It’s the Hypocrisy, Stupid

From Scout:

of this regarding conservatives and family values and Repub Sen. George Allen (via HuffPo)….

We are troubled, however, that Allen is profiting off a drug that many of his evangelical supporters consider a form of abortion. Allen is staunchly pro-life yet owns stock in Barr Laboratories, makers of Plan B, or the morning-after contraceptive pill, according to his financial disclosure report.

And this is a twofer regarding conservatives and state’s rights/ compassionate conservatism….

…The new rules, written by Congress and the Bush administration, require states to focus intensely on making more poor people work, while discouraging other activities that might help untangle their lives.

By Oct. 1, state and local welfare offices must figure out how to steer hundreds of thousands of low-income adults into jobs or longer work hours. They also must adjust to limits on the length of time people on welfare can devote to trying to shed drug addictions, recover from mental illnesses or get an education.

This second generation of change reverses a central idea behind the 1996 law that ended six decades of welfare as an unlimited federal entitlement to cash assistance. The law decentralized welfare, handing states a lump sum of money and the freedom to design their own programs of temporary help for poor families. Ten years later, the government is tightening the federal reins.

Many state officials and advocates are furious. “You had fixed block grants in exchange for state flexibility,” said Elaine M. Ryan, deputy executive director of the American Public Human Services Association, which represents welfare directors around the country. “Now you have fixed block grants in exchange for federal micromanagement. . . . That was not the deal.”

Any others you have to add???