In the past, I’ve made it pretty clear how I feel about Republicans and their blatant hypocrisies. Whether it’s their claims to be “fiscally conservative” while massively growing our national debt every time one of their presidents is in the White House, or their ridiculous claims to be for “small government” while pushing for the government to define marriage (which is unconstitutional, by the way) — they’re just absolute hypocrites all around.
The thing is, they don’t even try to hide it.
Take for instance Speaker of the House John Boehner, who recently proved once again how his hypocrisy knows no bounds.
First, he addressed the Chris Christie bridge scandal by telling members of the media, “It’s time to move on. I think the governor made clear that mistakes were made.”
Wait, Boehner is telling people to “move on” from an issue he feels has been addressed enough? The same man who’s held nearly 50 votes to repeal “Obamacare” despite the fact that it stands zero chance at ever being repealed? In fact (though Cruz was also responsible) didn’t he shut down our government in a futile attempt to defund the health care law?
But he has the nerve to tell others they need to move on from an issue?
Or hell, what about Benghazi? It’s been what, 18 months since that incident? It’s clear some mistakes were made prior to that attack, but they weren’t the mistakes that Republicans have been trying to pin on President Obama and Hillary Clinton. Their witch hunt was just some made up conspiracies that have been debunked so many times I’ve lost count.
Yet even as their ridiculous conspiracies were debunked time and time again, individuals like John Boehner continued to press forward with them — you know, refusing to “move on.”
Then there’s his second blatant hypocrisy considering he was one of the leading voices attacking President Obama for the “Solyndra controversy,” yet simultaneously was urging the government to give millions to a nuclear company in southern Ohio — which has now announced that it will be filing for bankruptcy in 2014.
In 2011, Boehner released a statement saying:
“In the midst of the Solyndra controversy, that has raised serious questions about the Obama Administration’s oversight of taxpayer dollars, hundreds of Southern Ohio workers stand to lose their jobs if the Obama Administration reneges on the president’s promise to support an energy project in the small town of Piketon, Ohio. I urge the administration to not betray the citizens of Southern Ohio.”
Before going further, let me remind everybody that Solyndra was actually first promised funding under George W. Bush, not President Obama. That’s a fact Republicans always like to leave out.
So, let’s see. When we gave millions to Solyndra (again, first authorized under Bush) Boehner said that “raised serious questions about the Obama Administration’s oversight of taxpayer dollars,” yet he pushed for millions to be given to a nuclear company in his home state which is now filing for bankruptcy.
It’s literally as if these people aren’t aware that the Internet exists and their past comments can be easily researched to showcase the numerous times where they were blatant hypocrites.
Then again, Fox News won’t ever report any of this — so conservative voters will never hear about it.
And that’s really the problem. Conservative voters only trust right-wing media sources that tell them what they want to hear. That’s why Fox News is the highest rated cable news channel. Not because they’re the best, but because it’s the only channel the vast majority of conservatives will watch.
Well, it is what it is I guess.
That being said, I just found these two blatant hypocrisies by John Boehner completely pathetic. For Republicans — of all people — to tell anyone else to “move on” from an issue is irony on a whole other level.
And all I need to do is point to the nearly 50 pointless votes to repeal “Obamacare” to prove it.
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