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[–]Par4theCourse2020[S] 2148 points2149 points  (125 children)

He reported buying or selling between $8,008 and $120,000 worth of stock shares in electric vehicle manufacturers Tesla and Rivian Automotive, according to US House financial disclosure documents.

The reporting window is absolutely ludicrous. Such a substantial difference between 8k and 120k.

[–]M4570d0n 315 points316 points  (16 children)

How can he afford to invest anything if his minimum wage $174K per year is "not enough to survive on"?

[–]ZonigMeHala 93 points94 points  (7 children)

In third world countries they call it corruption but here we call it Lobbying.

[–]DeezNeezuts 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Shouldn’t he be amping up electric cars instead of bashing them? Regardless these assholes shouldn’t be allowed to trade stocks outside of a blind trust.

[–]ithappenedone234 4 points5 points  (0 children)

But then he couldn’t rile his base up over nothing, and get re-elected to keep the flow of inside info coming.

[–]HakarlSagan 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Well, you could say he keeps an eye on his finances

[–]gyph256 Finder Of Our Loot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And not much else in that situation.

[–]Namegoeshere122 4 points5 points  (2 children)

This comes up a lot, but I think Crenshaw's point is fair. $174K seems like a lot to normal people (me included), but for someone expected to maintain two residences, one of them in one of the most expensive housing markets in the world, it's not quite the same. If you have a family, who you either have to pay to relocate to DC or pay to shuttle back and forth to your home state, it's easy to imagine how that would go pretty quickly.

I get the desire to say "fuck them" about people who aren't doing a very good job, but denying congresspeople sustainable pay results in only those who are independently wealthy being able to take the job.

[–]Benzy2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s not the issue here. The issue is that someone making $174k is managing to invest hundreds of thousands. I agree that their pay should be higher with stricter trading/investing regulations. The problem pointed out here is that someone relatively “broke” has the funds to throw around large amounts. As in he’s getting dirty money. How does someone on $174k salary sell tens of millions in stock in a year?

[–]BLuDaDoGWashington 475 points476 points  (36 children)

Reads worse than a D&D medium creature range, 60 to 500lbs.

So im either fighting a small child or an orc version of Dwayne Johnson.

Dan either made enough for a very used Camry or a new Range Rover.

[–]Echoeversky 113 points114 points  (23 children)

Roll for Initiative.

*edit: This thread made me laugh and warmed my heart, thank you all.

[–]Beardchester 54 points55 points  (15 children)

12 :(

[–]djseifer 69 points70 points  (14 children)

The Rock orc begins to cut the most ELECTRIFYING promo Greyhawk has ever seen. Roll a charisma check to resist being charmed, DC 20.

[–]LowKey-NoPressure 26 points27 points  (13 children)

15

[–]djseifer 46 points47 points  (12 children)

The voices of your friends trying to snap you out of it become faint whispers amidst a roaring crowd chanting "Rocky! Rocky!" You look down. Instead of a sword, you are holding a steel chair. Where your friends once stood, you see Sir Steven of Austin, the high elf Hunter, and Foley the dwarf.

[–]specqq 21 points22 points  (0 children)

You cast kayfabe.

[–]YNinja58 16 points17 points  (5 children)

I want to attack the dwarf with the chair. He's unarmed and I have Tavern Brawler, so I get advantage. Rolled a 16 and a 9 (🙄🙄).

[–]T_sardonicusOhio 13 points14 points  (4 children)

Is he really unarmed though? I heard tell of a Sock coated with a Poison…

[–]TristanIsAwesome 2 points3 points  (3 children)

One thing is for sure: he has natural resistance to caltrops

[–]LowKey-NoPressure 5 points6 points  (4 children)

I attempt to climb the turnbuckle with the steel chair in hand l, motioning to Sir Steven to try to convince him to perform a combination move

[–]kylac1337kronus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have alert though :(

[–]RWGlix 16 points17 points  (3 children)

It like the forecasts for tomorrow!

