February 21, 2021 12:34 am at 12:34 am #1950113emes nisht shekerParticipant
Nothing more needs to be added beyond the title of this post. Guy never missed a chance to dump on democrats who took vacations, yet when Texas faces a major catastrophe he is on the way to Cancun. I guess, “let them eat cake.”February 21, 2021 2:18 am at 2:18 am #1950252The Shady CharediParticipant
Mr. Sheker, there is a massive difference between his criticism of Christie (talk about a real hypocrite and liar) who ordered a closure on all beaches, and then went to the beach, compared to Cruz, who had booked this trip before-hand, was nothing more that he could do to fix the cold-weather issues than was already being done, and stopped his trip short to return anyway. If you wanted him to just stand in solidarity with those in the cold, then yes, I guess he could have done that.February 21, 2021 6:48 am at 6:48 am #1950250ujmParticipant
There’s absolutely nothing Ted Cruz could do in Texas about the power outage that he couldn’t do remotely from anywhere else. Him physically being in Texas during the blackout would have accomplished nothing.February 21, 2021 6:51 am at 6:51 am #1950327
Sorry, Ted Cruz is a Senator and there was nothing he could do about the cold snap other then being there and being cold with everyone, [the crises was brought on the the use of renewable energy when the wind turbines froze].
Far different then the liberal pols who were preaching social distance and no travel and doing the opposite. here is two prime examples:
The finance minister for Canada’s most populous province resigned Thursday after going on a Caribbean vacation during the pandemic and seemingly trying to hide the fact by sending social media posts showing him in a sweater before a fireplace.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford said he had accepted Rod Phillips’s resignation as minister hours after Phillips returned home from a more than two-week stay on the island of St. Barts despite government guidelines urging people to avoid nonessential travel.
“Travelling over the holidays was the wrong decision, and I once again offer my unreserved apology,” Phillips said in a statement confirming his resignation.
In a video posted on Twitter on Christmas Eve, the sweater-wearing finance minister was shown drinking eggnog beside a fireplace with a gingerbread house and a little Christmas tree.
“I want to thank every one of you for what we are doing to protect our most vulnerable,” Phillips said about Ontarians hunkered down at home because of the pandemic over the Christmas holidays.
But Phillips himself had been enjoying a Caribbean vacation since Dec. 13 on St. Barts, a French island popular with the rich and famous, even as his Twitter account had suggested he was in snowbound Ontario.
Opposition parties and health officials had called for Phillips to be fired from Cabinet. One party released video of a Zoom call showing Phillips participating — also while wearing a sweater — with a picture of the legislature as his backdrop, but with sounds like waves heard in the background.
The incident created a political problem for Ford, who acknowledged on Wednesday he knew Phillips was outside the country before it became public because Ford said he called Phillips “shortly after he arrived” in the Caribbean.
Ontario began a province-wide lockdown on Saturday and Ford has been blaming travelers for bringing the new coronavirus to the province.
“This is a devastating blow to the government and Ford personally because, as he has admitted, he knew that Phillips was in St. Bart’s and did not upbraid and order him back immediately,” said Nelson Wiseman, a political science professor at the University of Toronto. “Ford only did so once the news of Phillips’s absence became public,.”
More political fallout as a result of these exclusive photos FOX 11 obtained showing Governor Gavin Newsom attending an expensive dinner party. Tonight, we’re learning more about who else was at that party including two top California medical officials.
Not only do they call into question Governor Newsom’s explanation that the dinner was outside they also reveal that two high-level members of the California Medical Association were there at the dinner with the governor and has become a national symbol of do as I say, not as I do.
FOX 11 spoke to Jamie Court about the photos and said, “Well I was shocked, first of all, that they were so close together, and it didn’t appear they were outside.”
Court is president of the progressive organization Consumer Watchdog and his shock didn’t end with what he saw in the photos, but who he saw in them.
A closer look reveals that Janus Norman a top lobbyist for the California Medical Association who is sitting right next to Governor Newsom.
On Newsom’s other side is the CEO of the California Medical Association Dustin Corcoran.
Neither of them, as a matter of fact, no one at the table was wearing a mask or social-distancing despite the CMA funding an ad campaign this year urging people to wear masks.
