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The Party Of Hypocrisy And Hyperbole

The GOP is up to their usual shenanigans of deceiving the public and practicing their "Do as I say, not as I do" agenda.

Hypocrisy In Spending Tax Payer $

It's all over the news by now that the GOP is running fake candidates in this Summer's recall elections of Republican Senators. This is the second time they are doing this BS. Should we, as the public be upset? You bet your opening day tickets we should...

The Republicans are forcing a Democratic primary, not a Republican primary. If they want to "slow" down the process like the Democrats did when they left the state to protest Walker's budget then they should run GOP candidates instead of fake Democrats. They are purposely trying to deceive uninformed voters that might accidentally vote for the wrong person, while allow more time for their candidates to raise more $.

And let's not ignore the fact that it will cost us, the tax payers, another $400,000 - $600,000. And the right complains that the left is wasting money by forcing recalls? That is hypocrisy. And the biggest difference is that the Democrats went through the painstaking process of gathering up to 20,000 signatures per candidate and having them validated through the GAB, only to have a recall many months later. All the GOP had to do was get at the most 800 signatures to get on the ballot in order to fool some and thwart the democratic process.

And a little known fact - it was the Republican party in Wisconsin who wrote the law for recalls in Wisconsin as a means to express grievence with your elected officials. And let's not forget that the GOP tried to recall Governor Jim Doyle, but failed miserable.

The reason the Dems left the state last year was to give time for the people of WI to see what was actually in Walker's budget and to protest against it. The GOP is not protesting, they are deceiving, lying, cheating and grasping at straws in their last dying days. RIP you band of banditos...

Hypocrisy in Disclosure:

The right wing, with the help of their loud-mouthed radio talk show hosts "yelling in your face" Bellling and Charlie "psycho" Sykes have publicly lambasted every low level public official who signed to recall Walker, costing some school board positions and favor amongst their students and parents.

My question is why does the GOP want to make public who signed a petition to express a grievance with their government, but they don't think it should be made public who are the biggest $ donors to campaigns? I would rather know who is buying off my politician than who is disgusted with them. I can tell who is for or against the recalls by looking at bumper stickers and yard signs, but nobody ever puts a "I just bought off my elected official" sticker on their Cadillac.

Hypocrisy In Law

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan were handing out free subs at Cousins on election day this week and are now being investigated by the Waukesha County DA and could face fines up to $10,000 and three years in jail. But really, in Waukesha nothiingwill happen and the GOP is brushing the accusations asside as being absurd.

But...During the 2000 presidential election then-State Representative Scott Walker requested that the District Attorney's office investigate the Gore campaign for an alleged "smokes for votes" scheme in which a supporter of the Democratic Party, gave packs of cigarettes to people at homeless shelters. Scott Walker was outraged and said, "Anything that gets something of value, be it a $20 bill on the street out here, or a pack of cigarettes, we think is wrong." Walker then said, "The trading off of anything, something of worth, in exchange for someone's vote -- not only is it ethically questionable, we believe it's a violation of the law."

Again, "Do as I say, not as I do" right Scotty? ~http://www.prwatch.org/news/2012/04/11412/subgate-tasty-new-scandal-rocks-wisconsin

Hyperbole In Cost

Remember way back when the GOP was claiming a $7 MILLION cleaning fee for the capital after the protests? The local painters union offered to clean it for free, but the GOP declined and threw around the $7 MILLION figure like it was a golden egg.

Well, the state just got the bill and it was a whopping $200,000 - 3% of what the GOP was claiming it would cost. But are Belling or Sykes talking about that?

Hyperbole In Fraud

RNC Chairman and WI native Reince Priebus alleged on MSNBC recently that Wisconsin is a state “that was absolutely riddled with voter fraud.” And gave that as his reasoning for the embattled Voter ID law.

The problem? A recent study by the nonpartisan Brennan Center for Justice found just seven cases of voter fraud out of three million votes cast in Wisconsin during the 2004 election, a fraud rate of 0.0002 percent. All seven of these cases involved persons with felony convictions who weren’t eligible to vote after being released from prison.

