Friday, July 22, 2016

Well, That Didn't Take Long

So, the sweepstakes for how long after the Republican convention it would take Donald Trump to gnaw through the bars of his cage and go loping down the street with fangs bared are over.  And if your bet was more than about 20 hours, you lose, sucker.

As has been widely reported now,

"Trump just held one of his weirdest, Cruz-bashing, JFK conspiracy theorizing rallies ever"

In which he already forgot that he is supposed to be running for President, and spent the time in a detailed airing of his personal hatred for Ted Cruz, including once again accusing Cruz's father of having been involved in the assassination of JFK.

As if, by the way, in light of his open threats directed at Hillary Clinton, Trump would even be against the assassination of a Democratic President.

It's all okay, though, perfectly within the range of acceptable political behavior, because, as Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell suggests:

"McConnell says supporting Trump is fine, because if push comes to shove, we can always have a coup."

That's right- McConnell admits that Trump may try to turn the country into a dictatorship, but all we would have to do to stop him is have a military coup and permanently destroy democratic government and the rule of law in the United States.  Isn't that a far better prospect than letting Hillary Clinton pick a moderate Supreme Court Justice or two, or missing out on a chance to start World War III?


Jerry Critter said...

More fodder for Clinton's ads.

Anyone with half a brain can see what a disaster Trump is. But then, Trump supporters don't have even half a brain.

Green Eagle said...

And the half they have they aren't using for anything but the lowest animal functions.

Marc said...

While her pick for VP isn't anything progressives are too happy about, it is a logical and solid political decision, as he is no bomb thrower and has solid government experience. With the wikileaks of the DNC emails, Hillary is going to have a bit of work to do to placate the progressive left which supported Sanders, and Kaine is not going to make it easy. A backer for TPP and a supporter of the big banks, he will be a large red flag to those potential voters. Maybe they figure the losses will be made up by Republicans unwilling to vote for Trump, and see Clinton/Kaine as Republican-lite.

I don't know how it will shake out, but this election is hers to lose. While Trump being Trump can make it easy for her, she needs to understand that 'third way' is not the right way to win and retain a Congress which can work with her. 50 states, down ticket support, and an eye on 2020 to make sure the 2010 gerrymandering can be put to rights. Otherwise she'll have even less to show for her time as President than President Obama.

Green Eagle said...

Very true. And remember that, as close as Democrats may be to taking back the Senate, she cannot afford to pick a VP from a State with a Republican governor, as that one vote may well be the difference. And unfortunately, that ruled out my two favorite picks, Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown. But then, I've been a fan of Bernie too,for years, and contributed to his campaign twice, before he ran off the rails.