Court says, “The message is to forget the pandemic, sit as close as you can, no face-coverings, no masks, no social-distancing, this is the state’s medical association, they speak for the doctors in the state, and their chief lobbyist and the president are sitting shoulder to shoulder with the governor as though its’ any time in American history not in the time of a pandemic.”February 21, 2021 8:40 am at 8:40 am #1950346ToiParticipant
Yes, Ted Cruz advocated for a snow storm that would wreak havoc in Texas and called for Texans to stay in their homes and freeze, just like Newsom and Pelosi made draconian rules and repeatedly called for the public to adhere to them, and were then caught violating those very same rules.
You need to look up the definition of hypocrite. Was Cruz insensitive? Maybe. Politically dumb? Certainly. Hypocritical? Nope.February 21, 2021 8:46 am at 8:46 am #1950352
Thank you Toi, I was embarrassed to see republican peers excusing him. Just as you say, while it wasn’t hypocritical, it was certainly stupid. He escaped as a dad, and returned a chastized politician. But the biggest difference, he owned it and apologized.
My curiosity is about his wife’s so called friends who handed over the info. Must be lonely at the top.February 21, 2021 10:18 am at 10:18 am #1950370
To Shady Chareidi: I gave Ted Cruz a pass based on the same information you cited. It turns out it was mostly untrue, as revealed by his wife’s e-mails and other information, like the ticket he first booked for a return from Cancun several days later than his arrival.
That makes him a hypocrite and a liar. Will it hurt his re-election chances in Texas? I don’t know, but I suspect it would not.
Someone – I think a US senator, said Cruz is so thoroughly despised by his Senate colleagues that someone could shoot him dead on the floor of the Senate, and not one US senator would want the shooter convicted.February 21, 2021 10:32 am at 10:32 am #1950380☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Huju, a liar, yes. A hypocrite? After several posters explained the difference between what he did andxwhst others he complained about did, it’s pretty obvious it’s the R before his name which majes you think he’s a hypocrite.February 21, 2021 10:39 am at 10:39 am #1950382CTLAWYERParticipant
@The Shady Chareidi
Always so sure, always so wrong.
Cruz had not booked this trip in advance, the evidence has shown it was last minute. (per his wife’s text messages among other sources).
His children has an unexpected school break because of the 2weather/power/water issues. He tried/lied claiming an excuse to take them and deliver them to Cancun and come right back, despite reservations for returning days later.
Certainly, mama Cruz could have taken the girls to Cancun without his assistance, they are not babies.
Rafael Cruz, just another Hispanic fleeing America because of ICE. As a Canadian he surely could have handled snow and cold weather…born and raised in Calgary.February 21, 2021 11:04 am at 11:04 am #1950393
Huju, you want hypocrisy? here is a long list of Dems:
List of Incidents
DATE PUBLIC OFFICIAL LOCATION INCIDENT
Feb. 8 Mayor Jane Castor Tampa, Fla. Says police will go after maskless Super Bowl attendees, but doesn’t wear mask to hockey game
Jan. 20 Gov. Tom Wolf Harrisburg, Pa. Strongly advises people not to travel for holidays, then attends inauguration
Jan. 20 Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Lansing, Mich. Bans outdoor gatherings of 25+, then attends inauguration festivities
Jan. 20 Gov. Phil Murphy Trenton, N.J. State advises against “all nonessential interstate travel at this time,” while governor goes to inauguration
Jan. 20 Pres. Joe Biden Washington, D.C. Signs mask mandate for federal property, then doesn’t wear mask on federal property
Jan. 4 Federal Lawmakers Washington, D.C. Congressmen don’t abide by social distancing guidelines during swearing-in
Jan. 3 Rep. Gwen Moore Washington, D.C. Shows up to House to vote for Speaker Pelosi despite COVID diagnosis
Dec. 31 Mayor Bill de Blasio New York, N.Y. Tells New Yorkers not to celebrate New Years in Times Square, then celebrates in Times Square
Dec. 27 County Executive Mark Poloncarz Amherst, N.Y. Caught skating and playing hockey on ice rink that his county had closed
Dec. 21 County Manager Dena Diorio Charlotte, N.C. Urges Charlotte residents not to travel for Christmas, then says she’s traveling
