Republican Hypocrisy category archive
Yastreblyansky marvels at the contortions to which the Trump administration is willing to go to justify stealing children from their parents.
. . . but Leonard Pitts, Jr., doesn’t care to listen. Indeed, he publishes his “don’t bother to read” list. An excerpt:
At this stage of the game, how much satisfaction is there in being able to say, “I told you so?”
About as much as there is in buying a fire extinguisher after the house burns down.
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Thom tries to understand why Republicans are so dead set against affordable health care. Callers propose various theories.
(I think the second caller may be onto something.)
Elie Mystal investigates the historical (“originalist,” if you will) meaning of the term “emoluments” and finds that Constitutional “originalists” have no grounds for defending Donald Trump against charges of violating the “Emoluments Clause” of the Constitution.
Then he has a revelation:
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Shaun Mullen explores Mitch McConnell’s ties to Russia. A snippet:
While McConnell certainly is not compromised to the extent the Don is, he has had much to do with making over the GOP into a pro-Russian party. He got a cool $2.5 million in the 2015-16 election season from Ukrainian-born billionaire Leonard “Len” Blavatnik, an oligarch who is the business partner of Oleg Deripaska. (Deripaska did about $60 million worth of business with Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and controls three companies that the Trump administration thoughtfully is relieving of Obama administration-imposed sanctions.)
Follow the link to learn more about the vice of the turtle.
David Atkins skewers the narrative that somehow Democrats bear some–indeed, any–reponsibility for the Trumpian temper tantrum. A nugget:
The current standoff over the shutdown–now moving into a record-breaking fifth week–is less of a negotiation than it is a hostage crisis. Donald Trump is less a politician bargaining for a deal, and more a stick-up man out of time and trapped by the cops, determined to hurt innocents rather than give himself up. And Mitch McConnell is his willing accomplice.
Ben Boychuk, normally a reliable rationalizer of Republicanism, wonders whether Mitt Romney’s criticism of Donald Trump should put us in mind of a passage from the Gospel of Matthew. An excerpt:
There’s nothing quite like Christmas in Donald Trump’s kiddie koncentration kamps.