8k! Check it out.”


Think Progress is keeping a list of 22 lawmakers who are suddenly praising what they once opposed. So, if it fails they can claim they opposed the bill, and if it succeeds they can brag to their constituents about how good it is for their districts.

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