It’s almost too easy pointing out instances of blatant hypocrisy in politics (whether it be from the right or the left) and I wonder if anyone really cares. Haven’t we become entirely numb to this sort of thing by now? Isn’t it almost expected that the very nature of our little game of “democracy” dictates that virtually all politicians (and pundits for that matter) will be dissembling frauds?
Although it may be irresistible at times, I have to admit that the endless game of highlighting egregious duplicity and intellectual dishonesty on the part of one or another political “team” and attempting to score points from it, the exercise gets pretty wearisome. After all, if there’s no serious consequence for duplicity, or in the case in point here, not even the slightest embarrassment by politicians at cynically making an opportunistic u-turn, then what difference does it make?