The Mind-numbing Hypocrisy of the GOP

Hypocrisy: 1.the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform; pretense. a pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one does not really possess.

Witness Principled Conservatism in action.

Gov. Rick Perry: Then: Let no one be mistaken – Donald Trump’s candidacy is a cancer on conservatism, and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised and discarded. Now: backing Donald Trump. In fact, he’d be open to being his VP. Perry is willing to be running mate with…Cancer. Interesting. Just the kind of character I want to see at the helm of the ship of state.

Gov. Bobby Jindal: The former Louisiana governor, who during his own presidential campaign called Trump a “narcissist” and an “egomaniacal madman,”.Like all narcissists, Donald Trump is insecure and weak.” But, Jindal wrote in a Wall Street Journal column that he’s voting for Trump, “warts and all.” Now backing Trump. Because it’s always better to vote for an egomaniacal, narcissistic, insecure, weak madman, then to vote for a Democrat. Jindal and all the others would vote for Hitler, another egomaniacal narcissistic madman before they’d vote for a Democrat. They actually believe that the Democrats are worse than the Nazi’s. I somehow don’t think that this is the kind of thinking that’s going to bring the country together.

Senator Kelly Ayotte: The New Hampshire senator, who is also in a tight reelection battle, says she plans to “support” but not “endorse” Trump, (???) WTF???

Senator Marco Rubio: “I’m concerned about the Nuclear Codes in the hands of an “erratic con-man.” Rubio is now supporting Trump who belittled and humiliated him during the primaries. Rubio stands by his assessment that he’s an erratic con-man, but he’ll support him to be the President of the United States, because…it’s better to put the nuclear codes in the hands of an erratic con-man than to not vote for a Republican. Hey, he pledged he’d support the nominee? If that nominee happens to be an “erratic con-man”, he’s still a Republican, and you know….Party before country. It’s always good to know that Rubio would support an erratic con-artist for President of the United States. Just the kind of guy we need in the Oval Office.

Rep. Peter King:He’s not qualified to be president.” And Now?? “It’s important for the party to get behind Donald Trump.”

Gov. Jim Gilmore You cannot direct your anger towards people. That is Fascist talk”. Fascist?? Wow. What say you now Guv? “ The fact of the matter is, I didn’t attack him as a person”. Oh? Really? Who were you talking about Governor?

The winner just might be Jersey for worst hypocrite yet.

Gov. Chris Christie who’s slogan is, “Telling it like it is.” Let er rip Guv. If this is like it is, then IT is a bullshit sandwich, and you took the first bite.

“Showtime is over,” he said in January. “We are not electing an entertainer-in-chief. Showmanship is fun, but it is not the kind of leadership that will truly change America.”

“He has not the first idea of how to run a government, not the first idea,” Christie said of Trump on Feb. 7 in Hampton, New Hampshire, when he urged voters to “get off the Trump train before it’s too late.” (Christie was the first of the Principled candidates to get on…)

As a candidate, Christie ridiculed the Republican frontrunner for having a “make-believe” campaign that amounted to little more than reality TV and sought to remind voters that they aren’t electing an “entertainer-in-chief.”

“The guy who’s running first in the polls. You know it’s all make believe, right?” Christie said days ahead of the New Hampshire primary. “It’s just not real. It’s all for TV.”

“Being president is also nothing like being in a fake boardroom in Manhattan and looking across the room and saying, ‘You’re fired,’” Christie told a town hall in the days before the Iowa Caucuses.”

Christie spent a year telling the world that the entitlement crisis is the gravest threat to the future of the country (for instance, in the January 14 debate: “The reason why no one wants to answer entitlements up here is because it’s hard”. But the day after Trump insisted that we don’t need to touch entitlements and that we can balance the budget by finding “waste, fraud and abuse” and eliminating Common Core, Christie comes out and celebrates Trump as the guy the country needs. Christie boasted constantly about the need to tell the American people hard truths and he endorsed the guy who tells little more than easy lies. What a profile in courage.

