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Oh, the Hypocrisy

Jeff Campbell

Posted on July 22, 2018 08:45

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Wading through the vast sea of endless hypocrisy can be difficult, but we should be used to it by now.

Way back at the beginning of the Obama presidency, all the talk in the Republican circles was of Obama's “apology tour” when he was accused of traveling across the world bowing before adversaries and apologizing for America’s past offenses. Throughout his presidency, President Obama was accused by the opposition of not standing up to our enemies. Republicans scoffed at the infamous Russian “reset” as projecting a weak stance against the human rights abuses of Russia and their movements against neighboring countries. President Obama countered negative statements made by Mitt Romney during a presidential debate stating that, “The 1980's are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.” Zing.

Fast forward to today and according to Democrats, Russia is posing the gravest threat to our survival. The Cold War is back in vogue. President Trump, on the other hand, can’t seem to get enough of praising Putin, and is even throwing our own government under the bus to defend Russia (and doing so on foreign soil no less). In his case, he’s obsessed with the Democrat’s obsession with delegitimizing his “great” victory. As for the pundits and politicians, they are spending their time ignoring their own hypocrisy by pointing out the past hypocrisy of each other as if we don’t have something called memory to know they are both bursting at the seams with a breathtaking level of hypocrisy, then and now.

Currently there’s a supreme court vacancy and a new nominee. Democrats are arguing against an “activist” judge that could help overturn established law, Roe v Wade, but are fine with an “activist” judge as long as they could help overturn the second amendment. Republicans always argue against “activist” judges that could help overturn the second amendment but are fine with that bit of “activism” that could help overturn established law, Roe v Wade. As far as how the confirmation process should or shouldn’t proceed, we would need a complex series of crisscrossing line graphs to lay out the number of times hypocrisy has come into play by both parties on how to proceed with seating a judge.  

Republicans think the Federal Government should stay out of citizen’s personal lives, with the exception of course of what women can do with their own bodies. Democrats think that the Federal Government has absolutely no business interfering in any way with a woman’s reproductive rights but are fine with the government dictating just about anything else. It makes you wonder why there were not more Gary Johnson supporters in the last election, but then again with Gary, we’ll always have Aleppo.

Let’s not even get started on the increasingly violent protests and behaviors of the ultra-right and the ultra-left and how each party handles describing the opposing side’s behavior vs their own side’s behavior. The list of examples goes on and on. Oh, the hypocrisy, or what’s more commonly known as just another average day in Washington DC.

Jeff Campbell

Posted on July 22, 2018 08:45

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