Debra Saunders isn’t keeping her own facts straight

I am sort of getting used to the twisted logic and weak arguments coming from the right. Like Trump must be fine, if the people elected him. Or that stating the obvious hypocrisies and lack of principles in the nearly amoral Republican Party is insane extremism and that balanced views are found in the average of opinions, the moderates.

One might as well argue that when no one cared about factory farming and most were racists, the middle was the truth. It’s been said that a moderate is one who knows little about politics. But Debra Saunders, who I read every time The Herald prints her commentary, is stretching credulity.

In her last column she claimed bias in Factcheck.org. Now, bias covers every aspect of human behavior, but its record is sterling. She claims it is reporting only the lies on the right during the impeachment hearing. And her prime example is that it failed to see the fact that Trump was joking when he asked Russia to hack the Democrats, which they did immediately after his “joke.”

Her certitude that he was joking is a joke in itself. He has said many, many dishonest and insane things and has even stated on national TV that he trusts Putin over the FBI. I’m tired of these deluded loyalists, who are legion, and their half-baked nonsense. To defend Trumps actions in the Ukraine and his denial of Russia’s influence in the last election is absolutely nuts.

But these folks still talk like their reasoning is solid and that their views are to be considered on an even par with those Americans that don’t refuse to face facts, even when they are presented so professionally by Factcheck.org. It’s getting scary.

Rick Walker

Snohomish

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