Anyone who follows me probably knows that one of the biggest issues I have with Republicans is their hypocrisy. Even when I was first getting into politics, their rhetoric didn’t pass the “common sense test.”
One of the first issues I had was the way they all idolized Ronald Reagan as a “fiscally conservative hero,” when he nearly tripled the national debt during his eight years. To this day I’ve still yet to have a single person explain to me how someone can be considered “fiscally conservative” by nearly tripling the national debt.
That doesn’t make any sense.
But nobody in my lifetime has so perfectly put on display the hypocrisy and ignorance of Republicans like Donald Trump has.
Nearly every day I wake up to something else he’s said or done that leaves me saying to myself, “Wow, if President Obama, Hillary Clinton or any Democrat had done that, Republicans would be losing their damn minds.”
The party supported by millions of people who think Hillary Clinton belongs in prison for her use of a private email server over four years ago, doesn’t seem remotely bothered by the fact that there are multiple reports — many from U.S. intelligence officials — saying Russia launched a cyber attack against the United States to help Trump win.
An email server that hasn’t been linked to a single shred of unethical or illegal activity is deserving of a woman being sent to prison, but the most pro-Russia presidential candidate in history being helped by a Russian cyber attack is something those same people don’t seem to find all that important?
Then reports surfaced from an ex-MI6 spy that Republicans once hired to look into Trump’s ties to Russia indicating that Vladimir Putin has information on Trump he plans to use to compromise him as president. Yet, despite that, Republicans will sit there and, with a straight face, act like this is all just some giant conspiracy against Trump?
Just imagine for a moment what Trump and Republicans would be saying right now if Hillary Clinton was elected president despite losing to him by 3 million votes; reports coming out that officials knew Russia was trying to help her win but said nothing before the election; she was praising Russia while bashing our own intelligence officials; and reports came out from a former spy saying Putin had information they feel could compromise her as president.
Donald Trump would be calling for the results of the election to be overturned, while congressional Republicans would have already launched investigations into these allegations, with many already pushing for impeachment.
This is so absurd I’m still having trouble wrapping my mind around the fact that this is happening.
Looking at all of this insanity, this is what I’ve gathered from Republicans:
- Using a private email server the FBI said didn’t warrant criminal charges still means a woman should go to prison.
- Growing allegations that the most pro-Russia presidential candidate in history might be compromised by the very country that launched a cyber attack to help him get elected — meh.
And that’s just a quick rundown of the Russia-related information that Republicans would be flipping out over if these things were swirling around a Democrat.
But the truth is, here are five things Trump did that Republicans would have said disqualified any Democrat from being president:
- Mocking POWs.
- Bragging about being a sexual predator.
- Being on their third marriage, with five kids from three different spouses.
- Using blatant racism to attack the credibility of a federal judge.
- Refusing to release their tax returns.
And those are just five of the many… many things Trump has said or done that Republicans would point to as reasons why a Democrat who did those very same things shouldn’t be our president.
But even going beyond the hypocrisy of Republicans, their ignorance when it comes to Trump is astounding. This is probably the most dishonest person to ever run for office — someone who lies about saying things indisputable evidence proves he said — yet his supporters believe practically every lie that comes out of his mouth. These people have become so brainwashed that we’ve reached a point where anything that debunks something he’s said is now considered “fake” — it’s absolute insanity.
Nearly every time Trump loses, thinks he’s going to lose, or someone exposes one of his many lies, the mental infant claims some sort of conspiracy against him.
From the Emmys, to the scheduling of presidential debates, to the election itself, if it doesn’t go in his favor — IT’S RIGGED!
At some point rational human beings would start saying to themselves, “Hm, this seems to be his go-to move any time things don’t go his way. That’s not the normal behavior of an honest person.”
But not Trump people — oh, no. Like mindless sheep, if he says it’s “fake,” “rigged,” or claims some sort of asinine conspiracy, they believe his word like it came directly from God. In the “Cult of Trump,” there’s no questioning the orange master — none.
But what Trump’s rise has done is proven how accurate progressives have been about the hypocrisy and ignorance of your typical Republican. There’s absolutely no way the very same people who are so eagerly supporting Donald Trump would ever let a Democrat get away with many of the horrific things he’s said and done. At the same time, these people are ignorant enough to believe that the only sources of information that can be trusted about the most dishonest person to ever run for office are the con man, himself, and his hand-picked sources that are nothing more than his own media propaganda machines.
All I know is that with Donald Trump’s embarrassing rise to the highest office in our land, I couldn’t be more proud to have not voted for him. History is going to look back on this election with embarrassment and shame that so many people were foolish enough to think that Donald J. Trump was mentally stable and competent enough to be this nation’s president.