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The Golden Age of Hypocrisy

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[ Is lavish praise of hypocrisy an example of irony in action?]

In the future, will historians specializing in the study of hypocrisy look back at Inauguration Day 2009 as the end of the Golden Age of Hypocrisy?

Democrats tend to see religious leaders who are outraged when a President gets a blow-job, but blissfully tolerant of invasions and torture, as an outstanding example of hypocrisy at its best.  Republicans, of course, do not see it as an inconsistency in logic, but regard it as the duty of patriotic Christians to condemn immorality and condone preemptive acts of self defense.

El Rushbo thinks that the Democrats owe undying allegiance to a Republican President, but think that hoping a (black) Democratic President fails is not covered by the need for unquestioning obedience to precept that the Commander-in-chief must not be thwarted in his efforts to wage the war on terror.

Senator John McCain helped the Republicans produce economic chaos which eliminated (at a conservative estimation) hundreds of American jobs, but will not support the new President's economic stimulus program because it will not produce enough jobs to satisfy his sympathy for the plight of the jobless.

Republicans insist that the WMD in Iraq haven't been found yet.  They conveniently overlook the implication that if that is true then the American military has done a piss-poor job of conducting the search.

Republicans think that wearing designer clothes with a tramp motif is a way of showing a "we're all in this together" display of sympathy for the down-and-outers. 

Democrats think that when the American philosophy about war crimes is outlined by the lead prosecutor at Nuremberg and contradicted by American military action, there is some inconsistency in philosophy being displayed.  Republicans are aghast when Democrats fail to follow the minute intricacies of semantics which delineate the subtleties which differentiate the two examples.

Republicans favor bumper sticker short philosophies, but have no qualms about long-winded convoluted explanations for some of Bush's actions.

Conservative radio personality Mike Savage repeatedly accuses Democrats of admiring it as being a display of creativity when a baby smears feces on a wall, but thinks that Bush has created a masterpiece of foreign policy during his term in office and is not reluctant to express his admiration for it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said:  "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines."  Therefore inconsistency, such as exemplified by the Republicans, is to be greatly admired.

Now, the disk jockey will play the Lovin' Spoonful's song, "Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?"  It's time for this columnist to move along, isn't it?  Have a "sort of" nice week.

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