My problem with KellyAnne Conway has nothing to do with her politics.
It’s about her conduct.
I keep hearing this argument that if KellyAnne Conway were a Democrat, be celebrating her as the first woman to run a successful presidential campaign.
Horse apples. I respect her right, and that of every other American, to hold an opinion that differs from mine. My embarrassment regarding this woman is related to how she did it, and how she continues to conduct herself.
Not only is she heavily connected to a campaign under investigation by the FBI and Congress for collusion with a foreign country to influence an election, she then goes on national television and says phrases like ‘alternative facts’ as if the American people are not smart enough to spot a euphemism for the word ‘falsehood’. I have this same issue with every person who has so far had the unenviable position of trying to represent this man to the media.
Call me a purist, but I don’t believe lies have any place in politics, especially in a country that influences the entire world, as this one does. The stakes are just too high. These politicians affect the lives of billions of people, for good or ill. The potential for damage, destruction, and death is just too high for lies to be acceptable. Every time I hear a lie come out of the mouth of a politician, it makes me think they don’t take the responsibility seriously. I have the same reaction to twisted logic and disrespect for constituents, regardless of the circumstances.
Every time I hear a lie come out of the mouth of a politician, it makes me think they don’t take the responsibility seriously.
I understand the need for occasional secrecy, but intentional lies, misdirection, etc., are not okay. These things are not acceptable behavior from people with that much power.