Friday, October 12, 2012

This is Hypocrisy

via The Daily Kos

Republican Congressman from Tennessee and physician Dr. Scott DesJarlais' website says "All life should be cherished and protected. We are pro-life." But when it comes to knocking up his mistress while claiming to want to reconcile with his wife, he had this to say:
"You told me you'd have an abortion, and now we're getting too far along without one," DesJarlais tells the woman at one point in the call while negotiating with her over whether he'll reveal her identity to his wife. They then discuss whether he will accompany her to a procedure to end the sort of life the congressman now describes as "sacred." ...
"If we need to go to Atlanta, or whatever, to get this solved and get it over with so we can get on with our lives, then let's do it," Desjarlais says.
“Well, we’ve got to do something soon. And you’ve even got to admit that because the clock is ticking right?” he says at another point.
Scott DesJarlais admitted in court to cheating on his wife at least four times. He's run as a typical Tea Party Republican, voting for anti-choice legislation repeatedly. But when it comes to bedding one of his patients and trying to weasel out of it in true jerk form, he can't wait to make a beeline for the clinic in Atlanta.

The gun-rights fanatics love to use the word "hypocrisy." The only problem is they sometimes use it quite loosely. In order to help them out, I've posted this as an example.

What's your opinion. Is this a better example?

Please leave a comment.


  1. Yes, he's a hypocrite. Hypocrisy is saying one thing while doing another. It's claiming to believe one thing while not practicing those beliefs. A good example of that is a politician who doesn't want citizens to be able to defend themselves while enjoying an armed security detail. This jackass is another good example.

    The Tea Party movement isn't specifically focused on abortion or other social issues. Its concerns are the budget and the economy. Call him a social conservative in his voting record when it comes to abortion.

  2. Yes, it is a good example. Not Feinstein level hypocrisy, but it is up there.

    1. Let's call it a Dog Gone level of hypocrisy. After all, she got a gun and a carry license because she was being stalked, but we're not worthy.

  3. "What's your opinion. Is this a better example?"

    Yes, I got a great example. Someone who buys and sells illegal guns, while also possibly being involved in a drug business. Then that person goes on to tell legal gun owners all that they are doing wrong without acknowledging any of his past wrongdoings. Hypocrite with a capital H.

    1. What that is is an example of exaggerated bullshit and personal attack.