Hypocrisy Run Amok

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.

25 thoughts on “Hypocrisy Run Amok

  1. Hello Jill. IMO the reason that politicians of both parties are having to twist themselves silly with their words and political stances is because the majority of them are owned by big business and owe their loyalty to their big money donors. Big businesses run the country through the politicians they legally bribe. It is hard for the people’s voices to be heard over the loudspeaker of big money donors which is why what you do in getting the words out to the people is so important. So politicians know that big business will retaliate against politicians who really do anything that interferes or hinders their profits. So the twisting and turning due to hypocrisy will continue until the public overturns the current system to get money out of politics and return the government to working for the public, not serving the wealthy. Best wishes as always. Hugs

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    • You’re so right, Scottie. It is up to us, We the People, to educate ourselves, to research the candidates prior to the upcoming election, and to vote OUT any and all who are beholden to the NRA or other corporate interests. I’m sick of living under the rules that put more money in the pockets of billionaires while the average Joe barely manages to make ends meet and our members of Congress live high on the hog. I’m sick of the ignorant people who not only buy into the rhetoric and lies of the politicos, but turn around and spout them as if they were facts, infecting yet more ignorant people. Grrrrrrrrrr. Thanks for your support, my friend … I try, but I think my voice is too small to make much difference. Hugs

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  2. International trade restrictions is certainly a major player when it comes to the US as well as the predominance of just three major players in the domestic market Understandable in an economy as small as NZ (but imported formula is also available) but why so in the US?. But I just can’t understand why the GOP is so against sensible funding of the FDA to ensure proper safety inspections. Limits profits perhaps? Limits the “opportunity” to sell substandard products? Keeping to safety standards too expensive?

    Although I don’t condone Bette Midler’s comment regarding a breast feeding “solution”, perhaps the formula shortage would have been less severe if more women were given the opportunity to breastfeed should they wish to do so. There are three aspects where the US lags behind most developed nations:
    1. Paid parental leave. In Aotearoa it’s sort of ok at 26 weeks, but in some European nations it’s a year or more.
    2. Workplace conditions. How many places encourage or even make provision for women to breastfeed/pump at work?
    3: Breastfeeding in public. From my observations, this is something that’s generally frowned upon in the US.

    It almost seems that American society discourages women from breastfeeding?

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    • I think there is no logical reason for the GOP to oppose the sensible funding to the FDA, but simply the fact that the Republicans are committed to obstruct ANYTHING the Democrats propose. They blocked the two voting rights bills last year, one of which was only a renewal of an existing law … why? Just because they could, because the Democrats were strongly in favour of both bills. So now, nearly every state is having a field day passing laws to restrict our right to vote.

      Your three points are spot-on. I have seen with my own eyes a woman being ridiculed for breast-feeding in a public venue … it’s just not done here. And in truth, few women seem to want to breast-feed, even though at one time, it was touted as being the healthiest start one could give their infant. We’ve become a lazy society … much easier to open a can and pour it into a bottle than to spend 20 minutes sitting peacefully with your baby, bonding while he/she is being nourished.

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    • That is so true … I’ve heard it many times in recent years! And you’re right … if they had even a shred of a conscience, they would not be able to live with what they are doing to this nation. “Make America Great Again”????? 🤣🤣🤣 The joke of the century if you ask me.

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  5. Hypocrisy is no longer a state of moral position. In the hands of the Repuglycan Party it has been weaponized, as have no many other things, including facts and news.
    Politics is no longer the battle of ideologies, it is the war for POWER, and according to the old adage, All is fair in love and war. The GOP (HOP) are in love with POWER, and are willing to lie, cheat, and steal to WIN THAT WAR! Even when they are not “In Power” they are still exercising their power to prevent anything good from being done. And the MAGAts are cheering them on!
    I hope those MAGAts never learn wnat they are actually cheering for! They won’t like it any better than you do, but by then IT WILL BE TOO LATE TO SAVE THEMSELVES. They are being used by their leaders, How to make them see that?

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    • You are spot-on when you say that politics is no longer the battle of ideologies. At least, not on the right side of the aisle. It is all about one thing: $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Yes, power, but power translates into dollars. The magas are ignorant people and the politicos play on their emotions, take advantage of them because of their ignorance. I’ve been trying to figure out how to make them see it, but I don’t think it’s possible … best thing to do is talk until we’re blue in the face to get the people who are capable of understanding out to the voting booth in November. I know you don’t believe in voting, but short of killing, it’s the only way we can change things.

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