Friday, April 16, 2010

Astounding Republican Hypocrisy

For those who still think the voting public are astute, think again. The Republican party know better. They know that the voters have a shorter attention span than a flea. They know that the public have already forgotten that it was the Bush Administration that got us in this mess and that it was the Bush Administration that gave Wall Street a bailout with no strings attached.

Now, with a straight face, Mitch McConnell and his tin soldiers are turning the banking legislation proposed by Chris Dodd upside down and claiming that the Democrats are promising a giveaway to Wall Street. Huh? Can life get crazier than this? They are pandering to the Tea Party movement on the one hand, while trying to weaken the legislation to appease Wall Street on the other. Robert Reich has a wonderful editorial explaining how this works.

http://robertreich.org/post/519339473/the-republican-strategy-on-financial-reform-make

It is a well known fact that I hate two things; lies and hypocrisy. I have seen enough of it in my lifetime to become sickened about how well it often succeeds.

It makes me want to throw a temper tantrum. I won't do that because I have also learned that it is a waste of energy and serves no purpose. Beside, I have mentioned before that I no longer have enough steam to stamp or shout.

Now polls are claiming that the average Tea Party attendee is a college graduate, a middle age white male, and well to do. Go figure. You sure couldn't tell that they learned much in college from the comments I have heard them make. Critical thinking was not in their course of study. I guess they are just selfish grumps that simply don't want to pay their fair share.


A further update on my pesky tooth. I discovered that when dentists say they are going to put in a permanent filling they are referring to a crown. I now have a temporary crown and hope the permanent one is ready for my next appointment on May 5. This was a very big shock to me and to my pocketbook. The saga isn't over yet.

14 comments:

Rinkly Rimes said...

Your political comments don't mean much to me but I like the way you state them. And I love the name Tea Party! AND I like your new photo!

sharon said...

Darlene, your political comments are right on target. keep it coming. I also don't believe the NY times poll/story, I think that some investigative journalists will come up with the muck on it shortly. While the TEA partiers that I know are all white, they are not so well educated, not even that old, and they are not doing so well either.

tnlib said...

Hmmmm. Anyway . . .

Just because a person is college educated doesn't necessarily mean they're smart. Lot's of folks are able to memorize and regurgitate their way through college but don't have enough brains to find their way out of a paper bag.

I was married to a successful businessman and a conservative. He was very active in his industry and most of our friends were in the same business. Excluding my ex and a short list of others, I always wondered how these mostly stupid people had been so amazingly successful.

Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

Good morning, Darlene. Here is a link to a column Paul Krugman wrote on tthis very unpleasant subject in this morning's New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/16/opinion/16krugman.html?th&emc=th

All the best,

Tom Degan

Darlene said...

*Rinkly Rimes - Thank you very much. The Tea Partiers are giving a bad name to an Alice In Wonderland event. In fact, they really are in wonderland.

*Sharon - I, too, have my doubts after seeing the videos of this bunch.

*tnlib - The old saying that the professor is so dumb he doesn't know his floor is dirty applies here.

*Tom's Daily Rant - Strange, but I just clicked on my blog to add that link when I found your comment. Thanks for including it. I will let your link do the job.

Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

I sent a link to that piece to every Kentucky Craigslist political page this morning.

Hattie said...

Huh. The dentists look in our mouths and see a gold mine. We need dental coverage as well as medical coverage.

Darlene said...

*Tom Degans Daily Rant- Good for you. Thanks for keeping the kettle boiling, Tom.

*Hattie - Actually I do have dental insurance, but it's not adequate. If I had to pay the full amount I would have died from a heart attack. As it was it put a dent in my budget.

Rain said...

I find it offensive how they always know they can say something and fool the people. Bush did it a lot with clean air that meant more pollution or patriot act that meant dismantle the bill of rights. It's not just Republicans but Independents who seem oblivious to facts. AND these emails that go around with lies are reaching a level that I simply want to scream except it'd hurt my own throat. What crazy times we are seeing is all I can say.

Tabor said...

I think everyone has a right to their opinion but when arguments are phrased with toxic language (calling the administration Gangsters) and laced with angry rhetoric, I no longer think they have any valid arguments or cannot intelligently express them. They also neglect to list what they are FOR! Just stamping your feet and screaming NO! NO! NO! does not make for progress.

Darlene said...

*Rain - Truly astounding what people will swallow, isn't it?

*Tabor - It is dangerous rhetoric akin to yelling 'fire' in a crowded theater. Sarah Palin, Limbaugh, Bachmann, Beck and their ilk should be arrested.

Darlene said...

*Rain - Truly astounding what people will swallow, isn't it?

*Tabor - It is dangerous rhetoric akin to yelling 'fire' in a crowded theater. Sarah Palin, Limbaugh, Bachmann, Beck and their ilk should be arrested.

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Kay Dennison said...

Well said!!!!!