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    2017.05.27 - Republican Hypocrisy Hall of Fame

    Republican Hypocrisy Hall of Fame



    We certainly don’t want leading Republicans to tumble into hypocrisy, so let’s refresh their memories.

    Patriots like Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have eloquently warned of the importance of ferreting out the truth and holding politicians accountable, including for leaking classified information. Thank God for their insistence on truth-seeking!

    As McConnell warned, for example: “The president did not value the sacred oath. He was interested in saving his hide, not truth and justice. I submit to my colleagues that if we have no truth and we have no justice, then we have no nation of laws. No public official, no president, no man or no woman is important enough to sacrifice the founding principles of our legal system.”

    ...

    They’re busy, but no problem! I’ve helpfully dug out their brilliant insights:
    And the first one:

    “Extreme carelessness with classified material … is still totally disqualifying.”
    — Donald Trump, July 11, 2016


    More at the link!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesneakers View Post
    Republican Hypocrisy Hall of Fame





    And the first one:

    “Extreme carelessness with classified material … is still totally disqualifying.”
    — Donald Trump, July 11, 2016


    More at the link!

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...=.3c4aff0fccc2
    “The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy,” Trump tweeted on Nov. 6, 2012.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/...r-calling-it-a
    The Electoral College is actually genius in that it brings all states, including the smaller ones, into play. Campaigning is much different!" Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.

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    https://twitter.com/LaLey_01/status/...167557/photo/1

    More hypocrisy for your enjoyment.
    The truth is rarely pure and never simple. - Oscar Wilde

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoneyWest View Post
    So petty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesneakers View Post
    "Bill's Blocked By Republican's Since President Obama Took Office.

    The rejected Bills are named:

    H.R. 466 – Wounded Veteran Job Security Act became H. R. 2875.

    H.R. 1168 -- Veterans Retraining Act

    H.R. 1171 – Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Reauthorization

    H.R. 1172 -- Requiring List on VA Website of Organizations Providing Scholarships for Veterans

    H.R. 1293 -- Disabled Veterans Home Improvement and Structural Alteration Grant Increase Act of 2009

    H.R. 1803 -- Veterans Business Center Act

    H.R. 2352 – Job Creation Through Entrepreneurship Act

    DETAILS OF BILLS REJECTED BY REPUBLICANS:

    H.R. 466 – Wounded Veteran Job Security Act – This bill would actually provide job security for veterans who are receiving medical treatment for injuries suffered while fighting in defense of their country. It would prohibit employers from terminating
    employees who miss work while receiving treatment for a service-related disability.

    H.R. 1168 -- Veterans Retraining Act – This bill would provide for assistance to help veterans who are currently unemployed with their expenses while retraining for the current job market.

    H.R. 1171 – Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Reauthorization – This bill would reauthorize programs in support of homeless veterans, to assist them with job training, counseling, and placement services through the Department of Veterans Affairs through 2014.

    H.R. 1172 -- Requiring List on VA Website of Organizations Providing Scholarships for Veterans which does nothing more than direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to include information about scholarships for veterans.

    H.R. 1293 -- Disabled Veterans Home Improvement and Structural Alteration Grant Increase Act of 2009 – Here’sanother bill in support of those who have fought for their country, passed by House Democrats and blocked from becoming law by Republicans.

    This would increase the amount paid by the VA to disabled veterans for necessary home structural improvements from $4,100 to $6,800 for those who are more than 50% disabled, and from $1,200 to $2,000 who are less than 50%, disabled. This means, if a veteran lost the use of his legs in service of his country, the country will pay for the wheelchair ramp so that he can live at home.

    By the way, the last time this ceiling was lifted was in 1992. There isn't even a fiscal reason for being against this bill, as the total cost of this bill, according to CBO estimates, would be a “whopping” $20 million. That's about a quarter (25 cents) per family of four.

    H.R. 1803 -- Veterans Business Center Act – This bill would set up a Veterans Business Center program within the Small Business Administration, which would specialize in such programs as grants for service-disabled veterans, help them develop business plans and secure business opportunities. In other words, folks, it would create jobs and offer opportunities those who have fought in defense of our country.

    H.R. 2352 – Job Creation Through Entrepreneurship Act – This bill essentially combines a number of other bills that Republicans had blocked in the Senate previously, and adds a few elements. The bill would again establish a Veterans Business Center Program; .... it would establish a Military Entrepreneurs Program; ..."

    So disgusting they couldn't even support vets! Vote them out at the next opportunity.

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    2017.05.27 - Republican Hypocrisy Hall of Fame

    Plagiariasm vs. Personal Responsibility:

    The real Trouble with the GOP we're too Distracted to Notice

    Plagiarism runs rampant throughout the highest levels of the Trump administration ... and we're cool with it? Weird, considering its discovery was once so damning it could end a presidential campaign.
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    Did you also know that in his campaign for the presidency, Donald Trump blatantly plagiarized an op-ed written by the stupidest brain surgeon in the world, Ben Carson, less than a month after Carson's essay was published?