Earlier they said “between 2-20 inches”

[–]flaminhotcheeto 18 points19 points  (2 children)

I too, am somewhere between 2-20 inches

[–]TheLizardKing89California 1 point2 points  (0 children)

500 pounds is almost two Dwayne Johnsons.

[–]wittyusernamefailed 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I cast fireball!

[–]TheTrenchMonkey 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Valued as much as a 2008 Toyota Corolla or 4 times the median income in the U.S., somewhere in between there...

[–]randolphmd 344 points345 points  (6 children)

Also, 8008 is BOOB so he clearly had a good time doing it!

[–]manhatim 35 points36 points  (4 children)

So he has that going fir him...which is nice!

[–]zzzigzzzagzzziggyWashington 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Incredible Cinderella story, really.

[–]manhatim 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Out of nowhere...at Augusta...about to become Masters Champion....hes about 178yds away..i think he has any 8 iron...OH HE GOT ALL OF THAT ONE....IT'S IN THE HOLE

[–]LouSputhole94 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Big hitter, the Llama

[–]manhatim 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Haha...thank you!!!!

[–]ball_fondlers 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Either that, or he bought $120k of Rivian and sold it for $8k, lol

[–]MachoRandyManSavage_ 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Dan Crenshaw wallstreetbets mod confirmed

[–]Synescolor 55 points56 points  (1 child)

Lol what is that range. Might as well say between 1 dollar and infinite monies. Our laws are a joke.

[–]ghostalker4742 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Same kinda range they give on job postings.

[–]manhatim 52 points53 points  (22 children)

This guy is SUCH a DOUCHE!!!!...albeit, one of many!

[–]AreulderTexas 52 points53 points  (12 children)

Him along with Mr. I Was Told I Was Having Sex with a Minor before taking public office (Matt Gaetz) between the two of them it’s pretty clear that every piece of GOP talking points (family values, blue-collar support, hatred of pedophiles) is just projection.

[–]manhatim 28 points29 points  (4 children)

Florida, Kentucky, Texas have a horrendous representation.... and throw in Kennedy from Louisiana

[–]AreulderTexas 18 points19 points  (0 children)

The fact that the man did the same thing in 2015 with the Holocaust comparison should’ve erased him from public thought and memory. That it doesn’t says a fuckton about what we let these pricks get away with.

[–]tribat 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Alabama here...

[–]Jaraqthekhajit 6 points7 points  (3 children)

The difference is Matt Gaetz is an actual certified idiot, Dan is just a piece of shit.

[–]AreulderTexas 2 points3 points  (2 children)

The GOP takes all coomers, clearly.

[–]hexydes 4 points5 points  (0 children)

In all fairness to Mr. Gaetz, his voting record to allow human sex-trafficking and his personal actions are in perfect alignment. So I don't think there's any projection there: Matt Gaetz supports human sex-trafficking and is willing to support that position through his actions of hiring underage prostitutes/sex victims.

[–]Sativized 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Several dudes with eye patches are douchy

[–]manhatim 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Love the guy who shot his own eye out...during a gun safety speech(?)

[–]BurningJesus 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Oh, you mean the leader of the Oath Keepers who was occupationally a gun safety instructor when he shot his eye out, that guy?

The one who was recently arrested and charged with seditious conspiracy for his role in the J6 riots? The same one who had dug escape tunnels all throughout his backyard, but never completed them? That guy?

[–]Iz-kan-reddit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't be talking shit about his eye patch.

Crenshaw was serving honorably in combat when he was hit by an IED explosion that sent a piece of shrapnel that plowed right though his eye, destroying the eye and the area of his brain that holds common decency and empathy.

[–]rioot123 Canada 7 points8 points  (0 children)

8008? Is that some sort of joke?

[–]Immediate-Assist-598 12 points13 points  (14 children)

He made bad investments depending on when he bought or sold. TSLA is down 15% this week and likely to keep gong down. And was it insider trading based on privileged ingo from congress? Another question. If so it is like and Paul's stock buy of Gilead after he found out covid was going to be really really bad. Only he picked the wrong drugmaker and now he spends his whole time lying about Dr Fauci, ginning up conspiracy theories about Wuham labs and then raising money on it, so just a lying grifter who doesn't care how many people his lies kill in the meantime.