So which Christie are we supposed to believe? The one that made these statements, or the guy who’s kissing Trumps ass in hopes of landing a cushy job to save his disgusting failed political career? He’ll probably be indicted this summer for bridge gate. That should be fun this summer. Have you taken down the mirrors in your house Governor? Were you being Truthful when you made these statement’s, or was it bullshit Jersey Style? Shit man…you were running for President of the United States. Did you actually think that your lack of character wouldn’t matter? You can’t hold two opposite points of view simultaneously. Law of non-contradiction: In order for something to be contradictory, it must violate the law of non-contradiction. This law states that A cannot be both A (what it is) and non-A (what it is not) at the same time and in the same relationship. In other words, you have contradicted yourself if you affirm and deny the same statement. According to you, Donald Trump was unfit to be President, until you dropped out. Then you sold your integrity and hopped aboard the Trump Train that you told everybody to get off. And then, magically, Trump was the most fit. He can’t be the most fit, and the most unfit at the same time Governor. So which Christie was “Telling it like it is”? because you can’t occupy two polar opposite positions at the same time. AND…if you’re an example of the kind of hypocritical douche-bag that would suck up to Trump after saying the things you did, why would anybody want a president that associates with the likes of you?

Trump is meeting with Speaker Ryan on Thursday to try to unify the party. Ryan says he’s “not there yet” with Trump. Maybe it’s because of some of the things he’s said, like banning Muslims from coming to this country, which Trump could never pull off, because it’s blatantly unconstitutional. Any attempt at doing that would be challenged, and even the most Conservative Supreme Court would never let that stand. Ryan certainly must know that, and if we are to assume that he’s the principled Conservative that adheres to the Constitution, we have to conclude that he’d tell Trump that what Trump wants to do simply is impossible under our Constitution, and he needs to drop that idea, because it’s not going to happen. Of course that would make Trump look like he’s backing down to Ryan to all the Trumpster’s. It’s something that Trump would have to back down on, because Ryan can’t under the Constitution. That’s a bridge that can’t be crossed for Ryan. He can’t be seen as the Speaker of the House that knowingly attempts to pass an unconstitutional law. Ryan has stated that banning an entire religion from this country is not what the party is about and it isn’t going to happen. That’s a YUGE impediment that’s blocking Trump from getting Ryan’s backing. There’s simply no way that the Speaker of the House can endorse an unconstitutional act like targeting a religion, when he knows that it violates the First Amendment. But…Ryan also happens to be one of the major Hypocrites in Congress, so…who knows what Ryan will do? If he does support Trump, the question he’ll be asked is; how can you support somebody for President that has no respect for the Constitution of the United States?

Meanwhile Trump is a big hit with the White Supremacists and White Nationalists. (They aren’t about to be outdone by David Duke and the KKK) They love him. And the love is returned. The Trump delegate list includes one William Johnson, a self-styled White Nationalist who is sending Robocalls to California voters. In his message he says that “the White Race is dying out in America and Europe because we are afraid to be called racist. Donald Trump is not a racist, but Donald Trump is not afraid. Don’t vote for a Cuban. Vote for Trump.” In another message he says; “The White Race is being replaced by other peoples in America and in all White Countries. Trump stands strong as a Nationalist. This guy was named as a delegate by the Trump campaign in California. It was a headline in Mother Jones: “Trump selects a White Nationalist Leader as a Delegate in California.” He got the gig after submitting at least one of those RoboCalls as part of his application to be a Delegate for Trump. After reviewing all the applications…they selected Johnson. In fact they sent him a congratulatory email coming from the campaigns California Delegate coordinator. Johnson was thrilled and told Mother Jones, “I can be a White Nationalist and be a strong supporter of Trump, (sort of a political Jock strap. He gets to carry Trumps balls) and be a good example to everybody”. (Just the kind of guy you want your daughter to bring over for dinner.) Johnson now finds it easier to be himself. (Coming out is always hard at first isn’t it? He said, “for many, many years when I would say these things, other white people would call me names; ( aww ) Oh, you’re a hate monger. You’re a Nazi. You’re like Hitler”, he confessed. Now, they say, “Oh you’re like Donald Trump”. Johnson is a professional racist.

