Friday, March 6, 2020
We all know hypocrisy is a trademark of politicians across the spectrum, from left to right. There are very few honest men and women among them. The same goes for their associates, advisors, staff and hangers-on. However, seldom has hypocrisy been so blatantly displayed, this time by Brian Fallon, executive director of Demand Justice and former press secretary for Hillary Clinton.
After President Trump had criticized Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor of the US Supreme Court last week, Fallon sent this tweet:
However, after Senator Chuck Schumer threatened SCOTUS Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch a few days ago, Fallon tweeted:
In doing so, of course, he justified (in so many words) President Trump's accusations of the previous week - but he also exposed his own hypocrisy and double standard. "It's fine if the left wing does it, but not if the right wing does it."
Mr. Fallon, there's an old saying you might want to bear in mind. "What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander". Right is right, across the political spectrum, and wrong is wrong, ditto.
Meanwhile, you might want to give some thought to repairing your credibility, and that of your organization. Right now, both are in rags and tatters.