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Hypocrite of the week

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007, at 8:49 AM

Boy, this one nearly went into my list of Friday silliness. I can't do this one justice. You'll just have to click here to see what I'm talking about.

Unbelievable hypocrisy.


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Go figure. And as for supporting workers....what about the workers that make the SUV's that only John Edwards will be able to drive from now on? Is he going to keep up the national demand by himself, so they don't suffer?

-- Posted by sambntn on Thu, Aug 30, 2007, at 9:05 AM

Mr. Mosely, I would be careful about pointing out hypocrites from the Democratic Party. Your own right wing gang is mired in scandals the likes of which this country has never seen. The right preaches family values while engaging in lewd conduct (David Vitter and Larry Craig are just the latest). You're just grasping at straws now.

-- Posted by volfanatic on Thu, Aug 30, 2007, at 9:19 AM

Yes I think the hypocrite of the week is the Senator who said : "I regret pleading guilty"...

The point is, HE LIED to somebody... Either the courts or the media and his family.

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Thu, Aug 30, 2007, at 9:26 AM

They are not "my gang." However, I must point out the difference is that when the GOP catches someone in their bunch doing nasty stuff, they call for resignations. Democrats circle the wagons and protect their folks.

A bird has both a left wing and a right wing, but they're just for flapping.

The bird brain is in the middle.

Craig and Vitter are not even the topic of conversation. Edward's hypocrisy is.

-- Posted by Brian Mosely on Thu, Aug 30, 2007, at 9:31 AM

I didn't know it was about political alignment. At least for me it's not about that. I could careless what political party he is in. I think Mr. Mosely was simply thinking along the lines of "you can't be serious".

-- Posted by sambntn on Thu, Aug 30, 2007, at 9:32 AM

It isn't, sambntn. You nailed my thinking. However, some feel that it is just a slap against the party, not the person, hence the "your guys do it too" always creeps in there. If someone in the GOP said the same boneheaded thing, I'd jump on them as well.

IMHO, a good portion of them are all twisted, filthy swine, anyways.

-- Posted by Brian Mosely on Thu, Aug 30, 2007, at 9:38 AM

Yes Im sure the majority of them are filthy twisted swine. There is a reason I could not be a lawyer, I could not defend guilty people. There are a large number of people in this great land that can, and more power to them. A politician is someone who will tell you whatever it is you want to hear just to get you out of his face, because his day is busy and he doesn't have time for you.

-- Posted by sambntn on Thu, Aug 30, 2007, at 9:47 AM

The GOP calls for resignations? Why haven't they called for W's resignation? He and Cheney have subverted the Constitution worse than any President and Vice President in history. The subject of Craig and Vitter is most appropriate because you are discussing hypocrisy. At least Edwards wasn't chasing men around in a restroom in an airport.

-- Posted by volfanatic on Thu, Aug 30, 2007, at 10:36 AM

Can we keep it on topic please instead this degenerating into a Bush bash fest? I was pointing out that a man who lives in a 28,000 sqaure foot home with multiple SUV surrounding it has no business telling the rest of us to cut back our lifestyles. That's all.

-- Posted by Brian Mosely on Thu, Aug 30, 2007, at 10:58 AM

No he probably shouldn't but neither should someone sitting in the White House making $400000 per year, along with a $50000 expense account, tell the American family they can live on $5.85 an hour.

-- Posted by Dianatn on Thu, Aug 30, 2007, at 11:22 AM

We the people, although not as an entire whole, voted for that president, a second term. Granted, he hasn't done us much good, and I still don't know why we are over in Iraq fighting for....but we did vote for him. But no worries, because unless we go to war again, he won't be in the upcoming election.

-- Posted by weezie84 on Thu, Aug 30, 2007, at 11:25 AM

Elected or Selected? (and that's all I am going to say on this subject because God knows we don't want to get off topic on any of these Blogs) :>)

-- Posted by Dianatn on Thu, Aug 30, 2007, at 11:40 AM

Ok so you think George W is a hypocrite. Who cares? We all do, just not in this blog.

-- Posted by sambntn on Thu, Aug 30, 2007, at 11:44 AM

Hmmmm maybe I misread the title of this blog but I sure thought it was talking about hypocrites?

-- Posted by Dianatn on Thu, Aug 30, 2007, at 12:22 PM

Can we keep it on topic please instead this degenerating into a Bush bash fest? I was pointing out that a man who lives in a 28,000 sqaure foot home with multiple SUV surrounding it has no business telling the rest of us to cut back our lifestyles. That's all.

-- Posted by Brian Mosely on Thu, Aug 30, 2007, at 10:58 AM

At what point did John Edwards tell us that we need to cut back?

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Thu, Aug 30, 2007, at 1:05 PM

I take it you didn't click the link at the top.

"Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards told a labor group that he would ask Americans to make a big sacrifice: their sport utility vehicles."

-- Posted by Brian Mosely on Thu, Aug 30, 2007, at 1:12 PM

Diana, not all people who you think are hypocrites. Maybe you read the title correctly and forgot to read the blog.

