Wednesday, July 11, 2012

More Hypocrisy on the Right

Three more stories come to light that have hypocrisy written all over them. The first one is an extension of the Wasserman-Schultz hypocrisy with regard to her incessant criticism of Mitt Romney for investing in international markets. None other than Schultz's former boss, Nancy Pelosi, has admitted that she earned between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000 in ASIAN investments in 2011. To Pelosi's credit, I have not (yet) heard her bashing Romney over his investments and wealth. And I am sure we will not hear Schultz bashing Pelosi either. What's good for the goose is not good for the gander, apparently.

The second hypocrisy is almost laughable, and the humor behind the situation has not escaped media attention. "The congresswoman known for giving her staffers profanity-laced nicknames, throwing temper tantrums and, at times, throwing objects, has introduced anti-bullying legislation," begins an article by Caroline May in the Daily Caller. Democrat Congresswoman (from Texas) Sheila Jackson Lee's bullying tactics were chronicled over a year ago when she was named a "Congressional Boss from Hell." I guess it's possible that Ms. Jackson Lee believes there is a need for anti-bullying legislation since she is the poster-employer for such tactics. The irony was not lost on Kansas Republican Representative Tim Huelskamp on Monday when he tweeted: "Should anti-bullying legislation apply to its sponsor?"

The third hypocrisy-story of the morning is the blockage of Obama's tax-cut bill by Senate majority leader Harry Reid. Seems he has not received his marching orders from Obama and Pelosi yet, so he is not going to allow the vote. It seems Harry does not want to help Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian. If he's not careful, he might just be giving Ms. Hilton and Ms. Kardashian reason to contribute to the Romney campaign. What irony that would be if Hollywood Hilton and Hollywood Kardashian's millions helped defeat the Hollywood President!