Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
One of my Facebook contacts unfriended me over the weekend. I am too hateful for her. I prefer Trump over Hillary and Trump is hateful so therefore I am hateful. I couldn’t reach her with logic because she’s not reacting with logic, she’s reacting with emotion. So let’s try a different way to teach this lesson.
Pretend the two candidates are Trump and Satan. Yes, Satan, the Prince of Darkness, the Ultimate Evil, as the Democrat candidate. I’m NOT saying Hillary is Satan, this is just pretend, remember?
Okay, so pretend Satan points at Trump and shrieks “He said the P-word! He said rich and powerful men get away with things others can’t. He’s morally unfit to serve as President. Vote for me.” Would you? Would you pass over a rich, entitled jerk in favor of The Father of Lies? I hope not. I hope you’d see past the deception and vote for the jerk. He IS a jerk. But he’s the lesser evil.
Okay, stop pretending. It’s Trump versus Hillary. She’s the one pointing and shrieking, suggesting Trump is morally unfit so she’s the one we should vote for. Hillary is not the Father of Lies but she’s certainly in the running for Mother of Lies: cattle futures, bimbo eruptions, dodgy campaign contributions from Hsu, Cabrera and Buddhists, Whitewater, the Rose Law Firm billing records, Travelgate, Fort Marcy Park, the Hillary-care Committee secret meetings, FBI raw files on Republicans, stolen White House china, dead broke, Benghazi internet video, sniper fire, Colin Powell’s advice, data born classified but “wiped, like with a cloth,” Clinton Foundation for Haitian relief . . . and I’m sure there are more I can’t recall.
Trump’s comment is the modern vulgar American version of “Quod licit Jovi, non licit bovi.” It’s been an uncomfortable truth for thousands of years. Will you punish the Speaker of Truth by electing the Mother of Lies?
It’s a tough call.