More Fools

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), lacking any sense of irony or maybe even working brain cells, wants an investigation into the... well, I'll let the WSJ explain:

Rep. Kevin Brady asked for an explanation of why the government-run subway system didn’t, in his view, adequately prepare for this past weekend’s rally to protest government spending and government services.


The Texas Republican on Wednesday released a letter he sent to Washington’s Metro system complaining that the taxpayer-funded subway system was unable to properly transport protesters to the rally to protest government spending and expansion.

“These individuals came all the way from Southeast Texas to protest the excessive spending and growing government intrusion by the 111th Congress and the new Obama administration,” Brady wrote. “These participants, whose tax dollars were used to create and maintain this public transit system, were frustrated and disappointed that our nation’s capital did not make a great effort to simply provide a basic level of transit for them.”

A spokesman for Brady says that “there weren’t enough cars and there weren’t enough trains.” Brady tweeted as much from the Saturday march. “METRO did not prepare for Tea Party March! More stories. People couldn’t get on, missed start of march. I will demand answers from Metro,” he wrote on Twitter.

H/t to JC for that much. But wait, it gets better, Back in July HR3288, a Transportation and HUD appropriations bill, came up for a vote. It included $150 million for emergency maintenance funding for the DC Metro.

Brady voted against it

The only appropriate response to people like this is open, mocking laughter.


  1. You know it's bad when a Republican is mocked by the Wall Street Journal

  2. Nice Catch? that $150 million was part of a bill that spent Billions of dollars. Perhaps he was against 99% of the other things that the bill was spending on. This is a "stupid blog trick" to make you think he voted against something that was a minor part of something much larger.

  3. If he's in favor of public transit spending, anonymous #2, then why is he palling around with teabaggers?

  4. #2 here. Teabaggers aren't against all spending. It's overspending and spending on useless stuff.

  5. We're not talking about generic spending, we're specifically talking about public transit. I think if you polled the crowd that showed up in DC for rally and asked them whether they were in favor of government spending on public transit, you'd find damn few who'd say yes.