Trump and DC Hypocrisy

 

The last 24 hours has convinced me that Washington DC is the worst place in the world. I am not going to defend the Trump comments, but I will not stand by and let hypocrisy go unnoticed. Jeb Bush sent out this tweet today. I have had it with the Bush family and their hypocrisy. Jeb Bush gave Hillary Clinton a freaking medal on the first anniversary of the Benghazi attacks. Jeb Bush awarded Hillary Clinton the medal and said, “Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving and engaging people across the world in democracy.” I am sorry, but that statement offends me more than anything Trump said to Access Hollywood. Jeb Bush celebrated a women who spent the majority of her public life destroying the women that Bill Clinton abused, but you don’t hear that condemnation from Jeb or the rest of the Bush Family. I am so sick and tired of the Bush family. The entitlement, the selective outrage, and moral preening have all become too much. They need to go far far away. If you won’t condemn the Clinton’s and their abuse of women then I won’t listen when you criticize Trump. The Bush’s will never criticize the Clinton’s because they are in the same disgusting Washington DC power club. 

I am repulsed by everything about our political culture. The Colin Powell hacked emails seem to reveal that everyone in DC knows the truth about the Clinton’s, but they are too gutless to really oppose them. Colin Powell was more worried about Clinton taking money away from his own speaking fees. The outrage about Trump statements and the silence about Hillary Clinton actions are so disheartening. I would hope to live in a world where both Clinton and Trump would be drummed out of politics, but that will never happen. I would settle for Trump holding a 2 hour long press conference calling out the Clinton’s for all of their crimes and then dropping out. If a person condemns Trump and condones Clinton then they are hypocrites. 

*I just wanted to edit this quickly and add that Ted Kennedy is directly responsible for the death of Mary Jo Kopechne and is still remembered fondly as a Lion of the Senate by both Democrats and Republicans. Ted Kennedy is also more offensive to me than Donald Trump. 

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  1. DocJay Inactive
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    Darn right.   Jeb Bush is a complete pig as are almost  all the DC crowd.  Barely a decent person in their ranks.

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  2. Knotwise the Poet Member
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    one-like-to-give

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  3. Knotwise the Poet Member
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    Trump ain’t anything like Jesus, but “He who is without sin, let him cast the first stone” does seem an appropriate story to bring up.

    Trump’s comments and attitude towards women are disgusting, and most people would be justified in expressing revulsion to it.  But NOT this bunch.

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  4. drlorentz Member
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    Hercules Rockefeller: Jeb Bush sent out this tweet today.

    Sickening treacle.

    Hercules Rockefeller: I just wanted to edit this quickly and add that Ted Kennedy is directly responsible for the death of Mary Jo Kopechne

    That story is not well enough known. Ted Kennedy was a criminal. With no disrespect intended to Miss Kopechne, I’ve been known to quip, “As Ted Kennedy used to say, I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it… or not.”

    Politicians are almost all revolting. Yuk.

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  5. Front Seat Cat Member
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    I concur Hercules – with every word.

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  6. DocJay Inactive
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    drlorentz:

    Hercules Rockefeller: Jeb Bush sent out this tweet today.

    Sickening treacle.

    Hercules Rockefeller: I just wanted to edit this quickly and add that Ted Kennedy is directly responsible for the death of Mary Jo Kopechne

    That story is not well enough known. Ted Kennedy was a criminal. With no disrespect intended to Miss Kopechne, I’ve been known to quip, “As Ted Kennedy used to say, I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it… or not.”

    Politicians are almost all revolting. Yuk.

    I’ve never before or since been rooting for a glioma.  The family was a ball of corruption and misogyny.

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  7. AQ Member
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    Thanks for this.  A ray of honest sunshine in a bleak day.

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  8. Mate De Inactive
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    Knotwise the Poet:one-like-to-give

    This is the greatest meme, ever!!!!

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  9. Ario IronStar Inactive
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    Hear, hear.

    It’s getting quite close to torch and pitchfork time, it seems.

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  10. Israel P. Inactive
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    Trump is now counting on an electorate that is smart enough to know that his personal wickedness is way less important than the Clinton sickness.

    He is wrong.

    Maybe someone can convince him this week.

    When does it become morally permissible to commit a capital crime to save the republic?

