There is nothing more tiresome in Washington than the eternal circle of hypocrisy that comes when the branches of government change hands. What was once presidential overreach and legislating by fiat becomes praiseworthy initiative taking. What was once obstruction becomes #resistance. Former deficit hawks pass trillion dollar bills. The filibuster goes from an outdated usurpation of the voters’ will to a time-honored consensus builder.
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D., Wash.) said Friday evening that the FTC and DOJ should probe certain western refineries over gas price spikes this past year on MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow.”