Unspeakable venality.

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Dick Polman continues to decry the disparate treatment.

Imagine the outcry if Hillary Clinton was outed for taking more than a quarter of a million dollars in other people’s money — donations to the Clinton Foundation, donations that were intended to be used for charitable purposes — and spent it instead on herself, in a breach of federal tax laws, in order to settle all kinds of lawsuits filed against her. And to buy several paintings of herself.

Well. We know what would happen.

More both sides not at the link.

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Dick Polman marvels at the disparate treatment.

Imagine the outcry if Hillary Clinton’s transition team was led by a scandal-plagued sleaze whose gubernatorial reign was best known for shutting traffic lanes on a major bridge, jeopardizing the public’s safety for the sole purpose of punishing a local mayor who’d refused to endorse. Imagine the outcry if Clinton’s transition leader was named by federal prosecutors, on day one of a major federal trial, as being fully aware of the bridge scandal while it was happening. Imagine the outcry if Clinton then came forward to robustly defend her aide, calling him “a spectacular advocate.”

We all know what would happen. The mainstream media would nail Clinton for the “perception” that a “shadow” had been cast over her campaign. They would assail her for refusing to dump the aide. They would amplify Donald Trump’s inevitable declaration that this episode proved the perfidy of “Crooked Hillary.”

But since Trump is inexplicably permitted to play by banana-republic rules, there will be no such equivalent oucry over the fact that his own transition leader, Chris Christie, was outed yesterday in federal court by a prosecutor who said he was fully aware of the bridge closures while they were happening. It was a milestone moment in the long-running scandal, the first time that a federal official has said such a thing in a formal judicial proceeding, and it flatly contradicted Christie’s long-running lie (which he repeated Sunday on CNN) that he has been exonerated by all the investigations.

More troubled waters at the link.

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16 September 2016 · Comments Off on Republican Family Values · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy, Words Fail Me

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, the chutzpah.

It leaves one babbling.

(I guess the bright side is, he stands tall and proud in his hypocrisy.)

Via The Bob and Chez Show Blog.

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13 September 2016 · Comments Off on Trumping History · Categories: Political Theatre, Republican Hypocrisy, Too Stupid for Words

Shorter Mike Pence: Lies come with a sell-by date, don’t they? This one’s old news.

I find this you will pardon the expression deplorable.

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10 September 2016 · Comments Off on Lies and Lying Liars · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy, Republican Lies

Donald Trump says,

Via The Bob and Chez Show Blog.

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04 September 2016 · Comments Off on If One Standard Is Good, Two Must Be Better · Categories: "That Conversation about Race", Politics of Hate, Republican Hypocrisy

Frame One:  White Man Criticizes America:  Donald Trump says,


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02 September 2016 · Comments Off on Donald Trump: Model Employer · Categories: Political Theatre, Republican Hypocrisy, Too Venal for Words

Via Raw Story.

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24 August 2016 · Comments Off on How Stuff Works, Republican Science Dept. · Categories: Political Theatre, Republican Hypocrisy

Boy to Danae:  Let me get this straight.  You want me to cherry-pick science to use as evidence that the stuff you just made up is factual?  Danae:  Yes, please.  Boy:  Well, the science community has a word for that kind of practice, Danae.  Danae:  Mainstream?  Boy:  I was going to say intellectual dishonesty, but that works too.


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24 August 2016 · Comments Off on Craven Images · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy

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.

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19 August 2016 · Comments Off on Sing a Song of Trump · Categories: "That Conversation about Race", Politics of Hate, Republican Hypocrisy

At The Bangor Daily News, Marena Blanchard chronicles a day in the life of Trumpery. A snippet:

“Vote Trump! Make America great again!”

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.

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19 August 2016 · Comments Off on The Voter Fraud Fraud, Reprise · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy, Republican Lies

Rule One: When preparing nefarious plans and devious plots, don’t write stuff down.

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19 August 2016 · Comments Off on The Conscience of a Conservative · Categories: Political Theatre, Republican Hypocrisy

The Republican Heritage
So, you want to be a CONSERVATIVE?
1)  When Conservatives had a choice between tax breaks for the richest 1% of Americans or the middle class, they chose the super rich.
2)  When Conservatives had a choice between tax breaks for the super rich and body armor for American troops dying in Iraq, they chose tax breaks.
3)  when Conservatives had a choice between tax breaks for the super rich or funding the National Institutes for Health, they chose tax breaks.
4)  Every time working people have asked for a raise in the minimum wage, Conservatives have opposed it, saying wealthy businesses can't afford it--even as they gave giant bonuses to Wall Street CEOs.4
5)  When scientists found research on step cells could help people with Alzhiemer's or quadriplegia overcome their illnesses, Conservatives killed it, saying God was against it.
6)  When Congress proposed a national holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Conservatives opposed it, calling King a Communist on the floor of the Senate.
7)  When WWI veterans who had lost limbs adked for wheelchair accessible sidewalks and buildings, Conservatives opposed it, saying it was too expensive.
8)  When Franklin Roosevelt tried to create a safety net for senior citizens, Conservative opposed it, saying it was too expensive, and have been trying to dismantle it ever since.
9)  When Bill Clinton proposed a law that would allow new mothers to take three months of unpaid leave from a job, Conservatives opposed it.
10)  When Conservatives found half the people going bankrupt every year were doing so after a catastrophic illness that wiped out their life savings, Conservatives changed the law to it impossible for them to file for bankruptcy.
11)  When oil company profits skyrocketed beyond previous heights, Conservatives passed a multimillion dollar taxpayer giveaway for all companies to keep up the good work.

Via Job’s Anger.

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18 August 2016 · Comments Off on How Stuff Works, Trickle on Economics Dept. · Categories: Mammon, Political Economy, Republican Hypocrisy

First woman:  Explain to me again how

Via C&L.

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17 August 2016 · Comments Off on When the Truth Hurts · Categories: Political Theatre, Republican Hypocrisy

Donald Trump looks at row of newspaper boxes in which every newspaper accurately quotes something he said.  Trump says,

Via Job’s Anger.

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