All politics is hypocritical

The Blair House Witch Project

The American Spectator
by George Neumayr

02/25/10

The middle distance between truth and error is still error, but Barack Obama can’t even get there. He is the self-appointed custodian of ‘common ground’ while not moving an inch towards it, as evidenced by the fact that the most controversial element in his plan, abortion funding, remained in it up to the day of the summit. That Obama considers the taking of unborn life essential to ‘health care’ explodes the conceit of the whole discussion, namely, his great concern, supposedly superior to the concern of Republicans, for the lives and welfare of the American people...

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All politics is hypocritical

Slate
by John Dickerson

02/24/10

All politicians are hypocrites, right? On this, a divided nation can agree. In the current version of this dispute, Democrats say Republicans are hypocrites for opposing the use of reconciliation to avoid a Senate filibuster even though Republicans used the same measure. Republicans, meanwhile, say President Obama is a hypocrite for supporting reconciliation — a simple majority vote — for health care reform when he said as a Senator that such majoritarian rule was ‘not what the Founders intended.’ Hypocrisy is the seesaw of American politics. One side is labeled hypocrites and the other side returns the same charge. Whatever you say bounces off of me and sticks to you. But not all hypocrisy is the same. It differs in degree and kind. In the interest of truth in labeling and keeping a tidy spice drawer, we should categorize the types. As a matter of politics, Democrats are hoping voters see the distinctions and agree that Republicans are the worse offenders. Their hopes of limiting 2010 election losses hinge on it...

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