Dec. 20 Superintendent Paula Deacon Leominster, Mass. Goes to Florida for football game while keeping schools closed
Dec. 13 Gov. Tim Walz St. Paul, Minn. Hosts music group at his home despite order against gatherings
Dec. 12 Mayor Mark Eckert Belleville, Ill. Goes to St. Louis for indoor dining after banning it in his town
Dec. 11 Gov. Gina Raimondo Providence, R.I. Attends social event at bar, takes off mask despite closing bars, mask mandates
Dec. 7 Ald. Tom Tunney Chicago, Ill. Allows indoor dining at a restaurant he owns
Dec. 7 California Lawmakers Sacramento, Calif. Observe social distancing at swearing-in ceremony, then go to dinner together
Dec. 4 Judge Clay Jenkins Dallas, Texas Pushes mask-wearing, but officiates a wedding while taking mask off
Dec. 2 Mayor Steve Adler Austin, Texas Tells citizens to stay home while on vacation in Cabo
Dec. 2 Gov. John Bel Edwards Baton Rouge, La. Seen without a mask at a dinner gathering
Dec. 1 County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl Los Angeles Votes to prohibit outdoor dining, then goes dining outdoors hours later
Nov. 27 Dr. Deborah Birx Fenwick Island, Del. Urges Americans to limit Thanksgiving guests, then travels to Delaware vacation home with other family households
Nov. 26 Judge Glen Whitley Fort Worth, Texas Hosts large Thanksgiving gathering after telling others not to host parties
Nov. 26 Mayor Sam Liccardo San Jose, Calif. Celebrates Thanksgiving with family in violation of health guidelines
Nov. 25 Mayor Michael Hancock Denver, Colo. Travels out of state for holiday despite telling citizens not to travel
Nov. 24 Judge Bill Gravell Austin, Texas Fined for violating his own stay-at-home order
Nov. 24 Gov. Kate Brown Salem, Ore. Tells people to “uninvite” loved ones for holiday but encouraged protests
Nov. 23 Gov. Andrew Cuomo Albany, N.Y. Cancels Thanksgiving plans with non-household family after backlash
Nov. 20 California Lawmakers Maui, Hawaii Lawmakers attend conference in Hawaii despite travel guidelines
Nov. 17 Sen. Dianne Feinstein Washington, D.C. Doesn’t wear mask in congressional halls despite calling for mask mandates
Nov. 14 New York Lawmakers Brooklyn, N.Y. N.Y. lawmakers, elites party together in violation of rules
Nov. 13 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Washington, D.C. Cancels dinner at Rotunda for new House members after backlash
Nov. 7 Gov. J.B. Pritzker Chicago, Ill. Joins pro-Biden celebration outside after being exposed to coronavirus
Nov. 7 Mayor Lori Lightfoot Chicago, Ill. Joins pro-Biden crowd celebrating election result
Nov. 7 Sen. Chuck Schumer New York City Seen in massive crowd, lowering mask during Biden celebration
Nov. 7 Mayor London Breed San Francisco, Calif. Attends same fancy restaurant as Gov. Gavin Newsom despite guidance
Nov. 7 Mayor Muriel Bowser Washington, D.C. Travels to Delaware for Biden election party
Nov. 6 Gov. Gavin Newsom Yountville, Calif. Attends fancy dinner party with no distancing, then lies about it
Sep. 25 Sen. Dianne Feinstein Dulles Airport, Va. Doesn’t wear mask at airport despite calling for mask mandate
Aug. 31 Gov. Tate Reeves Jackson, Miss. Extends mask mandate after going maskless at RNC events in North Carolina and DC
Aug. 31 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi San Francisco, Calif. Gets haircut indoors with no mask, despite being prohibited in San Francisco
Aug. 30 Mayor Jim Kenney Philadelphia, Pa. Travels to Maryland to dine indoors while indoor dining is prohibited in own city
Aug. 1 District Attorney Diana Becton Contra Costa County, Calif. Prosecutes COVID restriction violators, but holds wedding in backyard
Jul. 20 Mayor Quinton Lucas Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. Implements mask mandate, then takes photo without masks
Jul. 20 Gov. Andrew Cuomo Savannah, Ga. Hugs city official without wearing a mask
Jul. 20 Gov. Andrew Cuomo Savannah, Ga. Engages in non-essential travel to Georgia despite strict N.Y. guidelines
Jun. 8 Gov. Phil Murphy Trenton, N.J. Blesses participation in protests while mandating lockdowns
Jun. 6 Gov. Tom Wolf Harrisburg, Pa. Apologizes for “inconsistent” behavior in forcing lockdowns but attending protests
Jun. 6 Mayor Muriel Bowser Washington, D.C. Attends George Floyd protest, gives speech with no mask while gatherings of more than 10 were prohibited
Jun. 4 Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Detroit, Mich. Marches with protestors with no social distancing
