Monday, October 7, 2013

The Omaha World-Herald reminds you that Democrats — not just its boy, Lee Terry — are keeping their pay too and never you mind that they weren't the ones who shut down the government, okay?

Actually, the World-Herald did finally endorse an opponent of Lee Terry's in 2012, but Terry still won because of attack ads by outside groups, his own well-funded campaign and Democrats who didn't bother to show up at the polls in a district that went for Obama in 2008. Nice work all around.
     Lately Lee Terry's expansive sense of entitlement (that would be his, not yours, as displayed recently in his nonlistening appearance in North Omaha) caused him to be so dismissive about questions regarding his salary during the shutdown he helped effect (and then lied about on his taxpayer-funded web site) that he got spanked by some of the biggest sites on Internet, apologized, and then got whipped by Wonkette, which found his apology wanting.
     Here is what Joeseph Morton slipped into his World-Herald article today about Terry's apology, miraculously achieved after his hubris virally boomeranged, carrying back with it thousands of angry Internet comments and causing a sudden (but heartfelt, we're sure) epiphany in the beating breast of Nebraska's second congressional district representative, regarding his transformative sorrow at having put "my needs above others in a crisis:"
Plenty of Democrats have refused to suspend their pay, too, including Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., hasn't said she's giving up her checks and neither has President Barack Obama.
An exuberant, almost giddy Lee Terry exits the open bar closed-door Republican meeting Saturday, 9/28/2013, in which GOP representatives decided to vote for a government shutdown.
     Does Morton think his readers are really gullible enough to believe that congressional Democrats share responsibility for the latest GOP government shutdown stunt and therefore some sort of obligation to share the economic pain they didn't cause?
     Oh please. Only in the World-Herald.

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