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Newfound morality

Jennifer Rubin’s Dec. 11 column was an exercise in partisan hypocrisy to the nth degree. Her rant against the GOP has many points that are factual, but her whitewashing of the Democrats by ignoring the facts is shameful.

Now that the Democrats have seized the “high moral ground,” she would have us believe that their stand has always been and will forever be one of “moral coherence.” This newfound moral conscience comes on the heels of revelations of sexual misconduct on the part of Democratic congressmen and senators and of cover-ups utilizing tax-payers’ money. It’s apparent that this has been going on for some time, been common knowledge in the Senate and House and involves men on both sides of the political aisle.

So, for the Democrats to suddenly develop “moral coherence” reeks of political expediency, rather than sincere moral outrage. The calls to remove President Trump may be justified, but where was the outrage when Bill Clinton was sullying the sanctity of the Oval Office with his sexual adventures?

This is not a time for partisan hypocrisy but for both parties — and all of us, for that matter — to be honest and admit that we have a culture-wide problem and to deal with it together and fairly.

David L. Rachoy

Rathdrum



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