-- Posted by sambntn on Thu, Aug 30, 2007, at 2:50 PM

I take it you didn't click the link at the top.

"Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards told a labor group that he would ask Americans to make a big sacrifice: their sport utility vehicles."

-- Posted by Brian Mosely on Thu, Aug 30, 2007, at 1:12 PM

Ahh yes... I see now. Well that sucks for him. He seems like a really nice person though. Hillary will get the nomination regardless.

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Thu, Aug 30, 2007, at 3:23 PM

Yeah, Nathan ...she seems to get the best endorsements...

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/200...

This will do her campaign wonders.

-- Posted by Brian Mosely on Thu, Aug 30, 2007, at 3:33 PM

I am sure that right wing spin doctors will use that against her, but how can she be held accountable for what Castro or Chavez or any other person says about her?

The next election is going to be action packed. I can't wait!

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Thu, Aug 30, 2007, at 4:10 PM

It is hilarious to see the GOP supporters talk about hypocrisy...

Why do you think half of the current administration resigned? We are not taking it out of context...

Even Al Gore was being a hypocrite when he was talking about cutting electricity use, when ONE of his mansions consumed more power in a month than 5 normal sized houses added together. The point is, don't pretend your party isn't full of it hypocrisy.

Edwards didn't try to conduct lude behavior in a public restroom and then vote against gay marriage and all gay rights. I admit, Edwards should get rid of those huge SUVs, if he is going to tell the rest of us to do the same. But he, along will ALL congressman (both R & D) should learn to practice what they preach, especially the commander in chief. It is realy easy to say raising the minimum wage will harm businesses bottom line. But they can more than make up for that by continuing to offshore major jobs.

Because the moral of your story is about recommending or stating one thing, and living the exact opposite. It is no different. Regardless of WHO is accused of being hypocritical. I also admit Clinton was a hypocrite, I am not afraid to tell the truth about either party..

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Thu, Aug 30, 2007, at 4:39 PM

Ahhhh John Edwards......

Author of the phrase "two Americas", apparently his and everyone else's.

Nice hair though.....

-- Posted by Tim Baker on Thu, Aug 30, 2007, at 6:10 PM

Diana, not all people who you think are hypocrites. Maybe you read the title correctly and forgot to read the blog.

Well just so you know I did look at the video and maybe just maybe not all the people YOU think are hypocrites are actually hypocrites either. Thats a two way highway there, darlin..I am not saying John Edwards should or will be our next President by any means but he's darn sure better than most of the other choices.

Even though I dearly love Hilary I don't think she would be the best choice for the Democatic ticket, Obama I wouldn't vote for him if he was the only one on the ticket (and no not because he is black either)If Al Gore would run again he would be my choice without a doubt.

I saw a while ago on the news Fred Thompson has offically entered the race LOL Now that's a laugh..almost as big a laugh as Mike Huckabee. And Rudy Giuliani that man put his own city's fireman in danger by giving them faulty radios..(yeah that would be my 1st choice as President) :sarcasm:

-- Posted by Dianatn on Thu, Aug 30, 2007, at 10:42 PM

I agree with Revolution, let's make this a weekly thing. Leave no political party out though. Equal insults all around, LOL.

-- Posted by sambntn on Fri, Aug 31, 2007, at 8:11 AM

So, what will everyone do with their SUV's? Perhaps we can find people in the Mid-East to buy them.

-- Posted by bettyhbrown on Fri, Aug 31, 2007, at 5:31 PM

Edwards and Al Gore ought to team up and run together. They both have the same mentality of do as I say and not as I do. Throw John "give me a bandage and a throw in a Purple Heart" Kerry in the mix and you have the perfect demoncratic candidate-Rich from other peoples money, resource guzzeling- tree hugging snivelers that define the very term hypocrite. Wonder if we would even notice a difference the next four years if we all just decided to not vote any of these nut cases (rep or dem) into office. Do you really think that people like this actually believe the same as we do? They are so insulated from the everyday working men and women that there is no way they are connected with the real world. There is not one candidate from either party worth voting for.... These people do not represent us, they represent whatever group gives them the most money or gives them the best advantage over their opposition. We the people have not been truly represented in many, many years. Laws that we vote into place are ignored,vetoed or simply ignored, illegal aliens are given rights and entitlements that Americans can't get, muslims are given prayer rooms, yet we can't recite the Lord's Prayer in our schools and all in the name of political correctness that continues to erode all of our rights. Where does this madness stop?

-- Posted by rebel4ever37 on Mon, Sep 3, 2007, at 10:11 PM

It's hilarious because a majority of the very complaints you just listed, if not all... happened under the current administration.

If you are so sick of the madness, then why not be bi partisan in your attacks. Instead of just saying 'nobody from either party.' Be like some people on here and point out the specifics...