To his defense, there were 20 people prosecuted for fraud in the 2008 election, but by no means is 20 fraudulent votes a means to waste the $7 MILLION it will cost to implement the Voter ID law, unless of course all you want to do is disenfranchise certain groups of people...

Other Notable News:

Businesses are starting to pull out of American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). As of last night, Coke, Pepsi and Kraft Foods have announced they will no longer particiapte in or sponsor ALEC becaus it has come to light that ALEC was behind pushing the Conceal/Carry, Castle Doctrin and Stand Your Ground laws that have now started to result in the deaths of innocent youths across the country.

Bravo Coke, Pepsi and Kraft - The avalanche is starting...

 


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Luke April 11, 2012 at 07:59 AM
Hypocrisy! http://freebeacon.com/trashing-tricare/
Luke April 11, 2012 at 11:02 AM
Hypocrisy! http://freebeacon.com/pay-to-play/
Keith Schmitz April 11, 2012 at 12:31 PM
hyp-o-crite [ˈhɪpəkrɪt] 1: a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion 2: a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings 3: a Republican or conservative who piles on President Obama for pointing out right wing judicial activism 4: just about all of the right posters on this blog
Randy1949 April 11, 2012 at 04:19 PM
I find it incredibly ironic. My family and I were foot-soldiers in the march to the prosperity of trickle-down. We did everything right -- went to school, got married, had our one child in our thirties, saved diligently for retirement in addition to the FICA. Then we got downsized and 'streamlined'. Can't find work in your chosen field? You swallow your pride and take what you can get, only to find that benefits aren't what they used to be. It's all about profit for the upper levels, you know. To be told to act like 'adults' and take responsibility for our own healthcare (and that includes overpriced insurance against a catastrophic illness) seems like the final slap in the face. On what? Now, when retirement is finally within reach, we're being told our needs will be too expensive, and folks like Archie just repeat the old 'get a job' mantra.
BABS April 11, 2012 at 06:12 PM
The reason the 14 senators, that should have been removed from office, left the state is that their union handlers told them to do so. This was a direct attack on the democratic process. Show up do you job and vote your conscience. Instead they disgraced themselves and this state by hiding like cowards while the union bosses foot the bill. I want taxation with representation, not taxation by union decree. As far as the protest candidates, unfortunately we've had to resort to the tactics of the Saul Alinsky following leftist in Madison. When your opponent refuses to fight fair, then eventually you better start fighting dirty yourself. The progressive movement has long since left the path of decency and unfortunately they are dragging everyone else down into the swamp with them.
Randy1949 April 11, 2012 at 06:23 PM
I think you're mistaken about which politicians had handlers. Yet another Right-wing know-nothing joins us.
Bren April 11, 2012 at 06:52 PM
ALEC withdrawal update: McDonalds Corporation and Intuit. Thank you to these organizations for realizing that ALEC is not about long-term profitability. The less people earn, the less they will have to spend on soft drinks, convenience and fast food, etc.
Greg April 11, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Democrat- 1) Euphemism for "Communist" in the United States. 2) Someone who believes that Saddam Hussein had more of a right to live than an unborn baby. 3) Someone who does not personally give money to the disadvantaged, but forces other people to do so. 4) Someone who defended Bill Clinton when he attacked Iraq in 1998, but criticized George W. Bush for doing the same thing in 2003. 5) In the United States, someone who has never heard of the Constitution.
Greg April 11, 2012 at 07:05 PM
That must be why Checkers and Popeye's are both packed on the first of each month.
Jay Sykes April 11, 2012 at 07:58 PM
I'm not sure what putting ALEC out of business will accomplish. All special interest groups lobby/write legislation. They have no intention of ceasing their lobbing efforts;they will just pop up as 'Better Reforms Exchange Network'(BREN). Just like Bob points out, McD's -Wet Salty French Fry Finger- brought us all the 'Seven Dollar Salad', but they still sell mountains and mountains of the Big MAC.
Archie April 11, 2012 at 08:06 PM
ALEC is that group all about corporations paying in to what ever party is most likely to leave their corporations free of regulation? Lobbyists? So in the end I am sure that all these corporations will still be eating at that table.
Luke April 12, 2012 at 12:22 AM
http://maciverinstitute.com/2012/04/hidden-annual-teacher-survey-shows-that-layoffs-class-size-increases-not-surging-because-of-act-10/
Luke April 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Hypocrisy. War on WOMEN! http://freebeacon.com/hostile-workplace/
