Republican Hypocrisy category archive
Florida Governor DeSantis is against state censorship, except for when he favors it.
Who would have thought that, if you conspire to overthrow the government, you could be found guilty in court of conspiring to overthrow the government?
Jean Guerrero rips the hood off those who claim to be “colorblind” as they campaign against affirmative action. Here’s a tiny bit from the article (emphasis added):
But those same activists who’ve stoked the flames of antagonism toward affirmative action have close ties to the architects of this country’s metastasizing white nationalist movement. These links reveal the activists’ ultimate agenda, which has nothing to do with ending racism.
Follow the link for the evidence.
At Above the Law, Liz Dye digs into a Federal Judge’s ruling that FLorida’s “Anti-Woke” law violates the U. S. Constitution. She quotes a bit from the decision (emphasis added):
To confront certain viewpoints that offend the powers that be, the State of Florida passed the so-called “Stop W.O.K.E.” Act2 in 2022—redubbed (in line with the State’s doublespeak) the “Individual Freedom Act.” The law officially bans professors from expressing disfavored viewpoints in university classrooms while permitting unfettered expression of the opposite viewpoints. Defendants argue that, under this Act, professors enjoy “academic freedom” so long as they express only those viewpoints of which the State approves. This is positively dystopian.
Follow the link for the rest.
Shorter Melinda Henneberger to Kevin McCarthy: Be careful what you
sell your soul wish for.
At the San Francisco Chronicle, Anna Grzymala-Busse argues forcefully that we are at right of losing our democracy because of sore losers and their hurt fee-fees. Here’s how she starts her article; follow the link for the rest.
Yet a slew of American politicians, overwhelmingly Donald Trump supporters, fail this basic test.
. . . and Republican Senators don’t want anyone to talk about it.
*Just for example, I went cycling today in a tee-shirt and gym shorts in November for Pete’s sake. And we’ve been running that AC all week. In November. This is beyond being a fluke.
I fear for my grandchildren.
At The Sacramento Bee, Melinda Henneberger marvels at the outburst of Republican mean for the sake of mean following the assault and battery of Nancy Pelosi’s husband.
My friend saw a news report about the
goons folks whe have been patrolling Arizona’s ballot drop boxes while carrying weapons and wearing body armor; she asked me if I knew anthing about it.
I said, “They claim that they are protecting the integrity of the vote, but they are actually right-wing–er–enthusiasts trying to intimidate voters.”
At Above the Law, Liz Dye points her finger at John Eastman and says, “But the emails!”
The hypocrisy is not surprising. Hypocrisy has been with us since Eve lied about eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge, and “Republican family values” has never been any more than bait for the trap. The trap caught the “Christian right,” the scribes and pharisees of American Christianity.
What’s surprising is the absolutely unapologetic brazenness of it all and how it
goes unnoticed has seemingly no effect on their dupes acolytes.
At Above the Law, Liz Dye takes an in-depth look at Donald Trump’s attempts to use “executive privilege” to avoid accountability for his actions. A snippet; much more at the link:
It’s worth noting that, while the dispute over Trump retaining classified documents is factually unrelated to the January 6 grand jury, both cases involve Trump making a post-presidential privilege invocation, against the wishes of the incumbent president, and in an apparent attempt to shield himself from either bad publicity or criminal prosecution.