When this year’s crop of Republicans got elected, I went to their fledgling websites and looked for a section about “Jobs”. I didn’t find any which was pretty shocking. But, at that point, most of them were using the same basic boilerplate site, probably provided to them by the party or the government or something. So, I thought I should wait awhile for them to personalize their sites and most of them have done that.
I went to my Congressman’s site this morning, the site of Tim Walberg. I wanted to ask him to pass the job plan President Obama talked about last night (I know, I know, I’m wasting precious bandwidth on Quixotic ventures…) Here’s what I saw on his email contact page:
Notice something weird about my choices for “Topic”? Take a closer look:
Can you find anything related to jobs in that list? Me neither. I had to choose “Other”.
Given that they basically ran on a JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! mantra and beat up the President daily about the lack of job creation, this strikes me as GOPocrisy at its highest.
I just gotta ask, Congressman Walberg, where ARE the jobs? And why don’t you want to hear from me about that topic?
I also find it extremely telling that one of the topics is “Education/Labor”. The only possible reason I could think of for combining the two is that they are targets for being dismantled, kneecapped or otherwise harmed by Republican efforts. Otherwise, they are almost entirely unrelated.
Color me disgusted at the shameful hypocrisy of all of this.