A person who pretends to have certain beliefs about what is right, but behaves in a way that disagrees with those beliefs.
ANNOUNCER: Jeff Merkley says no bailouts until CEO bonuses are cut.
"…now that he has his six-year gig, things apparently changed, because yesterday, Merkley voted for $350 billion more in bailout money." Daily Kos, Frii Jan 16, 2009.
Merkley to Gordon Smith, AP 10/10/2008 - "Do you understand that our children are going to have to pay back the debt you are running up?"
2 months after being elected, Merkley embarked on a 3 year $4.4 trillion spending spree.
CLIP OF JEFF MERKLEY: It is irresponsible. In the face of 50 million Americans without healthcare, with working Americans in every one of our states going bankrupt. What we need to do today is lay out a plan on how to create affordable, accessible healthcare for every single American.
Everyone…except Congress…Merkley voted against requiring Congress to enroll in Obamacare.