David Shuster's Hypocrisy Watch: GOP Fuming Over Budget Reconciliation

David Shuster calls out the Republicans for crying about the possible use of budget reconciliation by the Democrats when they themselves used it to ram through the Bush tax cuts and to open the Arctic Wildlife refuge for domestic oil drilling.

Shuster: At the time Republican Senator Gregg, Judd Gregg said "The President (Bush) asked for it, and we're trying to do what the President asked for". Now that President Obama is thinking of the same tactics Senator Gregg said it would be "regarded as an act of violence".

Senator Gregg, an act of violence? Clearly it's frustrating to be in the minority. But Senators given your previous embrace of the fifty one vote threshold when you whine and complain about it now, that's hypocrisy, and it's wrong.


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