Tag Archives: Right-Wing Hypocrisy

What If the Tucson Shooter Had Been a Muslim?

Michael Moore on Sarah Palin and the Shooting

“RT @MMFlint: If a Detroit Muslim put a map on the web w/crosshairs on 20 pols, then 1 of them got shot, where would he b sitting right now? Just asking.”
— Posted by John Aravosis at AmericaBlog, Jan. 9, 2011.

“Question: Why is there so little talk of terrorism?

Apparently when a mentally unstable white male is accused, terrorism is not the first thing that comes to mind.

When Clay Duke, a white male, threatened Florida school board members with a gun and shot at them before shooting himself, in December 2010, he was mentally imbalanced.

When Michael Enright, a white male, was arrested for slashing the throat of a Muslim NYC cab driver in August of 2010, his friends said he had a drinking problem

When Byron Williams, a white male, was arrested after opening fire on police officers and admitted he was on his way to kill people at offices of a liberal foundation and a civil liberties organization, in July 2010, he was an unemployed right wing felon with a drinking problem.

When Joe Stack, a white male, flew his private plane into a federal building in Austin, Texas, in February 2010, he was angry with the IRS.

When a white male is accused of mass murder, terrorism is not much talked of rather it becomes a terrible tragedy but not one where race or ethnicity or religion need be examined.

Now, if the accused had been Muslim, does anyone doubt whether this would have been considered an act of terrorism? US Muslims could have expected increased surveillance and harassment at home and the places where they work and worship. They could have expected a Congressional inquiry into the radicalization of their people. Oh, Representative Peter King (R-NY) has already started that one!”
— Bill Quigley, “Guns and Terrorism: Two Unasked Questions in Tucson Mass Murder,” Jan. 9, 2011.

Ensign Resign? Keep Dreaming!

Cartoon Ensign's Hypocrisy

“Last year I had an affair. I violated the vows of my marriage. It is the worst thing I have ever done in my life. If there was ever anything in my life that I could take back, this would be it.”
— Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) on June 16, 2009, as quoted by the AP. “Sen Ensign Admits Affair with Ex-Campaign Staffer

“Our families were close That closeness put me into situations which led to my inappropriate behavior. We caused deep pain to both families and for that I am sorry.”
— Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) on June 16, 2009, as quoted by the AP.
Ex-Campaign Aide to Sen. Ensign Confirms Affair

“A born-again Christian, Ensign has been a member of the Promise Keepers, a male evangelical group that promotes marital fidelity.”
— Manu Raju, et al, “Admission clouds Nevada Sen. John Ensign’s future,” Politico.com, June 16, 2009.

“There’s too many people that paint with a broad brush that we’re all corrupt, we’re all amoralAnd having these kinds of things happen, whether it’s a Republican or Democratic senator we certainly have had plenty of Democratic scandals in the past we need people who are in office who will hold themselves to a little higher standard.”
— Sen. John Ensign, as quoted by CNN’s Political Ticker, Oct. 18, 2007.

“This is a personal situation and I hope he gets it resolved.”
— Sen Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Ensign’s affair, as quoted at Politico.com. [Graham wasn’t quite as generous to Bill Clinton.]

“Im pulling for him.”
— Sen. Harry Reid (D-Idiot) on Ensign’s adultery, forgetting what team he’s supposed to be playing on, as quoted at Politico.com.

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Does Fox News Know Junior Bush Used Dijon Mustard?

“If you go to White House Recipes from George Bush and take a look at their devil egg recipe … you see the following:

12 large eggs, boiled hard and peeled
1 Tbsp (plus) soft butter
1 Tbsp (plus) mayonnaise
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard **
1/2 tsp Yucatan Sunshine Habanero sauce
Salt to taste

(remainder omitted for brevity)

“Really? Is George Bush elitist too? Please someone let the Daily Show and Huffington know if they aren’t aware of this already : ).”
Posted by AEnan at The Huffington Post, “Hannity Attacks Obama for Putting Mustard on His Hamburger,” by Jason Linkins, May 7, 2009.

**Emphasis mine.