The Hypocri-lypse Is Now – UDPATED

The hypocrisy exhibited by Republicans this session is so astounding it can hardly be described.  But what we’re seeing from those in the GOP seeking to court the TEA party wing goes even beyond hypocrisy and can only be called fraud.

Salon explicated the fraud brilliantly here:

GOP limited government rhetoric is simply never matched by that Party’s conduct, especially when they wield power.  The very idea that a political party dominated by neocons, warmongers, surveillance fetishists, and privacy-hating social conservatives will be a party of “limited government” is absurd on its face.  There literally is no myth more transparent than the Republican Party’s claim to believe in restrained government power. For that reason, it’s only a matter of time before the fundamental incompatibility of the “tea party movement” and the political party cynically exploiting it is exposed.

There are multitudinous examples of the fraud and hypocrisy exhibited by the GOP this session and other bloggers have written about them here and here.  Still, the hypocrisy is so outrageous that I can’t resist adding to the discussion.  As Wulfgar points out, House Bill 280, by Rep. Pat Ingraham, R-Thompson Falls, and SB 176 by Sen. Rowlie Hutton (R-Havre) both insert politicians right in the middle of what should be internal doctor-patient, and personal and/or family decisions only.

The GOP’s general philosophy seems to be “Protect the ‘unborn.’  After you’re born, f*ck off.”  The point hasn’t been lost on Rep. Carolyn Pease-Lopez, a strong advocate for children and families, when she expressed her intent to oppose yet another intrusion into womens’ medical privacy and personal family decisions.

As the Helena IR reports:

Rep. Carolyn Pease-Lopez, D-Billings, her voice cracking, chided Republicans for supporting the bill.

“I hope we have just as much compassion for the unborn as the children who are already born,” she said. “I cannot ask you to change your mind, but I can ask you to reconsider how you treat us after we’re born. I ask you to do this.”

She’s talking, of course about the $500 million that Republicans have cut from the Public Health and Human Services budget already this session.

Another couple of examples of the fraud come from Greg Hinkle (R, also of Thomson Falls).  Hinkle has two different bills (SB169 and SB 116) to do the same thing, overturn a court decision prohibiting politicians from interfering in private personal end-of-life decisions.

Matt Singer has a great take on the idiocy at Left In the West:

The tea party Republicans, having run and won on a platform of limited government and economic development, are largely dedicating themselves to invasions of personal freedom and the advancement of pre-Civil War legal theories. That’s when they’re not undertaking full-fledged assaults on the U.S. Constitution.

Whether you call it fraud or hypocrisy, their plans are likely to backfire, making our Republicans the laughingstocks of the nation.

UPDATE:  Apparently the Montana GOP’s policies are already garnering national attention for ridiculousness, as Lynn pointed out in the comments.   Guess which nutball bill is among the first to be highlighted?


17 Comments on "The Hypocri-lypse Is Now – UDPATED"

  1. ish, that looks lousy in print; it looked so good in my mind. whup ass, woman is what i really meant.

  2. Thanks larry, I like both of those comments!

  3. “pre-Civil War legal theories”
    – I love Matt Singer….

  4. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | February 8, 2011 10:16 PM at 10:16 PM |

    How is wendy’s mlisha HomeTard bill doing? There’s LOTS of hometards in the Lege this year that support her bill. I’ll be that their hero, Dopey Reeburp, wants them armed and dangerous on this one! But let’s be honest. ANY time a Hometard is armed, they’re dangerous! Can you even IMAGINE Col. Tiny Tim Ravdope of the First Montana Inbred Irregulars with a loaded weapon??? With police powers??? Granted by the guv??? Thank GOD for the Second Amendment! And the Castle Doctrine! (we just may need them against wendy’s HomeTards!)

    • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | February 8, 2011 10:58 PM at 10:58 PM |

      p.s. wendy warpburpin’. What an ASSHOLE! Why couldn’t she get raptured early??? Like before the end of the session maybe?! Hey, maybe g-o-d likes humor too! Maybe that’s why g-o-d CREATED inbreds! Ever think about that?

      • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | February 8, 2011 11:37 PM at 11:37 PM |

        p.s.s. And seriously for a moment, I think that Dopey Reeburp is mad because people are laffing their asses off at the idiot. I mean, the dude is a freakin’ moron. Well, actually, he’s ALWAYS been a moron. It’s just that now that he’s teabagged himself in public, he’s lost ANY semblance of relevance. And he knows it. And WE know it. And he KNOWS that WE know it. And he can’t STAND the fact that a HUGE percentage of Montanans find him comical and dumber than dog sh*t! In other words, Dopey’s been outed.

        Hey, what did he expect? Dopey hitched his wagon to the Teawanker Express, and the wheels are comin’ off! So yes, the Dopester is mad. The Dopester is angry. And the Dopester could very well be drunk on his ass! I know that I would be!

        You see, after suckin’ off Unca Sugar for lots of years, and prentendin’ to be sumthin’ impotent, and have the billionaires (Kock) all tell him what a great cowboy he was, Dopey done fell off his horse. RIGHT ON HIS ASS! I mean, gettin’ sh*tfaced and nearly killing a staffer???! It don’t GET much worse than that!

        Yet, here the Dopester brings in michelle barfman, an outta stater, who’s gonna tell US Montanans what to do. Well, it don’t GET much dumber than that!

        So, in conclusion, Cgirl, understand that Dopey Reeburp comes by his anger honestly. I mean, look. Just LOOK at the dude! Let’s stop pretending. ANY dipshit who is SO low that they would SUE the freakin’ Fire Department for putting out a fire on his land, is SO despicable that he must DESPISE even himself! Wouldn’t YOU be angry if you were such a person?

        I think we all know that answer to that. Dopey Reeburp is SO despicable that he even hates himself! We should pity such a pitiable creature, NOT make fun of him!…………BUT IT SURE IS FUN!

    • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | February 8, 2011 11:58 PM at 11:58 PM |

      p.s.s.s. On a personal note. Hi, Dopey.

  5. Larry – y u b h8n all the time? jeez man chill…

    • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | February 8, 2011 11:38 PM at 11:38 PM |

      Hey, dude, bring your BRAIN next time you want to debate me, LIB! It’ll help!

    • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | February 8, 2011 11:50 PM at 11:50 PM |

      Hey, not so fast (means you’re slow, right?), ever hear of Charlie Chaplan? He had great fun with Hitler in his Little Dictator sketch. I view asshole wendy warpburpin’ in much the same way. She is a laughable little nazi moron. And the absolute BEST remedy for little christofascist dicktaters like wendy and all the OTHER inbreds in our current Lege is to make fun of them and laff like HELL at them! They are comical. They are nonsensical. And they MUST be laffed at! Which I heartily do every time I read their proposed bills!

      So, sorry if I offend. (not really) But Jaysus ain’t gonna save your ass on this one. You folks are gonna be laffed at for what you are. Moronic assholes! And yes, you can quote me on that.

  6. Oh my God! Montana is turning into Alabama.

  7. Why is it that these right wing neo cons want to save the unborn yet they dont give a shit about them after they are born? Why does the state legistalure look like a kkk rally? Goodnight will the people of Montana wake up to this and vote these dumb asses out of office in 2012? And send Rehberg back to his ranch estates.

  8. The Huffington Post picked up on the militia thing too, been trying to reason (like reason and logic are even in the deck of cards they’re short on) with the idiots there. MT Cowgirl got a shout out there.

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