Picture a child out playing when she accidentally lands in a huge mud puddle. She runs into the house crying, “Mommy, mommy, look at me … I’m all dirty!!!” The mother tries to calm the child saying she will go run bathwater and they’ll get all that ol’ dirt off. But no … the child screams even louder, “I don’t want no stinkin’ bath!!!” She’s a child and the word ‘hypocrisy’ has no meaning to her, but that is the exact behaviour we’re seeing from members of one of our political parties today, and they are not children, they are full-grown men and women who ought to be able to see their own hypocrisy, but sadly they don’t.
Take, for example, the infant formula shortage which, by the way, is temporary and is NOT by any definition of the word a ‘crisis’ as some would have you believe. More than a few times I have heard politicians on the right, as well as their herd of lemmings, blame the shortage on President Biden. The president had absolutely nothing to do with the shortage, as I have mentioned before, yet the blame is dumped onto his shoulders. Never mind that the former guy’s isolationist trade policies contributed to the shortage, and never mind that mass quantities of formula were removed from store shelves because two babies died from it.
So, Congress introduced an emergency funding bill to give the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) additional resources to step up inspections and get the product flowing faster from production plant to store shelves. But guess what? The Republicans are against it. Yep, they can whine and bitch about the shortage, but when given the opportunity to help be a part of the solution, they demur.
There are hundreds more examples like this one. They claim to want to follow the U.S. Constitution to the letter, screaming that women’s rights are not enumerated in the document, but then they totally disregard the 1st Amendment as it applies to ‘freedom of religion’. They are hellbent and determined to impose a single religion, Christianity, on the entirety of our population. They claim to support the “right to life”, but then they turn right around and refuse to pass legislation that would help keep people from dying for lack of medical care or lack of food. And they support the death penalty. And they refuse to even talk about or consider gun legislation that might prevent future school shootings or mass shootings in grocery stores. SO much hypocrisy in the GOP today that I don’t know where to even start. Let’s rename the party … instead of ‘GOP’, which once stood for “Grand Old Party”, let’s rename them HOP, or “Hypocritical Old Party”. Bah Humbug.