Friday, February 06, 2009


Rebulican Hypocrisy 101

Mark Nickolas


Maybe the most absurd rant coming from the sore Republican losers following the November election is that somehow President Obama is disrespecting office of the president by not enforcing a coat and tie dress code in the Oval Office.

Yes, the same clan who brought us such hits as torture, the Iraq war, Katrina, Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, the outing of a covert CIA agent, the U.S. Attorneys scandal, Jack Abramoff, this wonderful economy, the assault on the middle class, and the defecation on the Constitution and civil rights, is now concerned that not wearing a jacket is disrespectful of the presidency. Got that?

Says former Bush chief of staff Andy Card:

"The Oval Office symbolizes...the Constitution, the hopes and dreams, and I'm going to say democracy. And when you have a dress code in the Supreme Court and a dress code on the floor of the Senate, floor of the House, I think it's appropriate to have an expectation that there will be a dress code that respects the office of the President."

This absurdity perfectly parallels the GOP's idiotic rant that Obama was being unpatriotic during the campaign by failing to wear an American flag lapel pin at the very time that their presidential nominee John McCain never wore one...even once.

But now comes word that the GOP's phony attempt at defining honor is yet again, like the shameless flag pin effort, another example of false honor wrapped in a blanket of hypocrisy, as the Huffington Post discovered yesterday:

And as Media Matters notes:

Leave it up to Republicans to spend time focusing on their hypocritical symbolic side show to mask their abysmal efforts when they actually occupied the Oval Office.

What next, a lecture from Karl Rove about obeying the law? Or maybe one from Dick Cheney about following the Geneva Convention.

Mark Nickolas is the Managing Editor of Political Base, and this story was from his original post, "The GOP's Phony Honor"

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