Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Grubby Old Party

Remember a few months ago when many of us were saying that Trump would never, ever be the Republican party's pick for a presidential candidate? Notice how we've been conspicuously silent on the subject lately? Well...........


Someone who's never held elected office, who's companies have declared bankruptcy 5 times, who's greatest claim to fame is being a reality TV star is joining the company of Eisenhower, Teddy Roosevelt, Reagan, Gerald Ford and others (I can't bring myself to mention Abe in the same sentence) as though he belongs there. His candidacy is causing respected conservative columnists like David Brooks to have an existential breakdown in his writings.  

Here's a smattering of his quotes over the past few months, direct quotes. 


An ‘extremely credible source’ has called my office and told me that Barack Obama’s birth certificate is a fraud"
Read more at http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/550112/donald-trump-quotes.html#pCAkEiHfm8cB2zYp
"You know, it doesn't really matter what [the media] write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass." regarding what a female reporter wrote

“All of the women on 'The Apprentice' flirted with me — consciously or unconsciously. That’s to be expected." 

“Ariana Huffington is unattractive, both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man. He made a good decision."

“I would never buy Ivana any decent jewels or pictures. Why give her negotiable assets?"

“He’s not a war hero,” said of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

There are nearly countless more, but what's the point. If there is one thing we've learned from this sorry excuse for a man it's that he can simply shrug and either deny he said it, or ignore the question. That truth doesn't matter, and is unnecessary to the political process. What does matter is anger, emotion and resentment. 

In the next few days we're going to see the same Republican's who've denounced Trump swallow whatever remnant of pride and respect remain to them, and line up behind their odious pick for president. Their one hope is doing what a few states have done and make it near impossible for a minority to vote, but they probably don't have time for that. 

If the Democratic party cannot, in the months ahead, mobilize their party to get out and vote, get unregistered Blacks, Hispanics and women to register to vote for their own safety, then we have a very interesting and sad four years ahead. Pundits are currently saying he doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell to be elected. Sound familiar? 
“An ‘extremely credible source’ has called my office and told me that Barack Obama’s birth certificate is a fraud"
Read more at http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/550112/donald-trump-quotes.html#pCAkEiHfm8cB2zYp.99


11 comments:

  1. I never watched reality TV, but now it's come mainstream and I don't like what I'm seeing.

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  2. Oh, Mike, settle down. It's only six months. (OMG!)

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  3. I need to believe Trump couldn't get elected, but the rules seem to be out the window this election season. But I'll do all I can to help a Democrat win in November.

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  4. Kinda like W? Fuck! Sorry, but the eloquence has left me on the subject. I keep hoping for something better behind Door 3...

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    1. That's a distinct possibility, and the more candidates more the fun.

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  5. Yep! It does sound familiar and that is scary. I'm going to stay the course and continue to believe that Trump doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of being elected. One thing about Hillary is that she's been through hell in her career (and even before) and she's got some thick hide on her.

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    1. Boy, she sure has needed that over the years, eh?

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  6. The whole thing has turned into a reality tv show. The only good thing is watching the die hard Republicans squirm when they have to "endorse" Trump.

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  7. Your missing a letter r in the second to last paragraph.

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