The Roanoke Times editorial page this morning (in "A call to end obstructionism"):
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner often jokingly encourages people attending his speeches to chat away on their cellphones, a technology that made the Virginia Democrat a wealthy man.Mark Warner. An impassioned appeal. Immediate action. To prevent default.
But Warner wasn't joking Friday when he made an impassioned appeal to Roanoke business leaders to call their congressional representatives and demand immediate action to prevent the country from defaulting on its debts.
The Times joins him in making that impassioned appeal for immediate action.
But wait. Warner had the chance yesterday (immediate enough for ya?) "to prevent the country from defaulting on its debts."
See H.R. 2560. An immediate action that would have prevented default.
See Warner vote NO.
This from the Times becomes laughable:
For constituents who are still trying to absorb how default could affect their lives, Warner paints a frightening picture. Virginia would lose its triple-A credit rating for the first time in history, jacking up the cost for construction of schools and roads. Families would see interest rates leap for mortgages and car loans. Business expansions would be stifled. On a global level, a U.S. default on some of its debts could trigger "economic calamity across the world," Warner said.You decide how true that statement is.
The former Virginia governor is not given to wild exaggerations.
And, finally, icing on the cake:
"'The hypocrisy of some of these elected officials,' he groaned."
Ain't it the truth.
Expect the Roanoke Times to come out with a scathing piece on Mark Warner's obstructionism any day now.
Any ... day ... now.