Working in politics, I’ve become increasingly unimpressed by charges of hypocrisy. When you look at the arguments surrounding how Democrats should strategize on the filibuster and whether there should be vocal pushes for “up or down votes,” it is not convincing to me that one party or the other has no standing to critique a particular course of action because four years ago they held the opposite position.

That said, Glenn Greenwald has identified a truly despicable instance hypocrisy by pro-torture, anti-habeas corpus Republican bloggers in their ginned up outrage over the rule of law in Haiti.  There’s a big difference between political positioning changing with time and applying righteous indignation for the preservation of judicial proceedings if and only if they apply to Christian Americans.

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