Jun. 2 Mayor Eric Garcetti Los Angeles Allows, and participates in, mass protests while outlawing other gatherings
May. 30 Mayor John Cooper Nashville, Tenn. Encourages attending protests while city remains in a partial lockdown
May. 29 Mayor Jacob Frey Minneapolis, Minn. Says church services would be “public health disaster” but city then gives masks to protesters
May. 26 Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Lansing, Mich. Governor’s husband tries to get preferential treatment, as governor calls for caution
May. 23 Gov. Ralph Northam Virginia Beach, Va. Mingles with people without mask despite urging mask-wearing
Apr. 21 Mayor Becky Ames Beaumont, Texas Goes to nail salon in violation of state guidelines
Apr. 5 Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Albuquerque, N.M. Orders non-essential businesses closed, then orders jewelry and has it delivered to her
Apr. 5 Mayor Lori Lightfoot Chicago, Ill. Gets haircut even though barbers and stylists were shut down
Apr. 4 Mayor Brant Walker Alton, Ill. Calls on citizens to stay home, then wife is found at social gathering
Mar. 16 Mayor Bill de Blasio New York City Goes to gym after cautioning others to avoid themFebruary 21, 2021 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm #1950414
CS – You’re wasting your time – trying to explain that DemonCrats are the Biggest Hypocrites ever!
This goes on in Commie Countries also.
Do as I say, Not as I do!February 21, 2021 2:06 pm at 2:06 pm #1950470torahvaluesoverpartyParticipant
Bravo commensachel, you Dems might wanna sit this one out…February 21, 2021 3:18 pm at 3:18 pm #1950490
To all you folks who think some Democrats are hypocrites: I agree, some are. But you evidently don’t need me to provide you with a list.February 21, 2021 4:58 pm at 4:58 pm #1950533
Cruz and his family could have volunteered to help those of his constituents who couldn’t affortd to fly down to the Ritz Carlton. Many other Republican officials were shown working with emergency centers, food banks, etc. doing what they could to help the elderly and low-income residents of the state. Saying “Democrats are also self-centered, selfish hypoocrities too” makes it OK??
Also, during his entire tenure as a political figure, Cruz has opposed efforts to make Texas power suppliers and T&D companies in the ERCOT portions of the state, comply with the same reliability requirements as non-ERCOT Texas utilities and those in the other 47 states subject to FERC jurisdiction.February 21, 2021 5:03 pm at 5:03 pm #1950535
Cruz DID offer to help pay but the truth is he shouldn’t have left. He realized it and came back to face the music. Im not defending his lapse in switching from ‘dad hat’ back to politician, but i will say that few if any of those caught brealing their lockdown restrictions owned it or gave two hoots. If he would have said. “I have to make public appearances so I need to have heat and water” (ala lori lightfoot) THEN you could call him a hypocrite.February 21, 2021 5:22 pm at 5:22 pm #1950541Yserbius123Participant
The biggest hypocricy is the media focusing on Cruz’s arrogance that hurt no one, and all but ignoring Cuomo’s lies that killed thousands.February 21, 2021 8:20 pm at 8:20 pm #1950578torahvaluesoverpartyParticipant
Huju, pls do provide a list.February 21, 2021 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm #1950649
Whenever “they” get caught, “they” quickly invoke the “the Dems did it too” defense and rationalizations. Look at Cuomo, look at the mayor of Austin (who held a big chassanah and then flew down to Mexico with the mishpacha on a private jet in the worst month of the Pandemic). As of late today, AOC had raised $6 million to be distributed to low-income families facing whose homes were made uninhabitable from water damage. Others continue to volunteer and help constituents fill out FEMA form for low cost loans. Listen to Texas Republican Congressman Mike McCall’s interview on Meet the Press today commenting on Cruz. Same from most other Republican politicians in Texas. Cruz was uniformly hated on a bipartisan basis for his self-centered, narcissistic approach to politics.February 22, 2021 12:15 am at 12:15 am #1950697charliehallParticipant
The biggest hypocrisy is commenters focusing on Cuomo’s cover-up (the actual nursing home police was and is defensible) and completely ignoring Trump’s lies and Kushner’s venality that killed t tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands.