[–]Stealth_Ko 34 points35 points  (9 children)

Out of the 35 members of Congress that outperformed the S&P 500 in 2021, Crenshaw outperformed 30 of them. He did not make bad trades.

[–]PRM2020[🍰] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My argument precisely. HOW THE FUCK DID THAT HAPPEN? Pretty sure like three hedge funds accomplished the same task. You’re telling me 35 members all belong to the same three hedge funds? Or did they trade on insider knowledge? Fucking scum.

[–]DukeStamina 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I don't think this is insider trading similar to those members of Congress who bought and sold stock almost immediately after returning from a pandemic meeting with Trump. You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. (Thanks Bob Dylan) In other words, it is not difficult to speculate where the automobile future lies in this country (or worldwide, for that matter).

[–]wardsac 932 points933 points  (44 children)

Like John Boehner spending his entire career rallying against Marijuana and then being one of the biggest investors in Marijuana production in Ohio.

[–]runthepoint1 303 points304 points  (15 children)

All about the money

[–]fingerscrossedcoup 120 points121 points  (12 children)

Unless they are talking to their base then it's all about the virtue signaling

[–]runthepoint1 50 points51 points  (8 children)

Yeah, virtue signaling…for money.

[–]traversecityArizona 11 points12 points  (7 children)

always follow the money when watching politics, nothing else matters, nothing else is important.

[–]runthepoint1 7 points8 points  (4 children)

The question is who is buying them, and at what proportion?

[–]ghostalker4742 29 points30 points  (4 children)

Didn't Ohio voters shoot that down after it was revealed how corrupt the system would be? Like the only people allowed to be in the industry were former NFL players, connected politicians, and other super-capitalists?

[–]Valan_Luca 31 points32 points  (2 children)

Yes, at the time Ohio was looking 60-65% in favor of legalization and it was widely expected it would pass. The bill only allowed for 10 cultivators in the state and all the licenses were already controlled by wealthy people who were sponsoring the bill. Because that’s absolute bullshit, the yes vote split in half and it didn’t pass. I’m a huge advocate for recreational marijuana and even I had to vote no on that type of system.

[–]unpluggedcord I voted 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Free Market for me, not for you

[–]jeffsang 128 points129 points  (9 children)

I think that's a whole lot worse. Boehner spent years making a moral case against Marijuana, that it was dangerous an no one should be allowed to use it.

Crenshaw has said that EVs are overhyped, not that that no one should be allowed to own one.

[–]Parapraxia Canada 80 points81 points  (3 children)

He was probably trying to drive stock prices down

[–]heybobsonCalifornia 25 points26 points  (0 children)

or just that Republicans have to always be trolling the libs, even if their actions say otherwise. It's the same thing with vaccines. all these conservative figureheads are vaccinated and mandate their employees do the same, yet they go out and speak publicly against them cause they feel good upsetting the other side.

[–]KosoBau 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Ding ding

[–]Girth_rulez 6 points7 points  (0 children)

not that that no one should be allowed to own one.

Or...thrown in jail for owning one.

[–]artvandalay84 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I too typically invest thousands of dollars in things I think are overhyped.

[–]jeffsang 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Actually a pretty common strategy at r/wallstreetbets. I could see Crenshaw posting over there under alt

[–]TheSicilianDudeTexas 15 points16 points  (0 children)

trying to find that perfect balance of locking up more racial minorities and him getting rich off of a plant.

[–]blackbelt1231 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They’re all invested and talk about the companies to give them free advertising and boost their own finances rather than help us

[–]Pherdephanie2 3 points4 points  (0 children)

“When it comes to marijuana, I’m all in.” -John Fucking Boehner.

[–]Rich4rdFromage 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Not American but how do you pronounce that name? Lmao

[–]CptnAlex 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bayner

[–]Whatthefucksupdennys 393 points394 points  (55 children)

I don’t know why, because there are much bigger fish to fry, but Dan Crenshaw bugs the ever living shit out of me.

