Vilepagan wrote:Well, I think one point worth making is that what this guy says is generally not to be believed. If that means pointing out every single lie he tells so be it.
I'd like to know what happened to that "higher standard" we're all supposed to use when judging the conduct of our elected officials. It does seem to have been forgotten somewhere.
Pointing out "every single lie" doesn't do what you would hope it would do. It doesn't serve to further undermine Trump's credibility. It serves to undermine your own credibility. I know, backwards right?
It's because most of the time the "lies" are not about things that really matter, which makes you look like you're being petty. That you have lost sight of the "big picture" in favor of nit-picking everything Trump is saying. You're no better than the politicians that Trump is trying to get rid of by "draining the swamp".
I'm a Republican but only because I don't really have a party to align with any longer. I'm a fiscal conservative but more of a social progressive (or liberal if you prefer). I don't like Trump, but I've found that if I get into discussing the latest lie, or even the pack of lies together, discussion on the issues of the day are lost. All the lies become a diversionary tactic. All the real important policy issues are no longer discussed. Furthermore, we galvanize Trump supporters against even having those conversations. We lose the credibility to discuss how good or bad a job Trump is doing because we obviously just don't like the guy. From that point forward, even the most salient point to be made falls on deaf ears.
That is the entire purpose of Trump's tweet storms. His "fake new" media awards. His bold statements. He throws out these falsehoods during speeches and watches the media gobble them up like sharks on chum.