\'hi-pə-,krit\   [hip-uh-krit]
  - noun
1. A person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings
2. A person who fails to practice what they preach

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Hypocrites In Politics is a searchable database highlighting those in the political arena who are behaving in a hypocritical manner. The site is non-partisan, and includes hypocrites from every political party. Search by name, state, party, or topic. Submissions welcomed and encouraged.

Meg Whitman
Campaigns on "tough common-sense immigration reform". Says that employers need to be held accountable for following the law regarding illegal immigrants; an Economic Fence, she calls it.
Yet, she hired an illegal immigrant and kept her on the payroll for 9 years.
John McCain
On "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", McCain said in 2006: "The day that the leadership of the military comes to me and says, Senator, we ought to change the policy, then I think we ought to consider seriously changing it because those leaders in the military are the ones we give the responsibility to."
In 2010, after a study was completed by top Pentagon officials, supportive of repealing DADT, McCain attacked the study, and said, "At this moment of immense hardship for our armed services, we should not be seeking to overturn the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy."
Michele Bachmann
Bachmann voted against what she calls "the failed Pelosi trillion-dollar stimulus."
But that didn't stop her from writing letters to federal agencies on behalf of seven grant applications seeking stimulus dollars for her district.
Scott Brown
Brown publicly blasted the federal stimulus bill, saying that "hasn't created one new job."
But he quietly sought cash from the stimulus money for projects he supports, like the Massachusetts Broadband Institute's effort to expand broadband access, particularly in Western Massachusetts.
Walt Minnick
Minnick, who voted against the stimulus, warned, "The consequences of this bill will be painful and possibly harsh for those tasked with the burden of paying for what has been passed today."
In the time since, though, Minnick wrote a series of letters to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, requesting funds for four different broadband-related projects within his state.

\'pä-lə-,tiks\   [pol-i-tiks]
  - noun
1. The art or science concerned with winning and holding control over a government
2. Political actions, practices, or policies

"Hypocrisy in anything whatever may deceive the cleverest and most penetrating man, but the least wide-awake of children recognizes it, and is revolted by it, however ingeniously it may be disguised."
- Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)