“The Right” has a lack of self-awareness. When President Trump and Hillary Clinton were having their 1-on-1 debates, there were concerns expressed about Bill Clinton’s track record with women. I remember the cameras cutting to a close up of the former President every time Donald Trump mentioned Mr. Clinton’s name. Meanwhile, the larger problem was actually on the floor, right in front of the cameras, earning votes.
Yes, Bill Clinton cheated on his wife. As did President Trump. He cheated on both of his former wives, and he has a total of five children by three different women. Definitely a trait deserving of ire from the Republican party of recent past.
Where was the concern over Trump’s philanderous record? Misplaced, apparently.
For all the times I’ve heard Republicans proclaim themselves to be, “God’s Party”. They don’t seem to be entirely composed of the values they tout as being virtuous. Not anymore.
Beyond Trump’s marriages, there are issues involving time-lapse. Remember when President George W. Bush was in office?
He lead America into war after the events of September 11th. When President Bush expressed his thoughts about Iraq and its leader, Saddam Hussein, he produced photos of the Iraqi leader’s palaces. They are decadent and extravagant. You can see them here.
The palaces represent the disconnect, Saddam Hussein had in relation to his people. Now, take a look at President Trump’s residences.
The resemblances are obvious. Luxurious and lavish homes. The kind Robin Leach would have on, “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”.
Using one set of photos as visual evidence to the kind of people America chooses to go to war with, and yet, the second set of photos didn’t have quite the same effect.
President Trump’s recent pardoning of Sheriff Joe Arpaio is directly related to the contradiction of “Republican Values”. Where is the Republican party in this moment? They talk about how the President stands alone in his response to the events of Charlottesville, but the pardon is somehow excusable or not even up for discussion?
Forget the unconstitutional actions Sheriff Arpaio has been convicted of. Nevermind him being found guilty of contempt of court. Take a look at Joe Arpaio’s, “tent city“.
What explanation could any God-fearing person or representative of the moral compass, “The Right” claim to hold, come up with in response to what many have called, “The Concentration Camp of Arizona.”?
The architect behind this abomination has been set free of his crimes, by the President of the United States of America.
Somehow, almost overnight, we have changed from being a country willing to start military conflicts in foreign territory over far less, to simply overlooking this blight on humanity.
The reply, “The President stands alone.”, now holds more weight than initially. When I heard people screaming out, “Not my President.”, shortly after Donald Trump won the election, I thought those people were being extreme. As deeply as it saddens me, I now have to agree with them.
I can’t say I was a fan of President Trump, but I always hoped for the best. I wanted him to succeed for the sake of all Americans. Due to his recent actions and comments, I can no longer stand behind the President.