Kathy Griffin. Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
I bet just seeing the names of these two women brings out a big bundle of emotions.
Perhaps Sarah’s consistent lies, constant frown, and nasty attitude literally make you sick to your stomach. Or maybe you believe she’s the best White House press secretary ever, and think it’s really cool when she castigates reporters and tells them that they’re only smart enough to grasp simple sentences. You’re delighted she was booted from a restaurant in Virginia. Or, you pray the restaurant goes out of business.
Possibly you’re tickled pink that Kathy’s career tanked after she disrespected the man who is president. Or perhaps you’re thrilled she stood up for her beliefs, and held his “fake” bloodied and severed head in the palm of her hands.
We’re each entitled, of course, to our own opinions. It’s a free country. Right?
But how can any woman, in good conscience, turn around and make demeaning comments about Kathy or Sarah that she’d condemn another woman for making? Especially when it comes to Kathy or Sarah’s “appearance?” To wit, a staunch Republican woman I know believes it’s “hateful” when anyone “slams Sarah on her looks,” but wrote on her Facebook page that Kathy “should sue her plastic surgeon.” When she was called out about criticizing Kathy’s looks, she defensively responded: “Just commenting on the poor work her doc did. Not her fault that her doc did such a lousy job. She should get her money back. Seriously, she has said as much and I agree!”
Why couldn’t this woman just admit her blatant hypocrisy? Why? Because we’ve entered an appalling time in America, when malice trumps civility; when emotion trumps reason; why lies trump facts. And, no matter which side of the fence you’re on, you must let civility, reason and facts triumph. Because, without them, we are no longer the United States of America.