Democrats never let a crisis go to waste, and they never waste any time exploiting a crisis. Before all of the victims of the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon were even identified, before the wounded woke up from their surgeries, the Democrats were out there blaming (or at least insinuating blame) the sequester for this atrocity.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), responding to a question at a Tuesday morning press conference, said the bombings are “clearly another place where it demonstrates why having the ability to address security concerns is important.”
Hoyer added: “I think there are multiple reasons for ensuring that we invest in our security both domestic and international security. That we invest in the education of our children, that we invest in growing jobs in America and don’t pursue any irrational policy of cutting the highest priorities and the lowest priorities by essentially the same percentage.”
Rep. Xavier Becerra of California, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said that the first responders working Monday aren’t sheltered from cuts.
“We have to send you less money to help your first responders,” Becerra said. (Read More)
I hate to politicize this, but I can’t help but to weigh in. I’ll just say that it’s the government’s job to protect the homeland. It was the politicians’ decision to get into central economic planning. It was the politicians’ decision to create a massive welfare state. It was the politicians’ decision to bail out auto companies, banks, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Wall Street, solar companies, and everyone else they’ve thrown money away on. It’s the politicians who have failed to put an end to the massive waste in government. It’s the politicians who decided that increasing union power is more important that keeping our streets safe. Both parties are guilty to an extent, but one is much worse. And of course it’s the one that’s pointing fingers. Like I said, they are shameless. They must have been awake all night waiting to mug before the cameras this morning to score a few political points off the blood of the American people.
Update: Linked by Expose the Media – thanks!