Trump’s Saccone Comments–Just more Hypocrisy

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If you haven’t heard there is a special election happening in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, and while it’s no surprise that President Donald Trump is supporting Republican candidate Rick Saccone over Democratic candidate Conor Lamb, what is surprising is the rhetoric that he is using to do so.

While he lauds Saccone for “loving vets” he simultaneously blasts Lamb as “Lamb the sham”. The irony? Lamb is one of those vets Trump supposedly “loves”. More ironic? The fact that Trump is trying to champion gun rights after proposing the unconstitutional action of raising the minimum age to purchase a gun to 21. Something his own party and the NRA vehemently disagree with.

Having the president support you should be a boon for your chances win the election. But with how hypocritical and unliked Trump is, it currently does the opposite. Trump is for Republicans what Nancy Pelosi is to Democrats. But Lamb had the common sense to distance himself from Pelosi, while Saccone was foolish enough to cozy up to Trump.

While Trump argues that Lamb will just follow the Democratic party line (although he’s publicly bucked the party line on multiple issues), paradoxically what he wants out of Saccone is for him to follow the Republican party line on every issue. And elected officials that don’t think for themselves and simply follow party lines is exactly what is wrong with Washington.

Now does that mean Lamb beats Saccone? Unlikely considering how conservative the district is. But even having to have the conversation doesn’t bode well for Republicans.

C’mon America you’re better than this

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The political world has finally come full circle. Our entertainers are trying to run our country while our politicians try to entertain us. Why is it that Donald Trump is in the White House and Hillary Clinton is in the Grammys?

I’d argue that the reason is one and the same. Clinton being in the Grammys is indicative of the reason why Donald Trump was elected to be president in the first place. The overwhelming pettiness of the Clinton skit highlights the personality traits that led to her failure to beat the most unqualified presidential candidate in the history of the United States.

Think about it, a tenured Senator and previous Secretary of State was unable to defeat the host of The Apprentice in a presidential election because of the public disgust over her actions that revealed the true nature of her personality.

The media calls her skit “trolling” and by definition it is, but the real story is how fast and how far Clinton has fallen. Just over a year ago she was the most powerful female figure in US politics, now she’s just a comedic skit. And looking back that’s all she really ever was.

Now hopefully the trend of politicians in entertainment and entertainers in politics isn’t one that continues. Imagine the Republican primaries Bill Belichick vs. Trump, and on the Democratic side Oprah Winfrey vs. Snoop Dog. And don’t worry Marco Rubio and Nancy Pelosi will be hosting the Oscars marking the first time that Republicans and Democrats have actually worked together to accomplish something since 2008!

Common sense has left our country to the point where everything in that paragraph is both absurd and completely possible (except for Republicans and Democrats working together on anything of course!).

C’mon America you’re better than this.