Luke April 12, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Hypocrisy. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303815404577336010655038338.html?mod=WSJ_hp_mostpop_read
Luke April 12, 2012 at 10:27 AM
Hypocrisy. http://news.yahoo.com/obama-neither-pays-nor-treats-women-white-house-205600143.html
Luke April 12, 2012 at 11:27 AM
Hypocrisy. http://freebeacon.com/pay-to-play/
Lyle Ruble April 12, 2012 at 11:53 AM
@Ima Hippee...You're one of the worst offenders for personalizing attacks and this goes back all the way when you started commenting last year. A great deal of what you write gives the conservative right a bad image.
Michael Fretchel April 12, 2012 at 08:08 PM
So glad someone sees the need to bring up Climate Change ,there are so many issues being bantered about ,but the fact that mankind is altering it's Planet at a rather alarming rate and no one seems to deem it important to talk about is Ludicrous and a bit insane. Politics will seem insignificant in the near future when we start to witness mass migrations of people who are now living in scorched out areas with little water,or a world were all its trees are dying due to to much ozone and other pollutes. Any way thank for bring it up.
Michael Fretchel April 12, 2012 at 08:13 PM
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/issue/ Take your time lots of those so called facts all you deniers are looking for ,unless all those Corporate oil barons making billions are the honest ones and all those Really smart Science people like all over the world are in on some huge mind bending scam (right)
BABS April 13, 2012 at 12:29 AM
Once again the leftists cannot dispute anything, just hurl insults. The unions provided the bus that took the 14 cowards to their resort hotel in Illinois. Their union handlers in Washington sent them their talking points, feel free to look it up. When confronted with questions the ducked into cars or fled into seclusion with Bill Ayers' and Obama's friends in Chicago. Again, I want taxation with representation, not taxation by union decree and corruption. Sooner or later you will realize the problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people's money. Please reference Greece.
Lyle Ruble April 13, 2012 at 12:39 AM
@BABS....You obviously don't understand politics very well. As far as socialism, you don't have a clue. Most of the most successful nations in the world are social democracies. You can't compare Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Ireland to the current conditions we have in the U.S..We are not going the way of the aforementioned nations. Their condition is a result of being over leveraged and got caught in the Euro meltdown due to the global recession. You need to do a great deal more reading, maybe starting with last twelve months of the Economist.
Randy1949 April 13, 2012 at 01:47 AM
@BABS -- 'Union handlers', 'cowards', 'Ayers', 'Obama', 'socialism', 'Greece'. You missed a few buzzwords, but I can't bring them to mind right now. I think you have taxation with representation now -- reverse Robin Hood. We're working to change that.
BABS April 13, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Hey Randy19149, You call me out for using buzz words like somehow you caught me in a lie. No where do you dispute the fact that the 14 Senators were taking orders directly from their union bosses in Washington. As far as your Robin Hood statement. I think you better take a hard look at the King Edwards within your own leftist party. Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Al Gore, John Kerry and the list goes on. The progressive movement has elitism and control at the core of its ideological mission statement. Pelosi's little gavel walk before the health care vote is proof enough. Top it off with Biden's custard stand melt down here in Wisconsin. Kerry's yacht? Al Gore raking in millions off legislation packed with green technology subsidies that he helped push through, the list goes on and on. Please resume the name calling since alternative view points cannot be tolerated within your socialist Utopia.
BABS April 13, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Dear Lyle Ruble, If you do not see the danger in devaluing your currency, spending beyond your means and over taxing people that are already struggling to make ends meet, then all I have to say is good luck. Socialism eventually leads to economic collapse and tyranny. I personally do not want to grant the government that much control over my life.
Lyle Ruble April 13, 2012 at 02:49 PM
@BABS....You're making broad statements based on conjecture only. You're willing to support sovereign individual principles at the expense of your own self interest. Absolute individuality is anarchistic at best. Are you willing to reject communal sovereignty, which assures our very survival? We live in a complex world where one size doesn't fit all. Some functions are better served through individual action while others are better served through communal action. We only have clean potable water, effective sewer systems and good waste handling because of communal action. Our very commerce is based on the road system and energy production accomplished through communal action. Very few could afford the current level of essential services if done individuality. I think you would be wise to review your positions and think about them a little more in depth.