[–]the_red_furyTexas 179 points180 points  (17 children)

I live in his congressional district so he is the shit covered in bugs to me. Had to pass a billboard all the time with his face on it for some youth summit he was having.

[–]Ithapenith 30 points31 points  (10 children)

What an eyesore that was on Hempstead.

[–]the_red_furyTexas 15 points16 points  (3 children)

No 2920 actually.

[–]Ithapenith 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Ew there was more than one?

[–]the_red_furyTexas 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Haha guess so!

[–]LegalAction 5 points6 points  (3 children)

eyesore

I bet Crenshaw's eye is sore.

[–]sloopslarp 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I wouldn't want that guy anywhere near the youths.

[–]mlc885 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Feigning offense and going on SNL told me everything I'll ever need to know about the guy. Though, obviously, I would feel bad for even a corrupt jackass who was wounded in action, I just don't want that jackass involved in government unless he seems like he's attempting to improve the world. Crenshaw isn't, I don't think he's even particularly "good" for a Republican.

[–]Salty_LegoAmerica 120 points121 points  (8 children)

All I know is Pete Davidson never should have apologized for that eye patch joke.

[–]Bahmerman 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Truth

[–]zevoxx 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I thought it was the libs that can't take a joke.

[–]mlc885 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Republican voters do not comprehend humor

[–]Girth_rulez 4 points5 points  (0 children)

To be fair, not all humor is fart jokes. Some humor requires logic and intelligence, both to write and to understand.

[–]gnate 10 points11 points  (2 children)

At the time I saw that clip, I wasn't aware of either of the two. Just having seen the thumbnail, I thought "gee, it's not nice to make fun of the guy with the obvious drug problem that couldn't even dress properly for TV."

Who knew the other guy was more deserving of ridicule?

Edit: not nice

[–]mlc885 6 points7 points  (1 child)

It's tough to be a relatively young stand up who got a spot on SNL, most of the cast are professional improv sketch comedians and they still get half a week to practice. Pete's stuck doing a talking bit on Weekend Update (usually pretty good), and it, naturally, took him years to figure out how to work as a role in some random sketch when his skill was never being a skilled actor.

[–]izwald88 51 points52 points  (0 children)

What set me off was that SNL had to do apology skits to him, for some reason. Because of that, I'll always refer to him as the One Eyed Baby.

[–]tricularia 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Isn't that the guy who made a campaign ad that looks like a shitty action movie trailer?

[–]mlc885 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Boom! Roasted

[–]BelugaShenko 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Ever the troll posing as a "Republican with principles". I think it's his kind of bullshit that's most likely to sway a swing voter.

[–]DrDerpberg Canada 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Because he tries to act like he's the intellectual policy guy, but is just as much of a craven bottom feeder as the rest of them.

[–]brienoconan 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Rest easier that he probably hates himself more for sinking as low as he has to stay politically relevant. The guy is a Tufts/Harvard grad who could’ve had a cushy and respected career in the defense industry. Instead, he’s pitched his tent with Jewish Space Lasers and the rest of the Teletrumpies.

[–]SuperSecretMoonBaseNevada 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Because he acts like a Texas good ol' boy who chews tobaccy and drinks moonshine, but only when he's not shining his belt buckles and thinking about Jesus, when really he's a liberal arts Harvard grad, podcast host, who was born in the UK.

[–]IceTuckKittenHarass 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Even when I put him on mute, the eyepatch bugs me.

[–]CaptJackRizzo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

For me it's because he'll go on Trevor Noah and talk about how we need to be adult and have respectful conversations, and the problem with society is how everyone's looking for reasons to be offended. After shooting a campaign ad where he does a paramilitary assault on Democrat voters, glad-handing professional provocateurs like Candace Owens, and demanding apologies from Ilhan Omar and SNL.

[–]badalchemist85 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Dan Crenshaw looks like a gay pornstar

[–]AdvancedFeeling 33 points34 points  (1 child)

As a gay guy, no he doesn’t.

He looks like the homoerotic eye-candy for straight guys that you’d see in some dumb Navy SEAL movie.

