I was just thinking of some phrases I’ve heard over the years, where the hypocrisy reaches such a level one can only stand, mouth open, shaking one’s head in wonder. Here are a few that I’ve actually heard presented seriously:
“But if there was universal health care, think of all the insurance company office staff who’d be laid off.”
“If we don’t bail out the banks, it will really cut into the tips of the waiters who serve the Wall Street millionaires.”
“I’d have more respect for Snowden if he’d given himself up.”
“Those workers on strike against my company just don’t care how much they’re hurting the small businesses in the area.”
“The people of [Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Vietnam &c &c] want us to intervene.”
“People on welfare could support themselves if they really wanted to.”
What are your favorites?