“Cruz has opposed efforts to make Texas power suppliers and T&D companies in the ERCOT portions of the state, comply with the same reliability requirements as non-ERCOT Texas utilities and those in the other 47 states subject to FERC jurisdiction.”
That is the real scandal here. But we the suckers in New York will pay to bail out Texas and probably won’t demand that they start acting like a normal state. Wind turbines in Alaska continue to operate; I found one wind farm that is doing fine with temperatures that have not been above minus ten this week.February 22, 2021 1:05 am at 1:05 am #1950699Avi KParticipant
Tell the truth. Would you have done otherwise? When my area was threatened with major snowstorms I went to friends in an area where it never snows.February 22, 2021 9:28 am at 9:28 am #1950731
GH -“Look at Cuomo, look at the mayor of Austin ”
In case you don’t know – it’s the job of Mayors and Governors to make sure the infrastructure is up to par, not the Senators from the State!
But why give up a chance to put s/o else down, even if you’re in the same party?!?February 22, 2021 9:29 am at 9:29 am #1950740
Oh Charlie, -“The biggest hypocrisy is commenters focusing on Cuomo’s cover-up (the actual nursing home police was and is defensible) and completely ignoring Trump’s lies and Kushner’s venality that killed t tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands.”
Stop with your Lying!
Trump did a great job with the Pandemic. E/o said it would take years to get a vaccine approved.
And they predicted Millions of Deaths.
And how is your Idol Biden doing?
There hasn’t been a Lower fatality rate, in the last month.
And that’s with the Vaccines and more therapies.
And with Cuomo – why did he send patients to Nursing Homes, when the Javits center was nearly empty?!?
I heard because he didn’t want to give any credit to Trump, so who cares if thousands die or Not!February 22, 2021 9:30 am at 9:30 am #1950749
>The biggest hypocrisy is commenters focusing on Cuomo’s cover-up (the actual nursing home police was and is defensible) and completely ignoring Trump’s lies and Kushner’s venality that killed t tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands.<
It’s not just the commenters, the FBI itself believes that the Cuomo cover-up story is more fact-based and worthy of investigation than “Trump’s lies and Kushner’s venality that killed t tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands”.
If the FBI is engaged in “The biggest hypocrisy”, don’t you think Joe Biden should do something about it? (And don’t tell me he hasn’t had the time yet, if he has time to play Luigi and make a fool of himself at the CNN Town Hall, he has time for this.)February 22, 2021 9:33 am at 9:33 am #1950803Reb EliezerParticipant
Avi K, are you a government official? Don’t compare yourself to Cruz who has influence to get things done.February 22, 2021 1:15 pm at 1:15 pm #1950928AyiddishekupParticipant
Teb eliezer where do you see that Cruz didn’t do what he can. Staying in the freezing cold while politically smart doesn’t help with any policy. I would assume (correct if wrong) that he contacted the White House for aid.February 22, 2021 1:26 pm at 1:26 pm #1950936RememberThatParticipant
I admit, optics are bad… but when compared to Cuomo? give me a break.February 22, 2021 1:42 pm at 1:42 pm #1950947
“Cruz has opposed efforts to make Texas power suppliers and T&D companies in the ERCOT portions of the state, comply with the same reliability requirements as non-ERCOT Texas utilities and those in the other 47 states subject to FERC jurisdiction.”
Energy deregulation was pushed by both parties in Texas including Gov. Ann Richards, Around 1992 Texas governor Ann Richards started planning policy and technical initiatives for renewable energy, convinced that most of the previous attempts at energy independence had been little more than “a declaration of war in one place or another.”
Richards’ initiatives fed into the 1999 state electric market deregulation, signed by then-governor GW Bush, which included a 2,000 MW target for wind energy. By 2005, then-governor Rick Perry signed a bill that more than tripled the requirement with a goal of 2015.
