Hmmmmm….. let’s respond to this exercise in navel-gazing:
No, what’s actually so disturbing about Trump supporters and Republicans is the fact they have no reliable or consistent standard of morality.
Fair criticism, but that works both ways in politics. When Obama suggested certain measures that Bush had previously suggested (and the GOP supported), suddenly the GOP opposed them. When Trump suggests certain measures that Obama had previously suggested (the corporate tax restructuring comes to mind) suddenly the Democrats opposed it.
Politics has been pretty much like this since the last time we ever had any bipartisanship that was not crisis-related; that being during the 2nd Clinton term. Not sure how it gets solved.
I mean, does anyone now truly doubt that if, in fact, Donald Trump or someone within the Republican Party apparatus killed an innocent person, that Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and most everyone else in the right wing media and GOP would justify that murder?
Come on now: these are people who’ve were unmoved by the fact Donald Trump bragged about grabbing women by the pussy
Untrue. It was a huge problem for virtually all of us. But we saw the alternative being presented to us (Mrs. Clinton) as nightmarish. If the Dems had run a decent person for POTUS (somebody centrist, like Joe Manchin comes to mind) he would have won easily.
— they voted for a man who goes after other men’s wives, and more recently, that either during or shortly after his wife was pregnant, he was cheating on her with a porn star, a woman he later had to pay $130,000 to keep quiet.
I must note ironically that it was only 20 years ago when the Democrats told us that this sort of thing doesn’t matter.
These are people utterly unmoved by gun violence,
More nonsense. The Constitutional right is simply unconvinced that any of the measures which are both proposed AND Constitutional will move the needle on gun violence. I’ve said many times, and gained agreement from others on the right, that if you convince me that a certain proposal will actually succeed in stemming violence, I’m on board. But until then, I am unwilling to muck with a Constitutional right on a “maybe it might work.”
These are people who cheered Donald Trump when he said he’d be the “law and order” president, but are now more than happy to believe our entire justice system, especially the FBI, has been infiltrated by some sort of conspiratorial “deep state” hell bent on attacking Trump.
About fifteen minutes ago (well, late 2016), the FBI, according to the Democrats, had gone political, and was mucking with the election to the detriment of Mrs. Clinton. Now, suddenly, the FBI is as pure as snow, and Trump’s a bad guy because he’s saying what the Dems themselves were saying not too long ago.
If there’s one thing that both parties ought to be able to agree on, it’s that the FBI has gone political (again) and needs to be fixed. But, we can’t even agree on that, it seems.
That’s what’s so disturbing about today’s Republicans — that they’re so partisan, literally nothing else matters. Nothing. Not our institutions of government, not the freedom of the press, not our Constitutional rights. Nothing. Not even their own sense of right and wrong.
And that is precisely how the Republicans view the Democrats. Precisely.
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