"These people do not represent us, they represent whatever group gives them the most money or gives them the best advantage over their opposition. *****[In the fundraising blog, it was pointed out specifically which party received special interest money]***** We the people have not been truly represented in many, many years.*****[Many many to me, and most other 'people' means atleast the last 7.5]***** Laws that we vote into place are ignored,vetoed or simply ignored,*****[ignored, or simply ignored? HUH...? and the whole VETO THING, yeah that would be George Bush my dear...]***** illegal aliens are given rights and entitlements that Americans can't get,*****[Hmm, do I smell Republican somewhere... After all it is the Democratic Congress passing these various acts of legislation while your president vetos them.]***** muslims are given prayer rooms, yet we can't recite the Lord's Prayer in our schools *****[exactly... they are given ROOMS, they aren't forced to do it, and they don't force anyone else to either... If Christians want to pray. They can pray to theirselves too... It's no different.. Ya know, it is hilarious to hear this kinda nonsensical rhetoric, because there are LARGE university's that have a LOT of muslim students, and never do you see them begging for prayer time or prancincg around like they have more religious freedom]***** and all in the name of political correctness that continues to erode all of our rights. *****['Eroding all our rights'... Have you READ the Patriot Act? Or the fact that the U.S. doesn't seek U.N. approval for anything, or that WE vioalte the Geneva Convention when WE say it is OK to commit acts of torture on POW's...]***** Where does this madness stop?"*****[With people like you and me, realizing that it isn't a PARTISAN issue, it is an AMERICAN issue... and when close-minded folks stop whining because they honeslty think Muslims and illegals have more rights than we do.. You wanna talk about people who don't have rights being the normal-every day Americans, then your party is the one who wants to deny normal-every day rights to gay Americans]*****

-- Posted by nascarfanatic on Mon, Sep 3, 2007, at 11:05 PM

And as the Great Dan Quayle said:

I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican.

- Dan Quayle

"LOL"

Never Underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Groups

-- Posted by Dianatn on Mon, Sep 3, 2007, at 11:28 PM

Or as Bush said, "They MISunderestimated me..."

And I love how he says 'NUKE-U-LER'... It's pronounced "NUKE-LE-ER"... We should make English the official language, but we'd have to enroll our own President into classes to help him say words correctly, and understand the words he uses.

"Never underestimate the power of RICH, stupid people, in large groups"

-- Posted by nascarfanatic on Mon, Sep 3, 2007, at 11:37 PM

My Fav quote of Bush's is:

You work three jobs? Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that." --to a divorced mother of three, Omaha, Nebraska, feb 2005

It just goes to show you how stupid this man truly is to think this single mother of three would want to work 3 jobs in order to live...

-- Posted by Dianatn on Mon, Sep 3, 2007, at 11:44 PM

OMG, he is stupid...

He proves it over and over again! I just don't remember a president abusing his powers so intensely and getting away with it. Oh wait, he's a Republican, as long as the NeoConservatives get the Christian Evangelicals on their side, he is perfect.

-- Posted by jesuslovesevery1 on Mon, Sep 3, 2007, at 11:56 PM

Bush Quotes? Let me get in on the fun...

HOW ABOUT THIS ONE???

"The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones who attacked us in America on September the 11th." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., July 12, 2007

Straight from the Horses mouth!!

-- Posted by dc_0725 on Tue, Sep 4, 2007, at 8:49 AM

Somebody should just start a blog with stupid Bushisms LMAO!!

"Information is moving -- you know, nightly news is one way, of course, but it's also moving through the blogosphere and through the Internets." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., May 2, 2007

"My job is a job to make decisions. I'm a decision -- if the job description were, what do you do -- it's decision maker." --George W. Bush, Tipp City, Ohio, April 19, 2007

"The solution to Iraq -- an Iraq that can govern itself, sustain itself and defend itself -- is more than a military mission. Precisely the reason why I sent more troops into Baghdad." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., April 3, 2007

"And there is distrust in Washington. I am surprised, frankly, at the amount of distrust that exists in this town. And I'm sorry it's the case, and I'll work hard to try to elevate it." --George W. Bush, interview on National Public Radio, Jan. 29, 2007

"Wow! Brazil is big." --George W. Bush, after being shown a map of Brazil by Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brasilia, Brazil, Nov. 6, 2005

"The relations with, uhh -- Europe are important relations, and they've, uhh -- because, we do share values. And, they're universal values, they're not American values or, you know -- European values, they're universal values. And those values -- uhh -- being universal, ought to be applied everywhere." --George W. Bush, at a press conference with European Union dignitaries, Washington, D.C., June 20, 2005

I TRULY COULD GO ALL DAY, BUT I HAVE LAUGHED MYSELF SILLY GOING THROUGH ALL THESE

-- Posted by dc_0725 on Tue, Sep 4, 2007, at 8:59 AM

He is quite the architect of words!

-- Posted by nascarfanatic on Tue, Sep 4, 2007, at 5:04 PM

I will just repeat what Ol' Georgie Boy said himself (I have posted this on another blog, but it relevant here also)

You say you don't know who is responsible for 9/11 well, MR. Bush tells you who, straight from the horses mouth:

"The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones who attacked us in America on September the 11th." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., July 12, 2007

-- Posted by dc_0725 on Sat, Sep 8, 2007, at 8:32 PM


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