The email sent to Johnson said, “Congratulations. We are planning to submit your name to the California Secretary of State to be a Trump Delegate to the Republican National Convention.” So, the California Secretary of State published his name on the list of Delegates from Congressional District 34.

But, Johnson’s racist bubble was to burst. After the Mother Jones article came out, the Trump Campaign decided to rescind the offer, claiming that a data base error led to the inclusion of White Nationalist William Johnson, and he was being removed from the list of Delegates. A data base error? Right. What a coincidence that the data base error wasn’t discovered until after the Mother Jones article was published. Poor Old Bill. His life’s ambition was finally realized and for a brief moment in time, he was right there spreading his White Nationalist Mayo on this Trump sandwich. Now because of the Mother Jones article, I mean…the data base error. Johnson was removed. He would have been right there, serving as a Delegate with Kevin McCarthy, the number two man to Speaker Ryan in the House. Nothing like White Nationalism rubbing elbows with House leadership.


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junko 5 months ago

Adagio The Party of Lincoln became Hypocritical When Reagan went south to Mississippi to meet and discuss the Southern Strategy to reverse the civil rights gains of the 1960's and break up Union Unity nationwide. The GOP became racist and hypocritical and the racist Democratic Party became Liberal. Today the GOP is still racist but try to lie and hide who and what they are. Today's technology expose untruths and past histories instantly and all lies die when the truth is told.

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adagio4639 5 months ago from Brattleboro Vermont Author

You are, of course, absolutely right Junko. They've become the Party of Jefferson Davis today. And somehow the Democrats that were the Party of the Southern Racists, has become the party of liberalism.

What Reagan did by launching his campaign in Neshoba County Mississippi, and telling the crowd; I'm for States Rights, was music to the ears of those racists that were still Democrats at that point. They became the Reagan Democrats. Today they're Republicans as is the rest of the South. They changed their party affiliation, but what never changed was their Conservative ideology. Conservatism has a special appeal to racists. A racist will never admit to being Liberal about anything. He's conservative to his bone marrow.

I'm just blown away by the stance of those "principled" conservatives, who after ripping into Trump, are now on board and supporting him. Trump reminds me of these motivational speakers that go around selling their Get Rich Quick schemes to the rubes. You've seen the programs: Make Millions in Real Estate. That's Trump. "Make America White Again."

Hillaryfan 5 months ago

Adagio said: "I'm just blown away by the stance of those "principled" conservatives, who after ripping into Trump, are now on board and supporting him."

It will be interesting to see what you say after Hillary wins the democratic nomination. Will you consider the Bernie followers to be hypocritical? What about Bernie Bro? That is a great guy!

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adagio4639 5 months ago from Brattleboro Vermont Author

I live in Vermont and I have yet to meet anybody that says they won't vote for Hillary if Bernie doesn't win the nomination. There is no "NEVER Hillary" movement happening. Nobody from the Bernie camp has claimed that Hillary is is a cancer on the Democrats, must be clearly diagnosed, excised and discarded. Nobody has said she's a “narcissist” and an “egomaniacal madwoman,”. “Like all narcissists, Hillary is insecure and weak. Nobody has said,"I’m concerned about the Nuclear Codes in the hands of an “erratic con-artist. Nobody has said, "You cannot direct your anger towards people. That is Fascist talk”. She has never called Mexicans rapists and murderers. She has never even suggested that we ban Muslims from this country. Attempting to suggest that Bernie people supporting Hillary is too great a lift, for them is nonsense. I support Bernie. But if he doesn't get the nomination I'll have no problem voting for Hillary. Hillary has never attempted to promote herself in People Magazine by pretending that she's somebody else. Donald Trump is an unhinged narcissist with the emotional development of a 5th grader. He's too thin skinned to function as our head of state. He's a vindictive bully ready to attack anybody that criticizes him. His temperment is not suited for the job of President. You know as well as I do.

