I have been watching the Republican convention, because I believe in keeping one’s mind open. Before I cast a vote….any vote…I listen to both sides, even when I am already fundamentally opposed to one side’s perspective. A close relative is there. She is a big Trump fan and an official delegate. I’m happy she can be there, because this obviously means a lot to her.
I am always open to changing my mind, if I receive a compelling intellectual motivation to do so. In the case of the current Republican nominee, however, it is difficult to even take him seriously.
It is hard for me to take this self-agrandizing former game show host seriously when hs uses such as Chachi with his dubious distinction as star of “Happy Days” as an endorsement….or that moronic Duck Dynasty guy who claims that only 20% of Americans are REAL Americans. What IS that….the Duck Dynasty thing? Are those even real people? They belong in swamps.
There has been a plethora of this talk about “real” Americans and “regular” Americans from that whole ilk and how THEY are the only ones who make America great. Blah Blah Blah …. When these statements are not focused on the media, they are usually directed at Hillary Clinton. (yawn)
As deluded as these self-described, “real” Americans are, they are certainly no more American than anyone else legally living in this country. They are not more American than the 3.3 million Muslims legally living here. They are not more American than the millions who are not religiously affiliated. They are not more American than the low-lives in prison cells who have committed crimes. They are not more American than the millions who believe that game hunting is morally wrong. They are not more American than the millions who are in favor of gun control. These rednecks…the uneducated ones who refer to being a “real” American as a membership card to their own private universe are, in fact, not the only “real” Americans.
This country is a melting pot. We legally accommodate people from all walks of life, all religions, all non-religions, all races, all beliefs, all sorts of habits and ideas….and they are all Americans. WE are ALL Americans.
In my protestations against Donald Trump, I do not come from a narrow minded perspective. I do not “not get it,” as one of my friends claims. I get it. I totally get it. I totally get why his primary demographic feeds on fear, is largely uneducated and has little hope because the majority of Trump supporters were too damned stupid and lazy to work their way through an educational system that would have the power to enlighten them. I get why they cling to lies and false hopes. It is because THEY have no hope. You can lie to them over and over and over…and even when they KNOW you’re lying, they will still cling to every word because they are insecure. They have screwed up their lives and mired themselves so deeply in their own hapless BS that they are convinced that this man, Trump, this GAME SHOW HOST, is somehow qualified to be President because he has swindled his way into billions of dollars. To these poor souls, money is the end all and be all of existence…..and most of them don’t have any.
I know that if Donald Trump were a democrat, he would have been drummed off the podium by now for cheating on his first two wives and bragging about his infidelities. Any Democratic politician…ANY Democratic politician who openly admitted to buying politicians from both the Republican and the Democratic side, would have been hanged by now, but not Trump. He is the (false) golden one. They believe he will make them rich or help them somehow. They think he is tough, when what he really is, is a boorish, small-handed narcissist who does not know when to keep his mouth shut.
Donald Trump has openly and loudly praised Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-il, two of the most dangerous and corrupt leaders in the entire world. Trump hosted Gadaffi in New York, fed him lavish meals, brought in entertainment, and rented the tyrant his luxury apartment. He has openly praised Saddan Hussein for something that Hussein didn’t even do, in an effort to convince his hapless followers that he is TOUGH.
Donald Trump isn’t tough. He is a bully. Bullies are weak. He is very insecure….and he has small hands. How could this man possibly defend what happened at Tiananmen Square? That incident lead to the slaughter of thousands of innocent people. Thousands.
Donald Trump is the equivalent of the redneck who gets all of her information from Fox News and Facebook memes or cosmic blogs written by paranoids or people who are in it (feeding on the fear) for kicks. Trump has openly quoted the NATIONAL ENQUIRER, which like Fox News, isn’t even a legitimate news source!!!
Trump openly lied about Senator Ted Cruz’s father being a co-conspirator of Lee Harvey Oswald in the killing of John Kennedy…and even though I can’t stand Cruz, I was so happy to see him put the Orange Cheeze Doodle in his place. Trump told a major whopper about President Obama’s not having been born in Hawaii. Don’t believe me? I’m going down the list from two different fact checking organizations…both non-partisan, and both offering complete, traceable substantiation for every word published. There’s a whole list, I tell you, and I’ve only touched on the top few.
I am against Donald Trump because he draws dangerous conclusions. He makes dangerous decisions. For instance, he thinks the US should allow ISIS to handle the Syrian problem. He doesn’t understand the Nuclear Triad. He has flip-flopped on his positions on health care over and again. He openly and loudly lies….time and again. I won’t be voting for Mr. Trump because he has demonstrated to me that he is not a good person and that he is incompetent and dangerous.
Then, there are his own “unAmerican” statements…statements that indicate he is a traitor to this nation…. such as his denial that Senator McCain is a war hero because he was dumb enough to get caught. Really? Even though Senator McCain is a Republican, he is not a dumb person, nor a bad one, nor an incompetent one….and especially not in comparison with Trump.
