Monday, February 22, 2010

Schwartzenegger, Powell and Petraeus contradict the Republican hypocracy

I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
~Adlai Stevenson

Oh my, Republican governor Arnold Schwartzenegger is saying the Republicans are hypocrites on the stimulus issue. Taking credit for money going to their states to create jobs while voting against it.

“I find it interesting that you have a lot of the Republicans running around and pushing back on stimulus money and saying this doesn’t create any new jobs, and then they go out and do photo-ops and they’re posing with the big check and they say, ‘Isn’t this great! Look the kind of money I provide here for the state! And this is great money to create jobs, and this has created 10,000 new jobs, and this has created 20,000 new jobs,’” Schwarzenegger said on ABC’s “This Week.” “It doesn’t match up.”Asked by “This Week” host Terry Moran if that amounted to hypocrisy, Schwarzenegger responded: “Exactly.” (quote form What Arnold doesn't understand is that is what Republicans are about, they are dishonest and don't really serve the needs of the people. They will take credit they don't deserve and they need to be called out on it and seen for what they are.

Another Republican former secretary of state, and commander of the joint chiefs, Colin Powell contradicted vice president Cheney, that America is less safe under Obama on Face The Nation and general David Petraeus also departed form the Cheney/Bush doctrine on the use of torture. Calling for the closure of Guantanimo. He also stated that “I have always been on the record, in fact, since 2003, with the concept of living our values. And I think that whenever we’ve perhaps taken expedient measures, they’ve turned around and bitten us in the backside. We decided early on, in the 101st airborne division, we just said, we decided to obey the Geneva Conventions… In the cases where that is not true [where torture takes place or international human rights groups aren't granted access to detention sites] we end up paying a price for it, ultimately,”

It has renewed my faith a little that there are republicans like Powell and Schwartzenegger that are honest and step forward and can support a president even from another party because he is doing the right thing and is taking the moral high ground. The fact that the darling of the Right Wing general Petraeus is supporting Obama's programs and contradicting Cheney is something I fully understand. He's military and when he served the Bush administration he followed orders and held his peace and did a good honest job. Now under the Obama administration that opposes torture he is free to support a position he has held all the time.

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