DNC Calls Out McDonnell For "Gross Hypocrisy" on Stimulus Funds

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is now offering effusive praise for $24 million in federal funds that allowed him to establish an office of Health Information Technology and to fund a program helping Virginia doctors transition to electronic medical records.

Just one problem - he thinks the government shouldn't have spent that money to begin with.

One year ago, McDonnell told reporters the stimulus plan "is not going to be good long-term for America," though he did say according to the Virginian-Pilot that the Commonwealth should still "collect its share of the stimulus anyway."


...McDonnell's latest was added to the bunch. DNC Chairman Tim Kaine (McDonnell's predecessor in Virginia) is hosting a conference call today to highlight the hypocrisy.

"It's typical of Republicans to call 'critical' locally what they attack as a 'waste' nationally," said DNC spokesman Hari Sevugan, calling it a pattern of "gross hypocrisy which has irrevocably tainted Republican credibility on the stimulus and spending."
My only quibble with the DNC statement is that Republicans, after 8 years of trashing the economy, didn't have any credibility to begin with. They certainly have no credibility regarding government spending or how to get out of the recession they caused. You gotta admire the Republicans' chutzpah, though, and their complete lack of shame at their "gross hypocrisy." What a bunch.