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Letter: The hypocrisy of the conservatives

A while back I wrote an open letter to then Sen. Al Franken chastising him for being a lout. I laid out steps he would have to take for me to forgive him and move on. Instead he chose to quit.

One guy jumped on my bandwagon to write a letter going so far as calling Franken deplorable.

The writer professed to be a conservative family values male. I quote from his letter: "Liberal men were given a pass on every immoral behavior under the sun as long as they supported abortion."

Another statement of his: "A Republican politician who gets elected on a family values platform and is then found to be a hypocrite is rightfully thrown out."

Some in our country chose to elect a person of the Republican Party (commonly known as the party of the righteous) to be our leader. His name is Donald Trump.

He has been embroiled in more than one adulterous affair. He denied (lied about) them until documentation revealed the truth. Then he admitted to them.

This is not what I call coming clean (confession). It is getting caught red-handed and there is no rabbit hole to crawl into.

He uses foul language in public that I am sure a conservative family values father wouldn't approve of in the presence of his children.

I could go on and on and on about the many moral deficiencies that Trump seems to aspire to but I have a 350-word limit.

If deplorable is used to describe Franken and his transgressions, what word do we use for Trump, whose transgressions cast a mountainous shadow over Franken's?

Le me read this again: "A Republican politician who gets elected on a family values platform (what other platform does a Republican run on) and is then found to be a hypocrite is rightfully thrown out."

Where are the voices? The silence is deafening, it screams hypocrisy.

Dennis Torgerson

Willmar

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