Republican Hypocrisy category archive
In the light of the previous federal executive’s loss in the recent national election, a number of Republican legislators are proposing bills to gut out the vote. One of their justifications* can be loosely paraphrased as “well, lots of persons think that something was wrong, so we must act.”
At the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Howard Kirtz has a suggestion for them. Here’s a bit of his article (emphasis added).
A number of Georgia legislators have stated that they want to protect against any possible fraud by making a whole list of changes to the voting procedures. But there was no fraud. However, the argument goes that so many people are convinced that there was fraud, that the legislators must do something about that perception.
Here is another solution: tell the voters of Georgia the truth! There was no fraud in the recent elections, so there is nothing to fix. If there is a perception problem, tell the voters the truth. That will fix the perception problem. If the legislators do not think that will fix the problem, then they have no faith in their own ability to persuade. They should retire from the political arena and let those who can speak the truth in a convincing way lead the state.
*The “justifications,” of course, are just for show; gutting out the vote is the goal, not an unintentional side effect. Said “justifications” make your local used car dealers claims about that used Yugo that’s been on the lot for two decades look truthful.
At Above the Law, Tyler Broker calls out the two-facedness. A nugget:
A light must also be shed on the amount of organized hypocrisy you see surrounding cancel culture alarmists. As a San Francisco 49ers fan, I remember quite clearly the reaction by one leader in particular, who conservatives are now literally worshipping with golden statues, toward NFL players who knelt during the national anthem. Conservatives cheered when the orange-painted loser of 2020 demanded peacefully protesting players should be fired or physically dragged off the field. But wait, wouldn’t that make the orange man and his cult following proponents of cancel culture? Not according to them of course. Even when they (I would argue rightfully in this case), “cancel” a speaker at their uncancelling America party they don’t seem to grasp the irony of it all. But it is difficult, if not impossible, to find greater hypocrisy on any issue than the kind exhibited by cancel culture alarmists.
(Inadvertently posted for a short time yesterday, then rescheduled for today, when I wished it to post.)
E. J. Montini suggests that Arizona’s Congressman Paul Gosar’s actions belie his words.
The Trumpettes’ “I was just following orders” defense doesn’t look like it’s going to fly.
We are a society of stupid.
David dissects Tucker Carlson’s gaslighting about QAnon (Warning: Short ad at the end).
Clarence Page exposes the con. A nugget:
The Des Moines Register’s Rekha Basu comments on Iowa legistors’ attempts to keep information from the New York Times’ 1619 Project out of public schools. She finds that effort particularly disheartening because the project was led by a black woman from Iowa.
The bill amounts to government censorship of the sort you’d expect from a totalitarian state. Its sponsors would do well to back away from it now, or expect to be mocked and dogged by what they did the rest of their political careers.
One more time, heaven forbid that American students learn what life was really like in ye olde South.
Meanwhile, Republicans decide that they just can’t bring themselves to uncross the Rubicon that they crossed five years ago..