Breathtaking hypocrisy

I usually ignore hypocrisy. It's become so commonplace that it hardly deserves notice anymore.

But sometimes the disconnect between what a person says and what he actually does is so stunning, so extreme, and so callous, that it simply cannot be glossed over. That's the case with Nelson Dollar, an austerity Republican from Wake County. To hear him talk, you'd think he was a bleeding-heart liberal from Chapel Hill.

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All those people

that Nelson talks about -- the ones in unfortunate situations who need to be treated in a "humane way" -- are still hurting from being kicked in the teeth by Nelson and his NC GOP cronies.

He pretends compassion in a cynical attempt to get his way with the budget, after his original budget declined to expand Medicaid, raised taxes on the poor and killed unemployment benefits.

This level of hypocrisy is indeed breathtaking. Apparently Nelson can somehow still sleep at night. Can't imagine how.

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"What I see from the folks who are opposing our agenda is whining coming from losers." -- Thom Tillis

I'm seeing a lot....

....of "kinder, gentler" Teabillies in the lead up to the next election....

It's fascinating

how they try to deny their actions and distance themselves from their policies. You would think that they would be proud to stand up and declare that they repealed the earned income tax credit so they could give a tax cut to wealthy people; that they passed the most extreme voter suppression law in the land; that they took major steps toward outlawing a woman's choice about her own body; and on and on.

Yet instead they try to peddle the "softer, gentler" stuff in many cases. They lie about what they did and refuse to acknowledge their real actions. That tells me their policies are out of whack with what the voters want and that they broke their campaign promises.

Heck, if I had done what they've done, I'd do all I could to try and hide it too!

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"What I see from the folks who are opposing our agenda is whining coming from losers." -- Thom Tillis

Nelson's compassion

Here's some of the humane treatment that's in the budget that Nelson wrote.

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"What I see from the folks who are opposing our agenda is whining coming from losers." -- Thom Tillis

I was stunned to hear anyone

I was stunned to hear anyone there evince compassion. Unfortunately, that compassion does not go so far as to expand Medicaid and accept Obama-care into our state.

Just expanding Medicaid would bring in enough Federal dollars to cover Medicaid for a couple of years or so and let the state recover from this ridiculous revenue shortfall they have created. We might even be able to pay our teachers a bit more.