False Equivalencies, Phony Christians and Illegitimate Presidents

False Equivalencies, Phony Christians and Illegitimate Presidents

Men know that there is no good way to answer their daughters, girlfriends or wives when they ask, “Do these jeans make me look fat?” Some form of diplomacy is required to navigate those shark-infested waters.

In the movie, “A Guide for the Married Man” a policy of “deny, deny, deny” is put forth and defended. It’s a workable strategy and after enough denial, some problems actually go away. It seems to work for Donald Trump.

This is how we make life work for us. We try to tell the truth on the important issues, but often skirt around the minutia. We call them fibs and little white lies but, to be sure, they are lies, nonetheless.

Fortunately, most of us do not face FBI investigations and congressional witch hunts over our small indiscretions.

Hillary Clinton is a fibber. She tried to skirt the email issue and it just kept coming back to bite her in the ass. You have to admit though, that no one ever faced such a determined, persistent and powerful persecutor since the Spanish Inquisition.

Republicans ignored their campaign promises and their duties to their offices in their relentless pursuit to discredit Secretary Clinton. They dedicated their careers to going after her in unprecedented ways, bringing the full weight of the government to bear and pledging to continue if she won the presidency.

It will be interesting to see if they go after Mike Pence’s emails, the ones he’s now trying to keep hidden.

Somehow, voters came to the conclusion that emails and private servers are a much worse transgression than racism. Or bigotry. Or misogyny. Or disrespecting the military, POWs and Gold Star families. That’s a very strange equivalency.

Hillary Clinton is a fibber. She lied about something she did. How many times have you done that today?

In stark contrast, Donald Trump is a pathological liar. He lied about things he has said, about things he has done, things that he claims to have seen and things that he said Hillary Clinton had done.

His campaign promises were all lies, something which would bother me if I had voted for him. Something you will see play out as he creates his cabinet and moves into the Oval Office.

Independent fact checking organizations agree that more than 70% of what Trump said during the campaign were lies. That means that he was lying just about every time he opened his mouth.

For all his lying, pussy-grabbing and marginal commitment to the institution of marriage, Evangelicals stuck by his side. Evangelicals, who believe that the Earth is only 6,000 years old were OK with Trump referring to the weather patterns as having gone up and down over billions of years.

There was seemingly no un-Christian thing Trump could say or do to drive away those who describe themselves as Christians. Heretofore charitable men and women were suddenly willing to hop aboard the disparagement train, alongside riders in white robes.

I can only surmise that they were able to overlook everything else because they thought that Donald Trump shared their views on abortion. Even though he was pro-choice up until the time he decided to run for president.

Al Gore received over 200,000 more votes than did G.W. Bush in 2000. In all probability, if the Supreme Court hadn’t voted along party lines (5-4) to halt the recount in Florida, Gore would have won Florida’s electoral votes and the presidency.

President Barack Obama is the first president to have won 51% of the votes in back to back elections since Dwight Eisenhower in 1956. He won more votes in a single election than any other president and Secretary Clinton won the second most votes.

Clinton will probably wind up with about 1.5 million more votes than the President-elect and he’s the one insisting that Barack Obama was the illegitimate president.

Trump may have been right about the election being rigged.  As it turns out though, it was rigged for him.

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