Dick Polman calls out the hypocrisy of Republicans who are against the evul Fed’rul guvmint except when they aren’t, that is, when they want its (that is, our) money.
The letter, signed by three Louisiana Republican lawmakers, is addressed to “The Honorable Barack Obama.” You gotta laugh. Now that they need umpteen billions in federal aid to cope with a major climate disaster, now that they’re pleading with hats in hand, all of a sudden Obama is “Honorable.”
This is an old behavioral pattern, freshened anew by the latest infusion of hypocrisy. It’s always amazing how Republicans’ ideological hatred of “big government,” their abstract nanny-state boilerplate, gets trashed in a flash when real life floods in.
That’s just the beginning. Follow the link–it gets better.
At The Bangor Daily News, Marena Blanchard chronicles a day in the life of Trumpery. A snippet:
Tanya Lima, 25, of Portland, looked up from her lemonade and into the faces of three white men aggressively yelling at her as they walked by.
“White lives matter!”
Lima had been relaxing at a Portland coffee shop on a recent Wednesday morning before work. Now, confusion and anger built in her body. She watched, almost from a distance, as everyone else continued their day. No one around her offered support. They even avoided eye contact.
Donald Trump has accomplished one thing: He’s given his supporters confidence to wear their, their white sheets (or their black uniforms, if they prefer) in public. For example.
From Drumpf, the Musical, a work in progress.
Dave Helling notes that sauce for the Democratic goose is not sauce for the Republican gander:
Gosh, I wonder if they’re rethinking those words.
That’s because Republicans of all stripes are now begging presumptive nominee Donald Trump to use a teleprompter when he speaks. Teleprompter Trump is good Trump, they say.
More at the link.