Politicians are some of the worst people you’ll ever encounter on this earth. They’ll say one thing and then turn around and gladly do the exact opposite. If you’re as likely to find a politician with principles as you are to find a Duke fan that isn’t a complete and utter tool.
In addition to their tendency to lie, most people have a strong dislike of politicians because of their habitual displays of hypocrisy. For instance, following Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, Sen. Mitch McConnell and the GOP have already said whomever President Trump selects to replace her will get a hearing on the Senate floor. McConell released this statement on Friday evening, the same night news broke of RBG’s death.
Now, as you may or may not remember, back in 2016, McConnell and the rest of the GOP refused to even hold a hearing for former President Obama’s Supreme Court pick Merrick Garland. The senator from Kentucky and the rest of the Republicans claimed that you shouldn’t place someone on SCOTUS during an election year.
In fact, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said the exact same thing in 2016 and that we “can use his words against him.”
Much like a majority of Republican elected officials, I’m sure Trump supporters have now dramatically altered their position on the subject as well.
Obama nominated Garland for the highest court of the land in March of 2016 and when Trump announces his pick, it’ll be mid-September at the earliest. But March was too soon before an election because it may not reflect the current viewpoint of the populace but September, mere weeks before an election, is perfectly acceptable?
Regardless of how you feel about RBG, the GOP, Democrats or Trump, the hypocrisy on display is absolutely astounding.
I’ll state it again: politicians are one of the worst groups of people on the face of the earth. And McConnell and the rest of the GOP are proving that to be 100% true.