That is why this story caught my eye. The opposition this time seems to have moved them to mounting a reactionary type vendetta.
Congress’s Exemption from Obamacare Make Congress get insurance the same way the little people do? Hill denizens howl in fury.
The Congressional Leadership Empire decided to strike back at Vitter. Politico reported that several Democratic senators have asked staff to draft legislation that would deny federal health subsidies to anyone who votes for the Vitter plan, even if Vitter’s plan doesn’t become law. An even more spiteful draft bill would bar subsidies to any lawmaker or aide found by a congressional ethics committee to have “engaged in the solicitation of prostitution.”
Aside from the strong-arm tactics that this dust-up provides us a rare opportunity to witness, there is the implied better-than-thou by the Senators out to punish Vitter and allies for his dissent with them.
What I observed here was what I wished to place in my archives. It's been abundantly clear that DC has been operating in a crony-capitalist capacity for many years, but most openly -- do a search for the word brazen on this blog for more examples -- in these last five years.
So please note that they who seek now to punish Vitter, specifically for a past forgiven incident of "solicitation of prostitution," have themselves proven to be the best paid whores in our country's history. Thus, Senators Reid and Boxer, in attacking Vitter this way, are well past shameless.