“Double Standard” and “Hypocrisy”: Words Completely Inadequate to the Task

It turns out that Donald Trump has in the past made some very raunchy jokes about women, the kinds of things we only expect to hear from juvenile boys in the locker room, and in Seth Rogan “comedies”. I’m sure that comes as a big surprise to absolutely no one, except maybe some yokel living in a cave somewhere, completely isolated from TV and newspapers and utterly oblivious up to now of who Trump even is.

Of course, the Dem/socialists and their sycophants and accomplices in the mainstreamfainting-3 media are all over this like white on rice, throwing fainting spells, gasping into their hankies, and ginning up their faux outrage machine.

Right along with them are the pansies from the Establishment GOP, those spineless hacks who wouldn’t know an actual principle if it walked up and smacked them in the face. The same pantywaists who thought “Jebbie!!” was a great candidate, when they weren’t out losing their own elections; people like John “Amnesty” McCain, and Mitt “Aw Shucks” Romney.

Were Trump’s comments despicable? Sure. Were they illegal? Nope. Did they affect any US policy? Nope. Was anybody hurt by them? Nope, except maybe the “feelings” of some liberal snowflakes somewhere, since there were no “trigger warnings” issued so they could go to their “safe spaces” to hide from those “microagressions”.

In the meantime, there’s Bill Clinton running around in this campaign drumming up support for his wife, all the while being fawned over by that same mainstream media. Bill Clinton the convicted perjurer and accused serial rapist. A guy who, as his state’s Governor, corrupted state cops into being his personal pimps. The same guy who sexually molested at least one young female intern right in the Oval Office while President, giving new meaning to the words “there’s nothing like a good cigar”.

The candidate he’s on the stump for? His wife, Her Royal Arrogance, Miss Pantsuit Clinton, an unindicted federal felon and pathological liar, whose career of corruption is so far-reaching – from Travelgate to the Rose Law Firm to the “Bimbo Eruptions” right up to her email scandal and sham “Foundation” slush fund – that just about everyone who enters her circle gets sucked in, like light into a black hole. A woman whose policies as a failed Secretary of State have led directly to the meltdown in the Middle East, to the cost of thousands of lives and a vast amount of this country’s fortune.

Yet what do all those allegedly “objective” reporters, and columnists,  and limp-wristed political hacks focus their attention on?

Trump’s stupid jokes.

glaring-lightThe only real upside to this election that I can see is that the overwhelming hypocrisy of the mainstream media AND the Establishment GOP, as well as the absolute lack of any standards of decency of the Dem/socialist party, are all being fully exposed in the harsh glare of the spotlight for all to see.

Will this country apply its collective wisdom to benefit from this experience?

 

 

©Brian Baker 2016

 

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47 comments on ““Double Standard” and “Hypocrisy”: Words Completely Inadequate to the Task

  1. Hardnox says:

    Bro, you hit this one out of the park.

    The hypocrisy of all of this is so thick we could pave a highway with it. The outrage comes from those same assholes who have given us, cheered, or unopposed, homos in the military, trans-gendered this and that, 58 flavors of sexual identity, sexual deviancy beyond description, yet they are outraged and will lecture us about an off color private conversation between two men from 11 years ago? Ya gotta be shitting me.

    Was it wrong? Sure it was, but as you stated above it harmed no one. Plus he was not in public office.

    If this is all they have on Trump it tells me they are shit scared that a landslide is coming.

    The faux outrage by republicans, democrats, political operatives, and talking heads who have multiple mistresses is laughable. These are the same douches that couldn’t oppose King Putt for 8 years or conduct a conclusive investigation into Queen Seizure because doing so would affect their income stream or those of their benefactors.

    Next, wait for the parade of paid bimbos to come forth with allegations against Trump… 3…2…1

    The debate tonight should be interesting.

    • BrianR says:

      Nox, we are ABSOLUTELY on the same page on this, and your own examples even expand the arena.

