in case you missed it

Once again, the General Assembly makes us proud.

I did a heckuva job!
I did a heckuva job!
A resolution making President Barack Obama an honorary member of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus was blocked this week by Republicans who objected to the language.

State Rep. Austin Scott said he and other Republicans objected to wording that would have put the full chamber on record backing the resolution and its declaration of Obama as a man with an “unimpeachable reputation for integrity.”

These are the same Republicans who passed a resolution commending then-President Bush‘s response to Hurricane Katrina.

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that President Bush … and the others who are engaged in coping with this disaster be recognized for their outstanding and courageous service to the people of this nation.

7 responses to “in case you missed it”

  1. what a time waster – and Obama and unimpeachable integrity is an oxymoron.

  2. Kind of like Bush and “outstanding and courageous service.”

  3. […] is debating a resolution about Barack Obama. The General Assembly passes resolutions on a variety of subjects every year. Some printing office sends a certificate to be framed and displayed, and everyone is happy. Until […]

  4. I have asked on other sites if the GOP did the same for Bush and that, if so, the resolution should be passed in GA.

    When I saw the headline, I was pretty excited, btu then I read the links.

    One resolution makes President Obama an honorary member of our State House. Republicans made a reasonable rewquest to re-word and clarify that they are not part of the endorsement and were refused.

    The other recognizes President Bush and others “including the military and national guard from every state, first responders, private business, emergency medical technicians, cardiac technicians, paramedics, firefighters, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and other law enforcement and devoted citizen volunteers of Georgia and other states, who have given tirelessly during the Hurricane Katrina disaster and its aftermath; and for other purposes.

    Not exactly the same thing.

    I, and many of my friends, were the “others” referred to in the resolution.

    I still say that, if the GOP made a similar resolution for Bush, then turnabout is fair play.

    I also stand by my position that these types of resolutions, no matter where they come from and what they concern, are a waste of the taxpayers money and the lawmakers time.

  5. wow, I really need to stop thumbtyping

  6. I don’t think the request was all that reasonable. These resolutions are ceremonial and largely irrelevant. I doubt anyone would’ve confused Austin Scott or Glenn Richardson with an Obama supporter.

  7. True and Scott didn’t make any friends with this move.

    The whole thing is pure crap. The Black Caucus cries about racism that isn’t there and Scott picks a fight. Either way, Georgia looks dumb.

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