Ethics Dunce: GOP Congressional Candidate Carl Paladino…Oh Yeah, This Is Just The Kind Of Person Congress Needs

Carl Paladino, a Buffalo businessman and former candidate for New York governor now running for Congress as a Republican, re-posted to Facebook a ridiculous conspiracy theory by a fellow idiot claiming that the mass shootings at the supermarket in Buffalo and the school in Uvalde were “false flag” operations. There are screenshots of the since-deleted post, which you can read at your peril.

Posting such self-evident crap is signature significance for someone who shouldn’t be elected rat-catcher, much less to Congress, as such an individual lacks ethics alarms and the sense to come in out of a hailstorm. But wait! There’s more! Paladino’s reaction to questions about the post after left-wing media gadfly (I’m being nice) Media Matters found it was to lie.

Paladino said he had “no idea” how the post appeared on his page. “I don’t even know how to post on Facebook,” Paladino said, adding that the post was “just terrible, and I would never write something like that.” Later, after it became evident that denial wasn’t going to work, he admitted that he had shared the post but “forgot.” He also apparently forgot that he DID know how to post on Facebook:

Yes, I did it. I just didn’t remember the fact that I published it; I couldn’t remember. It was written by Jeff Briggs, a good friend from Rochester. I published it because he is a friend.

This guy’s a real gem. And yet there is a substantial chance that Donald Trump will endorse him.

You know, the Democrats have their own “Great Replacement Theory,” which is that Republicans want to replace the Democratic members of Congress with lying, mouth-breathing morons like Carl Palladino…

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Source: NBC

8 thoughts on “Ethics Dunce: GOP Congressional Candidate Carl Paladino…Oh Yeah, This Is Just The Kind Of Person Congress Needs

  1. Oh, my God. What a maroon, as Buggs Bunny would say.

    This guy’s a real gem. And yet there is a substantial chance that Donald Trump will endorse him.

    Heh. I guess people who’s emotional development is arrested in their early teens should stick together, n’est ce pas?

  2. “I published it because he is a friend.”

    Well, that’s refreshingly transparent, at least. “I lend my platform and position to my friends. If you elect me you’re also electing everyone I owe favors to.” Is anyone else running for office brave or stupid enough to admit that?

  3. If you are going to lie (which you shouldn’t), you should at least put in the effort to make your lie believable; otherwise, you are just insulting your audience.

    He shouldn’t have lied, but wow. And then saying he knew how to post but forgot. Did he forget how to post?

    As dishonest as the left is, I see more and more why someone would think the left would orchestrate something like this to usher in gun control. It’s not an impossible thing to believe anymore. Men can now get pregnant in leftist world. I used to never consider fakes as even a possibility; now I see them as a small, small possibility. Totalitarians devoted to propaganda do not operate based on the rules of everyone else.

    But, it would take a massive amount of evidence to show a mass shooting was a fake. There’s no evidence this one was. There’s really no evidence any of them have been. What keeps the possibility alive is the dishonesty of the left.

    But as a Congressperson, his role isn’t really to be speculating like this, and he shouldn’t be lying about it.

    • Yep – I have seen normally serious people going on about how much money it would have cost the Uvalde shooter to buy the premium guns and optics that he used and then say that they smell the FBI’s influence.

      I am willing to believe that the FBI would entrap some idiots by getting them involved in a plot to kidnap the governor of a state. I also understand that the FBI did nothing to stop a couple of bad guys they were following from shooting up a conservative event in Texas (a quick thinking security guard was quicker on the draw than the bad guys, otherwise it may have turned out differently).

      But – I can’t make the extra step to believe that they would wind up this kid in Texas so that he would go and shoot up a bunch of children. That is just too much.

      • philk57 wrote…

        I am willing to believe that the FBI would entrap some idiots by getting them involved in a plot to kidnap the governor of a state. I also understand that the FBI did nothing to stop a couple of bad guys they were following from shooting up a conservative event in Texas (a quick thinking security guard was quicker on the draw than the bad guys, otherwise it may have turned out differently).

        But – I can’t make the extra step to believe that they would wind up this kid in Texas so that he would go and shoot up a bunch of children. That is just too much.

        I’m not saying anyone should believe the last part of that but that’s not a bridge too far for real conspiracy theorists to believe when it’s based on a perceived pattern. I know a few people that would believe it, of course they also believed the first two examples before all the facts came out. Personally I wait for the facts and let that steer my opinion.

  4. If the GOP doesn’t want these sorts of people elected, then the GOP should start doing what the voters want instead of what special interest groups want. GOP voters want school choice, GOP politicians want to kiss up to teaching unions. GOP voters want illegal immigration stopped, GOP politicians want illegal immigration legalized. GOP voters want oil independence, GOP politicians want to wallow in green energy kickbacks. There is a fundamental disconnect between the voters and their representatives, so voters are voting for anyone and everyone that seems like they might do what they are elected to do. That is how people like Paladino get elected. He might be nuts, but if he does what the voters want the voters don’t care. Unethical behavior is contagious. I think there is some sort of law in play where every unethical action results in an equal and opposite unethical reaction. The only real solution is for the originating unethical actions to stop. Lying to the voters and then screwing them over is the originating unethical action causing this chain of behavior. There is a simple solution: the non crazy politicians should do what people voted for them to do.

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