      Like you, I think they’re scared and wee-weeing in their panties. Tonight’s debate could well be make-it-or-break-it for Trump.

    • Brian Stevens says:

      Hi Brian. It has taken several years but I believe we have reached a critical mass among those who would rather be told how to live their lives and thus, cede any and all sense of the “rugged individualism” that has made this country great. I fear the globalists (Dems, libs, progressives, RINOs, etc) have won the day. Only an event of biblical proportions can change this mindset, but I am not sure there is anyone in our camp that can transcend this hell and rally the true Americans.

      • BrianR says:

        Hey, Brian.

        Actually, I fully agree with you, and have written a few columns about that over the years. At least once I’ve compared our current situation to the decline and fall of the Western Roman Empire, and see absolutely nothing to change my mind on that.

        The really strange thing about it is that this has, essentially, all taken place in a very short period of time. About 50 years, with the rise of radical Leftism in the mid-’60s, and their subsequent hijacking of the old Democrat Party and radicalization of its agenda. In fact, at 67 I’m old enough to remember what things were like BEFORE they started their “revolution”, and have experienced the drastic changes that have taken place just during my own adulthood.

        If, when I was in college, someone had described to me what this country would be like today, I’d have laughed in their faces and told them they were crazy.

        Turned out the only thing “crazy” about it was the direction this country took.

  2. Nee says:

    OFS, Brian. Nope. As a matter of fact, Glenn Beck has been on a hate Trump Bender for over a year now, and he has given some speech about morality and HRC. As you said, the questions are: Has what Trump said in the past affecting American policy, the rule of law or his ability to lead? Has what HRC DONE affected our policies and the rule of law? I am sick and tired of the double standard and “watch the other hand” crap. All of this so the media will ignore that the cover-up emails are somehow less than they actually are.

    • BrianR says:

      Nee, that’s another great example. WTF is up with Beck? Did he have a major brain seizure, or what?

      • Nee says:

        I still enjoy Beck, unless he is going apeshit over Trump. Most of what he talks about is truth and he backs it up. But say the T word? JHC, he goes completely off the deep end!

      • BrianR says:

        Well, he needs to wake up. ONE of the two of them is gonna be Prez.

  3. captbogus2 says:

    I liked Kane’s comment in the VEEP debate, How Trump called women, “Pigs,” “Sluts,” and stuff like that but right after he said those things he said, “Which I wouldn’t say in front of my mother or sister,” or something like that. But he’d just said it in front of his mother, sister and all the women in the country… The left must think we are really, really stupid…

  4. captbogus2 says:

    Besides which what folks haven’t made jokes about the opposite sex?

    • BrianR says:

      Yes, exactly. That’s why this is so tiresome and stupid.

      How far back are they going to dig for irrelevant BS, anyway?

      “Oooohh, in junior high school he called that little girl a ‘bitch’!”.

      • Nee says:

        Interestingly, when I was Army, the guys talked this kind of sh*t to my face…and we just rolled along. If I found something offensive or over the line, I called it out and moved on. It wasn’t often, either. Because I was “well-endowed” I garnered attention, be it negative or positive. My favorite story was after a PT run. I was the shortest, so I ran the right first or second corner in formation. When we were done, the CO called me out…”Samoker, you set the pace, great job and you don’t even have two black eyes!” To whit, I replied: “Sir, I believe you are engaging with a subordinate, and have gone over the line of conduct unbecoming..” We all cracked up, and then dropped for push-ups…one of the best memories I’ve got. The camaraderie was unmatched. Today, any or all of the way we talked is called sexual harassment. My spouse talks about how hard it is to engage his crying female employees lest they misconstrue sympathy as an advance so he uses the “glass wall” and throw tissues over the other side of his desk and leaves the door open. Oy.

      • BrianR says:

        “Oy” is right.

        This country’s gone flat-out crazy.

