Republican hypocrisy

My mama and daddy were god-fearing Christians and loyal Republicans. They even dragged me along the golden path, arranging for me to get baptized early just in case I got killed being a goofball kid. I was nine at the time of my conversion. Despite their strong Christian beliefs, however, a bright thread of hypocrisy colored their world views. They were racist and homophobic to a fault. And no matter how hard I tried in later years to help them see the light, they believed Republicans walked on water, so to speak.

Though they have both left this earth to meet their maker, the conversations we had about politics still stick in my craw. Because the Jesus they taught me to believe in didn't seem like a guy who would have much patience with hypocrisy.

The Republican Party today is hypocrisy incarnate. For all their talk of law and order and integrity and democracy, they have sold their souls to the devil with more lies than you can shake a snake at.

North Carolina provides a startling and instructive example. On one hand, we have a Democratic Speaker of the House in Raleigh who most honest people consider a back-room dealer with shady instincts. Progressives all over the state have called for him to step down, with BlueNC leading the way. Wingers, of course, have also jumped on the bandwagon. They just love it when they get to circle like vultures.

We also have a Republican Congressman who is a sleazeball of epic proportions. Charles "Delay" Taylor. He is a known liar and a crook who has enriched his personal fortunes by misuing his seat in the House. And guess how many Republican and conservative leaders in our state are calling on him to come clean.

You got it. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Because Republican politicians have raised hypocrisy to an ugly art form.

The saddest thing is that two people like my passed-away parents have no trouble professing their Christian values, all the while condoning evil in their own ranks. That's one reason I'm not a Christian any more. And it's also the reason I am hellbent on taking back our government.

Comments

Crossposted at big orange

I'm a glutton for punishment. What can I say.

You crack me up

change the too people to two people. to too two....I think we should just combine them to make one word...twoo.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Toot toot.

n/t

amen and hallelujah

to my parents' credit, i was not brought up around any racist invective, though i did have a grandfather who used to ask questions whenever he and grandma would come visit us like "say, what's the name of that one n----- that's on nbc on thursday nights?" ("bill cosby, grandpa?" - "YEAH! that n-----'s funny!")

but i was raised in a republican household. not an atypical thing in orange county, ca.

i rebelled against it all almost to the point of coming to blows with my family during the first gulf war. i said some hateful things to them all, and i'm grateful that they're still talking to me after all of that. i don't think i'm capable of that kind of forgiveness.

about eight years ago something happened, though - they switched their voter registration from "republican" to "unafilliated" and began to vote more progressively. now they're even further to the left than i am!

i guess what i'm trying to say here is that there's hope for everyone. whether or not that translates to actual change remains to be seen, but awakenings do happen.

What a wonderful story!

I guess that's why we're here . . . to coax, cajole and coddle the muddled middle a few inches to the left.

My Dad's parents are Republican

and we don't talk politics, b/c they aren't the thinking kind of Republicans. My grandfather was a Korean war vet and was one of the oldest men called to active duty during the first Gulf War. He died last year. The rest of my family, except my youngest brother, is registered Democrat, though locally we tend to blend our voting. Nationally, our votes go Dem all the way.

John's(hubby) entire family consists of registered Democrats and he's the lone Republican. Now, my younger brother is a registered Republican because he's just plain stupid. John isn't stupid, so I don't know what his reason is. We don't talk politics in this house.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

That hubby story

is worth telling in an extended format. You're such a talented writer and it would be a great op-ed piece.

My Dad was a life long Republican

but I have beaten him into submission over Bush. Now, in ten years he will probably be back to the Republicans, but for now he is anti-Republican.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Wow! Most Republicans wouldn't listen

I won't even try to convince John to vote Democratic. I will live the next 6 years of my life knowing his vote cancels mine. Then Katie turns 18 and I already know I've done my job with this child. When Emily turns 18 it will be 3 to 1. My parents don't ever listen to me, so it's a good thing they vote our way as it is.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Hehe...doubt he would appreciate being

front page news....

However I did have fun thinking of a title....

When Politics is Taboo: My Secret Life as a Blogger



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Funny.

I'm thinking of doing something similar for my next newspaper column, though I'll probably have to keep 'Liz' quiet. The way I see it, if I'm going to be an internets hermit, I should at least get some public sympathy.

:)

I love your title idea. We'll just have to put a black rectangle over his eyes and change his name to Chad.