Moran, D-8th, told those attending the Arlington County Democratic Committee's annual Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner on June 9 that while he in theory might oppose the fiscal irresponsibility of “earmarks” - funneling money to projects in a member of Congress's district - he understands the value they have to constituents.Also, as mentioned at TPM Muck, props to the beat guy at the Sun Gazette for picking up on the right quote, and then being willing to run with the colorful language in tact.
“When I become chairman [of a House appropriations subcommittee], I'm going to earmark the shit out of it,” Moran buoyantly told a crowd of 450 attending the event.
If this is all the Democratic Party has to offer next year as a reason for tossing the asshats and craphounds out on their ears in exchange for BlueState control, then we are truly fscked! This kind of odious and venal behavior is the reason I am not getting as fired up about this year as I might otherwise. The DCCC deliberately goes out and picks barely literate mouth breathers like this to run under their banner for a number of reasons, although it primarily has to do with their moral flexibility and ability to raise money.
Meanwhile, people who might really make good stewards of the People's House can't get a fscking phone call from Rahm Emanuel or Nancy Pelosi.
And this is a shout out to all my progressive Western Blogovia scribes who were all star struck out at Yearly Kos in Sin City last week, the DCCC is not your friend, they are not interested in being your partner, and they don't even really want your raising money. They want you to stay the hell out of their business, and Moran is a perfect metaphor for their business.