Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) blasted GOP obstructionists yesterday for blocking a bill that would have provided healthcare to 9/11 rescue workers plague by disease as a direct result of their heroic efforts. Weiner held no punches as he angrily called out the House Republicans. Congressman Weiner chides blatant and wanton Republican obstruction, while urging them to do the right thing for the right people, or at least come clean with their real reasons for opposing and not just blaming procedure. He even shouts down a GOP heckler, and drops the instant classic “The gentleman is CORRECT in sitting” crush.
If so-called Blue Dogs are Democrats 2.0, are Weiner and Grayson Democrats 3.0? I think so, and if not, I think we should at least look at their consistent candidness as a model. It is widely accepted that the GOP is willing to get nastier and play dirtier, and it has always been a political handicap for the left. I’m not suggesting the Democrats go all Machiavelli, but sometimes a little fire breathing is just what the doctor ordered for a base disenchanted with the tepidness of the party.
The real question is, how long until Andrew Breitbart edits the Weiner video to "expose" Anthony as the "real obstructionist"?
If only we could get Senate Democrat to follow suit.