Sunday, September 02, 2007

Alter: Is GOP Collapsing Under the Weight of Sleaze? - Newsweek Between the Lines -

Alter: Is GOP Collapsing Under the Weight of Sleaze? - Newsweek Between the Lines - "When House Majority Leader Trent Lott asked all Republican senators to show up at Clinton's 1998 State of the Union address as a sign of respect for the office, Larry Craig was one of only two senators who refused, later calling Clinton a 'nasty, bad, naughty boy.'"

I know the story has been blogged to death -- but this Newsweek article asks the right quesion: what will it take for Republican hypocrisy to finally convince the faithful that these self-righteous windbags are just that: a bunch of loud-mouths who spew "morality" while leading lives of decept ...


Intellectual Insurgent said...

Seriously, this is idiotic. Let's call sexual conduct sleaze, but pretend that the two parties that rely on significant financial contributions from corporations for whose bidding they dedicate their careers is not the most corrupt sleaze possible.

Great, Republicans are hypocrites. And when the Democrats all start driving hybrids and working at soup kitchens during their breaks, we'll talk.

Reign of Reason said...

You seem to equate hypocrisy and "representing special interests".

I don't care about the sexual sleaze factor -- what I'm talking about is hypocrisy.

Democrats and Republicans both take money from corp donors: Republicans will tell you to your face that letting corp interests "run free" is better for America... Democrats will back the labor unions and such.

Yea, they both take corp money... and to a certain extent talk our of both sides of their mouths. But preaching against the evils of "gays" while getting blown in an airport stall is taking hypocrisy to a new level.

Intellectual Insurgent said...

Democrats back the labor unions?? LOL!! That's funny. That surely must explain why unions are on the short list of endangered species.

The Democrats "back" the unions how? By approving NAFTA courtesy of Clinton. That's pretty damn hypocritical - "I believe in unions and American jobs, but never mind that I sign treaties that send jobs south of the border."