Leonard Pitts, Jr., plays trump on Republicans’ hypocrisy on “war heroes.” A snippet:

So Trump deserves every bit of scorn his party has heaped upon him. He deserved to have Jeb Bush call his remark “slanderous” and Rick Perry to call it “offensive.” He deserved Rick Santorum’s tweet that “McCain is an American hero,” and the Republican National Committee’s statement that “there is no place in our party or our country” for such remarks. In a word, he deserved condemnation.

But the people who slandered John Kerry deserved it, too. The secretary of state is also a war hero, period, full stop. If that term doesn’t fit a wounded man who braved enemy fire to fish another man out of a river, then it doesn’t fit anyone. Yet in 2004 when then-Sen. Kerry ran for president and a shadowy Republican-allied group mocked that heroism and baselessly called Kerry a liar, the GOP had a different response.

Jeb Bush wrote a letter praising those who questioned Kerry’s heroism. Perry declined to condemn them. “I think that there’s a lot of questions,” he said. Santorum said Kerry “brought this upon himself” by emphasizing his military service. And Republicans went to their convention sporting small purple bandages in mockery of Kerry’s Purple Heart.

Donald Trump is the Republican id unfiltered.


It’s a Republican thing.



GOP Monopoly:  One player is given all the properties except Whitechapel Road (must be the UK version--ed.)., plus 95% of the bank.  You are expected to succeed with what's left.  If you don't, it's your fault.

Via Job’s Anger.

14 July 2015 · Comments Off on “How Do I Lie to Thee? Let Me Count the Ways” · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

11 July 2015 · Comments Off on Decoding de Code · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

GOP elephant to Donald Trump:  Stop saying out loud what we're supposed to say in code.

Via Job’s Anger.

10 July 2015 · Comments Off on “The Smart One” · Categories: Political Economy, Republican Hypocrisy

Shorter version:

Beatings must continue until morale income improves.

Via Raw Story.

09 July 2015 · Comments Off on Profiles in Courage · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

Learn more here.

Yet more courage.

07 July 2015 · Comments Off on The New Nihilists · Categories: Politics of Hate, Republican Hypocrisy, The Secesh

Brian Greenspun, publisher of The Las Vegas Sun, has had enough (emphasis added).

Are there times when the Supreme Court gets it wrong? Absolutely. You don’t have to go too far back in history to recall the Citizens United case in which a 5-4 majority ruled that corporations were people, thus opening the billion-dollar floodgates of wealthy individuals and their companies into our election process. How is that working out so far?

This time there are people upset about Obamacare and marriage. That’s not going to change. There will always be people upset when the Supreme Court acts. That is the nature of court rulings.

What should upset us more, though, are political leaders under the guise of conservatism crying out for the impeachment of justices and the ignoring of lawful court orders.

There is nothing conservative about trying to lead people — emotionally and otherwise distraught people, depending upon the issue — toward a path of ignoring our Constitution and our rule of law. That is the way of anarchists, not conservatives.

More fed-upedness at the link.

22 June 2015 · Comments Off on Headline of the Day · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

From The Guardian:

Dylann Roof: far right denies links and disowns ‘act of purposeful evil’

Or, in other words,

Incubator denies hatchling.

11 June 2015 · Comments Off on “Don’t Get Sick. If You Do Get Sick, Die Quickly.” · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

John Romano tries to make sense of Florida Republicans’ arguments against expanding Medicaid to implement the Affordable Care Act. He can’t.

House members talk forcefully and, at times, poetically about this fight. And yet if you listen closely, you realize they are talking in nonsensical circles.

Representative after representative stood on the House floor and decried the amount of money the federal government proposes to spend on health care, and yet these same officials support Gov. Rick Scott’s lawsuit to — wait for it — force the federal government to send us more health care money.

And when it came time to plug budget holes for uncompensated hospital care, legislators used general revenue funds that will allow them to draw down another $600 million in additional — wait for it — federal funds.

10 June 2015 · Comments Off on Pot. Kettle. Black. · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

Woman doing crossword puzzle:  What do they call people who condemn persons for sexual misconduct while doing the same thing.  Man:  Republicans.

Via Job’s Anger.

08 June 2015 · Comments Off on All That Was Old Is New Again · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

Elephant pushing down tree labeled

Via C&L.

06 June 2015 · Comments Off on Huckster on the Hustings · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

Clarence Page marvels at Mike Huckabee’s pick-and-choose morality.

Just read it.

03 June 2015 · Comments Off on Koched Goose · Categories: Health Care, Republican Hypocrisy

31 May 2015 · Comments Off on Republican Family Values, a Summary · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

Orin Kerr:

If I understand the history correctly, in the late 1990s, the President was impeached for lying about a sexual affair by a House of Representatives led by a man who was also then hiding a sexual affair, who was supposed to be replaced by another Congressman who stepped down when forced to reveal that he too was having a sexual affair, which led to the election of a new Speaker of the House who now has been indicted for lying about payments covering up his sexual contact with a boy. Yikes.

Yep, that pretty much sums up the flim-flam.

Via Joe. My. God.

31 May 2015 · Comments Off on Cooch and the Cuckoos, the Reunion Tour · Categories: Life under the Regency, Republican Hypocrisy

Dan Casey highlights the hypocrisy. The article defies excerpting or summary.

Just read it.

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

One more time: Republican Family Values (TM) are a con, a fraud, and a flim-flam, hot air you can use to dry your socks, as a sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal, signifying nothing.

The only question is this: which “family values” Republican will be the next to be hoist on his own pe-er, um-tard?

Give me an honest lech every day of the week and twice on Sundays.

(Honest to Pete, you can’t make this stuff up.)

29 May 2015 · Comments Off on Have Cake, Eat It Too · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

Texan holding sign,

Via Juanita Jean. (Link fixed.)

23 May 2015 · Comments Off on Republican Family Values . . . · Categories: Culture Warriors, Republican Hypocrisy

. . . continue to amaze.

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