Ed Driscoll

Hypocrisy, Thy Name is Mark Warner

In her new gig at the Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin points of the hypocrisy of a recent op-ed by Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) on what’s ailing the economy that ran in…the Washington Post. As Jennifer writes:

Warner suggests that we should “require federal agencies to identify and eliminate one existing regulation for each new regulation they want to add.” Wow, could that be retroactive?

I mean, Warner voted for the mammoth financial reform bill and for ObamaCare. Together those laws have thousands of new requirements, regulations and mandates on business. If Warner were really concerned that “Washington regulators are stifling fresh investment and discouraging innovation through new rules and requirements,” why would he have voted for such regulation?

Back in 2005, when Howard Dean first became chairman of the Democratic National Committee (which he held until last year, he breathlessly told the late Tim Russert, “I will use whatever position I have in order to root out hypocrisy.” (And physician heal thyself in that department).

No doubt, voters will continue their own efforts to surgically remove as much hypocrisy from the Senate as they can in 2012. With possibly much more dramatic results than Dr Dean’s attempts.