John McCain, the Republican senator from Arizona who lost enormously to Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, had this to say about the GOP’s annoying orange running against Hillary Clinton:
“While our Party has bestowed upon him the nomination, it is not accompanied by unfettered license to defame those who are the best among us,” McCain said. “I hope Americans understand that the remarks do not represent the views of our Republican Party, its officers, or candidates.”
And I hope Americans do understand that every one of those remarks truly represent the views of the Republican Party, its officers, it candidates and especially its constituents.
Are we not to notice that Donald Trump was selected by Republican voters as their presidential candidate by an overwhelming margin? As he says, he’s their voice.
Are we not to notice that when every Republican took the stage in Cleveland to spout their anger, fear and hatred, that was the voice of the Republican Party?
And are we not to notice that during the entire campaign, every time Trump insulted Muslims, hispanics, blacks, Jews, Asians and women, the crowd squealed like a pig because he was putting it to them like the hillbilly on Ned Beaty in “Deliverance.”
I guess the guy to gave the world Alaska’s Mooselini is blinding himself to the fact that the folks who loved Sarah Palin so much are the same people who back the GOP’s embodiment of its id.
And while I’m thinking about the annoying orange: