Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Two Faced?

I never shy away from any opportunity to point out just how two faced almost all of our elected officials in the country are. I have always had a fairly low opinion of most politicians. But some of them are just too duplicitous to believe. Take for example Texas Democratic Congressman Gene Green. From the website OnTheIssues we find that Congressman Green has twice voted against requiring voters to present ID in order to vote.

Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
Reject photo ID requirements for voting. (Sep 2005)

But when it comes to meeting and listening to the people who elected him to office he sings a lot different tune.

Town hall meetings are one of my favorite ways to communicate with constituents. I have held hundreds during my years of service in Congress and always welcomed everyone to attend. Unfortunately, due to a coordinated effort to disrupt our town hall meetings, we will be restricting further attendance to residents of the 29th Congressional District and verifying residency by requiring photo identification. Whether individuals agree or disagree, we must maintain order to have a civil discussion of the issues. While I regret this restriction, it is necessary for the safety and consideration of our constituents. Those who do not reside in the 29th Congressional should contact their Member of Congress to voice any concerns that they may have on issues before Congress.

The emphasis is mine.

Do you think it has ever occurred to this tool what a total hypocrite he is?

I wouldn't count on it. He probably believes that asking a constituent to prove that he really is a constituent before allowing him to ask a question is more important than asking them to prove the same thing in order to vote.

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