Hypocrisy Watch category archive
Gordon Weil espies a disturbing trend. Here’s the nub of his article (emphasis added):
But a divide has begun to emerge between them (the two major American political parties–ed.) with some Republicans believing that their party should reverse the trend toward greater democracy. Voter suppression and misusing Senate voting practices have become part of the GOP agenda.
Follow the link for his reasoning.
In a related vein, Professor Richard Cherwitz reminds us that, “once democracy is gone, it’s gone.”
Margaret Sullivan reminds us that it’s important to consider the source.
This is especially important if the story is spreading on “social” media.
At the Idaho State Journal, Chris Huston, in a longer article about how, in the fuss over abortion, men are somehow in no way held responsible for their role in unwanted pregnancies, expresses his befuddlement.
Michael in Norfolk addresses the same subject.
At the San Jose Mercury-News, Louis Klarevas, Sonali Rajan and Charles Branas call out the absurdity of the NRA’s plan for the proliferation of portable phalli. Here’s a bit from their article:
One the same topic, the writer of a letter to the editor of The Roanoke Times calls out the misdirection play:
Follow the links for the rest.
Leonard Pitts, Jr., suggests that Justice (sic) Clarence Thomas believes in (I’m paraphrasing here) “rules for thee but not for me.”
Again, I think this is a classic example of projection.
Republicans are willing to cheat, so they believe everyone else is also willing to do so.
At the Inky, Will Bunch uses the recent shooting (gang fight?) in Sacramento as a starting point to consider whether self-proclaimed tough-on-crime prosecutors, who tend disproportionately to target minorities and the poor (remember New York City’s “broken windows” policy?), make a difference. After crunching the numbers, he argues that they do not, despite their preening posturing and pandering to the prejudiced.
Zoom out a little to focus on policy at state level and you’ll find that Republicans have failed so far to implement an agenda that results in safer streets. Indeed, a new report from the centrist think-tank Third Way found “the five states with the highest murder rates, all Trump-voting states, had rates at least 240% higher than New York’s murder rate and at least 150% higher than California’s.” Perhaps that’s not as surprising as it seems, since conservative states tend to have a more entrenched gun culture, and laws to support it.
At Above the Law, Joe Patrice explains that one thing is not like the other thing. An excerpt; follow the link for more.