Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Friday, March 18, 2016

The Thug With Money

Go ahead Trump supporters, give him the nomination, and forever be associated with the worst candidate to seek the office of the presidency in recent history:  The Thug With Money.

That thousands of people support the Trumper doesn't change the fact that he's a repulsive, violent, racist, xenophobic, misogynistic, anti-veteran, serial lying, bigot. 

I say let the Goops own this walking disaster -- forever. 

Let the people who believe he'd make a swell president vote for this charlatan just like they supported and voted for that other walking disaster from Alaska. They've learned nothing these past 8 years, still falling for loud-mouth, empty-headed fakes, who know nothing about governing but everything about stirring up the discontented with xenophobic and violent rhetoric.

We couldn't think of a better person to represent what the Party of Lincoln has become:

"The Republican Party, under Trump, is headed for a combustive breakup. Ronald Reagan envisioned a shining city on a hill. Trump represents nothing more than a thug with money. Can the man who shouts “I’d like to punch him in face!” and “Knock the crap out of them!” about protesters possibly quote Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower or Reagan in his acceptance speech? He could, but it would be no more plausible than a fish doing a tap dance.

 In temperament and judgment, this is now Trump’s party. And take him at his word: His supporters will riot, as he predicted this week, if he doesn’t get his way. 

Sane Republicans, perhaps a third of the party, have no choice but to plot an honorable discharge. The exit polls in Ohio found that 42 percent of Republicans said they would consider a third-party candidate. They can also support Hillary Clinton, or sit this one out. But they cannot show up in Cleveland and have their principles paved over by Trump’s bullies." --T. Egan, NYTimes


Infidel753 said...

Palin, minority vote suppression, hostility to science that devolved into rejection of reality itself -- they've been becoming this for a long time. Trump is just bringing it out into the open. And the rest of the party is simply floundering as they try to decide what to do.

I dare to dream that the Republican party is finally approaching the well-deserved end it has been writing for itself for years.

BlueBull said...

I agree.I long to see the end of the GOP once and forever.

Flying Junior said...

There is no guarantee that this will end peaceably. Trump has already publicly threatened to marshal his brownshirts to a rebellion if he is not granted the nomination by the RNC.

We have had problems with armed right-wingers intimidating black voters in both 2008 and 2012. This could get very ugly.

Best to go ahead and arrest Trump on charges of making terroristic threats and have it out with the lawyers before it gets bloody.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Re: Trump's real attitude toward women over the years before he decided to run for president and have his words bite him in his prodigious arse:

"There are lots of reasons for Republicans to be worried about having Donald Trump as their presidential nominee, and new polling data out from Reuters today shows one of the ways a Trump nomination could be fatal:

Real estate billionaire Donald Trump’s coarse rhetoric has won him some fans, but there’s at least one large group in America that is increasingly unimpressed: women.

Half of U.S. women say they have a “very unfavorable” view of the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling, up from the 40 percent who felt that way in October.

This is only one data set (albeit a large one; it’s based on two weeks’ worth of polling and includes 5,400 respondents), and things can and probably will change over the course of the next few months. But we need to appreciate just how dramatic these numbers are. Half of all women voters at the moment feel not just somewhat or slightly unfavorable toward Trump, but very unfavorable toward him."
--Paul Waldman

Women's high negatives toward Trump plus the high negatives Latinos have toward him will be problematic in a general election.

Today, 8 in 10 Hispanic voters have an unfavorable view of Trump. That includes more than 7 in 10 who have a “very unfavorable” impression of him, which is more than double the percentage of any other major candidate.

But keep telling yourselves, TeaPublicans, that the Trumper is good for the TGOP.