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Mitch McConnell Defends Trump's Racism By Invoking Lincoln

'I think the party of Lincoln wants to win the White House', giving the rationale for supporting a racist for president.
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Cognitive Dissonance

noun PSYCHOLOGY

The state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change.

Because nothing says political cravenness quite so starkly as a man who will say the party of Lincoln now supports a racist because they need to win the White House.

CHUCK TODD:

I want to read you something that Erick Erickson, a conservative commentator, wrote for The Resurgent. He wrote it yesterday. "The attacks are racist. To claim someone is unable to objectively and professionally perform his job because of his race is racism. And damn the GOP for its unwillingness to speak up on this. ... [T]he party of Lincoln intends to circle the wagons around a racist. Damn them for that. What do you say to Mr. Erickson?

SENATOR MITCH MCCONNELL:

I think the party of Lincoln wants to win the White House. And the right-of-center world needs to respect the fact that the primary voters have spoken. Donald Trump has won the nomination the old fashioned way, he got more votes than anybody else. Is he the perfect candidate for a lot of us? He isn't.

But we have a two-party system here. And Hillary Clinton is certainly not something that I think would be good for the country to continue, basically, the Obama administration for another four years.


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