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The Comey Firing Condundrum: Does Anyone Care about Liberal Hypocrisy?

May 15, 2017

If it wasn’t for double standards Democrats would have no standards at all.

In the wake of this week's firing of Fed Head James Comey, were any of us surprised that Liberal Democrats who had been screaming for his head on platter turned 180 degrees in milliseconds and are now bewailing him as the greatest martyr since Joan of Arc?

If you look up “Hypocrisy” in the dictionary, do you see a picture of Chuck Schumer? (Surrounded by Nancy Pelosi, Anderson Cooper, and Chris Mathews, all trying to squeeze in, too).

But then again - why should we be surprised? 

I mean really. Aren't you getting kinda tired of watching Republicans act like Charlie Brown - eternally hopeful of successfully kicking the political football when they hear Lucy (the Dems) say one thing, like, "James Comey cost Hillary the election. He needs to be fired!" And then when Repubs go along with it - Trump fires Comey. They scream “No! That’s not what we meant, he’s really wonderful!”

Now perhaps there may be some conservative or Republican that’s been locked in an underground bomb shelter for the past twenty years and is thus unaware that the DNC and their network media surrogates operate with open and shameless hypocrisy. If so, then they shouldn’t be allowed to operate heavy machinery or run with sharp objects.

But the real problem is that increasingly we have a political divide so wide that it is difficult to find any reasonable common ground upon which Republicans and Democrats can meet.

And even more worrisome is the growing evidence that conservatives (not always necessarily Republicans) will be unable find any rational common ground to share beliefs with liberal/progressives, who are sometimes Democrats but increasingly some self-styled form of socialist oligarchy.

And the main point that both conservatives and Republicans must remember going forward is that the one thing that unites both Democrats and their uneasy socialist/elitist alliance is a cynical certainty that with the network news establishment acting as card-carrying members of the DNC, they will never need to worry about being consistent, honest or even logical.

So using the Comey flap as just the latest example of Democrat/national news media hypocrisy, isn’t it time the Charlie Brown congressional Republicans stop being surprised when the Lucy Dems pull the football away? 

Just like it should be glaringly obvious to anyone with a modicum of common sense that there is nothing that Trump can do, short of resigning and appointing Hillary as president, it should be likewise apparent to Republicans that there is no compromise they can ever agree to with Democrats that will keep them from pulling away the football at the last moment. 

So then we should give Republicans the same advice you would give to the constantly flummoxed Charlie Brown:  Just pick up the damn ball and run with it!

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Ric Wasley is a writer and lecturer, as well as the author of the popular McCarthy Mystery Series. Ric has had a 40 year professional career history in advertising, publishing and marketing in Boston, New York and San Francisco. He has degrees in history and psychology and has been trained in debating, public speaking and stage acting. A large part of his 40 year career was spent in numerous professional and business settings as a presenter and featured speaker at seminars and professional meetings. Ric has been a visiting professor at Worcester Polytech Institute. He also teaches a popular course on marketing for authors at prominent venues such as the venerable “Cape Cod Writers Conference.”

Wasley has been involved in both print and broadcast media as well as writing for business and commercial markets for over 30 years and continues to consult for a major media company. In addition to his novels and short stories, he has been published in several literary magazines. Wasley currently divides his time between Boston and his home on Cape Cod where he continues to write, lecture and create worlds where the unexpected thrives.