Donald Trump eats at his own idiotic word buffet almost every twitter hour. Nine million plus soak up his tweeting scraps and his dog whistle to bigots, racists, nativists, conspiracy-theorists and lovers of other us-versus- them- ists:
Make America great again!
Ah, so how do we do that exactly? Who is really at fault for his followers’ personal travails? Why, it’s got to be everyone else. Keep them out! Bomb their sanctuaries! Take away the liars’ press passes. Stop being stupid.
Just vote for the guy who will tell you whatever truth you want to hear and play to your every fear.
The man only needs four hours sleep, so that’s over six thousand extra hours he can spend over the next four years building walls, starting trade wars, taking geography lessons, learning the names of foreign leaders, and comforting grieving families and a nation by taking credit for predicting more heinous terrorist acts.
Hey Donald: Radical Islamic terrorism isn’t Islamic and isn’t radical. It’s terrorists hijacking a religion as a pretext for their evil deeds. To even indirectly connect the beliefs of 1.5 billion Muslims with the terrorists who practice a perversion of their religion is not only wrong, it makes it harder to deal with the root problem.
Frankly, we’d all be much safer if the “never-Trumpers” mobilized the Republican party’s leadership to ban Trump and reject (what, until recently, his own party would have characterized as) his un-American views. It doesn’t matter if Hillary bests Trump in November. What the Republican party supporters do today in response to their party’s ostensible candidate for the world’s most important position will determine the party’s future viability not just in the next election cycle, but for generations to come.
This man is wholly unfit for office. Loyalists who frame what they assess as Hillary’s lack of character in scandals involving emails, investments, Benghazi, her husband’s sexual peccadilloes or whatever they heard Fox News report, as even remotely determinative against a populist with no apparent core set of beliefs or plans other than to offer vapid word bubbles, serve their country and party poorly. Yes, Hillary may mean the Supreme Court is lost to Republicans. But losing one branch of government is far better that than supporting someone who causes all of us to lose who we are as a country.