I would normally say un-freakin-believable, but well… honestly, is anyone really surprised?
“I’ll tell you my impression. We really in this last election, when I say we…the Democrats, I think pushed it as far as we can to the end of the fleet, didn’t say it, but we implied it. That if we won the Congressional elections, we could stop the war. Now anybody was a good student of Government would know that wasn’t true. But you know, the temptation to want to win back the Congress, we sort of stretched the facts…and people ate it up.“
They needed to win back Congress, and they know better than us ignorant hicks anyways. So what does it matter if they “stretch the facts” to get what they want?
The man in the video, by the way, is Pennsylvania Congressman Paul Kanjorski. He’s a career member of the Financial Services Committee who likes to generate lots of pork for his district.
I guess what Rep. Kanjorski is saying is that Dems had no intention of actually fighting to end the war, which I guess is a good thing. They just made a lot of empty promises and “stretched the facts” in order to dupe Americans into voting them into Congress. Once there, they could do all they wanted and start trying to inflict their socialist agenda onto us.
Surprised that they did this? Not really. Surprised that he said it in public? Hell yes.
Jeff Emanuel has more commentary.
Hat Tip: Ace