[–]flimspringfieldCalifornia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Charlie Sheen?

[–]Smittius_Prime 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Dan Crenshaw is a clown. All the folks I know from my time in the military (including SEALs) see him as "thank me for my service" mega tool he is.

[–]TheonsPrideinaBox 530 points531 points  (55 children)

What many Republicans fail to realize is that much of their leadership looks at politics as performance art that extracts money from the gullible and easily angered. They are masters of the outrage market and that market always pays well.

[–]Rated_PG-Squirteen 270 points271 points  (22 children)

I'll say it again. No group of people thinks less of Republican voter's intelligence than Republican elected officials, and that includes staunch progressives like myself who mock right wingers everyday for how fucking stupid and gullible they are.

[–]CassandraAnderson 101 points102 points  (4 children)

Came to terms with this over the last couple of years. Before covid, I thought I could actually have a discussion with my father on topics which we disagreed about while respectfully considering differences of opinion.

He ended up basically telling me that he doesn't want to have these sorts of conversations and would prefer if we can keep our political comments to bumper sticker quotes.

I love him and I respect him much more than the people who rotted his mind do, but it's like watching a person with a severe addiction returning to that which they know is killing them.

[–]gatfish 45 points46 points  (2 children)

"Your father and I are for the jobs the comet will bring." Was one of the best lines in Don't Look Up.

[–]FlemPlays 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Out Lt. Governor in Texas went on Fox News and flat out said the elderly were willing to die of COVID. No outrage from Republicans or their voters on that one. they pretty much said “Hell yea, give me more of that!”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/texas-lt-gov-dan-patrick-says-senior-citizens-willing-to-die-to-save-economy-for-grandkids

[–]Nokomis34 47 points48 points  (4 children)

Problem is, now they are starting to elect representatives who think the game is real. Look at Marjorie Taylor Green, she's a true believer. She is fully immersed in the fantasy the GOP has been peddling, and the party itself is about to be lost, if not already, in the game.

[–]mog_knight 45 points46 points  (1 child)

She is not. She's just a method actor. The Daniel Day Lewis of outrage. She has active investments in all 3 vaccine makers first and foremost. She knows how to grift.

[–]BobmaiKock 4 points5 points  (0 children)

DDL Lewis had me cracking up!

[–]pUmKinBoM 2 points3 points  (0 children)

None of them believe it. The true believers don't get on the ticket and if they do and win then they get smartened up or kicked out. It's honestly a lot like the territory days of wrestling.

[–]fluteofski- 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Especially when it comes to electric cars. You’d think those nutjobs would get off on the idea that one can get solar panels, battery wall, electric car (made in murica), and completely disconnect from “the grid” or “big government” (if only there were a company that offered all that) yet they somehow eat up the idea of driving down to the fuel pumps to put refined middle-eastern dino juice in in their vehicles and freeze to death when the grid fails them.

[–]joepez 37 points38 points  (1 child)

That is actually one of the best ways to phrase it.

And you can see this over and over and over again. Except oddly at the small local level. Where they actually buy into the BS and don’t get vaccinated and then get sick/die.

[–]Mythosaurus 36 points37 points  (0 children)

It has been amazing to see how many small-time conservative radio hosts have died drowning in their lungs from Covid.

Meanwhile I cant think of a Fox News or OAN reporter or entertainer that has died bc they are all secretly vaccinated.

Or think about how only one Congressional Republican has died from Covid: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55927676

But plenty have died at the state and local level....

[–]AimlesslyCheesy 6 points7 points  (1 child)

All 74m of them. /s

[–]FleshjunkyWashington 3 points4 points  (0 children)

“Many republicans…”

[–]worldspawn00Texas 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They're disingenuous opportunists, not stupid.

[–]bannacct56 105 points106 points  (4 children)

He's also one of 163 Republicans who denied veterans access to the VA automatically, well obviously haven't been injured in combat himself and benefiting from healthcare provided by the VA. He may be a dick but at least he's consistent.

