If there’s one thing Donald Trump’s done since launching his campaign over two years ago (besides embarrassing the country on a daily basis), he’s proven, without a shadow of a doubt, that Republicans are nothing but a bunch of cult-like hypocrites fueled by propaganda and conspiracies. Many of the same people who tried to make Benghazi and Hillary Clinton’s emails into two of the biggest scandals in U.S. history (they weren’t), are now acting as if Trump’s scandals, unhinged behavior, and circus-like administration are all normal.
As I posted on Facebook the other day, sometimes I sit here in awe at the fact that some of the same people who tried to turn Barack Obama wearing a tan suit or putting his feet on the desk in the Oval Office into “scandals” are now trying to downplay Trump’s behavior, scandals, and never-ending dysfunctional administration.
The hypocrisy is staggering.
Well, in what I think was a genius move, Keith Olbermann decided to showcase this conservative hypocrisy by highlighting Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro — this crazy person — and using her own words to argue why Trump’s unfit for office.
“We cannot have a country run by a president subject to ongoing criminal investigations, potential indictments and never-ending hearings,” Olbermann read. “We cannot have a president under that level of scrutiny that inevitably leads to even more questions and more investigations. And irrespective of what happens to him, whether he’s indicted or even guilty, it doesn’t matter. His guilt is a moot point. He cannot take the Oval Office.”
“In any other business when the head of a corporation is plagued by scandal that person steps down and is replaced,” he continued. “The board knows that a business cannot succeed without respect and authority. How do you think the world is going to look at the United States when a man, under federal criminal investigation, who’s lied repeatedly to the American people, is elected. Do you think they’ll take him at his word?”
Changing all “she’s” to “he’s,” Olbermann used Pirro’s own argument she made back on November 5th as to why Clinton, guilty or not, “cannot take the Oval Office.”
Yet here we sit, months later, and just like most of the folks over at Fox News, Pirro is now a staunch defender of Trump.
More than anything, it’s this hypocrisy that infuriates me the most. I know that if even a fraction of what Trump’s said, done, or been accused of was linked to Obama, Clinton, or any Democrat, these very same people defending him would be losing their minds.
Lowlifes like Sean Hannity, who tried to make a public meeting at an airport between Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton into some sort of criminal affair, have jumped through hoops to make excuses for Donald Trump Jr.’s secret meeting with Russian officials who had promised him dirt on Clinton directly from Russia’s government.
It’s absolutely ridiculous.
What Keith Olbermann did is what all of us need to do more often. Since facts and reality don’t have any sort of an impact on these people, just use their own words against them. Sure, it’s unlikely to change any of their minds, but it’s at least entertaining to sit back and watch them desperately try to defend Trump against the very same attacks they used against Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Watch his comments below via GQ:
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