Singing Loudly: Hypocrisy, Vice, and the rambling Right

Singing Loudly

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Hypocrisy, Vice, and the rambling Right

As we all know the tapes of Bush talking about his marijuana use have been released. As expected, there have been many hapless conservative bloggers who have glazed their eyes and acted like they have never advocated drug use being a danger to society. The largest hapless hypocrite (as everyone would guess) is Bainbridge who had this to say about Bush:

BFD. Unlike Bill Clinton, at least George Bush managed to inhale. If Bush is to be criticized in this instance, let us complain not of his inhalation but rather of his failure to remember the old Roman maxim: "Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy."

Wonderful, so in one post we get a stupid joke and a declaratory "big fucking deal." However, it was only one year earlier that the hypocrite had this to say about Kerry singing along to Puff the Magic Dragon...

If Kerry thinks smoking pot is no big deal, he ought to come out for legalization. If Kerry thinks it is a big deal, as his website claims, he shouldn't be joking about it. More generally, we keep electing politicians (on both sides of the aisle) who once used - or, for all we know, still use - recreational drugs. Once they get into office they perpetuate the so-called war on drugs, with all of its racism, unfairness, and failures. Why do we put up with it? It is time to have a serious debate about legalization without all the posturing.

With Kerry he ought to stick by his guns and push for legalization, however, with Bush it's no big fucking deal. Where is your integrity good Professor?

When it's a liberal you criticize them for making the safe political move and keeping up the "war on drugs." When it's your own side you are more than happy for Bush to continue with the status quo. Wasn't the release of this tape the perfect opportunity for Bush to "have a serious debate about legalization without all the posturing?"

You know it's political suicide so you won't hold your own side up to the same expectations. Instead of trying to sweep this tape back under the table, perhaps it's time to call Bush to task for not bringing up a subject that is long overdue.


Wait...conservatives are hypocrites??

By Blogger Me, at 10:57 AM, February 28, 2005  

Difficult to believe, I know.

By Blogger Curtis, at 12:41 PM, February 28, 2005  

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