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  11. Knotwise the Poet Member
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    Mate De:

    Knotwise the Poet:one-like-to-give

    This is the greatest meme, ever!!!!

    I think it was maybe @misthiocracy who I first saw using this.  Whoever it was who introduced me to this, they have my undying gratitude.

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  12. Israel P. Inactive
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    Israel P.: When does it become morally permissible to commit a capital crime to save the republic?

    Blood of patriots etc etc.

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  13. Cato Rand Inactive
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    As long as it ends with him dropping out, I’m with you.

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  14. Joe Fremeau Coolidge
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    Anyone who thinks Bill Clinton was a good president is not allowed to be aghast at Trump’s comments. Full stop.

    I say that as someone who is aghast at his comments. But I can be, because I found the Bill Clinton affair to be morally disgraceful and disqualifying for the presidency.

    I expect for that entire side of the country to feign outrage anyway. Oh boy, will they ever.

    In the big picture, this is another instance of the progressive side of the political divide holding the conservative side accountable to standards the progressives neither believe in nor respect. Again and again, it is done only to secure power for themselves.

    This is the fundamental sickness that has infected our politics for close to 20 years. It was initiated when Clinton’s actions were excused by his partisans and the media.

    It is their fault that our politics have sunk to this level today. I am sickened to think that, over the course of two decades, that strategy prevailed.

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  15. Quinnie Member
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    Thank you for your post.   I am so disheartened by the media and especially, my fellow Republicans, in their united condemnation of Trump and the pass they continue to give the Clintons.   Only people like Victor David Hanson and Dennis Prager have kept me sane through this election.

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  16. James Of England Moderator
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    How is the place you associate with Jeb Bush DC? He was born in Midland, TX, moved at six to Houston, boarded in Massachusetts, went to school in Austin after a Summer program that saw him meeting his future wife in Mexico, and appears to have stayed in Texas until 1977, when he went to Venezuela for three years. After his father became VP, he moved to Miami. So far as I can tell, he’s been living in Florida for the last 36 years, eight of them as governor. There are people that hang around DC after they step down and milk the machine, but there don’t seem to be a lot of Bushes in that category and Jeb never got that far.

    Colin Powell did time in DC, so although he was in the New York area for the time that you’re talking about he seems like a much fairer association. To my mind, he’s always seemed like much more of a New Yorker than a DC guy, not just because of his birthplace and chosen residence but because of his approach to politics and life, but I recognize that we’re in very subjective territory there.

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  17. DocJay Inactive
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    James Of England:How is the place you associate with Jeb Bush DC? He was born in Midland, TX, moved at six to Houston, boarded in Massachusetts, went to school in Austin after a Summer program that saw him meeting his future wife in Mexico, and appears to have stayed in Texas until 1977, when he went to Venezuela for three years. After his father became VP, he moved to Miami. So far as I can tell, he’s been living in Florida for the last 36 years, eight of them as governor. There are people that hang around DC after they step down and milk the machine, but there don’t seem to be a lot of Bushes in that category and Jeb never got that far.

    Colin Powell did time in DC, so although he was in the New York area for the time that you’re talking about he seems like a much fairer association. To my mind, he’s always seemed like much more of a New Yorker than a DC guy, not just because of his birthplace and chosen residence but because of his approach to politics and life, but I recognize that we’re in very subjective territory there.

    I use DC as slang for all career politicians and comics in general.

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  18. Douglas Inactive
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    I don’t know who’s worse: the Democrats feigning outrage (and it IS feigning) that worshiped Congressman Sodomite, Senator Swimmer and President [redacted]… or the Republicans pretending that they never say things like “p*ssy”.

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  19. Hercules Rockefeller Inactive
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    DocJay:

    James Of England:How is the place you associate with Jeb Bush DC? He was born in Midland, TX, moved at six to Houston, boarded in Massachusetts, went to school in Austin after a Summer program that saw him meeting his future wife in Mexico, and appears to have stayed in Texas until 1977, when he went to Venezuela for three years. After his father became VP, he moved to Miami. So far as I can tell, he’s been living in Florida for the last 36 years, eight of them as governor.