  5. Kathy says:

    Hillary’s team flushed out that little nugget, of course, and the GOP, your PSP, reacted just exactly as she thought they would, while she sat back for the past couple of days laughing her addled head off.

    Meanwhile, Priebus has the lawyers jumping through hoops finding Plan B so they justify burning Trump at the stake, when it was just about a week or so ago when he was demanding that all the former candidates state their support for him. He threatened them with ‘difficulties’ if they tried to run again in 2020 unless they got on the Trump train.

    Not only is he a hypocrite, but he’s an absolute moron to think there’s any possible way to bring on a new candidate at this point. Trump has said he’s not quitting and it makes me chuckle to know Priebus is stuck with him.

    • BrianR says:

      Yeah… heh heh heh.

      The damned PSP is the only organization I can think of that knows how to surrender faster than France.

  6. Hopeful says:

    I do hope that we all learn from this disastrous election, especially the GOP, who must start listening to the people once again! I am not at all surprised that someone as vile as Hillary Clinton was given the DNC nomination because her supporters simply don’t care about the corruption and her horrible record. Unfortunately, Donald Trump is also one of the worst candidates that I can remember in my lifetime. That 2005 audio of him is truly a reflection of exactly who he is…a narcissist braggart, who only cares about himself and what people think of him. Both Hillary and Trump are in it for the power and control, and anyone on either side of the aisle, who thinks differently are kidding themselves.

    Now, this election comes down to which candidate will do the least amount of damage. Even though I think both candidates are awful and each candidate will do much damage in the next 4 years, I can respect people who will vote for Hillary as the lesser of two evils, and I can respect people, who will vote for Trump as the lesser of two evils. The people I will never respect are those, who 1) got us into this situation in the first place by voting for these horrible people in the primaries, and 2) who actually think their preferred candidate is a GOOD choice since they are obviously willfully burying their head in the sand.

    For me, I am just glad I live in California, where my vote won’t matter because Hillary WILL win this Dem/Socialist state that I can’t wait to leave. Therefore, I am going to write in Gov. Mike Pence when it comes time to vote for my preference for President.

    • BrianR says:

      Just FYI, hopeful, I’m fairly sure that there aren’t any write-in votes allowed in this state, at least for Prez.

      • Hopeful says:

        Really? Well, I guess I will just skip voting for President if that is the case.

      • BrianR says:

        Which still makes a statement. When they tally votes, they know how many of cast ballots went to each candidate, including NO candidate.

  7. Hopeful says:

    I will protest with not voting then, but part of me wants revenge after reading how Hillary and the DNC colluded with the Media to make sure the worst of the 17 Republican candidates came out on top, so it would be easier for Hillary to win her ultimate prize. Man, am I disgusted with the media, DNC, and the people that were blindly led to the slaughter!

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/10/09/leaked-emails-clinton-campaign-encouraged-the-media-to-take-trump-seriously/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Firewire%20-%20HORIZON%2010-9-16%20FINAL&utm_term=Firewire

    • BrianR says:

      Me, too. Hence this piece.

      • Hardnox says:

        I don’t think a “NO” vote is an option this go around. Trump is a douche. We know that, and we knew it before he got the nomination but he won anyway. Hillary is flat out evil, and that’s an established fact. My worry is the Supreme Court. We know Hillary will appoint leftists and the Senate will no doubt approve the nominees. Trump at least has presented a list of potential nominees. Imagine what Hillary’s list would look like.

        Regardless of how anyone may feel about Trump, we’re not electing a Pope. Frankly, I don’t care if it’s frickin’ Attila the Hun. I want our economy, borders, and foreign policy repaired. I want the goddamn illegals gone. I want our veterans taken care of and I want this PC bullshit to end.

      • BrianR says:

        Well, obviously I agree with you. I wrote an entire piece on why I decided to change my mind and back Hairboy.

        That having been said, I can’t really pick a fight with someone who’s going to vote their conscience. Frankly, I don’t really care what any individual does.

