An egregious comparison


by Julianne Malveaux | 12/27/2019, 6 a.m. | Updated on 12/27/2019, 6 p.m.
The hours before the U.S. House of Representatives impeachment vote were a study in contrasts. While Democrats approached the debate ...
Julianne Malveaux

This comparison is also indicative of how conservative Christians (words that should not be used in the same sentence) have fractured faith by describing 45 as “the chosen one.” Chosen by whom and to what end? It is the height of hubris that one would pick such a venal man as chosen. God did not choose this lying, genital-grabbing crook for anything but to force us to organize, mobilize and tap into the power we all have within.

It would take days to unpack the several lies that Republicans used in their “defense” of their president. They said Democrats were out to get him from day one. It is true that a few were, but the fact is that Speaker Pelosi was always measured in her approach to impeachment. She resisted it for the longest time, only capitulating when the Ukraine matter was too egregious to be ignored. They spoke of Democrats “hating” Mr. Trump, but disdain is not hate. They mangled the Constitution to their own end.

But in this Christmas season, the worst thing any of them did was to compare Donald the Fool with Jesus the Christ. My mix-tape of hymns exalting the virtues of our savior is in sharp contrast to the reality of Mr. Trump. To compare that horrid, venal man to anything resembling Christ is to slap every Christian in the face.

Love is patient, love is kind. Mr. Trump is none of the above.

The writer is an economist, author and educator.