Monday, August 8, 2016
Donald Trump's Terrible, Awful, Very Bad Week
Image via Infidel753:
After a restful week of sand, sea, fresh air, and NO internet, it was difficult to return to the noisy droning on of the political process in this presidential election season, but return we must.
Some things that happened while the Shaw Kenawe family were listening to and watching the wheeling and diving of herring gulls on Cape Cod's magnificent Nauset Beach:
Republican presidential nominee, Donald J. Trump attacked a Gold Star family.
Yes. That actually happened, and, from what I've read, many on the radical rabid right agree with and have excused Trump's dreadful, shameful reaction to the Khan's son's ultimate sacrifice.
One of Trump's supporters gave Trump his own Purple Heart, to which Trump commented: "I"ve always wanted a Purple Heart." As though a Purple Heart were just another trophy to brandish before the public as a symbol of Trump's worth. The Talking Yam has no idea what Americans who've earned a Purple Heart have had to sacrifice to earn one. He's a despicable draft dodger who wouldn't put his own Richie Rich ass on the line when his country needed him.
Is there nothing this bag of excrement can do to sour his supporters? I guess not, since his radical rabid right fans are still willing to debase themselves and their values because their hatred of Hillary Clinton trumps their love of America.
Trump's execrable behavior has had a devastating impact on his poll numbers (yes, we are still three months from the election, and things can change), Hillary's poll numbers are rising as Trump's are tanking. Some red states are now in play, and battleground/swing states are leaning toward Hillary.
The Harvard Republican Club, for the first time in its history and showing moral courage, is NOT endorsing Trump. And Meg Whitman, MEG WHITMAN! is endorsing Hillary Clinton. There are, as we have noted, many Republicans of principle who love America more than a political party. Good for Meg Whitman, and shame on those lily-livered cowards who continue to make excuses for sticking with the disaster for the country that is Trump.
The Libertarian Party's new slogan for their Gary Johnson and Bill Weld ticket is "Feel The Johnson," which everyone knows is an oblique way of saying "Feel The Penis." Clever or PG13-rated? I report; you decide. Between the nude photos of a potential FLOTUS published in a Trump-friendly newspaper and now the Libertarian Party asking Americans to "Feel The Penis," one wonders what other soft porn the Goopers and Libertarians have in store for the American public to enjoy during this unique presidential election season.
And finally this from Richard Wolffe:
"Richard Wolffe at The Guardian writes—
For Donald Trump, this was more than a terrible week. It was a turning point: Trump has demolished his campaign, his brand and his party. He has squandered his vice-presidential pick and his convention, and several battleground states along with them. He picked several fights he could not win, and showed no sign of learning from his own failure. It would be tempting to say this was just another week in the bizarre life of the Republican presidential nominee. But it wasn’t. This week was a decisive turning point in the 2016 election, and there have been remarkably few of them in an campaign that is supposedly volatile."
And another one bites, another one's gone, another one bites The Trump!
(CNN) -- Frank Lavin, an official in every GOP administration since Reagan, says he'll vote for Hillary ClintonTrump is unsuited to the presidency and his serial bankruptcies raise questions about his business record, Lavin says.
"(CNN) -- I had the honor of serving as Ronald Reagan's White House political director from 1987 to 1989, so I can claim some insight on U.S. politics.
My central conclusion on the 2016 race: It might not be entirely clear that Hillary Clinton deserves to win the presidency, but it is thunderingly clear that Donald Trump deserves to lose. on this premise, I will do something that I have not done in 40 years of voting: I will vote for the Democratic nominee for president.
The depressing truth of the Republican nominee is that Donald Trump talks a great game but he is the emperor who wears no clothes. Trump falls short in terms of the character and behavior needed to perform as president. This defect is crippling and ensures he would fail in office. Trump is a bigot, a bully, and devoid of grace or magnanimity. His thin-skinned belligerence toward every challenge, rebuke, or criticism would promise the nation a series of a high-voltage quarrels. His casual dishonesty, his policy laziness, and his lack of self-awareness would mean four years of a careening pin-ball journey that would ricochet from missteps to crisis to misunderstandings to clarifications to retractions."
Tell us how you really feel, Mr. Lavin!
Another principled Republican who loves America more than he loves a political party.