“This nation has long prided itself on its abiding commitments to tolerance, civility and equality. We face a critically important choice in this year’s presidential election that will define whether we maintain our commitment to those ideals or embark on a path that has doomed other governments and nations throughout history,” he said in a statement to the Detroit Free Press published Monday. “I am saddened and dismayed that the Republican Party this year has nominated a candidate who has repeatedly demonstrated that he does not embrace those ideals.”
Between this, the natsec letter and that Susan Collins bullshit I am just about done right now. Let’s deal with her first because she’s dumbest:
When the primary season started, it soon became apparent that, much like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Mr. Trump was connecting with many Americans who felt that their voices were not being heard in Washington and who were tired of political correctness. But rejecting the conventions of political correctness is different from showing complete disregard for common decency.
NO. IT ISN’T. That’s actually always what it’s been about. Rejecting “the conventions of political correctness” has always been about white people wanting to say nigger. Always. You can throw college campuses in the 90s in my face all you want, but I was there, and there wasn’t a single 90s anti-PC crusader who 20 years previous wouldn’t have been a YAF wannabe-Nixon bagman, and 20 years before that wouldn’t have been in a Klan hood. They and Trump voters are the same critters, so don’t cloak one group in First Amendment righteousness just because they used bigger words.
And by the way, Becky with the Bad Timing, nothing showed overwhelming respect for common decency like voting to keep killing people in Iraq in 20fucking07 because you were worried about your re-election.
Now, as for Milliken, let’s annotate instead of reacting:
“This nation has long prided itself on its abiding commitments to tolerance, civility and equality, which was particularly apparent when anti-marriage dingbats were screaming on the steps of the Supreme Court about Adam and Steve. We face a critically important choice in
this year’s presidential electionevery presidential election of the past half century that will define whether we maintain our commitmentreturn to those ideals or embarkcontinue on a path that has doomed other governments and nations throughout the history that we like to pretend never happened,” he said in a statement to the Detroit Free Press published Monday. “I am saddened and dismayed that the Republican Party this yearfor the past 30 years has nominated a candidate who has repeatedly demonstrateddespite adhering fairly consistently to the positions of every other Republican in this and the last three primary cycles, uses rude words and gestures and says ‘titties,’ which apparently all along was the thing that would have doomed GOP presidential candidates, unlike wars, torture, spying, and 20-week abortion bans that he does not embrace those ideals.”
Now and for all time, let us cease trumpeting the coming to Jesus of Republican tools like this. Yes, I am happy they have come to their realizations. No, I do not think they deserve a cookie for them, not when filthy hippies have been in the streets for a decade and couldn’t get a Democratic senator on the phone, much less Susie Q. Outrage up there.
These 50 GOP “national security” officials who can’t abide the idea of Trump, well, insert your own Tora Bora jokes here, only it’s not FUNNY AT ALL:
Its signatories include former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden, former Director of National Intelligence and Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte and Eric Edelman, who was Vice President Dick Cheney’s national security adviser and has worked closely with Michele Flournoy — a candidate for secretary of defense in a prospective Clinton administration — to forge a centrist group of defense experts on key military issues.It also includes two Homeland Security secretaries under Bush, Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff, and Robert Zoellick, a former World Bank president, U.S. trade representative and deputy secretary of state.
God, were we falling all over ourselves yesterday to jerk these guys off.
If only some of the 7,000 Democrats who spoke out against the policies that genuinely destabilized the world could have gotten a fraction of the breathless reporting and “can the establishment ever recover from such scathing criticism” treatment when they spoke up. Of course, they were just right, is all, and not war criminals, so bygones.
“He is unable or unwilling to separate truth from falsehood. He does not encourage conflicting views. He lacks self-control and acts impetuously. He cannot tolerate personal criticism. He has alarmed our closest allies with his erratic behavior,” the letter claims. “All of these are dangerous qualities in an individual who aspires to be President and Commander-in-Chief, with command of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.”
Let’s let Trump’s campaign have the last word. Yes, really:
Trump’s campaign responded with a statement from Trump denouncing the signatories as people who deserve the “blame for making the world such a dangerous place.”