GOP, Hypocrisy is Thy Name

Rick “Frothy” Santorum – you fucking hypocrite.  You say President Obama is “snob” because he wants every young person to have access to at least one year of higher education.  You, frothty, who hold an an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, and a law degree degree from the Dickinson School of Law. And, of course, your undergraduate degree from Penn State.  While we’ve all been wondering what happened to you to make you such a hateful, spiteful, vindictive piece of shit, I think that Penn State might have something to do with it.

Did you perhaps spend some time in the showers with Jerry Sandusky?  Just sayin’…

Then we have good ole’ Mittens, who loves Michigan because the trees are just the right height.  Mitt, whose wife Ann drives two Cadillacs.  Cuz one just isn’t enough.. you’ve got to have one at each home.

Mitt says people like me “think there’s something wrong with being successful.”  No, Mitt, that’s not the problem.  Your problem is that you have no idea how the average person in this country struggles to get by each and every day.  And you’re a fucking liar to boot.

Mitt says he thinks the auto industry bail out was wrong.  We should’ve let the big three car makers go bankrupt.  But did you know that Romney’s two biggest billionaire backer made billions more on the audio bail out?  Of course you didn’t, until now.

Greg Palast to the rescue!  The author of Vulture’s Picnic has a scathing new piece out – “Romney’s Auto Bail-Out Billionaires” – that shows how Mitt’s money men made out like the bandits they are – off of the auto industry bailout that their frontman continues to decry.  Urgh!

If you think we’re not being lied to about anything and everything by these liars and hypocrites, then check out wikileaks today, as they will begin publishing 5.5 million emails from a “global intelligence” company, Stratfor. I was alerted to it when I received this press release from the always-brilliant Yes Men last night.   Read it, and let your blood continue to boil.

Then read this account of Bradley Manning’s day in court, courtesy of Logan Price in the Guardian.

Nicole Belle of Crooks and Liars watches the Sunday talking head shows each week so we don’t have to.  She gives us her account of them every Monday morning in a segment we call Fools on the Hill

Really, we could spend the entire time talking about Rick Santorum. He gives us seemingly an unending amount of discussion points in his attempt to capitalize on his lead in Michigan. I’m not even going to touch his whining that Romney and Paul are secretly ganging up on him, and just deal with the things he say that show what an out-of-touch extremist Santorum himself is.

But before we spend time on Mr “Please don’t Google me”, let’s look at some other talkers.

One of the things I find myself constantly thinking about as this election season drags on is how we look to the rest of the world. Zbigniew Brzezinski—who is no stranger to extremists in politics, having consulted with almost every president since Eisenhower—had one word for our current crop of Republican presidential wannabes: embarrassing.

Mitt Romney, who is a one-man gaffe machine, sounds almost like he’s given up the ghost on the race. In a rare appearance on the Sunday shows (albeit on Fox News), he told Chris Wallace Americans should “vote for the other guy” if they couldn’t relate to him.

And in one of those Earth-spinning-off-its-axis moments, I found myself agreeing with George Will (I’m sure I’ll be punished for it somehow) when he tagged Allen West’s “economic nonsense” for the tea party favorite to blame President Barack Obama for the high cost of putting gas in his Hummer.

Even still, it is Rick Santorum that takes the cake for outrageousness on Sunday. This man is crazy, flat out crazy. He told George Stephanopoulos that he wanted to “throw up” at JFK’s secularism when the first and only Catholic president re-affirmed the separation of Church and State.

He also told Stephanopoulos that Obama was an “elitist snob” for encouraging young people to go to college. He personally knows the shame of being a conservative in college and claims he was “docked” for being a Republican in college. Of course, that’s not the way others remember it, but hey, being a Republican means being able to pull facts from your posterior to suit.

By the way, as he told David Gregory, the reason that Obama wanted so many young people in college is because he wants them “indoctrinated” to the liberal agenda (which as you know, appears on the syllabi of almost every university course and makes up a large portion of your grade).

And because he can’t leave well enough alone, Rick Santorum proves that being Republican means never having to say you’re sorry. He told David Gregory that Obama’s apology for Koran burnings showed “real weakness.”


And finally, I played a bit of this at the top of the show… In case you missed those Oscar-nominated films, here’s the good bad parts of all of them…

Tomorrow … Congressman Dennis Kucinich and GottaLaff!

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