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17 Republicans caught begging for Obamacare...hypocritical much?

Posted by on Sep. 15, 2013 at 1:55 PM
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You won’t believe what The Nation magazine obtained through a Freedom of Information Act Inquiry: a list of 17 Republicans who secretly pursued Obamacare’s medicaid expansion dollars while hypocritically slamming the law in public, as well as all of their letters begging for the funds from the big, bad federal government.

Every single one of the Republican congresspeople listed below, including master hypocrite Paul Ryan, have voted over 30 times to repeal the law while privately begging for its funding from the federal government.

The Nation calls this behavior “shameless hypocrisy” as well as evidence “of the fact that the Affordable Care Act bestows tangible benefits that even congresses most extreme right wing ideologues are hard-pressed to deny to their constituents”.

While Tea Party Republicans literally believe “Obamacare” to be socialist Armageddon, some of their favorite representatives are making it clear that they are aware of the reality that the Affordable Care Act is a much-needed reform that will improve the life of millions of Americans, including their own constituents.

While the corporate dominated mainstream media is likely to ignore this story, it is up to us to make some noise about the incredible hypocrisy of these Republican Congress people that publicly denounced a wonderful reform and then turn around and beg for money for its implementation.

Please do your part by sharing this and other related articles on social media forums.

Read all of their hypocritical letters here.

Senators
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX)
Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)
Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS)
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)
Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Senator Rob Portman (R-OH)

Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT, recently joined conservative AEI)

Congress members:
Rep Mary Bono Mack (R-CA)
Rep Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)
Rep John Barrow (R-GA)
Rep Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
Rep Gregg Harper (R-MS)
Rep Lee Terry (R-NE)
Rep Steve Pearce (R-NM)
Rep Bob Gibbs (R-OH)
Rep Kirsti Noem (R-SD)
Rep Michael McCaul (R-TX)
Rep Paul Ryan (R-WI) – his letter here

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grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Sep. 15, 2013 at 2:30 PM

 And your point is?  Obamacare is a done deal that Congress will continually try to defund as long as Republicans are in charge.  Even though it is a fait accompli, they still have to represent their constituents.  If there are funds their states qualify for under Obamacare, they'd be stupid to not apply for them.

In the meantime, they are entitled to fight funding Obamacare.  That is also representing their states.

It's kind of like Christie glad handing and hugging Obama after Hurricane Sandy.  He may hate Obama, but he kissed up to him to get the funding for NJ faster.

PrimmednPunked
by Silver Member on Sep. 15, 2013 at 2:33 PM

The point is that it is hypocritical of them to tell everyone how bad it is while trying to cash in on it.  If they are so against it then why are they trying to benefit from it?

Quoting grandmab125:

 And your point is?  Obamacare is a done deal that Congress will continually try to defund as long as Republicans are in charge.  Even though it is a fait accompli, they still have to represent their constituents.  If there are funds their states qualify for under Obamacare, they'd be stupid to not apply for them.

In the meantime, they are entitled to fight funding Obamacare.  That is also representing their states.

It's kind of like Christie glad handing and hugging Obama after Hurricane Sandy.  He may hate Obama, but he kissed up to him to get the funding for NJ faster.


lylalane7275
by Silver Member on Sep. 15, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Kay Bailey Hutchinson retired, Ted Cruz took her spot.  The sad part about that is that everyone always knew she was a RINO but kept voting her in.  John Cornyn ran on a promise to stop Obamacare but will not vote against it.

Yes they are Hyprocrits but we the people keep believing their lies so part of the problem is on us.

I can only speak for Texas.

143myboys9496
by Gold Member on Sep. 15, 2013 at 3:37 PM

 The only way Washington will learn is when voters have longer memories at election time and vote out senators and representatives that are hypocritical.

None from my state are on that list. However, I will say, in defense of those voters with memory issues, that the candidate list gets shorter every year. One senator from my state was voted out, and ran again the next time around, as the only republican. Shallow pool.

grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Sep. 15, 2013 at 4:00 PM
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 Well if there was something your town was doing, but you were really against it.....but some parts of it would benefit your child (think constituents), wouldn't you go for it?

In other words....say your town council wants to spend millions on an aquatic park, but you vote against it because your town can't really afford it.  They go ahead any way and build the park.....Are you not going to take advantage of that park and take your child swimming there, just because (on principle) you voted against it?

Obamacare is the law.  Until and unless we can get it repealed or defunded, I don't see the big deal in any Congressman getting as much money or benefits for his district that he can.  That kind of thing is kind of in their job description.  Do what you can that will benefit your district.

Do you honestly expect them to pass up money that they are entitled to under Obamacare?  Are they supposed to tell their constituents that  based on my principles, 'too bad, I'm not asking for that money (or whatever it is) because I voted against Obamacare'.

Quoting PrimmednPunked:

The point is that it is hypocritical of them to tell everyone how bad it is while trying to cash in on it.  If they are so against it then why are they trying to benefit from it?

Quoting grandmab125:

 And your point is?  Obamacare is a done deal that Congress will continually try to defund as long as Republicans are in charge.  Even though it is a fait accompli, they still have to represent their constituents.  If there are funds their states qualify for under Obamacare, they'd be stupid to not apply for them.

In the meantime, they are entitled to fight funding Obamacare.  That is also representing their states.

It's kind of like Christie glad handing and hugging Obama after Hurricane Sandy.  He may hate Obama, but he kissed up to him to get the funding for NJ faster.


 

grandma B

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Sep. 15, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Absolutely, they are hypocrites.  No argument from most conservatives. That's why they piss us off. You've heard of the acronym RINO? It doesn't mean rhinoceros.

See - Conservatives and libertarians are allowed to criticize our leaders and to have other opinions and views.

We can't stand hypocrites, whether they be on the left or the right.  We've said that about RINOs for years. We'd like to shame them into being consistent and upholding their stated principles. So thanks for helping us out with our own bad girls and boys.

But how is that a news scoop? It's an old headline, really. But glad you noticed. Maybe you can help us get their attention. That's really nice of you.

And your point again IS?

olson-hill
by New Member on Sep. 25, 2013 at 12:19 PM

 I believe the point is ethics. and shouting one edict and doing another , makes them liars to boot.

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