Obnoxious. Distorted. False. Intentional.
The Washington Post At Work
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Were it not so obnoxiously partisan, Jonathan Weisman's article on Republican Senators blocking ethics legislation would be laughable.
Weisman goes out of his way to make the case that Democrats are trying to pass "bipartisan" ethics legislation, but are being stopped by Republicans who want a vote on "an unrelated measure" to give President Bush line-item-veto powers over earmarks.
The article is total crap because it fails to accurately point out that Republicans did not halt the legislation, but demanded further debate time to offer more amendments to further tighten the law. The article is total crap because it fails to discuss Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, and Robert Byrd's efforts to block tougher ethics restricts. The article is total crap because it fails to mention how these three rushed to shut down debate before the GOP could offer even more amendments to tighten the law on ethics and earmarks.
The GOP is fighting to tighten laws on earmarks, lobbyists, and ethics. The Democrats are using procedural measures to stop them because when the GOP efforts get to the floor, they are winning. Nonetheless, the Washington Post can't help but blame the GOP.