Yes, the denial of truth is a major factor in American politics. No kidding.
Trump’s waistline is not. Here we have someone who is surely one of the most easily criticized persons in the history of American politics, and #Resistance is down to fat-shaming.
Come on. What’s the point, really? This appears to be the moment when the magician gives you something to focus your eyes and accomplishes his deceit–elsewhere.
When the Nuremberg trials convicted Nazi officers for war crimes, they were very careful to not accuse anyone of crimes for bombing or missiles, including the prolonged V1 and V2 assault upon London civilians.
Why? Well, of course, the Allies had themselves massively targeted civilians at Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and elsewhere. Moreover, they were likely quite aware that they were apt to do so again: they apparently felt that this worked for them.
The motivation here at the very least appears similar. Why not criticize Trump for intervention in Syria, dangerous provocations against Russia and Iran and China and Korea, military expansion, support for Israeli racist atrocities, the dismantling of the social net, persecution of journalists, or blazing irresponsibility in the face of every sort of ecological problem? He’d be hard put to be more guilty.
It may very well be because these have all been Democratic policy throughout the Obama administration and remain certainly much in line with the politics of Hillary Clinton, whom both the Democrats and the press would present as having been not only a legitimate candidate but an alternative for progressive voters.
It may be because Democratic candidates, hopefuls, and media allies are planning to further their careers by doing pretty much the same thing.
Come on. There’s nothing wrong with being vitriolic where it’s due; it just does not get you out of making a case.