Sunday, August 2, 2015

Inquirer Letters Extra: Fealty to the process, sometimes

It seems that the GOP respects democracy, and wants to move on, only when it likes the result.

Inquirer Letters Extra: Fealty to the process, sometimes

Sen. Pat Toomey says it´s time to move on, after the defeat of his gun-control bill.
Sen. Pat Toomey says it's time to move on, after the defeat of his gun-control bill. MARK WILSON / Getty Images

 

 

Three full years after the Affordable Care Act was passed over Republican obstructionist actions, their Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Jr. (R., Ky.) recently found it necessary to remind us that Democrats will be to blame for its certain failure.

He chides President Obama for failing to take GOP concerns public. But isn't that all McConnell has ever done - express concerns without any real interest in moving forward?

His colleague, Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.), recently said in an email update on his failed gun control legislation that "the Senate has spoken on the subject, and it's time to move on."

So it seems that the GOP respects democracy, and wants to move on, only when it likes the result.

Peter Matthews, Garnet Valley, pematthews@gmail.com

 

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