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Letter: Bette Grande should look up the meaning of 'hypocrisy'

Leo F.J. Wilking of Fargo writes, "Bette Grande’s recent column, “Its Democrats who are a threat to ‘our democracy,” begins with a definition of the word “projection.” She then writes that it is President Biden and his followers who are responsible for violence and threats of violence. This is in keeping with Grande’s “Alice in Wonderland” view of current affairs.

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Hypocrisy:  “a feigning to be what one is not or to believe what one does not : behavior that contradicts what one claims to believe or feel.” (Merriam Webster)

Bette Grande’s recent column, “ Its Democrats who are a threat to ‘our democracy ,” begins with a definition of the word “projection.” She then writes that it is President Biden and his followers who are responsible for violence and threats of violence. This is in keeping with Grande’s “Alice in Wonderland” view of current affairs.

On February 1, 2016, at a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, when he was advised that somebody in the crowd might be throwing tomatoes, who said “If you see somebody ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously. Just knock the hell out of them.” Donald Trump.

On October 18, 2018, while speaking at a rally for Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianforte, who said “Any guy that can do a body slam, he is my type!” Donald Trump.

When people protesting the murder of George Floyd gathered in Lafayette Park on June 1, 2020, opposite the White House, who asked his Secretary of Defense, “Can’t you just shoot them? Shoot them in the legs or something?” Donald Trump.

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On January 6, 2021, who told his supporters “..if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.” Donald Trump. And when the rioters stormed the capitol and chanted “Hang Mike Pence,” who was chief of staff Mark Meadows referring to when he told the White House counsel, Pat Cipollone, “Pat, he thinks Mike deserves it. He doesn’t think they’re doing anything wrong.” Donald Trump.

Enough said.

Leo F.J. Wilking lives in Fargo.

This letter does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Forum's editorial board nor Forum ownership.

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