I do agree that one does not cancel out the other--but at the same exact time, I would like an honest answer from anyone as to why this current theme of cancel culture should be acceptable to anyone. The left just proved to the world in our politics that the end justifies the means to them. Yes, I would LOVE to see someone with integrity and character run for office....but while the left (and some of the right as well) just wasted the entire last 4 years doing nothing more than bashing Trump, they all let us all down...completely. And do you know what they just got for all that effort?Probably a sore subject just now, I didn't mean to offend anyone. Perhaps we're all a bit shell shocked from everything our nation's gone through.
As I said my concerns aren't partisan or political. My feeling is that the character of the person we elect to lead this country is the most essential consideration. If a leader lacks integrity, empathy, truthfulness and an unwavering dedication to the welfare of the people of this country (or even the capacity to make that appearance) then we're screwed. A leader sets the example of the type of people we aspire to be. A good leader inspires people to be better than they are and makes a nation stronger. Alternately, if a President is dishonest, vindictive, boastful, unreliable, childish and self-serving it gives license to that sort of behavior and those tendencies flourish. It's just a behavioral inevitability.
Krafty, in much of your argument you were making my point: that misbehavior has been rampant but I'm sure you'd agree that one doesn't cancel out the other. OHM, you may have misconstrued my disapproval of Trump as an indication that I'm a Democrat though I'm not.
I am not defending Democrats or attacking Republicans. In fact the points I'm making are the same ones made by people like John McCain, Mitt Romney, John Kelley, Jim Mathis and countless other Republicans who've spoken out against Trump and questioned his fitness to serve on the basis of his character. Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger made this powerful video voicing his concerns.
They got the flip side of the same coin as Trump. No, seriously. Even worse in some particular points. Hear me out on this.
The left bashed Trump endlessly about "bone spurs". Did Trump actually have them? Don't know. He at least had a doctor sign off on it. But why did no one on the left actually even know that Biden did worse than Trump did to dodge the draft and avoid Vietnam? Biden took five deferments...and then, when college was no longer a suitable excuse, he claimed that he had had asthma as a teenager. This did not require a doctor, and was an automatic disqualifier for the draft except if there were a national emergency here in the US. Go back and look at Biden's teenage years....he was a star football player in high school. He worked summers as a lifeguard. He even wrote a book, in which he never mentioned any such ailment in his teenage years. In fact, his physical experiences in life show it was a lie....someone with an asthma condition back in those days would not be allowed to play high school sports or work as a lifeguard. He simply made it up. And the entire left cheered him on when he himself insulted Trump for avoiding military service.
But Trump's a racist, right? How does no one on the left recall---or even have the integrity themselves to research--Biden's first target when in office? His first major pursuit was to fight against desegregating schools and school bussing. Meanwhile, Trump gets bashed as a racist because the left pretends he said that "all Mexicans" are rapists and murderers....which he never even said. Mind you, Biden was actually forced to drop out of a presidential race because he made racially insensitive comments about Indian immigrants....but let's all ignore Biden's racism so we can lie about things Trump never actually said....lol. note this--CNN was forced to actually fire employees and issue a rare retraction over such fake comments that its reporters claimed Trump said.
So, Trump lies....yeah, we all know he does. So why does the left only care about dishonesty when they are attacking someone on the right? Anyone recall Biden getting caught making false claims about his own education, number of degrees, class standing, and a whole lot more? How does the left so intentionally ignore the fact that Biden was forced to drop out of his first presidential bid because he got caught plagiarizing speeches from politicians in different countries??
We could literally go on and on forever with this. Perhaps the worst is to watch Biden on video fondling young girls and sniffing their hair...as a dad of daughters, I promise you, that would not be allowed to continue if it were my child. For far too long, the left has made far too many excuses to blow off real problem behavior from its own, like Biden. Yeah, we want integrity. But if anyone here thinks that we got integrity because Biden was inaugurated? Please.....be honest.
Also, I know this won't be a popular comment, but integrity and truth do not require approval. There is legitimate physical evidence that the election was indeed tampered with. Data scientists dug into the elections in at least two states and were able to discover that votes were repeatedly removed from Trump's totals throughout the election night, and were done so in a strategic way as to coincide with increases as they were reported, so that you didnt see a bunch of decreases on the vote tally on the tv screen. Net result, Trump "lost" in Georgia by just under 12,000 votes but had literally tens of thousands of votes disappear from what was already attributed to him like a fart in the wind--including one actual SWAP which instantly took over 12,000 votes from Trump and immediately applied them to Biden. And, what's worse, this same nonpartisan research shows that it had to have been done manually, during the election, and even showed how just about any election or poll worker had access to the system to manually adjust the totals. The link below is a video from these nonpartisan data scientists explaining to the GA State Senate their findings. Please watch it, and then come back and tell me how Biden is even legitimately the president right now. And why should we all care? Simple---you're talking about integrity, right? What does this illegal and wildly improper action from the left say about the level of integrity that's in the White House right now?