A question of character.
I’ve read a number of articles in the past few days about character and the current Presidential race.
The press and the democrats (sorry if that is being redundant) have spent a great deal of time talking about the character of Donald J. Trump. Some people even would have you believe that character is one of the defining issues of the 2020 election.
Some people think the response to Covid, the collapse of the economy and its recovery, national defense and supreme court judge selections are the critical issues of these last few weeks leading up to the election.
But if character were like a suit of clothes, many are asking the question “Who wore it better?”
Like all political issues, the discussion is often framed around which issues make your person look better. And when it comes to character, no one in their right mind would deny that Donald J. Trump is quite a character.
What keeps surfacing with many who oppose him is that his character is the main sticking point.
One reader of my blog stated yesterday:
“my concern over presenting a person of despicable character as our national leader and example for our young people.”
The current trend in the media is to portray loveable old Joe as the character choice. I find that tremendously interesting. Joe himself once told this to Clarence Thomas during his confirmation hearings. (This article comes from Slate, hardly a bastion of conservative thought.)
“Even as Biden tacitly protected Thomas’ privacy, he publicly told him “you will not be unaffected by this no matter what happens. Nobody goes through the white-hot glare of this process at any level for any reason and comes out unaffected.” He also chose a fascinating metaphor for how character ought to be understood: “But, Judge, nobody’s reputation, nobody’s reputation, is a snapshot; it’s a motion picture. And the picture is being made, and you’ve made a vast part of it the last 43 years.””
The whole article can be found here:
The article was written in June of 2020 but it points our something very significant. Old Joe’s full motion picture contains a lot of scenes that actually do define his character. The careless gaffs may be a much deeper attempt to draw the public away from a darker and more sinister character that has become the epitome of what is wrong with the swamp of Washington DC.
I really laugh when people talk about the Biden character compared to President Trump’s character.
One of them came to Washington as an ordinary citizen and saw his family become incredibly rich. Not bad on a Senator’s salary. The other came to Washington already quite wealthy and has given his salary to public causes every month for nearly four years. I need to understand how “character” played any kind of a role in enriching your own family at the public trough. And not just his son. There is enough evidence around to indicate the entire Biden clan has grown fat off of the benefits of government connections.
Character used to be linked to private life. Now, that is only applied to Donald J. Trump. He is an in-artful man when it comes to his public persona. Old Joe can completely obscure what happened during his first marriage and his relationship to his second wife and no one bats an eye.
But isn’t character something that matters whether the lights are on or off?
We don’t even need to talk about the many lies and plagiarism. I am afraid neither man would score very well in the lie category.
But what does each have to show for his efforts in public service? When you get past the whole fake character narrative, you find that President Trump has blown past the swamp and reformed quite a bit of the old ways. We didn’t send him to Washington to get along with the mess that existed there, we asked him to boldly fix things.
In the end, the part of character that has always impressed me is that despite any person being flawed and sinful (and who amongst us is not) did they do the job we hired them for. I have forty seven years’ worth of proof that Joe did the minimum needed. And not much at that.
To be honest, I do not believe former Vice President Biden would be someone I would want to hold up as a paragon of virtue or character and certainly hope that no child wants to grow up to be like him.
I have forty seven months’ worth of actual achievements that show that my President did what I sent him to Washington to do. That is my definition of character that counts. I will share those in tomorrow’s post.
I wrote most of the article about character yesterday afternoon while the hearings to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett were underway.
After seeing the disgusting way the leftists tried to attack Judge Barrett’s character with the most salacious and inflammatory pronouncements, I refuse to ever again let anyone who defends Biden or the left lecture me on lack of character.
Crazy Maizie from Hawaii was the best example of what a disgusting character really looks like.
Shame on you. You give all women in politics a bad name.