July 7, 2016 By Jack Jodell.
It never ceases to amaze me how much bullshit Republican politicians are allowed to spout out, and that they are seldom called to account for it. (Yes, Democrats tell whoppers, too, but theirs are usually less harmful to the general public), Take Ronald Reagan, for example. He told us that his “supply side economics” (aka “trickle down”) would make us prosperous again. Misguided and very incorrect fools like economist Milton Friedman were filling him and us up with this nonsense that tax breaks for the rich would somehow magically create a record number of good paying new jobs, and that the end of government regulation would somehow translate into cleaner waterways and less polluted air. Why, “the market” would take care of everything all by itself! 35 years later, we can easily see how stupid a notion that was: the purchasing power of the overwhelming 99% MAJORITY of our citizens has gone way down; wages are stagnant and dropping; living standards are going down; the middle class us disappearing as a very small group of filthy rich exploiters are milking both the public and the government dry to grow their pile of wealth exponentially; man-made climate change is causing widespread floods and severe storms, and killing off weaker, temperature-sensitive species – the list goes on and on. Neither Reagan nor Friedman were ever called to account, and look at the damage they caused as a result!
We should also consider former Vice President DICK Cheney, President George W. Bush, and their smart-mouthed Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. These men lied us into a very costly and wholly unnecessary war in Iraq and Afghanistan which rages on even today, some 15 years later! Few questioned this terrible trio’s assertion that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, had aided Osama Bin Laden in helping to attack our World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, and the media stood by silently as these war criminals blatantly invaded Iraq without provocation and began a systematic routine of illegal rendition and torture of suspect captured detainees. In a fit of paranoid overreaction, they chose to even suspend our sacred writ of habeas corpus and attempted to spy on various Americans they either mistrusted or wanted to marginalize! To this day, these truly insanely misguided men have been allowed to quietly retire, when, in reality, they should have been indicted, tried, and convicted for war crimes on several accounts.
Now we are faced with the very real possibility that a most emotionally erratic, jingoistic, vain, undeserving, sociopathic, and unqualified loudmouth named Donald Trump may actually bully his way into becoming President in January, 2017. Once more, our corporate-owned mainstream media is failing to properly vet a Republican candidate. They have given him well over $1 BILLION in free coverage time thus far, choosing to report his every insane utterance while all but ignoring the very sensible and solid policy platforms issued by his Democratic opponents, notably
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. In their pursuit of profits from increased ratings, they flock to this controversial bozo like moths to a flame. Trump, enjoying every second of this attention, plays the media like a tiny violin and keeps them titillated with more and more outlandishness. It is a vicious cycle which is severely shortchanging the public.
We can no longer afford a lax mainstream media: the stakes are far too high today. Therefore, beginning with this post and continuing as long as needed, I will do the vetting of Donald Trump THEY should be doing but aren’t. Using Trump’s own words, I will show how unstable, dangerous, and contradictory he really is, and therefore why he is not at all fit to be President.
Because Trump is constantly making outrageously unsubstantiated allegations, it is impossible to list them all in one blogpost. For that reason, I will select a number of his most preposterous statements and will immediately follow up in italics with my comment on a number of them. See how many of these YOU remember:
“I will build a great wall – and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me – and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall, mark my words.” What a load of racist, dictatorial bullshit! First of all, NO President has the power to force the building of any structure, and NO President has the power to “make” any nation pay for anything! Trump is talking out of his ass on this one. Secondly, his anti-immigrant stance is exactly the opposite of what this country was founded upon, and talk like this refutes everything our Statue of Liberty in New York harbor stands for!
“If I were running ‘The View’, I’d fire Rosie O’Donnell. I mean, I’d look at her right in that fat, ugly face of hers, I’d say ‘Rosie, you’re fired.’” This is one of a long line of anti-women slurs Trump has repeatedly muttered over the years. How cold-hearted and superficial to demean a woman’s looks like that! If only we could resurrect Golda Meir and have her come over here and box this big mouth’s ears in!
“One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace. Good people don’t go into government.” Yeah, you’d know all about “good people”, Trump, being the paradigm of virtue that you are. The truth is that there are MANY good public servants (as well as self-serving opportunists and hucksters) in government, just as there are in businesses, churches, and sports teams. People are people in all walks of life, and government is no exception. Since you are running for President, does this mean that YOU, TOO, are not one of those “good people”, Trump? I guess the jury is out on that one…
“I think apologizing’s a great thing, but you have to be wrong. I will absolutely apologize, sometime in the hopefully distant future, if I’m ever wrong.” How utterly pompous and ridiculous, Trump – your gargantuan ego often gets in the way of your better judgment. Americans have always admired (and ELECTED) Presidents who displayed not only confidence, but genuime humility as well! You are over endowed with the former and extremely lacking in the latter, Trump! Your constant braggadocio will never get you elected!
