In which a naïve Congressman expresses his shock that other politicians lie:
Once in the limelight, Stutzman reacted by sending mixed messages and then falling as silent as the Republican leaders. He elevated the controversy Thursday night, when he claimed that his support for the rule was obtained under false pretenses.
“Earlier today, I supported the rule because I was informed by leadership that the cromnibus was dead and a short-term CR would take its place,” Stutzman said in a Thursday-evening statement after National Review Online reported on the apparent deal. “I was very surprised and even more disappointed to see the cromnibus back on the floor.”
So let me get this straight: politicians are renown for being serial liars. No matter what party they are a part of, most people generally agree that politicians lie.
And now we’re suppose to believe that this junior Congressman was lied to?
Here’s what probably really happened:
- Stutzman knew what was going to happen and is now trying to cover his ass.
- Stutzman is covering his ass.
- Stutzman is really as stupid as he is passing himself off to be.
This is exactly why I cannot enter politics. Besides the immoral things I would have to do, I would have to deal with scoundrels on a regular basis. And while it might be a lot of fun to outmaneuver such men and women, it would also be exhausting for me and would not work in the long term.
If what Stutzman claims is true, though, then it is more proof that the Republican leadership is nothing more than controlled opposition for the
communist Democratic party.