The Republican nominee for president has no decency

I wonder what the tiny-fingered, faux billionaire tax avoider has been up to recently?

Republican Donald Trump lashed out Saturday at two Muslim American parents who lost their son while he served in the U.S. military in Iraq and who appeared at the Democratic National Convention last week, stirring outrage among critics who said the episode proves that Trump lacks the compassion and temperament to be president. …

[L]ast week, Khizr Khan blasted Trump’s rhetoric on Muslims and immigrants. Pulling his pocket version of the Constitution from his jacket, he questioned whether Trump has read the document.

“You have sacrificed nothing and no one,” Khan said in a halting and forceful voice.

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Let’s talk about voter fraud and Republicans

One other thing: When the Tea Party movement started, it consisted of people who said they were “Independents.” They actually were Republicans who didn’t want to admit that they voted for George W. Bush (the dumber) twice and didn’t want to take responsibility for selecting a leader who sacrificed the safety of our nation, turned us into a frightened police state and brought the country to the edge of financial ruin.

They shrugged off the Tea Party label a couple of weeks ago. You saw them in a convention center in Cleveland pissing their Underoos, scaring the bejeebus out of babies and selecting as their nominee the sunburned understudy for Greg Stilton in “The Dead Zone.”

And yeah, even though this clip is from 2011, Republicans are still doing everything they can to make sure that people are disenfranchised from voting.

A woman’s work is never done

The political conventions in the U.S. are over. The choices are clear.

And right now it looks like as of Jan. 20, 2017, the Western world is going to be governed by these three people:

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England’s prime minister

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Germany’s chancellor

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The next president of the United States

 

Welcome to the 21st century. We’ve shattered the glass ceiling and the sky’s the limit.

In case you missed it …

I’ve seen two great convention speeches introducing a candidate for president of the United States: Mario Cuomo’s nomination speech for Bill Clinton in 1992, and this one. This one has not only raised the bar, but it also blew off the roof.

(And just for a reality check, take a look a Cuomo’s speech, linked above, and observe how the Democratic delegates, way back in 1992, were even then far more diverse that the GOP delegates in 2016.)

Love and marriages: An electoral comparison

This from the conservative and still clueless National Review:

The simple fact is that everyone expects husbands to speak well of their wives — even Bill Clinton. That was a box he could have checked in 10 minutes of his speech. Instead, he took the 9,072 minutes of his speech (by my rough estimate) reading Hillary Clinton’s C.V. The biggest problem is that the more he talked the weirder it was that he didn’t address the elephant(s) in the room. This is not a great marriage by any normal person’s definition, unless you measure them almost solely on the metric of political success.

So Jonah Goldberg is full of snark on the Clinton’s marriage, which by my count has lasted 30 years.

at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.  (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)

At the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Jan. 20, 2009. (Jeff Christensen/AP)

Meanwhile the elephant in the room of the party that has an elephant for a symbol is that its horny goat with an orangutan perm presidential candidate is on his third, and we’re sure not last, wife.

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Isn’t it time Republicans shut up about Bill and Hillary and whether they really do love each other?