I have come to the conclusion that another word for a hypocrite is a conservative. One of the biggest political hypocrites is conservative Minnesota congresswoman, Michele Bachmann. She talks against government handouts but got a quarter million in farm subsidies and her husband gets paid by the government for some of the patients he sees at his clinic. Bachmann’s family farm received $251,973 in federal subsidies between 1995 and 2006. Bachmann could reject the money to set an example and not look like a hypocrite. Instead she takes the cash and votes for more corporate welfare and cuts to any form of social welfare. She knows where her bread is buttered and she is not leaving any crumbs for you and I. Your taxes could be described as Wonder Bread. You go to work harvesting the wheat and baking the bread and then send it to D.C. Next, Michele and her ilk slice it and share it with their corporate friends and send the wrapper back so you can fill it again. Yep, you are left “wondering” where your bread went.
Since the Koch brothers own and operate the Tea Party you won’t be seeing any teabaggers protesting Bachmann’s hypocrisy. The baggers will be protesting against any form of social welfare for their fellow middle-class members. They will scream, “End socialism in America.” They of course don’t mean corporate socialism where their wealthy masters get our tax money instead of the people who really need it. If a conservative politician is railing against government “entitlements” it is time to bring in, McGruff the crime fighting dog to do some bloodhounding because that is surely a politician who is feasting at the public trough. These conservatives like to throw the term, “personal responsibility” around but that is for other people who have that annoying little trait called, integrity.
I don’t want to just pick on Michele Bachmann because there is a lot of conservative hypocrisy to go around. Representative Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and his family have accepted around a million dollars from the socialist farm subsidy program. Grassley received over $283,000 of free government money for his farm subsidy in Butler county. Chuck Grassley’s son Robin got over $654,000. during the same time frame 1995-2005. Republican Representative Vicky Hartzler of Missouri received $774,489 in farm subsidies. Republican Representative Mark Stutzman of Indiana received $180,000 since 1997. “Tea Party Patriot” Republican Stephen Fincher of Tennessee received $3,254,324 since 1995. Sam Brownback the GOP Senator from Kansas has received over $50,000 in tax payer farm subsides. His father and brother have received $605,000 for their farms in Kansas. Republican Senator Gordon Smith of Oregon has received $47,000. Since 1995 23 current members of Congress, mostly Republicans or their families, have collected some $12,671,166 in farm subsidies. I wish the teabaggers would be more honest with the signs they carry at rallies. They should say, “No more socialism except for my social security and my puppet master’s corporate welfare and farm subsidies. “
The hypocrisy with conservatives isn’t only about money issues. They are hypocrites when it comes to the “family values” B.S. also. The conservative’s God is Ronnie Reagan without question. Reagan never had a family gathering at the White House because he had a dysfunctional family that didn’t get along. Then we have NYC Mayor, Rudy Giuliani who brought his mistress into the Mayor’s mansion while his wife and children were still living there. Here is a short list of “family value” conservatives who don’t practice what they preach.
Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, was arrested at the St. Paul Airport on suspicion of lewd conduct in a men’s restroom, where he was accused of soliciting an undercover police officer for sexual activity. Larry was an outspoken opponent of gay rights. The American Conservative Union rated Craig’s 2005 voting record at 96 out of 100 points.
Rep. Mark Foley, R-Florida, resigned after sexually explicit e-mails surfaced showing him harassing underage boys, one of them a 16-year-old who worked as a Capitol Hill page.
Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-South Carolina, was a segregationist who had sex with a 15-year-old black girl, which produced a daughter; then paid the family to keep the matter secret.
Rep. Donald “Buz” Lukens, R-Ohio, was found guilty of having sex with a female minor and sentenced to one month in jail.
Rep. Robert Bauman, R-Maryland was a an anti-gay activist who was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar.
Neal Horsely, militant anti-abortionist from Carrollton, Georgia, who admitted on Fox Radio News that he’d had sex with animals.
Donald Rumsfeld, former U.S. Defense Secretary. Authorized the abuse of children in Iraqi prisons in order to humiliate their parents into providing information about the anti-American insurgency.
Edison Misla Aldarondo, former Speaker of House of Representatives, Puerto Rico (U.S. territory) sentenced to ten years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17.
Lou Beres, former chairman of the Oregon Christian Coalition confessed to molesting a 13-year-old girl.
Sen. Bob Packwood, R-Ore., resigned in 1995 amid allegations he had made unwanted sexual advances to 17 female employees and colleagues and altered his personal diaries to obstruct an ethics investigation.
I could go on and on with this list but I’d get carpal tunnel syndrome from typing. Let me give you the latest conservative hypocrite I came across fresh today.
Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Illinois, the tea party-backed Republican who was narrowly elected last year by vowing to bring fiscal responsibility to Washington. He has been one of President Barack Obama’s most outspoken critics during the standoff over the debt ceiling. He is being sued for more than $100,000 in unpaid child support.
Any time you hear a conservative vehemently bashing gays, the pro-choice movement and pushing “family values” you can bet they are a hypocrite that has a skeleton in the closet
Here is an hypocritical parasite who calls others parasites.
Mrs. E and I stopped at Casa de Tacos in Boardman, Ohio. They have great Mexican food and it’s very Elecpencil affordable. There are a few seats but it is mostly take out. I want to go back on a Friday when they have fish tacos. Norma and Jerry Stevens moved here from LA to open Casa de Tacos. They love the area so you need to stop in and welcome them and get some of these fine dishes. Check out this video and I’m sure you’ll be looking for your car keys to get there.
Talking Heads: Don’t Worry About the Government
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A third tune because I want to keep dancing: Take Me to the River
A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation. ~ Adlai E. Stevenson