Wow. That was fast.

Carla Axtman

It didn't sure didn't take some of the T-Bag elected Reps to shrug off their anti-establishment bona fides.

Lee Fang, Think Progress:

At Least 13 New Republican Members Of Congress Hire Corporate Lobbyists To Manage Their Office

To many Americans, Washington is fundamentally broken. While corporations enjoy record profits and executives reward themselves with million-dollar bonuses, lobbyists have gamed the system so corporate behemoths like ExxonMobil and GE pay zero corporate income taxes. During the economic crisis, with high unemployment and stagnant wages, middle class Americans seem to be bearing the sacrifices. Riding a wave of this popular discontent, Republicans won a historical congressional election this year by channeling anger against “Beltway insiders” and Washington corruption.

Perhaps to the surprise of many Tea Party populists who helped elect them, the Washington Post reports, “Many incoming GOP lawmakers have hired registered lobbyists as senior aides. Several of the candidates won with strong support from the anti-establishment tea party movement.” These lobbyists are not public servants. They are experts at carving out special deals and tax giveaways to powerful corporations.

Fang provides a list of those T-Bag elected legislators here, including Senator-elect Pat Toomey (R-Pa) and Senator-elect Rand Paul (R-Ky). Paul has already famously waffled on earrmarks. Toomey, of course, bragged about his ability to drive pork before he was even elected.

Let the T-Bag/GOP implosion commence.

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