Yes I’m stealing DPA Communication Director Candace Martin’s shtick, and yes this happened back over my little Christmas break I took, but it’s too good for me to pass up.
Anyway, over the break, Max Brantley caught Rick Crawford waffling again:
U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford has posted on his website encouragement for House Speaker John Boehner to compromise on the payroll tax cut, as Senate Republicans have asked ….. immediately above a news release two days earlier decrying this “irresponsible” deal.
UPDATE: He’s stricken that “irresponsible” item now.
You could see where Crawford might be getting a little antsy. Word might reach the 1st District of Arkansas that he voted to put a $1,000 tax increase on working Americans in nine days and he also voted to adjourn the House and go home — shooting a big bird at the bipartisan consensus reached in the Senate.
Got a nice little screenshot of it too:
Remember, this isn’t the first time Crawford has pulled this. He’s done a fair share of flip flopping on the Affordable Care Act and, if memory serves, privatizing social security. There are plenty of politicians who change their positions and just flat out lie to voters, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen one do so as clumsily as Rick Crawford. But hey, it’s a nice little target for Clark Hall and Gary Latanich to take aim at.