Archive for the ‘Hypocracy’ Category

RNC’s DOMA Dilemma

March 27, 2013

This must be driving them nuts.

The Republican National Committee recently came out with an analysis dissecting their performance in the last Presidential election. Among their conclusions, the Republican Party should be more accepting of gay marriage, work to create a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, and generally stop attacking women and minorities.

Oh the schadenfreude!
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Take Them At Their Word

May 21, 2012

There is a conservative ideology called “originalism”, which presupposes that the practitioners of this ideology know the original intent of the founders of our nation, and that the original intent of the founders is sacred and should be immutable.

Now, this ideology is ridiculous on the very face of it.  First off, the sacred founding fathers had slaves, and it would be hard for these true believers to argue that we should return to this original principle of the founders.  Secondly, the founding fathers built into their original blueprint for our country a means for amending their design – meaning they knew they did not possess the final word on what our nation should become.

We could twist ourselves in knots over this for hours – the founders word was immutable, and their immutable word was that their words were indeed mutable.  Which means they could be wrong.  If they were wrong, they were wrong about their word being mutable, therefore their words were sacred.  Their sacred immutable words were that their words were indeed mutable.. and so on and so on and so on.

But let’s take these Originalists at their word: they believe what the founders said was totally true and correct.

These same Originalists also say that government is a bad thing, even going so far as saying they wanted to get government down to the size that it could be drowned in a bathtub, and then drown it in a bathtub (metaphorically speaking, of course).

If I remember correctly (and I do), someone once said that government should be “of the people by the people, and for the people”.  Gee, I wonder who it could have been.  Could it have been the founding fathers the originalists so revere?  The ones that designed a government fo the people, by the people and for the people?

By that logic then, these originalists, who believe the original intent of the founders to be the gospel of our nation, they want to drown America in a bathtub (metaphorically speaking).

Just sayin’.

One Clue Short Of Having A Clue

May 19, 2012

OMG.

From the local paper:

Dear editor,

Yesterday I received a mailer from Commissioner Lisa Birkman’s opponent, comparing her to President Barack Obama. At first I thought it was a joke, until I read both sides.

While our liberal, socialist-leaning president has decided that government spending is the answer to everything, Commissioner Birkman has been a conservative steward of our tax dollars.

Sure, our county has the “highest per-capita debt in all of Texas.” But that is because we, the residents, decided to address our quality of life by voting for road bonds to ease our traffic problems.

Look all over Precinct 1 and you see road construction going on, to ease our traffic problems. Imagine what traffic would be like in five years, without the improvements.

Maybe Commissioner Birkman’s opponent doesn’t drive. I do, and I appreciate Commissioner Birkman’s efforts, and ask the voters of Pct. 1 to elect her to another term.

Charlie Culpepper, Round Rock

Amazing.  Simply astounding.

This guy has not even the first clue about the irony of what he is saying.

Did he even read what he wrote?

He blasts the government for spending money… except when the money benefits him personally (even when it is a grotesquely obscene amount of money, to put words in Birkman’s opponent’s mouth), well, then it is OK.  More than OK, it is conservative stewardship.

This is what bothers me so much about the Tea Party movement, and conservatives in general. 

Government spending is bad, BAD.  Well, unless it benefits me, then it is OK.  Rank hypocrisy.

Or, almost as bad but much more rare, they are consistent in their beliefs, and ALL government spending is bad, and it doesn’t matter if the spending is totally needed in order to take care of our civic responsibilities, or to provide needed services like roads and schools.  They will cut off their own noses just to spite their faces, just as long as it cuts your nose off too.  Thanks, but no, I’ll keep my nose.

And apparently this guy used to be a mayor.  (Thankfully, at least it is “used to be”!)

Bloodthirsty

September 13, 2011

During each of the two most recent debates came a moment of the most disgusting display of bloodthirsty hypocrisy I have ever seen from the “pro-life” crowd.

During the debate on September 7th, the moderator asked Rick Perry, “You are the most prolific serial killer in the United States, how do you sleep at night?”

Well, the moderator tried to ask the question, or a question with a similar meaning, but got interrupted by a wildly cheering crowd.

Them “pro-lifers” sure enjoy them a bloodbath, don’t they?

Then, this week, during the debate on September 12th, those “pro-lifers” again cheered the death of anyone who can’t afford health care.

Ron Paul was asked “Congressman, should society just let him die?” Cheers.

Let him die.

Ron Paul discredits himself by saying they never turned anyone away, then reverses himself and says essentially people get what they deserve, then tries to reframe the discussion to make it about “bureaucracy” making the prices go up.

Never mind that both Medicare and Medicaid run their operations with a tiny fraction of the overhead that private insurance companies have, making them more efficient and more cost-effective. 

Never mind that, in order to make sure the risk pool includes everyone and to prevent the  scenario from occurring, the new health care law prevents people from opting out and not paying into the system, so that they can’t unfairly take advantage of the system without paying their share.

And, surprisingly, never mind that, even according to Ron Paul that no one was ever turned away, SOMEONE has to pay for the services rendered, and it always ends up being you and me.

No, the point among all these distractions is that the typical so-called “pro-life” conservative is a bloodthirsty, murderous hypocrite.

Bullshit

August 16, 2011

Bullshit

(Thanks again to American Progress for the funny daily cartoons, like this one! You can see their archive and sign up for the daily funny in your inbox here.)

What Created the Debt?

June 3, 2011
Out of control spending on welfare? I don’t think so…
 
Thanks to American Progress for the facts!

Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows

March 14, 2011

Wow.

Just wow.

One of the signers on the recall petition of a Wisconsin state Senator is… his wife.

Seems the Senator has moved out of his district and in with his 25-year-old mistress.  Who just happens to be a lobbyist. 

Nice.

WHERE THE HELL IS THE SHARED SACRIFICE?

March 4, 2011

Corporations pay less in taxes than you do.  They often pay less than what is in your pocket right now, even if all you have in your pocket right now is lint.

The wealthy, who depend less on government services, have gotten huge tax breaks.  You, who depend far more on government services than you realize, are getting your services cut.  (You’d better believe that the services that do benefit the wealthy are not being cut, they are just making you pay for it instead of them.)  And while you may be paying less in taxes, the amount you are paying in fees and other “not tax increases” has gone up.

The end point is you and the rich guy paying a la carte for services you actively use, while you still lose the services that protect you and your family (the EPA, FDA, USDA, EEOC and OSHA aren’t designed to offer services a la carte, unlike toll roads, permit fees, and the like).

But you’d better watch out, the government wants some of your crumbs….

A CEO, a tea bagger, and an IRS agent

March 4, 2011

There is a plate with a dozen cookies on the table.

The CEO takes all twelve cookies, then leans over to the tea bagger and says, “You’d better watch out for the government guy, he wants some of your crumbs…”

A CEO, a tea bagger, and a Union worker at a table…

March 1, 2011

There is a plate with a dozen cookies on the table.

The CEO takes eleven cookies, then leans over to the tea bagger and says, “You’d better watch out for the union guy, he wants part of your cookie…”

Sorry, this was the Ronald Reagan 100th anniversary memorial edition of the joke, from back in the 1980’s.

See the updated post for the current ratio…


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