    Colin Powell did time in DC, so although he was in the New York area for the time that you’re talking about he seems like a much fairer association. To my mind, he’s always seemed like much more of a New Yorker than a DC guy, not just because of his birthplace and chosen residence but because of his approach to politics and life, but I recognize that we’re in very subjective territory there.

    I use DC as slang for all career politicians and comics in general.

    If you don’t like the “DC” association, then how about establishment. Jeb is the son of president, brother of a president and a former governor, which makes him pretty establishment. Colin Powell is a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State, which is also pretty establishment. The establishments intellectual home is DC.

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  20. Karl Nittinger Inactive
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     Hercules Rockefeller: The Bush’s will never criticize the Clinton’s because they are in the same disgusting Washington DC power club.

    Yes, yes, that must be what it is…..download

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  21. Karl Nittinger Inactive
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    DocJay: Darn right. Jeb Bush is a complete pig as are almost all the DC crowd. Barely a decent person in their ranks.

     

    download

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  22. DialMforMurder Inactive
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    Douglas:I don’t know who’s worse: the Democrats feigning outrage (and it IS feigning) that worshiped Congressman Sodomite, Senator Swimmer and President Bl0wj0b… or the Republicans pretending that they never say things like “p*ssy”.

    Lol. I’m thinking just to prove a point I should change my pseudonym to “p*ssy” and then make a post asking the good members here what their position is regarding sexual intercourse during the menstrual cycle. I don’t know who the #NeverTrump crowd are trying to impress with the moral purity act. Lets say we wake up tomorrow and Trump is replaced as Republican candidate by Saint Marco Rubio. How long do they expect his honeymoon to last until someone shines a torch into his closet? The Democrats are playing like there’s an election to win. And don’t expect Trump supporters to just shrug their shoulders and accept a GOP establishment replacement.

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  23. MBF Member
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    Karl Nittinger:

    Hercules Rockefeller: The Bush’s will never criticize the Clinton’s because they are in the same disgusting Washington DC power club.

    Yes, yes, that must be what it is…..download

    From the original post:

    “I would hope to live in a world where both Clinton and Trump would be drummed out of politics”

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  24. David Knights Member
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    Front Seat Cat:I concur Hercules – with every word.

    +1

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  25. Plain Tom Inactive
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    James Of England:How is the place you associate with Jeb Bush DC? He was born in Midland, TX…

    I honestly can’t tell if this is a dry sense of humor, sarcasm, or a missed forest due to trees. An interesting aside in any case.

    Herc,

    I understand your reaction. However, the source of my frustration is not only from the points you raise, but of how typical it seems of our erstwhile champions in Washington.

    Trump is documented to be what everyone already calls him, a vulgarian. He says things in private (and public) which should shock decent people. As we already know, Trump can graphically put into words what other politicos have already done. Please clap.

    This is a nothing-burger, apart from passing shock value.

    And a certain group of republicans look at this and think “this is our moment to strike”!

    Guys. Stop. Somehow, you’re now making nevertrumpism look ham-handed. It’s bad enough against the democrats.

     

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  26. The Reticulator Member
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    Which is the scummier scum of the earth:

    1. Trump with his vulgar talk about women
    2. A GOP politician who panders to the hate media in pretended outrage, in return for temporary attention and pats on the head.

     

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  27. Cato Rand Inactive
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    The Reticulator:Which is the scummier scum of the earth:

    1. Trump with his vulgar talk about women
    2. A GOP politician who panders to the hate media in pretended outrage, in return for temporary attention and pats on the head.

    1

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  28. Rightfromthestart Coolidge
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    For decades it has disgusted me that the Republicans failed to shove The Swimmer up the Dems grommet whenever they got on their high horses about anything, he let a girl drown and RAN AWAY!! And the gutless Republicans let him get away with it and never referred to it again. Sickening cowards.

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  29. The Reticulator Member
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    Rightfromthestart:For decades it has disgusted me that the Republicans failed to shove The Swimmer up the Dems grommet whenever they got on their high horses about anything, he let a girl drown and RAN AWAY!! And the gutless Republicans let him get away with it and never referred to it again. Sickening cowards.

    Another example of pandering to the hate media.

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  30. Libcon Inactive
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    Well said. Thankful to live in a uncontested state. I can sit this one out with a free conscience.

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