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False Equivalence

Jen Sorensen
© Jen Sorensen

Sorensen also has some commentary to go along with the comic:

Ever since the first debate between Hillary and Trump, many have remarked on the “ugliness” of this election season. It sounds so nice and bipartisan to call them both clowns and loftily pronounce yourself to be above the fray, but this is flagrant false equivalence. While I haven’t always agreed with Hillary on everything, relative to Trump she’s been a model candidate.

It’s worth noting that throughout history, people have said women can’t be president because they are too emotional, but Hillary has admirably demonstrated how a female candidate can have much greater self-control than her male opponent.

UPDATE: Bill Maher makes an excellent point about false equivalency:

Also published on Medium.



  1. Jonah wrote:

    Funny clip by Maher on this

    3.45 mark is very true. A lot of lazy voters who dont bother to read beyond the headlines

    Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 2:50 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    Thanks Jonah, I added it to the original post.

    I’ve never understood the whole not voting for the “lesser of two evils” argument. Whatever happened to “let he who is without sin cast the first stone”? We all have some evil in us, so in a very real sense no matter whom we are electing, by that argument we are always electing someone evil.

    Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 6:39 am | Permalink
  3. westomoon wrote:

    The downward spiral of the R party has been enabled by the false equivalency meme. It has become universal to refer to Congress as “broken” and “do-nothing” when in fact, in the Senate, doing nothing is a Republican policy decision, announced years ago by the Senate majority leader, and in the House, what’s broken is the R party majority itself, so that nothing can pass that does not cater to the Tea Party lowest common denominator.

    If Trump does become President, I suppose we’ll have to get accustomed to hearing about how the Presidency is a failed institution. Nothing can ever be laid at the feet of the Republicans.

    Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 11:24 am | Permalink