Let's see now, where do I begin?
As America's political process sinks deeper into the abyss of hopelessness and despair, one major political party has become Exhibit A of what can happen when you allow hatred, blind passion without reason, and bigotry, to take hold of your party and its operatives.
Watching the republican debate from Motown last night almost made me feel sorry for my friends on the right. Almost. I was waiting to hear, Maury! Maury! Maury! from the wild and irreverent audience at any minute.
There he was, the presumptive nominee of the party, boasting to all the world about the size of his private parts. It was crass beyond belief, but not surprising given that earlier in the day he (trump) hinted that the man who was in his position four years ago would have done what Monica Lewinsky did to Bill Clinton just to get his support. (Imagine, if you will, Barack Obama boasting about the size of his Johnson in a national prime time debate such as the one we saw last night. It would have been BREAKING NEWS on every station including the sports networks.)
Lost in all the hoopla over trump's pronouncement was the big fat lie he told about his hand having never being an issue before. I swear this guy must think that the Internet stopped existing when he started running for president.
But that's trump for you; a man who changes positions even in the middle of a debate. I use the word positions loosely of course, because I still have not heard his position on one single issue. Well, except for the wall. I know where he stand on "the wall." Little does he know that if he gets elected he will have to build a wall to keep Americans in. Even the illegals that are here will be trying to get out and they can't leave. Señor Trump, please let us go; we just want to go back to our families in Mexico.
The Washington Post found that the man has changed his mind 20 times since June for crying out loud! The third Mrs. Trump (Or is it four? I lost count.) must be getting nervous.
The antics of front runner was sad and pathetic, but what was scarier was some of the thing that he was actually saying.
His insistence, for instance, that he would order his military people to water-board enemy combatants even though it is an illegal act was terrifying and Mussoliniesque. He told that nation that they (the military leaders) would follow his illegal orders whether they wanted to or not.
"When asked about former CIA Director Michael Hayden’s recent comments that the military could defy unlawful orders to torture or kill civilians, Trump said, “They won’t refuse. They’re not going to refuse, believe me.”
But it's not only the despicable terrorist who would feel the wrath of the orange one, the families of the terrorist would be eliminated as well. Something about the family of the 9/11 hijackers getting away. Another lie.
Anyway, today it seems that there was yet another position change my Mr. trump.
"Donald Trump has reportedly reversed his position on ordering the military to use torture against America’s enemies and to target family members of suspected terrorists, policies he has advocated while on the campaign trail.
The switch, indicated in a statement to the Wall Street Journal on Friday in which Trump said he understood that the US “is bound by laws and treaties”, came two days after prominent Republican national security and military figures published an open letter on the subject.
The letter stated “we are united in our opposition to a Donald Trump presidency” and adding that the authors were “obligated to state our core objections clearly”.
Those core objections included the statement that “[Trump’s] embrace of the expansive use of torture is inexcusable”.
The open letter also pointed to the question of whether the military would or could follow potential extra-legal orders made by a hypothetical President Trump without going through the secret process they use now to deem such actions legal." [Source]
Trump will be very upset about this, because, as we all know, Donald doesn't like it when people oppose him.
Just ask John McCain.
"When asked about McCain’s comments by CBS News’s Major Garrett after the Republican debate in Detroit on Thursday, Trump said McCain had better watch out. “That’s not nice, he has to be very careful,” Trump said. When asked why, he added, “He’ll find out.” [Source]
Oh ohh, watch it senator; you might find yourself laying on a table with a towel over your face.
*Pic from usatoday.com