        My issue is with those at a broader level: the MSM, the PSP, RINOs, people like that. Politicians and those who try to shape opinion. Because THEIR actions are systemic in nature and effect.

        If they were doing their jobs properly, we wouldn’t have individuals casting protest votes.

  8. slowcowboy says:

    I still loathe Trump. The only candidate that could lose to Hillary was him, and yet here he is. And I think he will lose, which puts Hillary in office and that ticks me off.

    That said, the liberal bias in the treatment of Trump and Hillary is so glaring it is disgusting. Its almost cliché these days, but it is so true that the left gets so many more passes. The logic is confounding that they use to grant those passes, but yet the game continues.

    I do hate Trump, but I have to admit I am slowly coming to root for him if only to sock it to the left. Unfortunately, I think the way they are treating this scandal, the debate last night, and so many other issues (and ignoring the lifelong corruption of Clinton) demonstrates the fix is in.

    • BrianR says:

      Well, welcome to the club.

      I disliked Trump before it was fashionable. I never understood his popularity as an entertainer, and thought he was a crass, boring buffoon. Still do!

      But like you, now I root for him because he’s the anti-Left.

    • cyn3wulf says:

      I’m not a fan of Trump, the man, either. Defending him against the lies of the Left (and the establishment Right, but I repeat myself) will induce a grudging admiration and appreciation for him. It’s amazing how many things people “know” about him have turned out to be false or exaggerated beyond recognition.

      I have come to the opposite conclusion. He’s the only candidate who has a chance of beating Hillary. Why? Not a one of them, except, perhaps, Cruz, would have put up a fight. Which one of them would have said the things Trump said in the second debate? He might lose, but he’s not going down without a fight.

      • cyn3wulf says:

        That is a good column. I’m going to disagree with him on a few things.
        1. I think he undersells Trump when he says “But his priority list offers a shot at conservative results more satisfying than we might have seen from perhaps half the field he defeated.” I don’t think there was more than one or two of them who would have offered a better shot at satisfying results from a conservative perspective, and I think I’m being generous there. Which of those guys was talking about immigration? Which of them did anything about it when they could have? Obamacare repeal? I’ve become deeply distrustful of the sad sacks our side always seems to run.
        2. “The difference between Senator McCain and me is that I will be spending every day acting and speaking to protect my wife and daughter from the scourge of a Hillary presidency.” I’d hazard to say that the difference is that he’s not a hypocrite like McCain. McCain is on tape saying things just as crude as Trump. No, there is no valid defense for John McCain.

        Mostly, I agree though, and these are pure gold:
        1. ” I took some time before leveling the charge that these people genuinely prefer a Hillary presidency. But how many Jonah Goldberg columns, Jennifer Rubin blogs and Bill Kristol tweets do I need to slog through before taking them at their word? ”
        2. “And let’s be clear. Taking up the fight means taking up the fight. It does not include mere restraint from savaging the nominee. It does not mean playing Paul Ryan head games containing tepid good wishes wrapped in a refusal to fully endorse.
        Taking up the fight means making it abundantly clear to all who listen that every voter should pull the lever for Donald Trump. Anything less leaves America’s door unlocked for the home invasion that will accompany the Hillary Clinton inauguration.”

        And it’s from Townhall even.

      • BrianR says:

        Yep.

        To me, the primary issue is SCOTUS appointments, as was mentioned in that column. That’s one of the biggest issues by which a POTUS can screw the country over for decades.

  9. CW says:

    You’re right, Brian. There is not only hypocrisy here but this pales in comparison to what Democrats tolerate and defend on their own side. And yes, there is the matter of perspective to be considered; which is worse – crude or corrupt? Trump at least deserves credit for coming clean and for not trying to blame his actions on sexual addiction or vast conspiracies, or to lamely claim that this is a “personal matter” between him and his wife. He took his lumps, as he should.