So hardly a GOP plot.
And you have yet to respond to the very long long long list of Democat Covid hypocrites.
PS there are millions of NE snowbirds who are guilty of the same the that Cruz did, flee bad weatherFebruary 22, 2021 2:39 pm at 2:39 pm #1950958
Common Saychel: Deregulation of the Texas energy market was indeed bipartisan but Republican-led PUCT consistently blocked efforts to require ERCOT wholesale suppliers to adopt the same NERC reliability standards (including winterization) applicable to other regional power markets which also have a separate capacity (mw) markets under which a generator must meet minimum standards to be paid and included frequent inspections for compliance. Also, the PUCT doesn’t have any jurisdiction over gas suppliers and pipelines which are regulated by the Texas Railroad Commission, creating a separate and uniquely Texas regulatory gap. Both the PUCT and RR Commission have been under Republican leadership for nearly two decades.iFebruary 22, 2021 3:33 pm at 3:33 pm #1950972
@gadol, lets assume you 100% right on this what is the common denominator to Cruz flying to Mexico? and how does that make him a hypocrite?
I listed over 60 instances of various Democratic elected offices [ President, Senators, Congress people, Governors, Mayors Etc. who preach one thing and practiced the complete opposite in regards to Covid, NOW THAT IS TEXTBOOK HYPROCACYFebruary 22, 2021 4:39 pm at 4:39 pm #1951006
“NOW THAT IS TEXTBOOK HYPROCACY”
Not sure what textbook you are using but this seems more like a case of hypocrisy. What is more hyprocacy is Cruz preaching small government, self-reliance, neighbors helping neighbors, etc. When the going get tough in Texas, the tough get going (to Cancun) leaving their neighbors and constituents to freeze in the Dark.
As we used to say in Willy, “All Shtreimlach, No Chasiddim” (or was that “All Hat, No Cowboys”).February 22, 2021 7:39 pm at 7:39 pm #1951016
I always suspected you were a former chassidisherFebruary 22, 2021 7:40 pm at 7:40 pm #1951021
As to the specifics of the hupocrisy. For years, Cruz has passionately defended Texas’ decision to secede from the national energy grid decades ago and deregulate its wholesale electricity market which he called a “model” for the nation. Today, Cruz has been demanding the that Texas regulators “act swiftly” to protect ratepayers who signed up for cheap energy contracts and now want to be insulated from their decisions. He also wants FEMA money for Texas to help pay the elctricity bills. In economics, thats called “socializing” costs so that taxpayers around the country pay for the stupidity of Texans who signed “market-rate” contracts. In Texas, thats called personal responsibility.February 22, 2021 7:43 pm at 7:43 pm #1951032
@GH lets see the bigger hypocrite is: “What is more hyprocacy is Cruz preaching small government, self-reliance, neighbors helping neighbors, etc. When the going get tough in Texas, the tough get going (to Cancun) leaving their neighbors and constituents to freeze in the Dark.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio New York City Goes to gym after cautioning others to avoid them
Mayor Becky Ames Beaumont, Texas Goes to nail salon in violation of state guidelines
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Savannah, Ga. Engages in non-essential travel to Georgia despite strict N.Y. guidelines
District Attorney Diana Becton Contra Costa County, Calif. Prosecutes COVID restriction violators, but holds wedding in backyard
Mayor Jim Kenney Philadelphia, Pa. Travels to Maryland to dine indoors while indoor dining is prohibited in own city
Gov. Gavin Newsom Yountville, Calif. Attends fancy dinner party with no distancing, then lies about it
Judge Glen Whitley Fort Worth, Texas Hosts large Thanksgiving gathering after telling others not to host parties
County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl Los Angeles Votes to prohibit outdoor dining, then goes dining outdoors hours later
Mayor Michael Hancock Denver, Colo. Travels out of state for holiday despite telling citizens not to travel
Rep. Gwen Moore Washington, D.C. Shows up to House to vote for Speaker Pelosi despite COVID diagnosis
Just ten random examples of Democratic hypocrites in the fight against covid.
