Aug 2, 201612:36 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Republicans’ dark soul of the right: Trump is electing Hillary
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On the way back from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, I asked State Sen. Alberta Darling if I could write in the word “Jr.” after Donald Trump’s name on the Nov. 8 ballot.
The good lady was appalled. “You’ll ruin your ballot!”
Better ruin the ballot than the nation, dear lady.
Donald Trump Jr., at least, may have a heart. We know his father is a hollowed-out bastard. For certain, the first son is a more disciplined candidate. His speech at the convention and demeanor before and since have been exemplary.
But the father cannot win. He is a poor, undisciplined candidate. Donald Trump should not win. He is a needlessly cruel bastard. A pathologic narcissist.
Trump has taken a minor speech at the Democratic convention last week and turned it into a meme. With Trump, you knew that one of his outrages had to stick. If not the “bleeding from wherever,” maybe the taunting of a disabled man, maybe “look at that face,” maybe the National Enquirer conspiracy theories.
Finally, it took two Pakistani-American citizens, Gold Star parents of a fallen warrior.
“You have sacrificed nothing,” Khizr Khan thundered. Holding out a copy of the U.S. Constitution, Khan demanded, “Have you read it?”
Joe laughs last.
Charles Kaiser at CNN thinks this is the piercing of the Trump boil, just as lawyer Joseph Welch pronounced the beginning of Joe McCarthy’s end during televised hearings in 1954.
“Until this moment, senator, I think I have never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness,” said Welch. “Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"
A better candidate would have allowed the Khans their 15 minutes and moved on. But Trump is not only an abysmal candidate, he is a hollowed-out horror. So he attacks Mrs. Khan, who stood mute at her husband’s side on the convention stage in Philadelphia.
“What makes Mr. Trump’s remarks so foul is their undisguised sadism,” Bret Stephens writes in today’s Wall Street Journal. “He took a woman too heartbroken and anxious to speak of her dead son before an audience of millions and painted a target on her. He degraded her.”
Donald Trump does indeed have a dark soul.
“Huey Long, Charles Coughlin, Alger Hiss, Joe McCarthy, and Bull Connor are the foul names of America’s 20th century … and those who supported and excused them will always be tainted by association. This is where Republicans now find themselves with their presidential nominee.”
I’m taking names of those responsible for this debacle. I’m compiling a list. I’ll publish it soon. Call it an enemies list if you want. I am drawing up indictments for conservative Nuremberg trials. Sean Hannity, call your lawyer.
Donald Trump is not a gentleman, he is not a conservative, and he is not a patriot. Yes, I told the Wisconsin State Journal during the convention that I am voting for Mike Pence. But not if Donald Sr. is on the ticket.
Blaska is not electing Hillary Clinton, Trump is.