    But as with everything in this Trump campaign my first comment must be followed by a caveat. The fact that Hillary Clinton is worse doesn’t change the fact that Trump’s behavior says something about his character and judgment, especially at age 59. A married man talking about trying to f*** married women and doing whatever he wants to women because he’s a celebrity may be typical talk in a men’s locker room but women aren’t generally privy to that and so as a practical matter it brings a certain amount of shock and disgust that is hard for some to put in proper perspective, particularly when they don’t grasp how corrupt Hillary Clinton is, as many do not. The choice of Trump as our nominee has permanently lowered the standards to which we can hold any future nominee, Republican or Democrat. This is what happens when we nominate a “douche,” if I may borrow Hardnox’s descriptor.

    • BrianR says:

      I couldn’t agree more with what you wrote, CW. You’ve raised excellent points.

      Fist, like you I think that this particular election is going to have ramifications that will reverberate for a long time to come. But in many ways it’s also a crystallization of a trend that’s been developing for a long time, the devolution of American politics into a cynical game, except now just more overt.

      We’ve discussed character in the past, going back at least to Bill Clinton’s days. I couldn’t agree more that it’s a VERY salient issue, and good character really is a requirement for good leadership in office, as even the Founders made very clear.

      Unfortunately, we’ve also seen how in recent times the electorate no longer pays much attention to that quality: Bill Clinton, Obozo over Romney, to name the most recent illustrations.

      And now we’re in the unique position of having TWO choices with bad character flaws. How on earth could we be so lucky?

    • cyn3wulf says:

      Actually, the lowering of the standard occurred with none other than Bill Clinton, courtesy of the Democrat party: https://pjmedia.com/blog/america-you-have-no-right-to-judge-donald-trump/?singlepage=true

      We, perhaps, might have recovered from that (I don’t think so as America now seems intent on abandoning its traditional mores and morals), but the GOP, in spite of themselves, created Trump. It finally became obvious to all but the party loyalists that the GOP couldn’t even be bothered to phone it in anymore.

      Sometimes the only cure is the bull in the china shop.

      • BrianR says:

        Yep, Cyne, well said.

      • CW says:

        If we are to believe that a standard of behavior matters, Cyne3, then Clinton lowered the standard for DEMOCRATS, but it was Trump who took the moral high ground away from Republicans; hence my comment still holds that the choice of Trump has permanently lowered the bar. Ironically, Democrats have shown since Clinton that good character is not a high priority for them in a candidate; but they are taking full advantage of the fact that it still matters to a number of Republicans and Independents. Smart move on their part.

        Since the days of Bill Clinton I have urged my fellow Republicans to focus the fight on the principles of conservatism vs. progressivism as opposed to this strategy of hanging their hopes on taking Democrats out by catching them at bad deeds. While it’s true that their misdeeds matter, Democrats are never going to give up what they believe is the golden goose because Democrats have been naughty. All that strategy does is give us what we now have: a candidate who does not live up to the standards that we once professed to hold dear, and a lot of Republicans trying not to look like hypocrites. All we ever had to do was make the case that Bill Clinton was a leftist, and Hillary Clinton is a leftist, and then explain, once and for all, what’s wrong with being a leftist.

      • cyn3wulf says:

        “If we are to believe that a standard of behavior matters, Cyne3, then Clinton lowered the standard for DEMOCRATS, but it was Trump who took the moral high ground away from Republicans…”

        I disagree. Clinton, with the help of the mainstream media, his party, and some Republicans, lowered the standard for the Democrats. Trump didn’t take the moral high ground away from Republicans; voters took it away. They did not do so arbitrarily. At the end of the day, you can blame Republican leadership for that:
        http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/02/24/no-one-made-trump/

      • CW says:

        There’s a limit to what you can credibly blame the GOP leadership for, Cyn3. Donald Trump and Jeb Bush were not the only options on the table. Just because you’re tired of dancing to someone else’s tune doesn’t mean it stands to reason that you have to shoot yourself in the foot.

