“My Bad!”

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“My Bad!” Those are apparently two words that we’ll never hear Donald Trump put together in a sentence. Here’s a man who took to the airwaves to spread false rumors and lies about the President of the United States. He pandered to conspiracy obsessed Tea Party folk to bolster himself, and then when his lies were exposed, he declares that he is proud of himself.

It is a picture of hubris and shamelessness. It is a picture of a person who has nothing but disdain for truth. Unfortunately it is a picture that is becoming increasingly common in the U.S. I am ashamed that many of these people tout their Christianity in public. They give the impression that Jesus stood for lies and hate rather than truth and love.

It is a dangerous thing for a democracy when a good percentage of people allow their prejudices to shape their understanding of reality. If we indeed have as many problems as people think; it is hardly likely that we will build a solution on a bedrock of gossip and innuendo.

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  • Chas  On April 28, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    John,

    I completely agree. Now he’s harping on how Obama was admitted to prestigious universities. The irony is that no one wondered why “W” was admitted, because everyone knew. And no one has asked McCain about his birth certificate, when he wasn’t even born in the US.

    The only difference? In my opinion: race. The “birther” movement is based on racist fear. Islamophobia has seeds of truth in it, but is basically the racism of the “new” millennium.

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