posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 12:00 PM
The hypocrisy of Trump and his supporters is the biggest reason in my view why political debate has become so heated. Granted there has and will
always be some degree of political hypocrisy from everywhere in the political spectrum. Since the start of the 2016 election campaign however this has
reached new heights. Now it is only one small part of the problem, its only one of the reasons that I think political debate has become some heated
and in this thread I want to discuss this further in the hope this might lead to more civilised discussion.
This hypocrisy manifests itself now on just about every online debate on Trump and his actions and policies. There are examples of this everywhere,
prime example, just days before the election Comey then FBI Director, publically announced reopening the investigation into Hilary Clinton, he was
praised and Trump used it to boost his campaign. Yet now all of a sudden Comey is the bad guy in the eyes of Trump and his supporters mostly because
of his handling of the Russian investigation (although the exact reasons don’t seem so clear. This is just one example of the hypocrisy that is now
the signature of Trumps time in office a few months ago Comey is doing a “good job” a few months later he is fired and flamed by the alt-right
Trumps time in office is littered with such hypocrisy; during the election many Trump supporters and Trump himself cast doubts over Clinton’s
health, yet those same supporters refuse to acknowledge the possibility of Trump having dementia. During Obamas time in office, if you called for
Obama’s impeachment you were a patriot, now if you call for Trumps impeachment you are a traitor. Trump and his supporters tried to paint Obama as
being Kenyan born, yet they have no problem with Trumps wife not being American nor do they seem to care much for the possibility that Trump’s
administration may have been compromised by the Russians.
And that really is the biggest hypocrisy in my view. If in 2009 there was as much investigation and allegations of Russian collusion and interference
in the Trump campaign and government then those who support Trump today would have been calling for Obama to be executed for treason. They may deny it
but let’s face it, if the kind of investigations going on in the Capitol today were going on back in 2009 then these threads would be looking very
It’s not just the hypocrisy however, it’s the excuses and deflections. The question is always asked by Trump supporters “would Hillary have
been better?” Its such a flawed question for so many reasons. Firstly it assumes that the individual who the question is directed at is a Hilary
supporter, there seems to be this strange idea that anti-Trump = pro-Hillary when nothing could be further from the truth. Secondally the question is
also entirely hypothetical, nobody can say if Hilary or anyone else would have done a better job because she is not POTUS, Trump is. It does not
matter if Hilary would have done a better job or not, all that matters now is the quality of work Trump is doing, the time for asking the question if
she would have done a better job or not was during the election.
There is another hypocrisy that Trump supporters are guilty of, and that is making excuses for Trumps outrageous behaviour. Trump actually said that
it was ok to grab a woman by the genitals and rather than denounce this, Trump and his supporters make excuses. Trump might call a war hero a coward
for getting captured, he might make sexist tweets, he might even make false accusations such as Obama and GCHQ “tapping” his phones and his
supporters make excuses for it. It is very difficult to have a meaningful debate with an individual who refuses to acknowledge why these things are
Finally, the other hypocrisy that takes away from the validity of the Trump supporters that has kind of been touched on throughout this thread is that
of challenging hypocrisy with hypocrisy. You can be guaranteed that there will be more than a few Trump supporters who will respond to this thread by
making the accusation that the left is just as hypocritical if not more so than them. There are a few problems with this, firstly it assumes that
it’s somehow ok to be a hypocrite if the other side is also a hypocrite. Secondly a lot of the time it is not true. I am a leftist, but I am
universally critical of politician’s, I might have “supported” Obama but I was also critical of him where I saw fit. The same I think is true of
lots of others with a left leaning ideology in my experience.
Anyway just a few thoughts.
It is very difficult to have a meaningful debate on topics in my view with this much hypocrisy, it is very difficult to take a Trump supporters
argument that Comey deserved to be fired yet he was a hero when he announced reopening the Hilary investigation. This hypocrisy undermines your
arguments and views.
Please stop the hypocrisy, Trump is human he is flawed, you better start accepting it.