Republican Politicians Do Not Believe What They Say

Jeb Hensarling - Republican Politicians Do Not Believe What They SayWhen it comes to politics the one thing you can say about me it is that I tell the truth. That’s not to say that I’m always right. But when I say I believe something it is what I believe.

But take, for a counter-example, Jeb Hensarling (Congressional Republican from Texas). He has been talking about how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has hurt consumers more than it has helped them. This is of course factually wrong. And Hensarling knows this. He’s against the CFPB because his business donors are against it. He’s just making up this claim that it is hurting consumers.

But this is entirely typical of Republicans. He hates the CFPB because it protects consumers and hurts those businesses that harm consumers. He wants to help these businesses.

Jeb Hensarling Can’t Say What He Means

But he can’t come right out and say that because no one supports that — not even the elected Republicans who claim to. So he has to pretend that he believes something that he absolutely does not.

With all my problems with politics at least I don’t have to worry about which lie I told. My opinions may change over time but what I tell you at any given time is what I believe.

It must be awful being a Republican. I could not deal with having a to constantly lie about what I actually believed.

What’s amazing is that Republican voters don’t wake up to this. It is plain as day that Republican politicians are not saying what they actually believe.

The Lies of the New Republican Tax Plan

Take the new Republican tax plan. Republicans are going all around talking about how it is this great big wet kiss for the middle class. But they know very well that it is no such thing. They also know that those who are going to get a tax cut are going to see it go away and turn into a tax increase over the next 6 or 7 years.

But they can’t say what they actually believe because it is so extremely unpopular. They can’t say that their actual plan is to give a huge amount of money to people who already have too much money. And they can’t say that they have to do this so those campaign contributions continue to flow from these ridiculously rich people.

Democrats Can Be Themselves — Mostly

So I feel pretty good in terms of my politics. And in general Democrats do. It’s so much easier to just be yourself.

This is why Democrats were wrong to abandon the gun control issue decades ago. Because the truth is that most Democrats are for gun control. And let’s forget this assault rifle business. It is an issue, certainly; but handguns are the real problem. That’s what I’m most concerned about. That’s what most Democrats are concerned about.

But this is really the only issue that Democrats are like this. Republicans are like this on pretty much every issue you can think of. Even look at abortion and you will not see an actual interest in fetuses. Read my article on Bob Jones University and you will see that it is about racism.

And when not about racism, it is about controlling women — especially poor women. Because as we all know a rich woman can just fly to France and get her abortion there.

But this is a fairly minor sin compared to the outrageous lies told by Republican politicians.

Will Republican Voters Every Wake Up?

Most Republican voters are socially conservatives from economically very liberal. Yet they continue to vote for these lying Republican politicians like Jeb Hensarling who do little about abortion, nothing about same-sex marriage, but a whole lot that they hate about economics.

Will they ever wake up? It doesn’t seem like it. It’s gotten so that even Jeb Hensarling is going to retire. Because Repubblican voters will apparently vote for a politician who promises to burn children alive as long as they also promise to “get the darkies!”

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One thought on “Republican Politicians Do Not Believe What They Say

  1. I honestly don’t know. I suspect some of them really do believe this nonsense. Whether it’s an intellectual blind spot or pure-ass craziness, I have no clue.

    I worked with one person who was a staunch libertarian, wouldn’t shut up about it. This was around the time the ACA was first proposed, and this lady would go on and on about how “free” health care ruined people’s incentives to work.

    Now, she herself was adopted, formerly abandoned, and as an infant, when a ward of the state, needed cleft palate surgery. I’d ask why others shouldn’t have the same right. “But I needed it,” she’d say. If other people’s children required the same surgery and couldn’t afford it, well, they shouldn’t have had kids until they were richer.

    Nuts, right? Perfectly intelligent lady. Loved reading 19th-century novels. Her favorite author — I shit you not — was Dickens!

    Clearly there’s something very broken in brains like these. I don’t know what it is. Society? Heredity? Upbringing? All/none of the above?

    Then, of course, you’ve got the discount-rack Republicans who don’t give two fucks, they’re just hoping to serve their masters long enough so that they get awarded a board membership at the end. Some Democrats, albeit not as many, are of this ilk. They don’t interest me. That’s simple corruption, and it’s not hard to understand. As Burroughs once said, “some people are just shits.”

    The true believers, they do fascinate me. Perhaps because my brain is also broken, in different ways.

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