Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Hypocrisy and the hypocritical hypocrites who hypocrisize

"The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy."
William Hazlitt
They just can't help themselves. When Liberal Dems start talking, it's as if they disengage the part of their brain that stops them from making contradictory statements. Whether it's flip-flopping on a postion, or demanding behavior from others that they themselves don't follow, it's non-stop. What's that? Some examples? OK...

Nancy "The Eyebrows" Pelosi
I'm certain that being amazed at the things that come out of her own mouth was the inspiration to her tweeze job. I mean, it has to be. No sane person would want to wear that surprised expression constantly, on purpose.
What she says - That labor unions are essential for worker rights and accepted the Cesar Chavez Award for their contributions to the labor movement.
What she does - Uses non-union labor in the hotels, restaurants, and Napa Valley Vineyard that she owns.
What she says - She proclaims herself to be an environmentalist, calling the evil Conservatives to the carpet for running roughshod over the environment.
What she does - She is part-owner of a golf course that failed to comply with state environmental regulations to protect the California Tiger Salamander and the Western Pond Turtle. In 1996 she was granted a permit to build the course if they created natural habitats for these endangered species. To date, these habitats still have not been built. The golf course has also been cited for polluting groundwater. They have hired lobbyists to fight the regulations.
What she says - She proclaimed that this Congress would be the most honest, leaving behind the "Culture of Corruption". She claimed that the minimum wage increase was needed for all Americans, bringing up the fact that Republicans had not raised the minimum wage in over 10 years.
What she does - The bill was passed through along with an exemption from the federally mandated wage hike to American Samoa. American Samoa is home to Starkist Tuna, employer for nearly 75% of the islands workforce. Starkist is owned by Del Monte, who resides in Pelosi's district. Coincidence, I think not.

Ted Kennedy
Jonah Goldberg asked, "Is there a more execrable, horrid parody of an American statesman alive today than Ted Kennedy?" I don't believe so Jonah.
What he says - Constantly bellowing on the floor of the Senate about how the rich need to pay their fair share and favors the estate tax, along with any other tax that can relieve the workers of the country from their earned pay.
What he does - The Kennedys have transferred more than half a billion in money from generation to generation but according to their own records paid only $ 34,000 in estate taxes. Their largest asset, the Merchandise Mart real estate company, was in a trust domiciled in Fiji.
What he says - Yammers in his Gin-cracked voice about the oil companies which cause pollution and global warming, forgetting of course that they also provide income and jobs to thousands, and the lifeblood of our nation's economy.
What he does - The Kennedys own their own Oil Company, Arctic Royalty Trust, which leases out land for oil drilling in five states. The Kennedys set the operation up as a Royalty Trust to avoid paying income and corporate taxes on the profits. Family members including Ted Kennedy, environmentalist Robert Kennedy, Jr., and Joe Kennedy, Jr. receive checks every year.
I'm sorry Teddy, once you leave a campaign worker to die in your car, you lose the right to denigrate anyone. Now if only the asshats in Mass would learn that and boot his bloated, pickled ass out of office.

And then there's Hillary's latest hypocrisy.
What she says - If she knew then what she knows now, she would never have voted on the resolution authorizing military action in Iraq. She wants you to believe that Bush lied to her and fooled her into believing him so he could (pick one)
a. Avenge his daddy after the death threats from OBL.
b. Finish what his daddy started.
c. Enrich his oil cronies
d. All of the above.
What she does - In 2003, speaking before the hygenically-challenged members of Code Pink, she apologized for not being able to agree with their position on the resolution and vote against the use of military action in Iraq. She explained that she had to vote for the resolution after a 2 year self-researched, in depth study of all the available information. In her opinion Hussein posed an imminent threat both to his neighbors in the Mideast and to the world at large. Amazing at what 4 years and a wee bit of megalomania will do to your memory.
William Hazlitt also wrote, "Asleep, no man is a hypocrite." I sincerely believe that these three must suffer from the worst case of insomnia ever recorded.


Blogger Linda in Maine said...

I'm not a c-c-con... I am a liberal but I totally agree with you on that Pelosi American Samoa expection. Cheesy and sleazy. What is it about politics that makes people check their ethics at the door? To get elected you have to owe too much to too many. Can't believe I am saying this, but is it possible we need WAY less government?

6:46 PM  
Blogger Linda in Maine said...

Jeez... exemption. Exemption.

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That "13 gallon trash bag" led me back here. "Conservative Buddhist" - Isn't that an oxymoron? Now I remember why we couldn't get along, can't even stand reading each other's opinions. Hell froze over for a few weeks there, didn't it?

12:07 PM  

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