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Republican Hypocrisy category archive

Octopussy’s Garden 0

Tony Norman punctures Little Ricky’s bubble of racism.

(Follow the link to understand the title of this post.)

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Q. Mute Hawley? 0

A. No. Farron explains why.

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The Abstainer 0

Liz Cheney, speaking to Steve Scalise, Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert, etc., all of whom are holding glasses filled with a red liquid, says,

Via Job’s Anger.

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Denial Is Not Just a River in Egypt 0

At the Des Moines Register, Walter Suza takes issue with South Carolina Senator Tim Scott.

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The Noaccount Recount 0

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Vaccine Nation 0

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Kevin McDermott highlights the hypocrisy:

The Biden administration has rightly vowed there will be no federal vaccine passport or vaccination requirement of any kind. The idea of a vaccine passport isn’t about government control over citizens, but business’ control over the safety of their customers. Yet the same Republicans who have argued that private businesses should be allowed to discriminate against, say, same-sex couples are suddenly all civil-rightsy when it comes to discriminating against the next potential Typhoid Mary.

Follow the link for the rest.

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Dis Coarse Discourse 0

Two Republican Elephants in front of White House.  One says to the other,

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Aside:

“Social” media isn’t.

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“Bait and Switch” 0

The Arizona Republic’s E. J. Montini follows the money.

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The Traditionalists 0

Mitch McConnell:  I am outraged that Democrats would even suggest eliminating the filibuster.  Ted Cruz:  Indeed, have they no respect for the sacred traditions of the Senate.  McConnell:  The 60-vote rule has been in effect since 1975.  Cruz:  Democrats cannot disregard the wisdom of our distant forefathers for mere partisan advantage.    McConnell:  The filibuster is a necessary tool of bipartisan compromise.  Cruz:  And, if the last few years have taught Americans anything, it is that Republicans value bipartisan compromise above all else.  McConnell:  And, even worse--they want to add more seats to the Supreme Court to restore

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Gutting Out the Vote 0

Republican Elephants toting voter suppression laws and carrying tiki torches chant,

Via The Bob Cesca Show Blog.

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Russian Impulses 0

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Gene Collier looks at some news that hasn’t gotten much attention in the media frenzy surrounding the Chauvin trial. A snippet:

But where the Mueller Report produced a detailed framework of the Trump campaign’s relationship to Russian intelligence, the Treasury report explains in full bloom the open channel the campaign maintained with Russian operatives, specifically through the role played in the “Russia hoax” by Konstantin Kilimnik.

So that Russia hoax? Not a hoax.

Details at the link.

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Rugged Individualists 0

Persons holding a sign saying

Via Job’s Anger.

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Truth about Consequences 0

The editorial board of The Roanoke Times punctures the pretense behind right-wing claims that there’s something called “cancel culture.” A snippet (emphasis added):

One of the first lessons we learn as children is that actions have consequences.

If we eat all our peas, we’ll get dessert.

If we pull the cat’s tail, we’ll probably get scratched.

If we put our hand on a hot stove, we’ll get burned.

These are simple lessons, even if they’re sometimes disagreeable. We really hate peas and pulling the cat’s tail is kind of fun, although getting clawed to bloody shreds isn’t.

So why, then, all the fuss over something now being called “the cancel culture”?

This is simply a larger version of that childhood lesson: Actions have consequences. Those who object to the so-called “cancel culture” just don’t like those consequences.

Much, much more at the link.

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Packs of Lies 0

The Arizona Republic’s Elvia Diaz points out that Republicans are against court packing except when they do it.

Follow the link for the evidence.

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Empty Thoughts, Unanswered Prayers 0

U. S. map with thoughts and prayers

Via Job’s Anger.

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“Performance Trumpism” 0

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Both Sides Don’t 0

NJ.com’s editorial board reminds us that bipartisanship is a two-player game.

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The Two Oaths 0

The Hippocratic Oath is sworn by doctors. If you come to a doctor complaining of a non-existent condition, the doctor will not treat you for it. Rather, he will accept the medical evidence that you have no such condition (and perhaps refer you counseling).

The Hypocritical Oath is sworn by Republican politicians. If you come to them complaining of a non-existent condition, they’ll treat the bejesus out of it.

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A Tune for the Times 0

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Vaccine Nation, Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’ Dept. 0

Florida Man sues the CDC to allow him to unleash a fleet of floating petri dishes.

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