"Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.
Alexander Hamilton

Friday, August 12, 2016


" What I think Donald Trump is saying...".  The daily Trump apologists are getting really, really, old 'splaining with that same opening line nearly  every time after  Donald speaks.
This article from Politico is pretty scary stuff. Some "highlights":

  • Refrains of “hang the bitch” and “kill the bitch” have grown increasingly common at Trump rallies.
  • Trump himself appeared on the radio show of the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who has warned that the federal government might round up gun owners “like Jews in Nazi Germany.”
  • (Trump) associates and supporters had repeatedly called for violence against Clinton and Obama, while right-wing leaders and militia groups that support Trump speak of an armed response to federal gun control efforts.
We have not only crossed the decency line in the sand, we have totally obliterated it.When a reporter has to be escorted to her car by secret service agents after Trump pointed at her at a rally and called her a liar causing the crowd to turn on her, we no longer have responsible leadership. We have a loose cannon and anarchy.
In the billionaire world of the Republican party Presidential nominee, Donald Trump, politics is no longer about disagreements on policy. It’s about childish name calling, and ludicrous and dangerous off the cuff comments. And never an apology or acceptance of responsibility.
We should fear a Trump presidency to be sure, but we should be equally fearful of the tenor and tone of the people that attend Trump rallies. Republican candidates, office holders and party leadership do not denounce it. They hide behind supporting the parties nominee. Trump of course actually encourages this behavior.
Instead we hear "What I think Donald Trump is saying..." and then they blame the media for "spinning" his messages. He habitually lies, exaggerates, misstates, and insults and all of it is excused by the Republican party, explained away because ... I can't really think of a good "because". Maybe putting party ahead of country?

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