  10. garnet92 says:

    Brian, while I’ll bow to you as being the #1 anti-Trump blogger I know, I like to think of myself as runner-up. If he were running against the devil himself, I might consider voting for the devil, but Trump’s opponent is even more evil than the devil himself – HILLARY CLINTON (when the devil curses, he uses Hillary’s name).

    I’m seeing a barrage of complaints from people not wanting to refer to this election as “binary,” I don’t see how anyone can characterize it as anything else. Either you vote FOR Trump or you accept Hillary as president.

    Any un-Trump vote (or not voting at all) is one fewer vote that Hillary will need to overcome Trump’s cast votes. So, it amounts to 1) vote FOR Trump or, accept Hillary as POTUS.

    • BrianR says:

      I’m with you on that 100%, Garnet.

      ONE of the two of them is going to be naming Scalia’s replacement. That’s good enough for me.

  11. Nee says:

    In case y’all are interested…I found some of the wiki emails to be interesting…My notes as to the content at end of links. Will any of it matter? Not sure people want to connect any dots…but I want to be informed…:)

    https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2237 mills long term legal

    https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2355 cmills in kind/re CFoundation

    https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2399 HRC policy

    https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2419 Global HRC Erskine

    https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2535 Taxes!!!

    https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2890 Clinton Foundation?

    https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2947 EITC no kids

    https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3004 email talked to other SOS’s told her to do “this”

    https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3003 9/11

    https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/29609 Lanny Davis favors

    https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/27692 Obama donor jobs

    https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3763 Clinton Foundation

  12. Hopeful says:

    Talk about hypocrisy! Democrats are always claiming that Conservatives are the uneducated ones, but low and behold, today’s wikileak proves that the Clinton campaign KNOWS their supporters are blind sheep, and they want to keep them that way as Bill Ivey, former Clinton Administrator tells John Podesta in March 2016: “And as I’ve mentioned, we’ve all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry. The unawareness remains strong but compliance is obviously fading rapidly. This problem demands some serious, serious thinking – and not just poll driven, demographically-inspired messaging.”

    http://www.infowars.com/clinton-campaign-email-outlines-effort-to-produce-an-unaware-and-compliant-citizenry/?AID=7236

  13. cyn3wulf says:

    Heya, Brian! Great read, as usual. Looks like you are coming around to Trump as being a valuable commodity for shining a light on the corruption of the establishment. More than any other person, he has forced the media and the GOPe to reveal themselves.

    Even Hannity said, today, that for all these years he really thought the Republican establishment was just made up of weak individuals, and that he now realizes that in reality they’re corrupt, just as much as the Democrats. Now if Hannity, traditionally a party first guy, says that, you know the GOP is in trouble.

    What’d you think of the second debate? My take: If it had been a baseball game, the mercy rule would have been invoked.

    Do you follow Mike Cernovich at all? I’ll leave you with this recent post of his:

    • BrianR says:

      Cyne, this election boils down to Trump or catastrophe. It’s really that simple to me.

      As to Hannity, yeah. That’s why I’ve called the GOP the PSP and Dem-Lite Party for years. Cernovich I’ve never heard of.

      I agree also on Debate #2. Trump kicked her ass. But of course, the MSM and GOP RINOs will never admit that. They’re too busy gasping and fainting.

      • cyn3wulf says:

        I have the utmost respect for a guy who didn’t vote for McCain out of principle, but will vote for Trump for the same reason.

        I have absolutely no respect for those who voted for McCain but are saying they won’t vote for Trump out of principle.

        While I was not nearly as myopic as Hannity (not anywhere close), I’m still shocked by the breadth of corruption and duplicity. Once you see it, though, it can’t be unseen.

        Cernovich is big on Twitter.

      • BrianR says:

        That’s a GREAT point in your first two sentences (and thanks, too, BTW).

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