Rick Scott (R-asshole) is the latest of a long line of Republicans to snark about President Obama's use of a teleprompter while making speeches themselves from teleprompters. Hey, it's a reliable laugh line in a party whose jokes usually involve the death penalty or sneering at someone else's misfortune.
But what does it mean when a Republican like Scott mocks someone else for doing exactly what he's doing himself? One of these two things:
- Either Scott thinks his base is too fucking stupid to notice the hypocrisy, or...
- the base is in on the joke but is utterly incapable of the fundamental moral reasoning required to expect of him the behavior he expects of Obama.