Donald Trump is a man who could cruelly ridicule a reporter who was physically challenged, and then laugh about it. He ridiculed women about their physical appearances and even about menstruation. He objectifies women like some uneducated creep from the 1970’s, calls them “flat chested” or talks about how pretty they look when they’re down on their knees. No self respecting mother of ANY daughter could possibly vote for this man to lead our country. Not unless she is simply an idiot and doesn’t care about her daughter.
I read the story of how he raped Ivana because, according to her, he was upset about his hair or something. While, I, too, would be upset about my hair if mine looked like his, I would not physically assault someone for it. He sexually assaulted her, but because of the way the law was written at the time, a man could not be convicted of raping his own wife, so technically, even though he did, according to his ex, commit the act, it wasn’t technically called “rape” back then in the eyes of the law …but it would be today. Regardless, according to her, it was still forcible sex….it was still rape. And now, Federal charges are pending for his rape of a 13 year old, and yesterday, another woman stepped forward with assault and rape charges against him. So yeah. I have daughters. I am not going to vote for a man who does not view the world in a way that is in their best interests. This is a man who stood in front of the entire world and bragged about his penis size!
Trump referred to our beautiful neighbors to the South as “murderers and rapists” and seems to have deluded himself into believing he will be able to deport 11,000,000 of them by constructing a “deportation force” should he be elected President. Oh, and he is all for killing the families of his enemies….their daughters…their wives…their little babies. This is a war crime, but hey. Donald Trump is wealthy. He thinks that can buy his way into ignoring the law. Of course, when pressed, he back peddled, which has become his habit. The man will say anything to anyone, so long as it will make the cards fall in his favor.
Is Donald Trump a “real American” when he, himself, dodged the draft up to five times? I don’t think so. Even then, he still boasts about his prep school giving him more military experience than the actual military! His claims about his IQ are also insane. The rumor that his has an exceptionally high IQ are false, and come from a projection of what it would take to get into Wharton. Fact is, Trump got into Wharton because the guy who interviewed him knew Trump’s older brother. He was not an exceptional student. He was, in fact, quite unremarkable.
His father gave him millions, with which he had the potential to make honest and wise investments. He didn’t, because he didn’t know how. Instead, he took the low road, repeatedly filing bankruptcy so he wouldn’t have to pay the workers who labored so hard on the jobs that they did for him. I personally know a New York architect who is on this list. His fortune could have been much greater than it is….but even his fortune is a lie. He has been espousing his billionaire-hood when he isn’t even a billionaire. THAT is why he won’t release his tax records. More on that below…
Trump claimed to have seen “thousands of Muslims” merrymaking just after the tragedy on 9-11, yet there is absolutely NO corroboration of this. Muslims were KILLED when the twin towers were attacked. I’m not just talking about the 19 hijackers. I’m talking about people who worked in the towers…a bank vice president, a stock trader, a cook, a waitress…and the list goes on and on. There was nothing for American Muslims to celebrate on that day, and his statements about celebrations were absolute lies. This has been proved many times over. He made it up!
A lot of people are in favor of Trump because of his FALSE claims that he is ‘self funding’. Not only has he accepted donations in the millions of dollars, he put a donation button on his website. This is a man who has filed bankruptcy as many as FOUR TIMES, resulting in thousands of workers being short changed and not paid at all for their hard work.
Donald Trump has lied to the American people about his net worth, claiming it is $10 billion, even though his FEC filing shows he is only worth $165 million!
Donald Trump has ridiculous proposals for economic policies, such as the imposing of tariffs on China, Japan and Mexico. These tariffs could cost Americans thousands of dollars each year.
Oh….and despite the most prominent scientists in the entire world presenting indisputable substantiation that Global Warming exists, the Donnie claims that it is a conspiracy theory by the Chinese to steal our jobs. PLEASE!!! The stupidity is overwhelming! It’s like a quote from “The Patsy Cline Story” in which Patsy’s mama said, “You make me want to scream and claw my face.” Even after making this absurd claim, he filed for a permit to build a giant wall at his Irish gold course because global warming is causing erosion. See? When it comes to making money for HIMSELF, the man will say anything.
He taunted and criticized Mitt Romney about releasing his tax returns, claiming that it was the right thing to do…and Romney did it….but Trump? No way. He won’t release his because they will reveal even more, what a liar he is.
My list of complaints against Trump go on and on and on. He is preying on the simpletons, the losers, the uneducated, the rednecks, the conspiracy theorists, the religious fanatics. These people ARE real Americans. They just aren’t the ONLY real Americans as they claim.
I think my number #1 reason for my disdain for Trump is his bizarre call to make America great again. This just in: AMERICAN IS ALREADY GREAT! What the hell is he talking about? *I*, Stacy Alexander, am a REAL American….and I denounce the fraud that is Donald Trump. Trump is dangerous…and there is nothing American about him.