It’s Not Hypocrisy, It’s Anti-Americanism – Republicans on Stimulus

I try to keep things interesting here, but I confess that the video below is tedious. About 6 minutes into the 10 minute presentation, even the most avid consumer of political trivia will begin to lose interest.

The topic of this tedium is Republicans scoring political points attacking the stimulus package as useless, and then scoring political points spending the stimulus dollars while praising their usefulness. There’s even an amusing clip of Louisiana Republican darling Bobby Jindal actually signing a gigantic check, as if he is the actual source of funds.

There are so many examples of this hypocrisy that it’s boring.

Republicans are caught on tape attacking a policy that they also claim is good and helpful. The reason for this two-facedness is because they feel compelled to attack the President we elected, which is simply a part of their Party of No strategy.

The Republicans have allowed their unprincipled opposition to lead them into true Anti-Americanism. When you can see with your own eyes the good that a policy is bringing to your own constituents – when you cannot help but share your joy at the opportunities and growth that a policy is creating – and then you attack that policy for cheap political points, you must know in your heart of hearts that your zeal for the political blood has led you to attack America itself.

I had plenty of disagreements with the prior administration, and I have some significant disagreements with President Obama, too. But I praised Bush when he did the right things, and I would never dream of opposing a policy that I knew was good for America simply because it comes from the Republican side of the aisle.

It’s okay to be a partisan for your own party, but when it leads you to oppose what you know is good for America, you are actively working against our country. Senator Bond and the dozens of Republicans featured in the following video should be ashamed of themselves, and owe us all apology.

4 Responses to “It’s Not Hypocrisy, It’s Anti-Americanism – Republicans on Stimulus”

  1. GMC70 says:

    There's no hypocrisy here. I have no problem with voting against the program but, once passed, making sure that my district gets the dollars due from it.

    That's not hypocrisy, that's politics. It's reality.

    Oh, BTW – "and I would never dream of opposing a policy that I knew was good for America simply because it comes from the Republican side of the aisle."

    Riiiiiight. And monkeys might fly out of my ass.

  2. les says:

    What's worse is that, in this greatest of all empires, unprincipled hypocrisy appears to be a successful electoral strategy. A disciplined party with neither plan nor desire to govern, merely a will to rule, abetted by a willfully ignorant electorate and a shamefully derelict and incompetent media.

  3. les says:

    There's no hypocrisy here. I have no problem with voting against the program but, once passed, making sure that my district gets the dollars due from it.

    Can we define straw man argument? Compare and contrast:

    In Washington: "this is a totally failed, ill conceived waste of money that has not created a single job nor helped the economy avoid recession."

    At home: "look at this program that I got for you that will preserve jobs and save our local economy!"

    A case study in hypocrisy.

  4. The Ambivalante says:

    To GMC70:

    Actually monkeys might fly out of your ass if the Republicans ever did anything positive for the MIddle Class. Everything they do is a reformulation or derivative of the failed Trickle Down Theory. They empower big business to the detriment of small business and workers. All under the guise of being Populists. Garsh, where would we be without them?

    Now pardon me while I go do a line and watch your favorite coke addict, Glenn Beck.

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