Now, that Andrew Cuomo is leaving the governor seat of New York amid sexual harassment claims, it should show the level of support versus loyalty in politics.
I think the problem a lot of people, mostly in the south, feel that the 2020 election was rigged or stolen is because they’ve misunderstood advertisements for reality. I can tell you from covering politics, people absolutely know nothing about politics.
Just because someone puts a Trump flag in their own property or pays money for a Trump billboard, that doesn’t mean people are going to vote for him. How many freaking billboards and advertisements do you see and actually follow through. For God’s sake, the five seconds before the “Skip Ad” button pops up, it seems an eternity. We even invented Tivo and DVR, so we could skip commercials.
There aren’t Biden signs because we took them down. And we are holding him accountable. We’re holding Cuomo accountable too. That’s the main change.
Support can be taken away, but loyalty seems to be a harder thing to break free of. Mainly I think people are always worried if they made the bad decision. This is the problem with American Exceptionalism. You sometimes make bad decisions and nothing good comes from it.
I used to work in middle management as a news editor and I can tell you that every now and again, someone looked good on paper. They seemed pleasant and eager to work during the interview process. But things went wrong eventually after they were hired.
It happens all the time.
As for what’s happening in Afghanistan, could President Obama have done something between Jan. 20, 2009 and Jan. 20, 2017 to make a difference? Yes, he could’ve done more. But so could’ve President Bush. So, could Presidents Reagan, Clinton and the elder Bush.
Support is always conditional. There’s always limits. Just last week, I got a 10-pound bag of sugar to feed the hummingbirds and the plastic bag it was in broke apart. It didn’t support the weight.
Loyalty is something that’s expected to be unconditional but it’s always one way. It’s no surprise that synonyms for it are allegiance, faithfulness and devotion.
This is what I think makes it’s harder for some to see that when certain elected officials or clergy do wrong, that you should limit your support or even stop it. This is the problem many Republicans have told voters to struggle with over the last 50 years.
If you don’t support a Republican, then you don’t support God. And many people don’t want to appear to be atheist/agnostic, so they’ll lie to themselves to make a Republican politician purer.
When Clinton got in trouble with having an affair with Monica Lewinsky, it was considered disgraceful to the Office of the President by many. Even Jimmy Carter wasn’t immune from the likes of Oral Roberts or Billy Graham for comments he made about having lust in his heart. Yet, Trump’s behavior was overlooked because he was considered a “sinner” and deserve redemption.
Cuomo is leaving amid allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct. It’s right for him to leave and if he faces criminal charges, then so be it. Clinton and Lewinsky was a consensual issue that was overblown. Adultery may be immorally wrong in some people’s opinion, but many Presidents did it and weren’t impeached.
People support politicians and elected leaders, but when they do wrong, they shouldn’t act like the voters owe them anything. It’s the other way around. Elected officials owe us their times and service.
The sad fact is Trump was a grifter and a con man many years before he ever went into politics. A con job is a derivative of a confidence scheme. That means someone is cheated out of money or materials because they were confident in believe the grifter was doing something good or just.
As we’re starting to see more people roll over and plead guilty in the Jan. 6 insurrection, they get to play the victim of a con job. The only problem is they knew it was a con job and they were willing participants in the scheme to get more “investors” to believe it.
Did people actually believe they would be successful in overturning the electoral votes? Many of them are damn lucky they’re not charged with murder. Since many of them didn’t get the Presidential pardons they thought from Trump maybe they’re seeing the dangers of loyalty.
They were loyal to Trump. He sure is as hell isn’t loyal to them. Trump would’ve pardon everyone of them. But he only pardoned those who supported him for the greater good of himself or his business interests.