The evidence is in. Thanks to Rex, our conclusion is confirmed and verified. (It's not like they haven't confirmed this since Reagan attacked unions and put corporate shills in regulatory positions. But even Ronnie was too liberal for today's far Right Government Of Putin.)
Having it both ways is how the far Right mentality adapts to their universe of “alternative facts”. It is their own "Doctrine of Flexible Reality".
Rex kindly gave us this example:
“Dave, can you please tell me why Democrats voted for better enforcement and wall construction in the past but refuse to do so now that Trump is president? What has changed, other than who sits in the oval office?”
Yes, what has changed?
”The bottom line is that Pelosi and Schumer have been in congress over a combined fifty years. During that time, what have they ever done regarding the border? Nothing.”
This tactic of reality evasion really makes it impossible to engage in reasoned discussion and debate. Compromise and cooperation are out of the question when they jump around like little MAGA popcorn kernels in hot Trump oil. This is by design, of course. They want to “own the libs”, not engage in fair dialogue with mutual acceptance of reality, facts and evidence. That would be intolerable for those who wish to rule by a radical far Right minority’s over-represented influence.
As they lie about us wanting to be like Venezuela, it is not a just and free representative democratic republic they want in the US. It is way more like Putin’s authoritarian plutocratic Russia.
The question I have is this. How can they demand respect from anybody when all they do is blatantly lie, as they insult our intelligence, viciously attack journalism, demean our institutions, demonize educators, and deny science?
Where is their conscience? Where is their “religion” when it comes to the Eighth Commandment?
It all goes out the window in service to their far Right ideology. They are transformed into the embodiment of the right wing authoritarian personalities outlined in John Dean's book, "Conservatives Without Conscience".
It is a cult. They oppose the founders' humane and revolutionary ideal of consent of the governed. They are at war with our Constitution's civilizing mandate for taxes, regulation of commerce, and provision for the general welfare. Their ideology is dangerous to the environment, our air, our water, the planet, life, liberty, equality, democratic representation, and prosperity for most Americans.
Trump, the Republican Party, FOX(R) and their elite club are all good with that.