Back early in the year, I declared this year would be the year of hypocrisy. Well, that may not be that big of a prediction. But I didn’t know what was going to happen, it was simply based on the trajectory of politics at the time. You could read those posts here and here.
Remember we were having the impeachment over a phone call and quid pro-quo Joe was only a glimmer on the political stage. But he had a quid pro-quo with Ukraine and boasted about it. Since then, it has been worse than anything I could have thought.
Hypocrisy is everywhere, from the gov in California to the Speaker of the House, to the results of the 2020 election. So hypocrisy reigned supreme in everything. It seems a safe bet in most any year to call it a year of hypocrisy. In September, I revised the prediction to the year of multi-tasking. That is sort of self-explanatory. Indeed the people were doing more than one thing and juggling many things at once. That was true too.
But then hypocrisy busted through the finish line with ease. Of course this is all only my opinion – as they say those can vary. The sheer hypocrisy this year should be evident.
Impeachment of a president when they themselves should have been impeached. With everything we found out, there was no way to hide all they had done to Trump or to the people. But here they were only impeaching a president they claimed was never legitimate anyway. And actually it was Joe Biden who had done exactly what they were accusing Trump of doing. Then came Nancy Pelosi devoutly tearing up the President’s speech in front of us. Supposedly denying his legitimacy. Though her credibility was shredded.
Yet at the very time they were doing this, a pandemic from hell was bearing down on the US. They poo-poohed it as a real threat. Pelosi and Health Dept officials in NY both took to public pronouncements that COVID was defacto DOA – dead on arrival — in the US.
Months later they switched rhetoric to the president was not doing enough to prevent it. Then they started the gloomy prognosticating on how bad it was, while blaming Trump. Incidentally, has anyone seen another country blame its leader for COVID_19?
There was also the Cuomo version of events. First he denied COVID was a problem outside a normal flu. Then he blamed Trump for everything as he himself enacted orders to send COVID into nursing homes. He went from blaming Trump to then arguing that the virus did not come from China, but from Europe. Anyone watching him give his daily briefings was curious what new thing he would say each day to contradict himself.
Cuomo refused to stop travel from NYC at the hiight of the virus, yet later on would swing to blocking people from coming to NYC. He demanded new hospitals be erected, including putting a ship in the harbor, but he never used them.
And of course one has to add that meanwhile dealing with the pandemic, Cuomo was writing a book on how well he dealt with the pandemic.But it should be called the definitive book of hypocrisy, by the defining hypocrite of the era.
On and on it has gone. Yes, hypocrisy is putting in a very strong finish to the year.
Before, election Democrats railed about post offices being a den of conspiracy against a fair election. They singled out the Post Master General. After election, what problems?
Democrats had scrutinized Dominion and its software as a threat to democracy. Now, what problem? Democrats said the only hope to end the virus was a vaccine. Now, on approval, it is not the be all end all. Maybe it should wait for Biden?
Then of course Democrat lawmakers issued their lockdown procedures, sometimes just before going out to violate the orders themselves. Then they feigned apologies that they are sorry. But are they? Austin’s mayor broadcasted lockdown orders from Mexico.
First they told us masks were unnecessary and even put you at risk. Now they demand you wear them. Vaccine was the bomb until it came out, then Democrats said they would refuse to take accept it because it came out under Trump.
They kept big box stores open but smaller businesses had to be shut or they pulled their business license. But they decided liquor stores could be essential businesses.
What they deemed essential or non-essential was entirely subjective. Then they said science was king, but none of the economy shutdown was science at all.
And let us not forget the Hydroxychloroquine fiasco. Usage of it was blocked. They said it could kill you. They managed to ban a cheap drug with promising, effective results. Then they called us conspiracy theorists.
The FDA said (6/15/20): “the known and potential benefits of CQ and HCQ no longer outweigh the known and potential risks for the authorized use.”
Of course one of the worst things was politicizing a pandemic that does not respect any politics. They told us the rights to protest were paramount over any lockdown restrictions. Millions of people marched in the streets while churches had to remain closed on orders from the state. Violators were heavily fined, even jailed. Meanwhile they set ‘no bail’ legislation for criminals, essentially turning them loose after arrest.
Violence even superseded any health restrictions. “Mostly peaceful protests” became a euphemism for riots, violence and looting for the year.
Police shootings or attacks were frequently ignored as individual incidents of police misconduct were panned across the country, 24/7. Abc said “police officers killed surge 28%” in 2020, “and some point to civil unrest and those looking to exploit it.”
And the answer for this phenomena and numbers of police attacks? Wait for it… abolish or defund the police. Some areas acted on these hypocritical demands to cut police funding.
But later on, Democrats claimed they did not want to defund the police as we said they did. They invented the term re-imagine police. They claimed Dems did not call for “defunding.”
Democrats said Donald J Trump was out to steal the election, then they proceeded to have the worst fraud-plagued election in history. All justified of course. Then they called it the smoothest election in modern history.
They even argued that fraud may have been present but it was not enough to change the results of the election. Excuse me, but that was the entire purpose for it. Enough?
Democrats wanted to employ the 25th amendment against Trump claiming he was not psychologically fit or capable of holding the office. But then along came Joe Biden, who they claimed would be the most competent president for America, excellently qualified.
Indeed Democrats spent four long, miserable years claiming Trump was illegitimate and that the election was rigged in favor of Trump. Then they proceeded to create the most rigged election in history from rule changes right through Election Day. But nothing to see here, people, it was a superb election. We were called conspiracists.
So now the candidate who did not campaign, staying in his basement bunker, happened to get more votes than any presidential candidate in history? 13 million more than Obama.
They claimed Antifa was not a threat, and Joe Biden declared it an idea – not an actual organization of terror and crime. So Pelosi said Trump and Republicans were “enemies of the state” by scaring people from voting. Then the press ignored her outrageous claim after they complained that Trump labeled press/media enemies of the people.
Let’s remember that Pelosi declined a 1.8 trillion dollar aid package offer. Then she accepted a 900 billion dollar package calling it a success because now we have a new president. She told a reporter that the earlier negotiation was not a failure, on her part, but is why they got here. So getting a new president was her real objective? Pelosi got a professional blowout in a closed salon, then said she was set up by the owner.
Yes, after years of not accepting Hillary’s failure, media demands Trump accept the fraud election. Then they have the nerve to say that no time in history was there ever a president and election labeled illegitimate. (David Gergen fielded that whopper on CNN)
But just add another that Democrats wanted the entire economy to be shut down by executive action. Then they claimed that Trump ruined the economy. They demanded presidential action, then they claimed states rights. But later they claimed Trump failed to issue a federal mandate. Cuomo threatened a federal mandate would incite civil war.
There was so much more that could be said about this stellar year of hypocrisy.
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