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Yesterday Donald Trump pushed the limits of anti political correctness beyond the boundaries any rational thinking person can accept. His judgement, often in question since he announced his candidacy last June, is increasingly becoming more bizarre and skirting the boundary between just a bit crazy and pure insanity.
We are of course talking about his remarks at a campaign rally in North Carolina when he said the following:
"If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks, All the Second Amendment people — maybe there is."
What troubles me is the feverish frenzy the liberal left has worked themselves into over what is admittedly a very stupid statement, However, there is no credible reason to think Trump was suggesting or encouraging 2'nd amendment rights advocates to assassinate Hillary Rodham Clinton. Trump is many things that many people disapprove of, but, inciting or engaging in actual violence is not among them.
The following, my comments on two liberal weblogs, really sum up what is a more reasonable view and understanding of Trump's admittedly very foolish and unthought-out remarks.
Dumb statement by Trump. Extremely stupid in his wording. However his explanation is certainly plausible.
The "if Clinton gets to pick her judges" is hypothetical, possible only if and when she is elected. Trump was, as he said, speaking to 2'nd amendment rights advocates to encourage them to vote for him as he would select pro firearm conservative judges.
I very highly doubt Trump was suggesting assassination of Clinton. Trump has demonstrated time and time again his tendency to shoot from the hip and think later. A quality we can ill afford in the President of the United States.
Trump may be wealthy but when it comes to politics and government he ain't to bright.
Do we really believe Trump was suggesting the assassination of Clinton. Methinks not.
Trump's statement "if Clinton gets to elect her judges" is hypothetical at this point and can only happen if she is elected. It is not only plausible but very likely Trump was talking to 2'nd amendment rights advocates. He needs their votes and he was sending the message he would appoint conservative pro 2'nd amendment rights judges.
It was a stupid shoot from the hip statement, something Trump is prone to do. A quality we can ill afford in the President of the United States.
Stupid, yes. Presidential, absolutely not. Will it affect the avid Trumpian's viewpoint, nope. But did Trump mean to imply nefarious intent, highly unlikely and very improbable.
He likely pushed more undecided but Clinton leaning folks into HRC's fold.
A VERY STRANGE YEAR INDEED.
Trump has, without a doubt thrown his judgement into further question-- the resounding response should be to deny him the presidency by a landslide margin. But the liberal left's over heated hyperbole is a bit too much as well. Trump was not advocating assassination.
Just to make it very clear... This weblog does not support Donald Trump, is working for his defeat, and is encouraging folks to vote for HRC.
Yesterday in a response to a comment by Flying Junior I said...
Rational Nation USA Thu Aug 11, 05:17:00 AM EDT
Frankly IMO the GOP nationally (and by state) should denounce his rhetoric and withhold financial support from the campaign. And, Faux "News" should cut off his near 24/7 freebeess. But, neither the GOP or Faux "News" is governed but common sense any longer.
Oh, I forgot to mention the NRA, Trump's biggest fan club should make a statement against Trump's rhetoric. They won't however.
Trump has bad judgement, is unfit, unqualified, and therefore does not, IMO, deserve to win the presidency. But he was NOT suggesting assassination.
This just out...
POLITICO - More than 70 Republicans have signed an open letter to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus urging him to stop spending any money to help Donald Trump win in November and shift those contributions to Senate and House races.
The letter comes as a number of Republican senators and high-profile GOP national security officials have come forward saying they cannot vote for Trump.
“We believe that Donald Trump’s divisiveness, recklessness, incompetence, and record-breaking unpopularity risk turning this election into a Democratic landslide, and only the immediate shift of all available RNC resources to vulnerable Senate and House races will prevent the GOP from drowning with a Trump-emblazoned anchor around its neck,” states a draft of the letter obtained by POLITICO. “This should not be a difficult decision, as Donald Trump’s chances of being elected president are evaporating by the day.”
The letter ticks off a series of Trump actions that they believe have "alienated millions of voters of all parties,” including, attacking Gold Star families, positive comments about violent foreign leaders and encouraging Russia to find Clinton’s lost emails.
“Those recent outrages have built on his campaign of anger and exclusion, during which he has mocked and offended millions of voters, including the disabled, women, Muslims, immigrants, and minorities,” the letter states. “He also has shown dangerous authoritarian tendencies, including threats to ban an entire religion from entering the country, order the military to break the law by torturing prisoners, kill the families of suspected terrorists, track law-abiding Muslim citizens in databases, and use executive orders to implement other illegal and unconstitutional measures.”
It is good to see the RNC beginning to recognize and accept the disaster that Donald J. Trump is for their party specifically and the nation in general. Maybe there really is a chance, as slim as it may be, that the republican party will rebuild the party and pursue an actual sensible fiscally agenda and embrace a much more inclusive agenda and path for the future.
It is looking like Trump will be the star in America's Greatest Political Loser of All Time.
Read full story BELOW THE FOLD.
2'nd Update 8/11/16
The Washington Post - Some of the country’s wealthiest Republican donors are targeting Senate and House races around the country, hoping a financial firewall will protect the party’s congressional majorities on Nov. 8. Their investments — fuel for a record haul by super PACs this year — reflect a fear prevalent throughout the party: that Trump’s contentious candidacy threatens to trigger an electoral rout up and down the ballot.
Those worries spilled into public view Thursday, when a letter signed by more than 75 longtime GOP officials and party veterans asking the Republican National Committee to shift its resources to vulnerable Senate and House candidates was made public.
As the focus and funds are diverted to down ticket candidates the Trump campaign will need more free airtime from its biggest media support, Faux "News".
Read the full story BELOW THE FOLD.