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Sexual Predator Trump Touts ‘Judeo-Christian’ Values At Voters Summit

President Donald J. Trump, the very same man who has bragged about grabbing women by the genitals and commented that he was sexually attracted to daughter, Ivanka, became the first sitting president to ever speak at the annual Values Voters Summit. Miraculously, the building did not collapse from the weight of the hypocrisy.

The ballroom at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in northwest Washington was packed for Trump’s speech, and members of the audience often gave the head of state a standing ovation.

Trump began his remarks by proclaiming:

“We don’t worship government, we worship God. Our founders invoked our creator four times in the Declaration of Independence. And how times have changed. But you know what? Now they’re changing back again.”

And Thomas Jefferson had his own version of the Bible which omitted the miracles of Christ. Jefferson also wrote:

“But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.”

Next, Trump told the raucous audience that Christian America could expect to make a big comeback under his leadership:

“We are stopping all our attacks on Judeo-Christian values. We don’t use the word Christmas because it’s not politically correct. You’ll go to department stores and they say ‘Happy New Year’ instead.”

One wonders if stores owned by Jews or Muslims will be required to comply with Trump’s “Merry Christmas” edict.

Incredibly, Trump also touched on the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico, saying:

“We’re gonna be there. It’s not a question of choice. We love those people. When America is unified, no force can break us apart. We love our families, we love our neighbors, we love our country.”

Translation: Trump is gonna send more paper towels and then declare the island has been rebuilt better than before.

The irony of Christian conservatives embracing a man as immoral and downright evil as Donald Trump proves that religion has little to no value in today’s upside-down world.

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How Quickly They Forget: Here Are 10 Times Conservatives Said It Was Unpatriotic To Criticize POTUS

It seems more than bit odd when you look at the GOP and other assorted right wingers as they heap their criticisms onto President Obama for his alleged lack of adequate action in the war against ISIS. Because when their golden boy George W. Bush was in the White House and progressives criticized the way he prosecuted the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the jerkweeds on the right claimed it was unpatriotic to do so.

I seem to recall that one of the favorite talking points from Republicans and their Fox News lapdogs during the Bush Administration was that it was wrong and even treasonous to criticize the Commander-in-Chief when we had troops in the field.

Here are 10 separate occasions when the right wing tried to claim executive privilege during war:

1) “You don’t criticize the Commander-in-Chief in the middle of a firefight. That could be construed as putting U.S. forces in jeopardy and undermining morale.”  Bill O’Reilly, 4/2004

2) “I’ve held this in long enough. I really suspect that these liberal tactics are damaging, maybe even killing the morale of our troops.” Rush Limbaugh, 6/14/07

3) “The only ideas that they espouse are ways to undermine the troops in harm’s way and undermine their Commander-in-Chief while they’re at war.” Sean Hannity, 10/18/06

4) “He’s the Commander-in-Chief. And what I find frankly repugnant about you and some of your fellow Democrats – you have undermined our president…”  Sean Hannity, 03/19/06

5) “I have had it with members of your party undermining our troops, undermining a Commander-in-Chief while we are at war…” Sean Hannity, 11/05

6) “Can we do it without distorting their legacies and pandering to anti-American elites worldwide and using their deaths to embarrass and undermine our commander-in-chief?”  Michelle Malkin, 11/23/05

7) “On the other hand, if Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat Congress are successful in undermining the Commander-in-Chief (thereby emboldening the terrorists to kill more Americans in Iraq)…” Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, 04/11/07

8) “And furthermore, one of the fundamental principles we have in America is that the president is the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces and attempts to undermine the Commander-in-Chief during time of war amounts to treason.” Pat Robertson, 12/07/05

9) “While young Americans are dying in the sands of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan, our nation is being torn apart and made weaker because of the Democrats’ manic obsession to bring down our Commander-in-Chief.” Zell Miller, Republican National Convention, 9/01/04

10) “Through their relentless, vicious attacks on Bush, they systematically undermined the public’s confidence in the war and our ability to optimally wage it.” Conservative Columnist David Limbaugh

Let’s see: We have accusations of treason, eroding the morale of the troops, and losing the war. Interesting. So for the folks on the right, it’s back to, “Do as I say, not as I do.” That’s certainly convenient, don’t you think?

Any President should be open to criticism of their military policy, no matter if there is a war going on or not. But you cannot have it both ways. It’s not OK to rail against criticism when the President is from your party and then engage in that same carping when the other party is in power. If you do, that’s called hypocrisy, and it’s something the Republicans excel in.

h/t AddictingInfo

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