Politicians lie. It’s what they do, and we’re not all that surprised when they do it anymore. We’ve become accustomed to this behaviour. It’s still unfortunate, and it makes my skin crawl that we can’t trust our elected officials to walk the walk after they talk the talk, but it’s not like this is anything new and astounding, either. So it doesn’t surprise me that Lindsey Graham is a liar. But after his Drama Queen performance on Thursday, I really want to dive deep into what he said, the root causes behind the hypocrisy of his words, and the ethical problems facing this one time Never Trumper turned Trump Loyalist.
It’s been a year since Donald Trump won the highest office in the land by an outdated method of electoral mathematics. There are those of us who still can’t believe it happened and those of us who are still in shock that the very institution designed to protect the country from such travesty, the Electoral…
Basically, what is argued for is that the general election should exist to select a group of people, the Electoral College, who will vigorously and systematically evaluate those standing as candidates for President of the United States and select the person who is best suited, who is most highly qualified through experience and ability, to ascend to the Office. They will do so by voting in their own states, rather than convening in one centralized location, to avoid influences meant to corrupt their ability to execute their task safely and expediently—like foreign world powers and angry mobs.
Looking at the candidates for the Republican nomination for President is like sifting through the broken and discarded fragments of reject crayons in a pre-K arts and crafts classroom. Sure, there appear to be a few bright and shining colors lurking amongst the rancid baby food greens and doodoo browns, but on closer inspection even these turn out to be nothing more than useless stubs of tapioca mauve hiding inside a day glow cyan wrapper.