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Republican Hypocrisy category archive

What Is Truth? Reprise 0

Steven M. argues that, for the right-wing, truth is not a thing. A snippet:

After Watergate, Republicans conceded the guilt of Nixon and his associates. Modern Republicans will never acknowledge any wrongdoing on the part of Trump and his circle, and will never talk of the Russia investigation as anything other than an act of raw politics.

Follow the link to see the evidence he adduces for that statement.

No Nunes Is Good Nunes 0

Mike considers the recently revealed remarks by Dennis Nunes regarding protecting Donald Trump. His remarks about Republicans who are retiring at about the five minute mark are spot on. (Warning: language).

Ryan’s Derp 0

Field points out that there’s no there there.

A Taylor-Made Tantrum 0

My Congress critter is affronted that local media had the unmitigated gall to talk about real stuff that actually happened, so he’s taking his football and going home.

Deconstruction and the Privatization Scam 0

Thom explains how Republicans are nibbling away at the common good.

The Prophet 0

Donald Trump holding the

GOP Health Care: Don’t Get Sick. If You Do Get Sick, Die Quickly. 0

Professor points to words on screen:

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True Trump Believers 0

Man wearing Trump 2020 shirt says,

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Inquiring Minds Want To Know 0

David Treadwell asks a question:

Let me toss in another question, more food for thought: “Why is it unpatriotic for NFL players to take a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality and patriotic for an American president to bend over for a Russian dictator?”

More at the link.

Are You Going to Scarborough Fair? 0

While thankful that they have awakened from their willful slumbers, I can feel little sympathy for the sycophantic pundits who rode to fame and fortune on the Republican pony, but who are now realizing what the rest of us knew all along, that, throughout the ride, they were clutching an asp to their bosoms.

For example.

Word Ploy 0

Donald Trump as Pinochio with a long wooden nose reading from statement:  Did I say

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Suffer the Children 0

It’s not scripture. It’s Republicanism.

Misdirection Play, A Civil Tongue Dept. 0

William Chafe reminds us of another time when the powers that be collapsed upon their fainting couches at the prospect of a “lack of civility.”

The Art of the Con 0

A Civil Tongue Meets the Bully’s Pulpit 0

As Republicans and their dupes, symps, and fellow travelers clutch their pearls and fall upon their fainting couches, stunned that someone politely asked Sara Huckabee Sanders to dine elsewhere, Connie Schultz points out what the pearl-clutchers omit to say. A snippet:

Sarah Sanders is a bully. Any discussion about her that raises the issue of civility is nothing but an intellectual exercise by people who aren’t worried enough about the harm her boss, the bully in chief, is inflicting on this country. Trump attacked The Red Hen on Twitter, too. Of course he did.

Civility requires mutual respect. The Red Hen employees apparently understood this. If someone spends her days making clear her disregard for you and her willingness to harm you by parroting her boss’ bigotry, no one should expect you to act as if it doesn’t matter when she’s not talking into a microphone.

Borderline Disorder: Cruelty by Design 0

E. J. Dionne highlights the hypocrisy. A snippet:

Now, the party of family values is caught up in the forcible separation of children from their parents. Members of the GOP, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, try to rationalize the spectacle of kids torn away from their moms and dads at the border by blaming court decisions or (in Trump’s case) Democrats.

Thus do Republicans compound their inhumanity with a lie. The only reason this is happening is because of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to incarcerate those who enter the country illegally and to take their young children away on the that’ll-teach-’em theory.

Sessions has spoken of this thuggishness with pride. . . .

“If you don’t want your child separated,” he said last month, “then don’t bring them across the border illegally.”

This is cruelty by design.

“Compassionate Conservatism” Has Always Been an Oxymoron 0

Donald Trump just makes it more obvious.

Donald Trump on television saying,

Via Juanita Jean.

The Court Is in Sessions 0

Thom and Frank Schaeffer discuss Jeff Sessions’s laughable attempt to invoke Godwin’s Law to end criticism of Donald Trump’s venality and brutality.

A Civil Tongue 0

Joe Patrice reacts to the conservatives who clutch their pearls and fall upon their fainting coaches because a restaurateur politely ask Sara Huckabee Sanders to find somewhere else to eat. A nugget:

One might suggest that civility probably starts with not torturing children and joking about it, but that would be playing their game. No, let’s just reject the shiny object of another disastrous trip down civility lane and keep our eyes on the ball — there are kids out there who really need help.

The Trade-Off 0

The Charlotte Observer’s Isaac Bailey comments on the what Republicans have paid for their dominance of the Presidency and the Congress. After listing some of their “victories” (Neil Gorsuch, a purportedly pro-life president appointing wingnut Federal judges, triumphing in the “war on Christmas” which never was), he totals the price tag:

Congratulations on your pyrrhic victories.

All it cost you was your integrity.

All you had to do was make a man who rose to national political prominence on open bigotry president of the United States.

And relinquish all credible claims of being the party of family values and faith.