. . . continue to amaze.

When one so fetishizes sex as do the family-values Bible-thumpers, no good can result.

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. . . are as a sounding brass or a tinkling bell or, more accurately, a schtick for the rubes, a con, an act, a flim-flam.

Furrfu.

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19 May 2015 · Comments Off on “The Smart One,” Reprise · Categories: Endless War, Republican Hypocrisy

In more news of the Smart One, Shaun Mullen discusses the Smart One’s decision to hide behind the flag when called on his saying that, knowing what we know now, he would still support the Great and Glorious Patriotic War for a Lie in Iraq.

Here’s a snippet, in which words are not minced, but the Smart One is:

After tying his shoelaces together and falling on his face, Bush opined that Hillary would say the same thing. That is demonstrably false, although like most senators (but not Barack Obama) she was for the war in 2003 before she was against it, finally settling on the line during the 2008 Democratic primary that “If we knew then what we know now, I would never have voted to give this president the authority.”

No, what burned the red, white and blue ass of this veteran is that Jeb Bush defaulted to cowardice. Because, doncha know, any criticism of the troops and by extension his former commander-in-chief brother is unpatriotic — a battle-tested, if vile, tactic from the Republican playbook to tamp down dissent when it threatens to come uncomfortably close to the truth.

If this response has the ring of familiarity, it is because President Bush, and Vice President Cheney in particular, used it early and often in calling into question anyone and everyone who opposed that fool’s mission, which wasted nearly 4,500 American and perhaps 110,000 Iraqi lives, left the country in far worse shape than when the war began, further destabilized one of the world’s most volatile regions and handed Iran — and by extension Al Qaeda and an emergent ISIS — an enormous strategic advantage.

Do read the rest.

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17 May 2015 · Comments Off on Republican Family Values · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

One more time: it’s a schtick for the rubes, a con, a flim-flam, a sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal, signifying nothing.

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17 May 2015 · Comments Off on A State of Jeopardy · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

John Romano puts the answers in the form of questions.

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14 May 2015 · Comments Off on All the News that Fits · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

Jon Stewart weighs in.

Below the fold in case it autoplays (warning: commercial).

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14 May 2015 · Comments Off on Republican Family Values · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

It’s just their schtick, folks. It’s all an act for the rubes.

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14 May 2015 · Comments Off on “The Smart One,” Reprise · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

Jason330.

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08 May 2015 · Comments Off on Republican Family Values · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

Honest to Pete, Republicans seem determined to give hypocrisy a bad name.

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28 April 2015 · Comments Off on If One Standard Is Good, Two Must Be Better · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

Republican painting slogans on a wall.  Examples:  Get government off our backs (and into our uteruses); Marriage is sacred (unless Newt needs another divorce); Be civil (unless you are Rush or Ann Coulter); and so on

Via Job’s Anger.

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25 April 2015 · Comments Off on The Voter Fraud Fraud · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

Daniel Ruth, in discussing the larger question of Florida’s considering on-line voter registration, sums up the rationale for Republican gut-out-the-vote efforts.

Here’s the troubling thing about elections. When you offer the body politic the chance to cast a ballot, there is always the inherent risk people will also avail themselves of the opportunity to actually take the trouble to vote. And let’s face it, you can take this democracy drivel only so far.

(snip)

Scott is not a governor particularly enamored of the vagaries of elections. After all, one might lose. Why make it easier for folks to decide how they want to be governed?

Do read the rest. Ruth’s wordsmithing is marvelous.

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22 April 2015 · Comments Off on Circles · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

Tea Party Logic:  Government can't do anything right.  That's why we must support politicians with the courage to shut the government down, leading the nation to the brink of disaster, proving once again that government can't do anything right.  That's why we must support politicians with the courage to shut the government down (and so on).

Via Kos.

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19 April 2015 · Comments Off on “Doing the Time Warp Again” · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

George Diaz thinks that Mario Rubio is living in the past.

Marco Rubio is a political rock star among conservatives. The fan base is smitten by a lot of things — savvy stage presence, a story that resonates with the power of the American Dream, and a fresh young face among the usual GOP contenders not named Bush.

But here’s the hiccup: He is a modern-day John Kennedy, stuck in archaic, Joe McCarthy politics.

Fear the commies. Fear the homos. Quash civil rights.

He proceeds to rip Rubio apart for his flip-flopping hypocrisy on immigration.

I would disagree with the comparison to John Kennedy; whatever his faults, Kennedy had some integrity.

Richard Nixon might be a better analogy: all the grift all the time.

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17 April 2015 · Comments Off on War and Mongers of War · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy, Republican Lies

Via C&L.

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08 April 2015 · Comments Off on In Wingnut World, Equal Treatment Is Special Treatment · Categories: Culture Warriors, Republican Hypocrisy

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03 April 2015 · Comments Off on “A Chorus Line” · Categories: Culture Warriors, Republican Hypocrisy

Jindal, Rubio, Bush, Carson, and Cruz holding Indiana

Via Job’s Anger.

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01 April 2015 · Comments Off on Traditional Values, Republican Style · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

Farmer stands in front of barn festooned with

Via Job’s Anger.

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29 March 2015 · Comments Off on Pretzel Logic, Reprise (Updated) · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

In Republican World, a law that allows persons to discriminate is not about discrimination, because pretzels.

Addendum, Later That Same Day:

PoliticalProf has a question.

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