    [snipped highlights]

    * Melania used her powers of theft to steal enormous chunks of her RNC speech from Michelle Obama's DNC speech from 8 years earlier.

    *Neil Gorsuch plagiarized entire passages from an article in a law journal for his 2006 book on the cheery subject of assisted suicide.

    *Fox News personality Monica Crowley -- plagiarized portions of her PhD dissertation and had plagiarized over 50 times in a book released in 2012.

    * Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos -- lifted text word-for-word from various sources and passed them off as her own written responses during her confirmation hearing.

    * Department of Homeland Security David Clarke plagiarized 47 times in his master's thesis.

    [snip]

    Since they're the party of personal responsibility, and are now the party of stealing other people's work, they're saying it's your personal responsibility to cheat your way to the top -- even if doing so goes against everything you claim to stand for.
    http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-real...ted-to-notice/

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesneakers View Post
    Plagiariasm vs. Personal Responsibility:

    The real Trouble with the GOP we're too Distracted to Notice



    http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-real...ted-to-notice/

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    Why can't they at least admit it though?

    And why aren't they getting in trouble when they get caught, like Joe Biden did?!


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    OMG this thread. I'm dying.

    The dissertation advisor for Gorsuch said no plagiarism. The person who he is actually accused of plagiarising from agreed.


    Oxford Emeritus Professor John Finnis, who supervised the dissertation, said:

    None of the allegations has any substance or justification. In all the instances mentioned, Neil Gorsuch’s writing and citing was easily and well within the proper and accepted standards of scholarly research and writing in the field of study in which he and I work.
    In her statement, Kuzma said:

    I have reviewed both passages and do not see an issue here, even though the language is similar. These passages are factual, not analytical in nature, framing both the technical legal and medical circumstances of the ‘Baby/Infant Doe’ case that occurred in 1982. Given that these passages both describe the basic facts of the case, it would have been awkward and difficult for Judge Gorsuch to have used different language.
    Then mostly unnamed sources basically replied "yeah but he's conservative, so plagiarism." You can't make this stuff up.

    Snopes is your friend. http://www.snopes.com/2017/04/05/pla...-neil-gorsuch/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish_Eyes View Post
    OMG this thread. I'm dying.

    The dissertation advisor for Gorsuch said no plagiarism. The person who he is actually accused of plagiarising from agreed.



    Then mostly unnamed sources basically replied "yeah but he's conservative, so plagiarism." You can't make this stuff up.

    Snopes is your friend. http://www.snopes.com/2017/04/05/pla...-neil-gorsuch/

    BBM

    and yet, you just did.

    Nowhere in the article did it say the above re: it being plagiarism because he is conservative.

    It did, however say this:
    Politico reported, however, that they consulted various academic integrity experts who provided assessments of Gorsuch’s works that ranged “from calling it a clear impropriety to mere sloppiness.”
    Elizabeth Berenguer, an associate professor of law at Campbell University, said Gorsuch’s writing was similar enough to Kuzma’s that it could be cause for investigation under legal or academic standards: “I would apply an academic writing standard. Even if it were a legal opinion, it would be plagiarism under either.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by EllieBee View Post
    BBM

    and yet, you just did.

    Nowhere in the article did it say the above re: it being plagiarism because he is conservative.

    It did, however say this:
    I indicated that was tongue-in-cheek.

    And yet, most scholars disagree with her assessment, including the institution whose job it was to evaluate said claims.

    Look I get it. This whole thread is meant to be ironic. There isn't a single thing in here, whether it is a legitimate criticism or not that is unique to Republicans, or that you can't find endless examples of Democrats (or Libertarians or Greens, etc.) doing too.
    We just like cheering the ingroup and bashing the outgroup, it's a weird human evolutionary response.
    Last edited by Irish_Eyes; 05-30-2017 at 10:01 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish_Eyes View Post
    I indicated that was tongue-in-cheek.

    And yet, most scholars disagree with her assessment, including the institution whose job it was to evaluate said claims.

    Look I get it. This whole thread is meant to be ironic. There isn't a single thing in here, whether it is a legitimate criticism or not that is unique to Republicans, or that you can't find endless examples of Democrats (or Libertarians or Greens, etc.) doing too.
    We just like cheering the ingroup and bashing the outgroup, it's a weird human evolutionary response.
    BBM
    Well that explains the Mean Girls Club quite nicely.

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    Last edited by Irish_Eyes; 05-30-2017 at 11:09 AM. Reason: Not going to stoop to level of those making personal attacks.

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