Okay, I’m not done with this election quite yet. I have to do one more post because last week was filled with election ironies. To be fair, however, I sometimes find it difficult to separate irony from hypocrisy.
For example, the right wing extremist Anne Coulter tweeted: “If only people with at least 4 grandparents born in America were voting, Trump would win in a 50-state landslide.” Had that been the case, of course, than neither Melania Trump nor all but one of Trump’s children would have been able to vote.
Election Ironies and Hypocrisies
See? Irony. Here are some more:
- The people who most need well-paying American jobs voted for the man who manufactures his own products in foreign countries.
- We discarded the most qualified candidate to ever run for President and elected the least qualified man.
- The woman who was dubbed a liar actually told the truth far more often than the opponent who lies like he breathes — and doesn’t’ even seem to realize it.
- The people who most oppose radical Islamist terrorists empowered them by giving the terrorists the recruiting power of Trump’s anti-Muslim sentiment.
- The white racists who have been calling President Obama a monkey for eight years just put an orang-utan in the White House.
- The patriots and veterans who claim to support the troops voted for a man who mocked both a prisoner of war who elected to stay with his men instead of using his rank to get out early and the parents of a fallen soldier.
- The Vice Presidential candidate who criticized Hillary Clinton for her email server just asked a court to block his own emails from being released.
- The people who criticized Michele Obama for wearing short-sleeved dresses will now have a First Lady who was photographed in the nude for publication.
- The Evangelical “Christians” who profess to take the moral high ground voted for a man who has violated flagrantly at least five of the Ten Commandments.
- The Jews who voted for Trump because they were afraid Hillary Clinton would bring Muslim terrorists into the country now have a Christian supremacist as Vice President and an anti-Semite as a Presidential strategist.
- The people who now claim we should respect the office of President are the same people who insulted that office for eight years because the man who held it had a black father.
- The candidate who claimed that the election was rigged is going to the White House even though he lost the popular vote by nearly three million votes.
- The party that claims to be tough on national security supported a candidate who had done business with Russia, had a campaign manager being paid by Russia, and encourages better relations with Vladimir Putin.
Irony or hypocrisy, who can tell?
Stranger Than Fiction
If anyone had tried to write a novel or make a movie like this, it would have been laughed off the market as absurd. But this is what you get when you hire people to run the country who don’t really believe that the country should run at all.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer said it best in their song, “Where do we go from here?”
“Understand we’ll go hand in hand,
But we’ll walk alone in fear. (Tell me)
Tell me where do we go from here.”