Wednesday, July 02, 2008

The New GI Bill: Through the Lookinglass

The new Jim Webb-sponsored GI Bill of Rights was finally signed by Baby Doc. Somewhat to my surprise, since I figured that even though it was an election year, he'd veto it. After all, he's not up for reelection.

But he did thank John McCain for his work on it, and then McCain turned right around and starting using the term "we" when he was talking about it getting passed.

Who the fuck do they think they're fooling here? McCain did everything he could to water it down and when that didn't work, to get it to fail. And when the final vote for passage came in the Senate, he was AWOL. As he has been on pretty much every vote this year.

And Baby Doc? He was against it before he was for it. He was dead set resistant since the beginning of time, which is why it was so surprising that he finally signed it, with such great flourish that anyone watching would think it was all his idea.

So now he and Grampaw Mac are taking credit for it? It's appalling. It's disgusting.

Oh, and to answer my own question above: They are fooling everyone in the Moron-American voting bloc, who remember maybe the last two news snippets they heard, the last two News McNuggets they consumed, and when it comes time to vote in November, they won't remember this but they will have a "feeling" that the Rethugs "support veterans".

And as we all know, nothing could be farther from the truth.