Republican Hypocrisy category archive
Stephen M. skewers Republican calls to “simplify the tax code.”
When and if the Republicans take over the entire federal government, we’ll see a slashing of tax rates, unaccompanied by any attempt at “tax simplification.” We’ll never hear the phrase “tax simplification” or “tax reform” again — it’ll all be about the cuts.
And the budget will be busted yet again, as it usually is under tax-cutting GOP presidents. And it will be up to the next Democratic president after that to clean up the debt and deficit mess — and to get blamed for it.
More at the link.
Noz points reasons MADly. A nugget:
The reason it was called “the nuclear option” is because people believed that if the majority party took away the minority’s ability to filibuster, the minority would retaliate using every method it had to gum up the works and it would become impossible for the Senate to get anything done. . . .
. . . (but) the Republicans have already gummed up the works of the Senate. The Republicans were already doing just about everything that they could do as a minority party to stop the Democrats from passing anything.
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No doubt this is how Republican Jesus would have supported the troops.
It is clear that the primary Republican Family Values are spite and meanness for the fun of spite and mean.
Vindictory is theirs.
Republican healthcare plans, that is. Chris Honore:
In a recent interview, Sarah Palin, who regards herself as the tip of the tea party spear, was asked to explain her alternative to Obamacare. Palin at first sidestepped the question, saying it’s not just the grassroots tea party movement that wants to repeal ACA. When the correspondent pressed her again for a plan, Palin said, “The plan is to allow those things that had been proposed over many years to reform a health care system in America that certainly does need more help so that there’s more competition, there’s less tort reform threat, there’s less trajectory of the cost increases. And those plans have been proposed over and over again. And what thwarts those plans? It’s the far left. It’s President Obama and his supporters who will not allow the Republicans to usher in free-market, patient-centered, doctor-patient relationship links to reform health care.”
Seriously? That’s it? Indeed, that’s it. Ask any Republican to PowerPoint the GOP plan for health care reform and you will get a variation of Palincare. A study in vacuity.
Alan Grayson was correct.
Dick Polman nominates Republicans for “Best in Obstruction.” A nugget.
A generation ago, when there was at least a scintilla of comity on Capitol Hill, it was taken for granted that elections had consequences; that when a president won an election (or two), he was entitled to staff the federal judiciary with qualified people of his choosing. The opposition party in the Senate recognized that principle, and honored it. Senate Democrats didn’t routinely weaponize the filibuster; in fact, 15 of the last 19 appointees to the D.C. appeals court were successfully enlisted by Republican presidents.
But those days are over. Sabotage is now routine; dissing the election results is de rigueur. The way it works now is, Republicans concoct bogus reasons to filibuster whoever Obama nominates, just because Obama nominated them. In the partisan Republican trench, his two election wins mean squat.