Friday, October 18, 2013

Republican Jackass of the Week

We've endured a tsunami of Regressive Republican hypocrisy lately.

They shut down the government and then complain when government services, like maintaining war memorials, end -- and those memorials are closed.

They decry using military veterans as props while using them as props.

And now this latest gem.

A far rightwing Teabagger Republican running for Idaho's House of Representatives is running on a platform of shutting down all government programs including Medicaid.

Problem is, this Teabagger, and all 10 of his kids, are on Medicaid.

His name is Greg Collett (R), and he digs himself a few feet deeper by putting this on his website:

Let me set the record straight. Yes, I participate in government programs of which I adamantly oppose. Many of them, actually. Am I a hypocrite for participating in programs that I oppose?

Yes, Jackass, you are.
It's okay for me to be on Medicaid...

He goes on to awkwardly explain that just because he takes advantage of these programs, it doesn't necessarily mean he supports them. See? He's only trying to "stay out of jail, avoid fines and take care of his family, and these programs are the only practical choice."


Greg Collett, Regressive Teabagger wannabe House member from Idaho: our Republican Jackass of the week.

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