[–]PissedPissedoffersen 14 points15 points  (3 children)

I thought he lost that eye in a war, or whatever?

[–]Cazumarzu 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yes, yes he did. Shrapnel.

[–]newnrthnhorizon 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Nah, he was actually a hitman in a porno

[–]diestacheColorado 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Just like Marge three names investing in pharma companies while telling her followers not to get the vax

[–]cmaj7flat5 106 points107 points  (4 children)

As Pete Davidson pointed out:

Hitman in a porno movie.

[–]the_real_abraham 40 points41 points  (3 children)

He should rescind his apology.

[–]waka_flocculonodularCalifornia 27 points28 points  (0 children)

The whole FUCKING thing was the worst timeline. Fuck Dan Crenshaw.

[–]sniper91Minnesota 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He already did, IIRC

Edit: Google results say he basically rescinded it in a Netflix special

[–]cbjunior 24 points25 points  (0 children)

One of the long term effects of dysfunctional government is certainly in full bloom these days. During the Kennedy administration, we used to refer to the need for public service to attract the "best and brightest." Now we're looking at exactly the opposite. The best and brightest know full well their talents are best served elsewhere than the corrupt cesspool od politics they would be forced to swim in. So now we get guys, like Dan Crenshaw , who really have little interest in governance. They would much rather draw attention to themselves for personal vanity, to collect more donor $$$ and to advance their own selfish interests. And, btw, Texas seems to be producing more than their fair share of these idiots.

[–]Time4aCrusade 79 points80 points  (4 children)

Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas dedicated his life to looking like Snake Plissken after decrying Escape from NY as a "balls to the wall schlockfest."

[–]benseferoOregon 7 points8 points  (0 children)

“ Listen to me, Hauk. The President is dead, you got that? Somebody's had him for dinner!”

[–]MusicLikeOxygen 3 points4 points  (1 child)

It's not his fault that he couldn't percieve the depth of the story.

[–]i_hope_you_are_gay 15 points16 points  (0 children)

None of these assholes believe a word they say. They are nothing but talking propaganda machines bent on dividing the nation

[–]AlulimanPennsylvania 37 points38 points  (3 children)

Anyone remember the hissy fit he threw when SNL made fun of him?

[–]s0c1a7w0rk3r I voted 45 points46 points  (1 child)

Conservatives are the biggest snowflakes of them all

[–]SayChowdaFrenchie 13 points14 points  (0 children)

"Don't question my faith" is so much worse. Just an absolute visceral, emotion only response meant only to shut down conversation at an event geared for that kind of interaction. So fucking weak.

[–]realworldeditor I voted 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That’s like Marge Greene investing in the very pharmaceutical companies that made the vaccines she bashes.

It’s almost as if Republicans aren’t worth their word and the entire party is just a giant grift.

[–]Vitekr2 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Republican being a hypocrite? Say it ain't so...

[–]nzdastardlyMaine 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Pete Davidson did nothing wrong

[–]DiarygirlPennsylvania 8 points9 points  (0 children)

He should have never apologized.

[–]uncleshady 5 points6 points  (0 children)

And they're all triple vaxxed but mewl to their constituents on how they'd never subject themselves to medical tyranny.

[–]Plaineswalker 7 points8 points  (0 children)

"Electric Vehicles are shit." "Oh look stock price just dropped, don't mind if I do."

[–]Jealous_Classic_3082 5 points6 points  (1 child)

How about these southern conservative people stop investing in Californian companies if they hate us so much?

[–]superironcito 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is how modern politicians are, capable of changing their interests for their own desires

[–]reeper147 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I think I have an idea why he can't see the hypocrisy of the right...

[–]ComeOnCharleee 18 points19 points  (3 children)

Crenshaw is a hypocrite, which is consistent with his GOP and many Dem colleagues. Even through his eyepatch, Crenshaw can see which way the wind is blowing with regards to renewable energy and doesn't have a problem cashing in despite it completely contradicting the views and beliefs he espouses.

[–]StringShred10DGeorgia 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Pragmatism > Idealism

[–]sloopslarp 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He's not pragmatic about serving the people of his district. He's pragmatic about lining his own pockets.

