From the daily archives: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Since Ronald Reagan’s presidency, many astute pundits, close observers of the behavior of prominent Republicans in the post-Gipper era, have variously labeled GOP types as masters of hypocrisy, projection and, even worse, authoritarianism. Does that amalgam sound a little bit like the elements of Trump DNA?

Though we might feel that many Republicans are indeed guilty of possessing similar DNA, it’s the hypocrisy trait that is most prominent in the mix.

On July 30, two happenings provide illustrations of that built-in hypocrisy trait among GOP types.

In a page one article detailing the history of the notorious […]

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich has mastered the art of speaking with “forked tongue,” the very apt phrase the Lone Ranger’s loyal sidekick, Tonto, used to describe people shading the truth with word games.

Throughout John Kasich’s nearly 40 years in elected politics, he has perfected the craft of speaking with a forked tongue and has never overtly complimented any Democrat for anything equal to how Democrats are complimenting him now on his carefully chosen words to defend expanded Medicaid, even as his political party makes repeated Kamikaze runs at repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the […]

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The plot thickens. When Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday he denounced Richard Cordray, head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for running for governor in Ohio (nothing official) while holding a federal job. He demanded that Cordray be fired, not considered a terribly antisocial act in Washington these days.

Program host Chuck Todd asked his guest, “Do you have any business interests here? Do you have a client that wants to see this happen?”

Lewandowski, a man with a troubled political career who was fired by Trump, lied and […]

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