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Finding GOP hypocrisy and political grandstanding is about as tough as finding melting snow outside today.

At first, the Dem HCR proposals were too damned long:

Now they’re too damned short:

“The White House’s ‘plan’ consists of an 11-page outline, which has not been scored by the Congressional Budget Office or posted online as legislative text. So they want to reorganize one-sixth of the United States’ economy with a document shorter than a comic book, and they’re complaining that they can’t find our plan on their own website? C’mon,”

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In 2000, when he dropped out of the Presidential race, GOP Gubernatorial candidate John Kasich called W. Bush his “soul brother.”

In a June 26, 2009 CNN story on the Bush years (featured on Kasich’s campaign website), Kasich said:

“The Republican Party is my vehicle, not my master,” he said. “I mean I am here to try to bring prosperity back to this state, to make sure families are better off. I’m not here to carry anyone’s banner.”

“They [The Bush Administration] stopped solving problems,” said Kasich, who after his House tenure worked on […]

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Please respect Karl Rove’s right to publicly rant about family values while privately destroying it. Twice.

Famed Republican strategist Karl Rove got divorced last week, Politico reports.

Spokeswoman Dana Perino said, “Karl Rove and his wife, Darby, were granted a divorce last week. The couple came to the decision mutually and amicably, and they maintain a close relationship and a strong friendship. There will be no further comment and the family requests that its privacy be respected.”

Karl married Darby Hickson in 1986. They have one son, Andrew. Rove’s previous marriage to a Houston socialite ended after a […]

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Live by the sword, you die by it I guess. The next time you hear a conservative blowhard talk about supporting the troops, remind them that at midnight last night the GOP delayed a vote on “funding the troops” in order to delay health care reform. Only 3 (count ’em 3) Republicans voted with Democrats to end debate and vote on the measure. 33 actually voted against the troops. You’ll note the silence on this among the wingnut blogosphere.

What was in it?

– More than $100 billion operations and maintenance, and military personnel requirements for ongoing military operations […]

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Wonder how the “READ THE BILL!!!” folks will respond to this?

At a town hall meeting Wednesday Sen. Jim Inhofe told Chickasha residents he does not need to read the 1,000 page health care reform bill, he will simply vote against it.

“I don’t have to read it, or know what’s in it. I’m going to oppose it anyways,” he said.

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Don’t expect much flailing of arms and gnashing of teeth from the right on this:

Q. What was your last assignment?

A. I made a photo of the president walking out, seeing Midland, Texas, for the first time as an ex-president. Midland wasn’t the last stop. We went to an event in Waco, where we said our goodbyes and he left for the ranch. Aboard the plane to Waco, he asked me what I was doing. … Then he said, “Let’s keep in touch.” Instead of a handshake, he gave me a fist bump. That’s how it ended.

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American Flag as Metaphor

On October 21, 2008 By

The McCain campaign is un-American. They drag the American flag on the ground after a rally. Not just any American flag, but a ginormous American flag. Their treatment of this flag is despicable and violates rules of handling for our beloved red, white, and blue. Simply horrifying is the following video:

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RNC Shopping Spree!

On October 21, 2008 By

Looks like the RNC had to dress ’em all up to parade them out at their convention:

The Republican National Committee appears to have spent more than $150,000 to clothe and accessorize vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family since her surprise pick by John McCain in late August.

According to financial disclosure records, the accessorizing began in early September and included bills from Saks Fifth Avenue in St. Louis and New York for a combined $49,425.74.

The records also document a couple of big-time shopping trips to Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis, including one $75,062.63 spree in early September.

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What A Week. LOL!

On October 2, 2008 By

Damn. This is sad. Blah blah blah.

Um, John? You were one of the “Republicans who blamed Democrats”:

Now THAT’S “Hypocrisy You Can Believe In”!

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Make Them Famous John!

On October 1, 2008 By

Heh. This is just priceless:

Despite Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) oft-repeated vow to “veto every single bill with earmarks” and to “make them famous,” he has indicated he will vote for today’s bill, apparently earmarks and all. This case seems to be yet another time that McCain’s anti-earmark rhetoric can’t match his actions.

Make them famous John!

(ht @JeffCoryell)

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Remember when John McCain blasted Barack Obama for raising money in California? Went something like this:

“He talked about siding with the people just before he flew off for a fundraiser in Hollywood with Barbra Streisand and his celebrity friends,” McCain told a crowd in Ohio. “Let me tell you, my friends, there’s no place I’d rather be than right here with the working men and women of Ohio.”

Guess what. John McCain says one thing to the good hard working people of Ohio in public, but then in private he jets off to – of all places – […]

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