On Aug. 2, President Barack Obama spoke in the clearest voice of our country’s conscience, citing mounting evidence that the Republican candidate is categorically unqualified to be president of the United States.
Donald Trump’s hair-trigger pathology, his affinity for dictators, his misogyny, xenophobia, and hate speech are self-evident. Months of insults to women, to veterans, to minorities and Muslim Americans culminated in a vicious attack by the candidate on a Gold Star Muslim family, whose son had given his life to protect his fellow soldiers, placing his own body between his comrades and a car bomb.
The insufferable candidate views himself as equally courageous.
Warren Buffett cited Joe Welch to Joe McCarthy:
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“Have you no decency, sir?”
And the president laid bare an avalanche of evidence that the real estate mogul was “unfit to lead,” calling upon Republicans in Congress to denounce their candidate. Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have been dancing with the devil.
Wednesday, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, who prides himself on his “moderation,” called Trump “a Democrat,” citing the mogul’s past voting record as evidence. Is this the new strategy of the grotesque tea party of cowards, who surely are not Scarborough’s imagined Republican Party of moderates? They are, rather, the party that gerrymandered districts, and hungrily embraced the tea party, from the science deniers to the women haters.
Trump is the Republican Party’s “monster from the id.”
They created and nurtured him.
And a plurality of Republican primary voters chose him.
He is no Democrat.
Marylouise Markle, State College