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Comments on Charlottesville expose R hypocrisy

August 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

It is a sad time in America to be sure and things are likely going to get much worse before better.  Emboldened by the election of a president that was openly backed by ultra right wing Christian extremist and racists, these hate groups have taken to the streets feeling revitalized; knowing that the president and other members of the (R)uling party has their backs.  After all, they accepted their campaign donations, appointed them to positions in the government, and continue to push their policy agendas of bigotry and hate.  That is what makes the statements made by many top Republicans about the terrorist attack in Charlottesville  so hypocritical.

Let’s start with Rafael (Ted) Cruz because of them all his is probably the worst because his statement contradicts his political position on issues and previous statements that he has made to drum up political support.  Merriam-Webster defines a bigot as:

a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially one who regards or treats the members of a group (such as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance

and a hypocrite as:

a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings

Cruz’s comments are perfect examples of how these two words perfectly describe him.  On Charlottesville, Cruz denounces bigotry and appropriately comments on The Declaration of Independence stating

These bigots want to tear our country apart, but they will fail.  America is far better than this. Our nation was built on fundamental truths, none more central than the proposition ‘that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Cruz has supported the bigoted notions  of Christian extremist to suppress the rights of Muslim and gay Americans for years, in direct conflict with his statement of “all men being equal” – making him not only a bigot but a hypocrite.

Cruz isn’t the only bigoted hypocritical Republican though;

VP Pence, one of the more vocal opponents to Muslims and gays, tweeted I stand with @POTUS against hate & violence. U.S is greatest when we join together & oppose those seeking to divide us.

I’m sure that many more will be speaking up soon because (except David Duke) they don’t want to be seen as racists, all the while proving that they don’t walk their own talk – condemning bigotry while progressing bigoted policies.


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