Thursday, February 18, 2010

Republican Hypocrisy At High Water Mark Over Stimulus Bill

Republicans seem to think that Americans won't notice their hypocrisy about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. While they rail about the spending and the myth that the legislation has been a failure, when they are in their home district, and in writing, they admit that the stimulus bill is creating jobs and they request money for their districts.

You can't be for and against something at the same time and not expect to pay a price for your hypocrisy. The teabag crowd hates big government and big spending and more than 100 House Republicans have attacked the stimulus bill while making positive statements about the stimulus to the voters at home. So will the Republican hypocrites pay a price for their hypocrisy in November?

The stimulus bill has worked by all reasonable measures. Can we and must we do more? Yes.

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3 comments:

vomamike said...

The current crop of Repugs are hypocrates on steroids.

Silverfiddle said...

Oooooh! Hypocrisy in politics! Stop the presses!

Rachel actually has a point, and this conservative agrees with her:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/02/19/on_fiscal_conservative_hypocrites__104467.html

Politics runs on BS and hypocrisy. Hypocrisy (in this case it is actually inconsistency) can be found anywhere. Two year olds can detect it.

If you can't see it in your own side, then you are blind. For example, Obama blows a historic wad of our money, then says irresponsible spending can't continue. And he does it with a straight face...

Finally, in defense of the "Rethugs," if ever there were a time for hypocrisy on spending, it is now.

For the first time ever, the federal debt is approaching 100% of GDP. Don't cry for us Argentina.

Bruce Fealk said...

Silverfiddle, yes, hypocrisy runs rampant in politics, but the current crop of Republicans have taken it to a new level, railing against big government and spending when they themselves have been the worst offenders.

You can't be on both sides of the same issue and have any credibility. President Obama's "spending" is actually investing, not wasteful spending. There's a difference in my mind.

There is never a good time for hypocrisy, Silverfiddle. Republicans are the party of hypocrisy.