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If You Thought Hoekstra’s Attempt To Cash In On Terrorism Was Bad …

December 30th, 2009, 04:12 am admin Leave a comment Go to comments

In the wake of the attempted terrorist bombing of a U.S. airliner, the actions of Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) is giving new meaning to the phrase, “ugly American.”

It isn’t enough for Hoekstra to just try and cash in on attempted terrorist attacks, he’s also decided to do a media tour to peddle blatant hypocrisy:

Hoekstra says the U.S. needs to be more forward-leaning in its approach to terrorism and put into place the latest technology for dealing with it.

Well, sure, except when Hoekstra is voting against that technology:

… A full 108 Republicans voted against the conference version, including Boehner, Hoekstra, Pence, Michelle Bachmann, Marsha Blackburn, Darrell Issa, and Joe Wilson.

The conference bill included more than $4 billion for “screening operations,” including $1.1 billion in funding for explosives detection systems, including $778 million for buying and installing the systems.

And at some point, perhaps some of our Democratic representatives might consider stepping up and pointing out the ugly hypocrisy and politicizing of terror that is coming from their “friends across the aisle.”

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