The Hypocrisy of the GOP and Lindsey Graham

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.

Lying Liars

We have never had a President who so blatantly and brazenly lies to the American public with such ease and a lack of ethical pause. There is a genuine disconnect between what the President says and the truth, and that’s something we’ve never seen before. Now, all politicians lie to get what they want—mainly votes—and…

The Electoral College is Broken

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.

2016 Republican Presidential Candidates

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.

Please Vote

Today is the day you get to make your voice heard. If you’re feeling disillusioned with the presidential politics and all the noise on both sides, remember that your local elections are also today and are equally—if not far more—important. I don’t care who you vote for, I just want you to get out and vote.