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December 1, 2009

Hypocrisy and Double Standards, New American Politics

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 9:21 am
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The past couple of weeks have been a dark, blighted example of the kinds of double standards that have become ‘standard’ within the American political system.  Whether it’s watching the main stream media attempt to stay on top of actual news, without alienating their liberal base, or listening to guests on NPR make points and counterpoints that run contrary to one another, it has become clear that our politicians and those who support them, are completely disingenuous and downright disreputable.

Take, for example, something as simple as golf.  According to a CBS reporter President Obama has been to the golf course 25 times between January and November.  It took George W. Bush two years and ten months to get to the links that many times.  Now, where are all the Democrats that criticized the former president’s trips to the green?  Why are the Republicans, that supported Bush, now criticizing President Obama?  It goes to show that neither party is above a childish display finger pointing for image.

Another great example was on NPR last Wednesday.  The topic was the recent decision by the Catholic Diocese of Washington D.C. to refuse to support the health care bill without a strict ban on abortion funding, and a side issue in which the Diocese would lose funding for social services if they do not comply with same sex marriage legislation in the district.  The guest spent several minutes condemning the church for not supporting the health care bill and funding for abortion with the cry, “What about the poor people, doesn’t the Catholic Church care about poor people getting abortions if they need them?”  She then went on to discuss the loss of funding, condemning the Church again, but failing to realize that her earlier argument in favor of the poor people should now be turned on the government, who would pull funding for poor people.

In the most glaring example of double standards Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton feel quite safe making racist jokes about Eastern Indians all while the left continues to point the racist finger at the right.  Biden’s joke was captured by C-Span as he spoke to an Indian American, the punchline being “You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.”  Hillary Clinton’s joke about Gandhi running a gas station also promoted a racial stereotype and was insensitive to people who revere the famed activist.  Whether you are tired of political correctness or not, hypocrisy in our government officials is something that should not be tolerated.

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3 Comments »

  1. As someone who once, for 17 minutes, sat two rows behind and three chairs to the left of a person of some culture and ancestry other than mine, I am offended by your comments. I am preparing a letter of mild complaint to be filed with the International Department for Intercultural Outreach and Training in Sensitivity.

    Sincerely,
    Pierre Muhammed Vladimir Gonzales

    PS. I only said the person, of a gender-neutral description, is of another culture to make a point. And I wrote the letter on hemp paper, made by hand from my urban garden, cultivated with love and releasing no carbon.

    PSS. I am not racist for noticing this other person.

    PSSS. Stop judging me, you racist. You just want to enslave me and eat my babies.

    PSSSS. I hate white people.

    Comment by IsaacD — December 10, 2009 @ 1:25 am | Reply

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