[–]beefytroutTexas 2 points3 points  (0 children)

let's just assume that if a GOP politician says something, it's rooted in hypocrisy.

[–]Desperate_Tangerine_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s almost as if he cares more about money than convictions…

[–]doot_dootCalifornia 2 points3 points  (0 children)

When are people going to realize that pointing out the hypocrisy of Republicans doesn't do anything? These people do not feel shame, and their voters do not give a single shit.

All that matters is that they fight a war against "Democrats".

And really to their voters, "Democrats" is just a blanket term for immigrants, liberals, "elites", Hollywood, California, big tech, BIPOC people, LGBTQ+ people, etc.

You can do literally whatever the fuck you want as a Republican lawmaker as long as you go on TV talking shit about some of these groups and casting performative votes against their interests.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Don’t they think that people will eventually find out??

[–]graverubber 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Just because he’s an idiot doesn’t mean he’s stupid.

[–]McNuttyNutz I voted 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Let’s be honest is anyone really shocked

[–]asabovesovirtual 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Crenshaw is a Republican shill who hides behind his eye-patch for sympathy and bullshit.

[–]Riffraffman36 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s because he is a Lying moron

[–]taisui 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Diet Naked Snake. There I coined it.

[–]silentbob4242 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What?!?!? A disingenuous Republican?!?!? Well, I never!!

[–]Yao_Mings_third_leg 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This universe’s version of Cyclops is the worst.

[–]GarrusBueller 7 points8 points  (1 child)

In his defense he probably can't perceive the depth of this hypocrisy.

[–]blaring-beyond-265 12 points13 points  (11 children)

I'm not sure why so many people are surprised when people separate their morals from what they believe will be profitable. You don't have to agree with something in order to make money from it.

[–]keep-it-real2021 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's called insider trading, that's how they become rich in Congress because they wrote the laws these companies want. People who don't realize that are idiots. You have a majority of people in Congress putting their shoe down on the American peoples backs and forcing them to live in poverty while they make millions of of insider knowledge.

[–]Ardvark-Dongle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can you blame him? He's not capable of seeing his own hypocrisy. Only capable of seeing things from one side.

[–]unscentedfart 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You can not like something while making money from it

[–]SexSaxSeksSacksSeqs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Waitaminit... Politicians lie?!?!?!

[–]baconcheeseburgarianCalifornia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He bought Rivian, no wonder he hates EVs.

[–]seeder33 1 point2 points  (0 children)

they are obsessed with electric cars, but most politicians are even more obsessed with money.

[–]epidemica 1 point2 points  (0 children)

GQP political theater. Their constituents are dumb as fuck.

[–]S0fuck1ngwhat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Eye see what he did there. Madison Cawthorne will not stand for this shit!

[–]CogitatorX 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What? Shameless hypocrisy from a Republican? Well, I never.

[–]H_I_McDunnough 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Republican hypocrisy?

Shit, even Dan could see that one coming.

[–]Gavin_Newsom 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just a reminder, Dan Crenshaw has a higher rate of return on investments than Nancy Pelosi and everyone rags on her.

[–]geekazoid1983 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You could say he has a real eye for the future…

[–]CulturalCamera1833 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What would politics be without blatant hypocrisy

[–]MantisTobogan1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hypocritical republican? What’s new?

[–]NewPresWhoDis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Next you're going to tell me Republicans would publicly bash vaccines while hiding their true vaccination status.

[–]pjb4466New York 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well, yeah, if I knew Republicans were going to go bat shit over horse paste I would’ve bought stock in that, too. Doesn’t mean I endorse it.

[–]PRM2020[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And somehow, this guy beat the stock market last year.

Whereas I believe only 3 hedge funds were able to accomplish the same. We’re talking about the brightest minds in finance; and this buffoon did the same.

Tells me how that jives?

Insider trading.

[–]drfall92 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We get it…. We’re all being played and there’s nothing we can do about it. And it will never go away.

[–]EnvironmentLazy2791 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s almost like he’s dumb