The Democrat/progressive side of the aisle often accuses the Republicans of working against legeslation they previously promoted when it becomes something Democrats are for, for no other reason than they will oppose ANYTHING the other side, and especially Obama, support.
Oddly, they never seem to acknowledge that they do the same thing. This article shows that sometimes the right is more interested in the environment, and less interested in opposing something just because it is right in line with the stated beliefs of their political opponents.
“Progressives and environmentalists in the House opposed it, and ultimately stopped it by one vote. If that sounds upside-down, it’s because there was another element: The specter of local governments banning plastic bags completely.”
Next time you hear a Democrat accuse the Republicans of obstructionism for the sake of obstructionism, you might point out the mistake of throwing stones from the porch of a glass house.
- L.A. Votes to Ban Plastic Bags, Faces Still Okay [Bans] (gawker.com)
- LA Approves Ban on Plastic Grocery Bags (theepochtimes.com)
- City Council Votes on L.A.’s Ambitious Plastic and Paper Bag Ban Tomorrow (laist.com)
- LA becomes largest US city to ban single-use plastic bags (usnews.msnbc.msn.com)