Confusing, this hypocrisy. Yesterday was election day, and once again I am questioning the motives and hypocrisy of the other team (conservatives).


Conservatives don’t want big government.  They suggest that big government infringes on the individual freedoms that built this country.


Conservatives have no problem infringing on individual freedoms if it means you would get to marry someone that you love or have to make a tough decision over what happens with your own body.


Conservatives were quick to demand federal funding for Acorn be pulled, stating that taxpayer dollars should not be used for organizations that may have questionable practices. This demand occurred after two individuals at Acorn offered tax advice to two activists that were posing as a prostitute and pimp.  These individuals have been fired.


Conservatives do not feel that federal  funding should be pulled for government contractors who prevent employees from suing in the event of rape.  In fact,  30 Republican Senators opposed the Franken Bill that states that the government should not hire independent contractors that have such a clause in their employment contracts. This amendment was put before the Senate when an employee of KBR, a subsidiary of Halliburton, was gang raped by employees while working in Iraq.  She was then denied the ability to get her day in court due to the fine print in her contract that stated that she must go to arbitration and could not sue.  Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions stated, ” Congress should not be involved in writing or rewriting private contracts” and we should “utilize mediation and arbitration more in these types of disputes.” In other words, since these are private contractors, we should not dictate their employment contracts, even if it means that rape victims would not have their day in court. They saw no reason to pull federal funding or ending the contract when this occurred. In other words, according to these 30 Republican senators,  it is alright to provide tax dollars to those who protect rapists as long as it is  part of their employment contracts.

And there are so many more contradictory beliefs conservatives hold.

Can someone please explain me these hypocrisies? I don’t understand them.  I want them to stop.  I want common sense, justice, and civil rights to finally get their day.  Because this?  Well this simply does not make sense. This puts corporations instead of people first. This puts denies commitment, happiness, and security in the name of “sanctity of marriage” and state’s rights. This  lets the majority decide what is right for the minority, to hell with rights. It isn’t what America was based on and I for one would like the hypocrisy to stop.

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15 Responses to “Hypocrisy”

  1. Major Bedhead 4 November 2009 at 11:26 pm #

    None of it makes any sense to me, either. It’s baffling.
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  2. omewan 4 November 2009 at 11:30 pm #

    I agree completely. Great points!


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  4. The Mother 5 November 2009 at 10:35 am #

    Yeah-it’s all evolutionary psychology. In the “Tit-for-Tat” environment where our genes for moral behavior were developing, we were forced to LOOK cooperative, and to air our grievances against those who weren’t cooperative. Hence, hypocrisy (minimizing your own while pointing out others).

    So, there’s your explanation. Beyond that? It’s largely delusional thinking. What do you expect from people who run their lives from an IRON AGE book?
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    Corina Reply:

    I am all for bipartisanship, but you know what…. it seems to be going no where. I know that the liberals are just as hypocritical as the conservatives at times. They also tend to run away with their tails between their legs far too often. I also know that I, myself, have been hypocritical at times. I try to check it, but don’t deny it either.
    You are on to something with the whole tit for tat environment. And we all know that politicians are all about keeping up of appearances above all else.

    In other news, I heard a interview on NPR about the author of that very Iron Age book, and damn if she wasn’t bat shit crazy.


  5. melissa 5 November 2009 at 11:08 am #

    i don’t get it either. the gov’t talks out their mouths and their butts. and neither orifice is worth listening to.


  6. Grammy 5 November 2009 at 10:08 pm #

    not all conservatives are closed minded idiots.


    Corina Reply:

    I know. I know some very wonderful conservatives. However, the conservative leadership, those that are voting on these issues, continue to disappoint. I am tired of it. Just as I am tired to the liberals spending so much time backing down on the very tenets of the party. There is much blame to go around.


  7. CynthiaK 5 November 2009 at 10:49 pm #

    It’s especially baffling for Canadians to watch American politics in action. Not to say we don’t have our own issues, but we always seem to be more interested in watching the US.
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  8. Summer 6 November 2009 at 1:07 am #

    It’s one of the most frustrating things, what they say they want verses what they vote they want. Ugh!
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  9. Bennie 25 November 2009 at 12:35 pm #

    Wow. As usual, great analysis and to the point. Just an excellent blog entry!
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    Michael Reply:

    Easy answer for your hazy definition of hypocrisy;

    Example 1 – belief held by POLITICAL Conservative.
    Example 2 – belief held by SOCIAL conservative.

    Two very different groups of people that overlap across all spectrums. The Democrat party kind of owns example 2 with overwhelming majorities of the black, hispanic, Catholic and Jewish voters.

    Example 3 – ACORN is a private not-for-profit that derives the majority of it’s funding from Federal grants. Obviously, money should be denied to any organization like this that counsels people on avoiding taxes…and other questionable practices.

    Example 3 – KBR/Haliburton are privately held corporations that have specifically worded, acknowledged and agreed to CONTRACTS with their EMPLOYEES. The federal government should never be involved with these negotiated contracts.

    I hope I’ve explained your confusion about “hypocrisy”.


    Corina Reply:

    I understand your points. It is the third example that is the one that eats at me the most. I know that they are privately held corporations and that they have contracts with their employees. I can understand your statement about Acorn, (although I think that it has been demonized much more than it deserves, but that is a whole other conversation). And I know that KBR is a privately held corporation that have contracts with their employees. I am not saying that the government should be involved in negotiating these contracts. What I am saying is that the government has a choice. The government has a choice to do business with KBR. We have a government contract with them. We pay them. If they (KBR) choose to have employee contracts that protect rapists and hold employee victims between a rock and a hard place, that is their own business. But I sure as HELL don’t want my tax dollars to continue to fuel that government contract. The government has the ability to end the contract in good ethics, and take their business elsewhere.


  10. Kevin 13 December 2009 at 12:16 am #

    I agree with this so much! I just disagree with anyone who thinks fixing the problem involves voting these yahoos out and replacing them with the other side of the coin.


  11. Babs 8 January 2010 at 1:44 am #

    Coming in late to this conversation–
    In response to:
    Example 3 – ACORN is a private not-for-profit that derives the majority of it’s funding from Federal grants.

    No they don’t get federal funding. This from their website:

    The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now does not apply for nor does it receive any federal grants.

    ACORN has had contracts with other nonprofit organizations to perform work on projects which received federal grant support.

    The contracts that ACORN receives on these projects are for delivering specific activities, all of which are tax-exempt qualified in accordance with federal grant guidelines. No payments are received until work product has been delivered.

    None of ACORN’s contracts to perform work on projects receiving federal grant money has provided funding for voter registration.


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