It doesn’t take long to realize that Democrats are hypocrites. They’re like the affable but corrupt Captain Louis Renault (Claude Rains) in the film Casablanca. Rick’s Café Américain is an oasis in a political desert during World War II. Humphrey Bogart is its proprietor. Everybody goes to Rick’s as they look for ways to escape the encroaching German war machine.
When the Nazis arrive, the political intrigue begins. The Germans view Rick’s as a threat to their plan to capture the leader of the underground resistance. They put pressure on Captain Renault to close the café. He needs an excuse. Here’s the scene (see 20-second video below):
Rick: How can you close me up? On what grounds?
Captain Renault: I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!
[as a card dealer hands Renault a pile of money]
Card dealer: Your winnings, sir.
Captain Renault: Oh, thank you very much.
Captain Renault: Everybody out at once!
Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV), the liberal Senate candidate challenging Senator Dean Heller (R-NV), is a big union supporter and a critic of the mega-retail giant Wal-Mart, the company that unions love to hate. “In 2006, Berkley publicly associated with the ‘Change Wal-Mart, Change America’ campaign to get the company to amend its hiring practices.
But while Berkley talks a good game with regard to the pro-union agenda, her financial records show that her husband’s trust owns approximately $35,000 worth of stock in Wal-Mart. In fact, the stock was purchased after Berkley associated with the “Change Wal-Mart, Change America” campaign – it was bought in May 2008.
President Obama’s campaign has repeatedly attacked Mitt Romney for his career at Bain Capital. This didn’t stop President Obama from accepting a $7500 in campaign contributions from three Bain executives. The Politicker reports, “In 2008, President Obama brought in $55,720 from Bain.”
Of course, we’re shocked, shocked that Democrats are hypocrites.