“I hire the best people.”Anyone with a functioning intellect would hardly call hiring Healey Baumgardner as his press secretary and hiring and then firing the caustic Corey Lewandowski as his campaign manager as examples of “the best people.”
“You know, it really doesn’t matter what the media write as long as you’ve got a young, and beautiful, piece of ass.” That’s what it all boils down to for Trump – a young, and beautiful “piece of ass.” This is revealing in that it shows how little regard this buffoon has for women and the media. This superficial statement, coupled with Trump’s numerous affairs and marriages, shows beyond the shadow of all doubt that Trump could NEVER set the proper moral tone for this nation. as well as how shallow a man he is.
“The beauty of me is that I’m very rich.” AND vain, AND arrogant, AND conceited—not even the fabulously wealthy Saudi royal family shows this much gall, nor does the wealthy British royal family! Is THIS the type of person we want to represent our country on the world stage?
“I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.” Just what this country DOESN’T need: a shallow incestuous playboy pedophile in the White House! GROW UP, will you, Trump?
“The point is, you can never be too greedy.” Oh yes you can, Trump – your predecessor Mitt Romney proved this, and was soundly and deservedly REJECTED by American voters only 4 years ago!
“I was down there, and I watched our police and our firemen, down on 7-Eleven, down at the World Trade Center, right after it came down” Trump, of course, meant 9/11 – not the convenience store 7-11. It appears that, once Trump starts babbling, his memory and thought processes disappear. Is THIS what we want in a President? Hardly!
“I’m not sure I have ever asked God’s forgiveness. I don’t bring God into that picture….When I go to church and when I drink my little wine and have my little cracker, I guess that is a form of forgiveness. I do that as often as I can because I feel cleansed.” Interesting that Trump uses the term “little cracker” to describe Communion, and that he “guesses” it to be “a form of forgiveness.” How convenient for him that hr can interpret Christianity HIS way and can all but ignore much more learned theologians, ministers, and priests! And also that he doesn’t “bring God into that picture.” What else should we expect from such a Pharisee?
“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” and then the ban “hasn’t been called for yet” and then it became “only a suggestion.” Here’s the racist and completely contradictory and impractical Trump talking out of his ass again. This reckless impulsiveness is NOT a good trait for one who would, if elected, become our commander in chief and have his fingers on the nuclear button!
“John McCain is not a war hero…. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.” For a man who claims to respect our military, and particularly our veterans, this is about as hypocritical as one can get. What an insensitive and insulting statement to make about a man IN HIS OWN PARTY who suffered torture during the Vietnam War (a war in which the chickenhawk Trump had FIVE deferments)! Such cold-hearted disrespect does NOT belong in the White House!
“You have so many countries already — China, Pakistan, you have so many countries, Russia — you have so many countries right now that have them [nuclear weapons],..now, wouldn’t you rather, in a certain sense, have Japan have nuclear weapons when North Korea has nuclear weapons?” No, Trump, I wouldn’t, nor would almost any rational person. The idea is to have LESS nuclear weapons rather than more! By Trump’s twisted logic (ILLOGIC, actually), the more guns and nuclear weapons that are available, the safer everyone would be. Does it make sense, then, that ALL PEOPLE should have their own nuclear weapon? Of course not, for normal, sane people would disagree vehemently with this twisted line of reasoning. This is another in a very long line of examples which proves that Donald Trump is far too rash and reckless to be trusted with the office of the President.
Finally, an uproar was just caused wherein the Trump “campaign” put together and sent out a Tweet that showed Hillary Clinton before a large stack of $100 bills with a six sided star of David beside her. Inside the star were the words “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!”. After a furor was raised, the image with the star was hurriedly replaced by one bearing the same words in a circle. Trump, with his longstanding record of mentoring under ex-Mafia lawyer Roy Cohn (who was accused three times by federal investigators of professional misconduct, including witness tampering and perjury, in the 1970s and 1980s), and who has married and divorced several times, and who has declared bankruptcy FOUR times, is the LAST person who should be complaining about “corruption.” This is one last example of Trump’s rash recklessness and latent racism.
The list of these insane quotes and offensive images goes on and on and on and on…when will the media finally stop following this charlatan around and treating him like a legitimate candidate? And, how much more of Donald Trump’s buffoonery must we take?
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