Saturday, July 18, 2015
The TGOP Loves This Guy
Trump on Senator John McCain:
“He’s not a war hero,” said Trump. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”
Donald Trump, Who Deferred His Way out of Combat, Attacks John McCain’s War Hero Status
"It is a fact that John McCain got shot down. It is a fact that he did not perform heroic deeds of daring-do in the air, like a Manfred von Richthofen, or an Eddy Rickenbacker, or Pappy Boyington. But he did survive five years of hellish conditions in a North Vietnamese prison camp, the “Hanoi Hilton.” He did serve his country. Unlike Donald Trump.
While McCain was serving his country, risking his life in a war, Donald Trump was receiving deferments (in 1964, 1965, 1966, and 1968) to stay out of that war. Not, as Trump once claimed, because he had high lottery numbers.
It does not matter how good a pilot McCain was, or how or why he was shot down. What matters is that he was there, and Trump was not.
Think what you will of John McCain, or even of Rick Perry and Jeb Bush. If there is a man on the planet who does not have the right to question McCain’s war deeds, it is Donald Trump."
A sampling from Tea Party blogs of their fawning over Trump who denigrated John McCain's military service:
"Say what you will about Donald Trump,I respect him and he has taken something very dear and precious away from the MSM, the Narrative. And he's speaking for me right now..I must confess this: Unlike past elections where I have argued vociferously for casting a vote for ANY Republican over 3rd party, let me say that, if Trump rens[sic] as a 3rd party candidate, he has my vote."
Get Used To It!"
"As for what you said about The Donald, he sure maked[sic] a fool out of Anderson Cooper and with Katy Tur. as well, he made her look like the Idiot she sounded like.."
Why continue to report on Trump? Because right now he represents the Republican Party and who they admire. The more outrageous he is, the more support he gains from the political party that wants to win the White House in the next presidential election.
Look carefully at who they're supporting for that job: A guy who bragged that he'd build a wall on our border and make Mexico pay for it, and who said he'd bomb the oil fields of Iraq as a way of defeating ISIS.
This article by Leonard Pitts, Jr., of the Miami Herald explains the GOP's fascination with Trump:
"...don’t let anyone tell you it means nothing that Donald Trump has surged to the top of the Republican field, according to a new USA Today/Suffolk University poll.
Don’t let anybody say we ought not note with alarm the fact that 17 percent of Republicans think this loud-mouthed, attention-seeking self-aggrandizing carny barker is fit to be president.
Trump has climbed six percentage points since June, vaulting ahead of Jeb Bush, who remained steady at 14 percent. The billionaire developer and reality-show host did this because of, not despite, a portfolio of absurd promises, xenophobic rhetoric and preposterous assertions. He’s the guy who’s going to build a wall on the Mexican border to keep the “rapists” out — and somehow make Mexico pay for it.
He’s the guy who’s going to bomb the oil fields of Iraq as a way of defeating ISIS. He’s the guy who’s still not sure Barack Obama was born in the USA. He’s the guy who says our gross domestic product has fallen below zero (it hasn’t), and American nukes don’t work (they do). ...
Trump is No. 1? Sure. Why not? Didn’t he promise to build that wall and make Mexico pay for it? There you go, right? Immigration solved, right?
Well...no. But the very fact that so many of us apparently think so provides a vivid illustration of the anti-intellectualism and deep-fried yahoo-ism now holding the Republican Party hostage."
Deep-fried yahoo-ism: A perfect description of today's Goopers and the T-GOP.