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The politics of hypocrisy: can you have it both ways?

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Politicians will twist themselves into hypocrisy pretzels. Doesn’t matter the party – they all do it. This...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Politicians will twist themselves into hypocrisy pretzels. Doesn’t matter the party – they all do it.

This week is Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn’s turn.

Although her state isn’t one of them, she bragged aboutintroducing legislation that punishes 15 states which currently give driverlicenses to illegal immigrants.

She calls it a matter of national security, although the stateswho do it say it helps them keep track of immigrants and cuts down on hit andrun accidents.

But this week she also single-handedly blocked three bills relatedto election security. They would require campaigns to alert the FBI if aforeign government offers assistance, and ban voting machines from beingconnected to the internet. All in the interest of national security.

But not for Blackburn. When it comes to our elections – leave thestates alone. But if states give driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, withholdfederal funding.

I’d say you can’t have it both ways, but apparently SenatorBlackburn can.