Please be intellectually honest and admit the above ten are the bigger hypocrites.February 22, 2021 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm #1951124
Common saychel: Sorry but I don’t play the “the Dems are worse” game, whether with regard to hypocrisy, stupidity or simply bad policy judgements. Nor will I waste your time, or mine, listing a gazillion Republicans whose behavior at times meant Cruz look good. The OP highlighted the actions of one political hack at a point in time. After lying about his plans, throwing his wife and kids under the bus, lying again about his return plans, and then spending the weekend running around Houston getting his picture taken with constituents with broken pipes while tweeting demands for government bailouts.
Just a day in the life of Cruz. Was Cuomo’s behavior worse?? Totally irrelevant to the OP.February 23, 2021 7:40 am at 7:40 am #1951163
hy·poc·ri·sy /həˈpäkrəsē/ noun
the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense.
My pleasure.February 23, 2021 7:54 am at 7:54 am #1951240
Made Aliya: It must be a great relief to you having made aliyah from the land of hypocrisy to be able to live in eretz hakodesh where politicians are always 100 percent true to their words and principles.February 23, 2021 7:56 am at 7:56 am #1951243
Well that’s a pretty lame, not quite replyFebruary 23, 2021 8:52 am at 8:52 am #1951255
>Made Aliya: It must be a great relief to you having made aliyah from the land of hypocrisy to be able to live in eretz hakodesh where politicians are always 100 percent true to their words and principles.<
Yet another Liberal goes for the “when a Conservative tells the truth, attack him personally” approach.
(@Gadolhadorah, you have a point though, Israeli politicians are mostly junk. But I’m still relieved that I MadeAliyah. )February 23, 2021 8:55 am at 8:55 am #1951253
To Gadolhadorah: You seem to think that the hypocrisy is excusable if others are also hypocrites. No one thinks Ted Cruz invented hypocrisy (or even hyporcosy, which the opening poster invented), but his hypocrisy is nevertheless bad. Lots of Jews drive on Shabbos (including a few otherwise frum), but I bet you don’t, and you would not consider it notwithstanding the Jews who do drive on Shabbos.February 23, 2021 11:20 am at 11:20 am #1951289
@Godal: Lets see, Dems who were out of town during a crises? not hard to find
1. Dinkins at a tennis match clueless at about the Crown Heights riots [or so he claimed]
2. Bloomberg [ a dem who flew under a GOP flag of convivence] in Bermuda during a major snow storm.
3. DeBlazio out of the country during a heavy snowstorm.
4. DC Mayor Berry at the Superbowl during a 4 feet snowstorm
just some quick examplesFebruary 23, 2021 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm #1951314
Huju: Exactly the opposite. The term “political hypocrisy” is a bit of an oxymoron. All politicians have some standard deviation between their “stated” positions and their words and actions. We’ve had a long-history of “pro-life” politicians voting against funding for a wide range of critical health and supplemental food assistance programs which unquestionably are matters of life/death to the most vulnerable populations. We have an even longer history of “green” politicians flying around in private jets, living in huge energy-efficient homes, and driving low-mileage cars. The only difference is one of degree.
In some cases, having a politician out-of-town during a major weather even is a net POSITIVE to the local population since it allows the professionals to do their job w/o political interference.February 23, 2021 1:31 pm at 1:31 pm #1951330
Was watching a bit of the FED/Powell economic testimony during a really boring WebEx call this AM and was reminded there are still some really principled politicians but sadly they are a nearly extinct species. Specifically, I was listening to Pat Toomey (R-PA) who is sadly not seeking reelection. He has always been true to his small government libertarian principles and this AM was no exception as he very respectfully pushed back on Powell’s insistence that the Federal Reserve needed to continue expanding its mission statement into areas more appropriate for congress/fiscal policy than for a central bank. I find him to be a real mensch and also reminded myself of his recent vote on impeachment. I don’t agree with him on many policy issues but respect him more than many of the Dems.February 23, 2021 6:15 pm at 6:15 pm #1951450
ENS -“Nothing more needs to be added beyond the title of this post. Guy never missed a chance to dump on democrats who took vacations, yet when Texas faces a major catastrophe he is on the way to Cancun. I guess, “let them eat cake.””
The reason this DemonCrat started this topic because he made a Common Sense Solution to all the problems with the 2020 Presidential election!
But the DemonCrats nowadays are interested in doing the Right thing – they’re just interested in Total Power!
