Tag: Hypocrisy

Congressional Republicans are hypocrites on the #TrumpTaxScam but few are as hypocritical as Tim Walberg from Michigan

Congressional Republicans are hypocrites on the #TrumpTaxScam but few are as hypocritical as Tim Walberg from Michigan

After the sugar buzz of last week’s election in Alabama, all of us got a bitter dose of reality with the FCC ending Net Neutrality and then last night’s this morning’s passage of an historic tax scam bill by Republicans in the Senate. Because House Speaker Paul Ryan is such a novice, the version House Republicans passed violated Senate rules […]

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HYPOCRISY ALERT: One Fair Wage campaign expects professional photographer to work for free during fundraiser

HYPOCRISY ALERT: One Fair Wage campaign expects professional photographer to work for free during fundraiser

If we don’t stand up for our progressive values, who will? Some blog posts are more difficult for me to write than others. This is one of them. “One Fair Wage” is a coalition of pro-worker organizations who are working to ensure that all workers are paid a fair wage. Yesterday they announced they will introduce a ballot proposal to […]

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The tea party’s silence on Trump shows their hypocrisy and true goal: the advancement of white people

The tea party’s silence on Trump shows their hypocrisy and true goal: the advancement of white people

The rise of the tea party was, according to their rhetoric, a response rising taxes and a government that had grown too big, too corrupt, and too bloated. Their very “freedom” was at stake, they claimed, because regulations, what the rest of us call “protections”, were strangling our collective American Dream. Donald Trump was never a tea party candidate. That […]

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Michigan Lt. Gov. Calley ships in students from around the US for his “grassroots” campaign for governor

Michigan Lt. Gov. Calley ships in students from around the US for his “grassroots” campaign for governor

On May 30th, when Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley announced his candidacy for governor ahead of the 2018 election, he told the audience, “What you will see over the course of this summer is the most high-tech, effective, grassroots campaign, a movement to amend Michigan’s constitution.” “Move over establishment,” he said, “Because the people of the State of Michigan are […]

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Ethically-challenged Republican Rep. Trott introduces law to compel ethics training for members of Congress

Ethically-challenged Republican Rep. Trott introduces law to compel ethics training for members of Congress

Republican Congressman and multi-millionaire David Trott from Michigan’s 11th Congressional District is arguably one of the most ethically-challenged members of the U.S. House of Representatives. He made millions of dollars building a vertically-integrated foreclosure business that drew national attention when he threw a 101-year old Detroit woman out of her home tossing her life-saving medications into a dumpster. His foreclosure […]

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Steven Johnson, Christian hypocrite

Michigan Republican whose “Christian beliefs shape his worldview” votes to deny Flint federal funds for #FlintWaterCrisis

The effort to bring federal dollars into Flint to help them deal with the Republican-made catastrophe that poisoned their drinking water with the powerful neurotoxin lead has been long and arduous, primarily because Republicans themselves did everything they could to make the path long and arduous. First, it took nearly a year for Republican members of Congress to even pass […]

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Republican “healthcare” plan will create thousands more unwanted pregnancies while reducing prenatal/newborn care

Republican “healthcare” plan will create thousands more unwanted pregnancies while reducing prenatal/newborn care

On our podcast this week, LOLGOP and I discussed this topic but, in light of recent developments, it bears more discussion. First, we got news from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) scoring of the Republican “healthcare” plan – the American Health Care Act (AHCA) [note the missing word: “affordable”] – that, if it is passed and the Affordable Care […]

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MI-07 Republican Tim Walberg’s insulting hypocrisy on “local control” takes aim at state-based retirement programs

MI-07 Republican Tim Walberg’s insulting hypocrisy on “local control” takes aim at state-based retirement programs

Michigan Republican Congressman Tim Walberg is a tea partier’s tea partier. According to his rhetoric and actions in Congress, there are very few things that wouldn’t benefit from “local control”. He wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act and return healthcare programs to local control. He regularly talks about “improving education and job training initiatives through more local control“. When […]

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Michigan GOP enacts laws to make selling fetal tissue MORE illegal and to ban local plastic bag regulations

Michigan GOP enacts laws to make selling fetal tissue MORE illegal and to ban local plastic bag regulations

Apparently things are just fine in Michigan because Republicans here have resorted to (a) making something illegal more illegal and (b) to restricting local municipalities from passing local regulations for their community. So much for “local control”. The first bill makes the sale of fetal tissue resulting from abortions more illegal. I say it makes it “more illegal” because it’s […]

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Such a nasty candidate

Such a nasty candidate

Last night during the last presidential debate, Hillary Clinton was asked about a “grand bargain” that includes benefit cuts and raising taxes to save the Medicare trust fund by moderator Chris Wallace from FOX News. In her response, she got a dig in a Donald Trump for his use of a feature of the tax code which allows him to […]

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What Melania Trump’s plagiarism of Michelle Obama tells us about Trump’s hypocrisy

What Melania Trump’s plagiarism of Michelle Obama tells us about Trump’s hypocrisy

By now you’ve probably read about Donald Trump’s wife Melania and the speech she gave at the National Republican Convention last night. Her plagiarism of Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech was first noticed by journalist Jarrett Hill whose tweet blew up the internet: CORRECTION: Melania stole a whole graph from Michelle's speech. #GOPConvention WATCH: https://t.co/8BCOwXAHSy pic.twitter.com/zudpDznGng — Jarrett Hill (@JarrettHill) July […]

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