On Republican Hypocrisy

The impeachment battle on Capitol Hill is revealing a whole lot of Republican hypocrisy.

At the close of today’s State Of The Union, Jake Tapper once again spoke up about Republican hypocrisy in the context of the ongoing impeachment battle:

Well said.

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Comments

  1. CSK says:

    Tapper nailed it.

  2. An Interested Party says:

    It has become so tiresome, detailing Republican (and not just Republicans in general but also evangelicals, deficit hawks, just about anyone who supports this president) hypocrisy…it seemingly happens on a daily, no, an hourly basis…Rick Wilson was so correct to name his book “Everything Trump Touches Dies” because it is so very true…I’m just waiting for someone to ask one of these fools to his face, “Was it worth it? Is destroying your reputation worth kissing Trump’s ass?” I’m sure the answers to those questions would be fascinating…

  3. CSK says:

    @An Interested Party: They’re terrified of the Trumpkins.

  4. steve says:

    Daily I get to hear about how awful the 2 1/2 year Mueller investigation was, when Benghazi went on for 4 years. At some point I guess I will have to break it to the complainers that Mueller wasn’t appointed until May 2017 and the investigation ended March 2019, so it wasn’t even 2 full years.

    Steve

  5. Modulo Myself says:

    Hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue, as some french Duke once wrote. But this is like calling Stalinists a bunch of hypocrites for changing the party line after the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. This is Orwell territory. It’s funny that for all of the fanboys who spent years thinking that Orwell had something to do with pronouns and gender, we have actual Newspeak and people are like well let’s hope that Mitt Romney will come through.

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  6. gVOR08 says:

    We all make the mistake of believing others behave as we do. Which is why we see so much projection by our resident trolls. We (by which I mean the majority of commenters and the front pagers, the evidence based world) believe in reason and that eventually our arguments will prevail in a marketplace of ideas. They (GOP voters) believe that they are fighting evil that will take their guns, make them marry guys, and kill babies or (the GOP establishment) that we might impose progressive income taxation, actually tax corporate income, and do something about AGW before they’ve mined or pumped every last ounce of carbon from the ground. In their Manichaean world they are not hypocrites, they are doing what they need to do to fight evil and meet their fiduciary responsibilities. We believe in intellectual honesty, they believe in winning.

  7. DrDaveT says:

    The takeaway here is that Trump isn’t as different from other Republicans as maybe we thought he was. Trump makes mouth sounds that evoke emotional responses in his supporters, without regard to any semantic content. Apparently the same has been true for years of many GOP elected officials.

    Honestly, I don’t see how America gets out of this intact. We’ve passed the tipping point.

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  8. gVOR08 says:

    @DrDaveT:

    Trump makes mouth sounds that evoke emotional responses in his supporters, without regard to any semantic content.

    I’ve been struggling with a succinct way to put that. Nicely done.

  9. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @gVOR08:

    Nicely done.

    But too wordy. We need something that fits on a bumper sticker.

  10. Nickel Front says:

    @gVOR08:

    We all make the mistake of believing others behave as we do. Which is why we see so much projection by our resident trolls.

    Something… Something… What happened to civil discourse… Something…

    Everyone but me is a hypocrite.

    Intellectual honesty… Trump is a dictator shredding the Constitution… We’ve reached the tipping point… Won’t get out of this intact…

    Sure, Jan.

    This post was made by the libertarian who wants the govt to force people to enter into private contacts.

    FFS