Hillaryfan 5 months ago

He said she is unfit to be president. That is different than him saying he is better than her.

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adagio4639 5 months ago from Brattleboro Vermont Author

No. He criticized her vote on the Iraq war. So do I. I opposed it from the start. It wasn't a sign of good judgement, and is deserving of criticism. That doesn't mean she doesn't have the qualifications. She is obviously qualified, and I won't have any problem voting for her if she's the nominee. If she's smart, and I think she is, she'll pick Elizabeth Warren as her VP and offer not just the first woman president, but the first all female ticket. She'll win over the Sanders people that she desperately needs to beat Trump, and that would do it. It would also put to rest any idea that she might be too close to Wall Street. Everyone knows that Warren is a nightmare for Wall Street. Everyone will get on board to be part of that kind of historic vote, and it's the best way to crush Trump.

Hillaryfan 5 months ago

adagio4639 said: "That doesn't mean she doesn't have the qualifications. She is obviously qualified, and I won't have any problem voting for her if she's the nominee."

Here is what Bernie said: "Sanders then said, "I don't believe that she is qualified if she is, through her super PAC, taking tens of millions of dollars in special interest funds. I don't think that you are qualified if you get $15 million from Wall Street through your Super PAC. I don't think you are qualified if you have voted for the disastrous war in Iraq. I don't think you are qualified if you've supported virtually every disastrous trade agreement, which has cost us millions of decent-paying jobs."

Adagio said: "She'll win over the Sanders people that she desperately needs to beat Trump, and that would do it."

She doesn't have to win over the Sanders voters; they will automatically go to her as soon as she wraps up the nomination, just as all Republicans are now starting to line up behind Trump (though slowly).

This is politics. You say it is the hypocrisy of the Republicans, but I disagree; it is the hypocrisy of politics. I am surprised that a man your age hasn't figured this out by now.

Hillaryfan 4 months ago

It's ironic how the president waited until today to endorse Hillary. He said there has been no one more qualified to be president. I wonder if he felt this way before she won California?

adagio4639 4 months ago

Why is that ironic? He probably did feel that way. But why would he interfere with the primary process and tip the scales or try to influence the outcome? He would back the eventual winner, which he did who also turned out to be the one he feels is most qualified.

Hillaryfan 4 months ago

adagio said: "He would back the eventual winner, which he did who also turned out to be the one he feels is most qualified."

I imagine he would have said Bernie was the most qualified if he had won. Obama doesn't care who the nominee is or if they are qualified, as long as a Democrat wins the general election. That is the hypocrisy of politics. Politicians put their political parties before their country.

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adagio4639 4 months ago from Brattleboro Vermont Author

If you want to be cynical about everything, I imagine you could imagine just about anything. Some of them actually believe they can make a difference and do some good. Not enough, but there are a few. With regard to "politicians put their political parties before their country", I believe that you're seeing that in full regalia with the Repubs. They are willing to walk arm in arm with David Duke and the KKK rather than see Hillary Clinton as president. Apparently they think that Hillary Clinton is somehow worse than a racist. So the Republican Party promotes values that the KKK approves of. That's nothing new. They're just more open about it now. Today it's cool to be racist in the GOP. If that doesn't demonstrate party before country, then what does?

Hillaryfan 4 months ago

adagio said: "If you want to be cynical about everything, I imagine you could imagine just about anything."

I don't think I am being 'cynical; I think I am being consistent. I think you are being cynical and biased by stating that the Republicans are hypocritical. At least I can really see how the game is played and the wool cannot be pulled over my eyes. I am a realist. I vote for whom I feel is the best candidate even though I know political parties are hypocritical.

As for Bernie; I do feel bad. I think he is a revolutionary person, but if Obama couldn't get anything through Congress than for sure none of Bernie's wish list could have gotten accomplished. I just think Hillary can get more done.

Btw, here is Bernie's response to Obama endorsing Clinton. His silence says more than words could express:

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