“Joint Statement from Senators Cruz, Johnson, Lankford, Daines, Kennedy, Blackburn, Braun, Senators-Elect Lummis, Marshall, Hagerty, Tuberville
January 2, 2021 | 202-228-7561
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Senators-Elect Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) issued the following statement in advance of the Electoral College certification process on January 6, 2021:
“America is a Republic whose leaders are chosen in democratic elections. Those elections, in turn, must comply with the Constitution and with federal and state law.
“When the voters fairly decide an election, pursuant to the rule of law, the losing candidate should acknowledge and respect the legitimacy of that election. And, if the voters choose to elect a new office-holder, our Nation should have a peaceful transfer of power.
“The election of 2020, like the election of 2016, was hard fought and, in many swing states, narrowly decided. The 2020 election, however, featured unprecedented allegations of voter fraud, violations and lax enforcement of election law, and other voting irregularities.
“Voter fraud has posed a persistent challenge in our elections, although its breadth and scope are disputed. By any measure, the allegations of fraud and irregularities in the 2020 election exceed any in our lifetimes.
“And those allegations are not believed just by one individual candidate. Instead, they are widespread. Reuters/Ipsos polling, tragically, shows that 39% of Americans believe ‘the election was rigged.’ That belief is held by Republicans (67%), Democrats (17%), and Independents (31%).
“Some Members of Congress disagree with that assessment, as do many members of the media.
“But, whether or not our elected officials or journalists believe it, that deep distrust of our democratic processes will not magically disappear. It should concern us all. And it poses an ongoing threat to the legitimacy of any subsequent administrations.
“Ideally, the courts would have heard evidence and resolved these claims of serious election fraud. Twice, the Supreme Court had the opportunity to do so; twice, the Court declined.
“On January 6, it is incumbent on Congress to vote on whether to certify the 2020 election results. That vote is the lone constitutional power remaining to consider and force resolution of the multiple allegations of serious voter fraud.
“At that quadrennial joint session, there is long precedent of Democratic Members of Congress raising objections to presidential election results, as they did in 1969, 2001, 2005, and 2017. And, in both 1969 and 2005, a Democratic Senator joined with a Democratic House Member in forcing votes in both houses on whether to accept the presidential electors being challenged.
“The most direct precedent on this question arose in 1877, following serious allegations of fraud and illegal conduct in the Hayes-Tilden presidential race. Specifically, the elections in three states-Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina-were alleged to have been conducted illegally.
“In 1877, Congress did not ignore those allegations, nor did the media simply dismiss those raising them as radicals trying to undermine democracy. Instead, Congress appointed an Electoral Commission-consisting of five Senators, five House Members, and five Supreme Court Justices-to consider and resolve the disputed returns.
“We should follow that precedent. To wit, Congress should immediately appoint an Electoral Commission, with full investigatory and fact-finding authority, to conduct an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns in the disputed states. Once completed, individual states would evaluate the Commission’s findings and could convene a special legislative session to certify a change in their vote, if needed.
“Accordingly, we intend to vote on January 6 to reject the electors from disputed states as not ‘regularly given’ and ‘lawfully certified’ (the statutory requisite), unless and until that emergency 10-day audit is completed.
“We are not naïve. We fully expect most if not all Democrats, and perhaps more than a few Republicans, to vote otherwise. But support of election integrity should not be a partisan issue. A fair and credible audit-conducted expeditiously and completed well before January 20-would dramatically improve Americans’ faith in our electoral process and would significantly enhance the legitimacy of whoever becomes our next President. We owe that to the People.
“These are matters worthy of the Congress, and entrusted to us to defend. We do not take this action lightly. We are acting not to thwart the democratic process, but rather to protect it. And every one of us should act together to ensure that the election was lawfully conducted under the Constitution and to do everything we can to restore faith in our Democracy”February 24, 2021 8:30 am at 8:30 am #1951700charliehallParticipant
And old style conservative. And willing to risk his political career for principle: he and Manchin tried to get a gin control bill through Congress. No wonder the Trumpies passionately hate him.February 24, 2021 8:46 am at 8:46 am #1951731
@ CharlieHall, ” he and Manchin tried to get a gin control bill through Congress” how very purimdik, lol
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