Republican Hypocrisy category archive
The Orlando Sentinel’s Scott Maxwell is fed up with Florida Republicans’ hypocritical kabuki on immigration and immigrants.
Connie Schultz notes Donald Trump’s recent visit to an evangelical “Christian” church and marvels at his new-found faith. A snippet:
This (visit to a church–ed.) may be a bit confounding for those of you who remember that Trump rarely visited a church during the 2016 campaign, and when he did in Council Bluffs, Iowa, he pulled dollar bills out of his pocket when the communion plate passed his way. Well, look, if you’re going to dwell on all that, you are never going to be invited to join Trump’s newly founded Christian Church of Campaign Convenience.
No relo, says the judge, noting that the wannabe Florida Man is unwilling to speak for himself.
At the Idaho State Journal, Retired Professor Leonard Hitchcock examines ten of Republicans’ most common arguments (methinks “smokescreens” would be a more accurate term) against the impeachment of Donald Trump and concludes that “deceptive” (my word, not his) would be a charitable description of them. Here’s an example; follow the link for the rest.
This objection stands the truth on its head. The Constitution explicitly gives Congress the power to oversee the executive’s actions, in order to insure that the president does not become a tyrant. It is Trump who has overreached his authority and attempted to deny the Congress its proper role.
Above the Law reports that Donald Trump has decreed that the District of Columbia is his own little sanctuary city just for his ownsome. A snippet:
The president has repeatedly ducked the process server in a defamation suit brought by Elle advice columnist E. Jean Carroll, who claims he sexually assaulted her in the dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman years ago. Now he argues in a proposed order filed Friday that the Supreme Court of New York County lacks personal jurisdiction over him because he’s not a New York domiciliary.
Much more at the link.
In The Roanoke Times, James Ballou looks behind the smokescreen of Republican rhetoric to discern the essence of today’s Republican Party.
For the Republican Party, the stoking of the racist, homophobic, 2nd amendment and religious fears of the poor and lower middle classes is only a means to an end. The true goal is to grow the riches of the wealthy. However, to do so they need the votes of rural poor and lower middle class whites. The Republican Party is now composed of corporations, the greed driven super wealthy and by a much larger group of dissatisfied whites who are afraid they will be unable to maintain their vision of a status quo and who have become conditioned to blame people of color, other religions and sexual orientations for their perceived plight.
Thom and a caller wonder why Donald Trump’s public correction in plain view is being ignored.
Nicholas Kristoff adds commentary. A nugget:
The essential difference between Nixon and Trump lies neither in their misconduct nor in their unsuitability for office but in the grim refusal of today’s Republican Party to notice wrongdoing and its determination to stand by Trump come what may.
What’s different today is not the abuse of power by a rogue president but his party leaders’ shortage of principle.
In the Idaho State Journal, Larry Gebhardt explains. A snippet:
The three monkeys are Mizaru, covering his eyes, who sees no evil; Kikazaru, covering his ears, who hears no evil; and Iwazaru, covering his mouth, who speaks no evil. The proverb and the image are often used to refer to a lack of moral responsibility on the part of people who refuse to acknowledge impropriety, looking the other way or feigning ignorance. Another name is code of silence.
Our congressional delegation and their staffs have issued statements in various media that indicate they are in the camp of Mizaru, Kikazaru and Iwazaru . . . .
In a tangentially related topic, Steven Lawson explores the enduring fascination with conspiracy theories in U. S. politics.
In the Des Moines Register, Rekha Basu argues that misdirection plays are all that Republicans have left.