Randy1949 April 13, 2012 at 03:55 PM
@BABS -- I gave your remark about union bosses from Washington controlling the Wisconsin 14 all the respect it deserved. So I ignored it. I think Robin Hood supposedly did his thing during the time of Prince John, not any one of the Edwards, and ironically, the poor folk of England were being taxed to death to support a foreign war their monarch had unwisely entered into. Sound familiar? When you speak of taxing people who are barely making ends meet, don't you get it? People barely making ends meet pay extra tax when people who are doing very well indeed get tax breaks because they are rich and politically powerful. If you think Ryan and his ilk are going to make your life any better, think again.
BABS April 13, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Yes Randy1949, I know the left has a tendency to ignore the unethical behavior of their own. Saul Alinsky at work. It was widely reported that the 14 were given the party talking points by their union handlers in Washington and Chicago. I will not even bother to debate the details of a fable that I have not read or seen on film since I was a child. If Edward is not correct then it should be changed to Obama. Do not preach to me about taxation. When you see what the newly elected Marxist county board has in store for Dane county you will get clear picture of what Falk and company want for the whole state. The county board, based on a union decree, will be forcing through a wheel tax and are working towards increasing property taxes to the highest levels possible. The elitist left looking out for the common man again, correct? No just the far left insuring "cradle to grave" entitlements for a select few. Where have we seen that before? I know Eastern Europe during the past century. The past year and a half in Wisconsin has had nothing to do with the progressive movement caring about people. It has been all about power. So all you drum pounding, can rattling, fist shaking activists have been nothing more than pawns for a select few that want to protect their power. The fact that your movement welcomed the support of a number of communist and hard core socialist groups is proof enough that your ideology is based off tyranny. No thank you, I want no part if it.
Lyle Ruble April 13, 2012 at 07:09 PM
@BABS....I just read your response to Randy. You are certainly naive and misinformed. The reaction of the left was to the coup d'etat that Walker and the Republicans perpetrated. You are right, it is all about power and the whole issue surrounding busting the unions has been a pure power move by Walker and his supporters. Every single agency and government branch was placed in the hands of the radical right. Those opposing Walker's coup had only one choice, to go to the streets. I am not stupid enough to not recognize that cuts to government spending were needed, but on the same token, using budget cuts as an excuse, Walker and the Republican legislature committed serious acts of overreach. By restricting public employees from meaningful collective bargaining, it was done solely to shut off the unions bankrolling Democratic candidates; and the name of the game is money. By cutting off a significant source to the Democrats, the Republicans would go into each election with a tremendous advantage. I am not a believer in giant conspiracy theories on either the left or the right. Your idea of leftest elites is highly misplaced. If you are referring to the academic intelligentsia, there is a certain element of truth to this group having a greater understanding of the issues and projections for the future. Normally they are not closely related to politics, but definitely do think the democratic socialism is a better path to a free and just society.
Randy1949 April 13, 2012 at 07:14 PM
Actually, BABS, the 'fable' (leaving Robin Hood out of it) is an important piece of history, since it was the heavy-handed governance of Prince John and King Richard using England as a cash cow that inspired the writing of the Magna Carta. But I paid attention in school and have educated myself further in the years since. I'm sure that nonsense about the Wisconsin 14 was widely reported on Fox and the sort of websites that heavily feature eagles and flags. What cradle to grave entitlements are you talking about? And who are the 'select few'? The 400 individuals who have as much collected wealth as all the rest of us?
Randy1949 April 13, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Not to mention, Lyle, that Walker's cuts to government spending simply kicked the problem downhill, meaning either higher property taxes or new sources of revenue (like the wheel tax) and user fees at the local level.

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