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GOP's 'lesser of two evils' argument is deceptive

Cheney Free Press of Cheney, Washington

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It's no secrete that the GOP was stunned by the meteoric rise of the demagogue Donald Trump and his emergence as their presumptive nominee for president. Their surprise is symptomatic of how tone deaf they've been to their own xenophobic, anti-science, anti-government rhetoric.

Like Doctor Frankenstein, the Republicans created a monster, but unlike the good doctor, the Republicans created their horrible creature with malice aforethought, working hard at the only thing they worked hard at, which was to convince the American people that it was government's fault for all their woes and somehow forgetting that they were part of government.

While they scramble to prepare Trump for his Cleveland coronation, Republicans are peddling the fiction that this 2016 presidential election is about selecting between two evils. In this way, they hope to depress the vote and limit the collateral damage Trump's candidacy does to the GOP down ballot.

Don't fall for it. Hillary Clinton may not be your cup of tea, but she is in no sense evil.

On the contrary, she has been working for social justice her entire adult life.

As far as evil goes, Clinton can't hold a candle to Trump, although someone should.

Richard Badalamente Richland

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Original Publication Date: July 14, 2016

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