Tuesday, August 09, 2016

More Republican Establishment Creeps Hatin' On Mr. Trumpanzee


I don't like Trump either-- not anything about him; in fact I detest him and everything he stands for. That said, that list of 50 GOP officials who signed a lot warning that he;'d put the nation's national security at risk... the only ones on the list I heard of I hate too. The establishment on both sides of the aisle, sure are gaining up on Mr. Trumpanzee and these people never come from the same place I come from. It can't help but make me pause and wonder what I'm doing on the same side as people like war criminal John Negroponte, Goldman Sachs crook, World Bank president, neocon warmonger and Bush Trade Rep. Robert Zoellick, Patriot Act author Michael Chertoff, NSA and CIA Director & wiretapper Michael Hayden, deranged warmonger Eric Edelman, neocon Richard Fontaine, clownish Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, and the Trade Rep. who came up with NAFTA, Carla Hills.

It's hard to imagine a Republican president who wouldn't look to some combination of the 50 people who signed the Trumpophobic letter yesterday to help run his or her foreign policy administration. That the letter asserts that Mr. Trumpanzee "lacks the character, values and experience" to be president, "would put at risk our country’s national security and well-being" and "would be the most reckless president in American history," means these people are more likely to work for Hillary than for Mr. T.

John Bellinger III, who served as Condoleeza Rice’s legal adviser at the National Security Council and the State Department, and who drafted the letter said of the signatories that "some will vote for" Mrs. Clinton, "and some will not vote, but all agree Trump is not qualified and would be dangerous."
From a foreign policy perspective, Donald Trump is not qualified to be President and Commander-in-Chief. Indeed, we are convinced that he would be a dangerous President and would put at risk our country’s national security and well-being.

Most fundamentally, Mr. Trump lacks the character, values, and experience to be President. He weakens U.S. moral authority as the leader of the free world. He appears to lack basic knowledge about and belief in the U.S. Constitution, U.S. laws, and U.S. institutions, including religious tolerance, freedom of the press, and an independent judiciary.

In addition, Mr. Trump has demonstrated repeatedly that he has little understanding of America’s vital national interests, its complex diplomatic challenges, its indispensable alliances, and the democratic values on which U.S. foreign policy must be based. At the same time, he persistently compliments our adversaries and threatens our allies and friends. Unlike previous Presidents who had limited experience in foreign affairs, Mr. trump has shown no interest in educating himself. He continues to display an alarming ignorance of basic facts of contemporary international politics. Despite his lack of knowledge, Mr. Trump claims that he understands foreign affairs and “knows more about ISIS than the generals do.”

...We understand that many Americans are profoundly frustrated with the federal government and its inability to solve pressing domestic and international problems. We also know that many have doubts about Hillary Clinton, as do many of us. But Donald Trump is not the answer to America’s daunting challenges and to this crucial election. We are convinced that in the Oval Office, he would be the most reckless President in American history.
The idea here, again, is that no matter how much you don't trust Hillary Clinton or her vision of governance, at least she isn't a sociopath. Is that enough for you? Does this list of hideous people who have made one bad-- often deadly-- decision after another for their entire professional lives make you feel any better about her?

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At 10:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This election is increasingly becoming more about Trump than Hillary. Even the wacky right wingers see that Trump is a disaster. and would ruin our country and the world. He is mentally ill, emotionally unstable and ignorant as well as cruel, vindictive and revengeful. He takes delight in ruining others. He is a horrible person, and he keeps throwing how horrible he is in our faces. He makes Nixon look like an angel. It sure looks like he is sinking fast. Let's hope that this continues. The left can turn back on Hillary and push her on issues once she is in.

At 9:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reactions of "our" elite are better addressed here:

Hillary Stuffs Entire U.S. Ruling Class Into Her Big, Nasty Tent

Given the level of corruption and crimes of this "elite" (and of Killary - contributed to at least 250,000 deaths just in Syria), Trump looks more and more attractive.

Finally we will start killing all the "neo-liberal" shibboleths and have some real arguments about the country and our future.


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