I get ill looking at the vulgar billionaire
His orange skin and artificial hair
and horrible manners
make me nauseated.
However, one must not be shallow.
Someone may have good ideas despite a hideous external appearance.
Sadly, with Trump, though, this is not the case.
My main problem with Trump is that he is an ignoramus.
has no ideology, no core beliefs.
He knew nothing about the issues until yesterday.
I have followed the war against the jihad in enormous detail since 9/11.
In all that time, I never heard Donald Trump say anything interesting about it.
He knows nothing about it.
His vague, ill-formed positions emerged yesterday
and will be replaced by other positions tomorrow.
Anyone who believes he is a counter-jihadist will be sorely disappointed.
Trump has no plan for the jihad.
He has not got the character or learning to formulate a plan and see it through.
When he took office, Ronald Reagan had held the same ideology for decades.
He understood communism perfectly.
Trump, in contrast, knows little about the jihad, and will blow with the wind of the last person he talked to.
Andrew C. McCarthy says Trump knows nothing about the jihad:
"interviewed .. months into his campaign, Donald Trump did not know the key leaders of the global jihad.
[He] was unfamiliar with Hassan Nasrallah, the Hezbollah leader ...
Ayman al-Zawahiri, ... who has ... commanded al-Qaeda since ... 2011; and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,
self-proclaimed caliph of the Islamic State ...
[He confused] the Kurds with the [Iranian] Quds Force
Donald Trump does not have a clue about any of this, careening wildly from vows to stay out of the fray (leaving it in Vladimir Putin's nefarious hands) to promises that the earth will be indiscriminately scorched."
L. Brent Bozell says he is a fake conservative:
"A real conservative walks with us. Ronald Reagan read National Review and Human Events for intellectual sustenance; spoke annually to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Young Americans for Freedom, and other organizations to rally the troops;
... wrote hundreds of op-eds; and delivered even more speeches, everywhere championing our cause. Until he decided to run for the GOP nomination a few months ago, Trump had done none of these things".
Let's Get This Straight: Trump Is No Reagan. Jonah Goldberg, 25 Mar 2016, is baffled by
"miraculously finding Reaganism in the outbursts of a loutish and crude real-estate developer
In terms of personal character and ideological seriousness, Trump and Reagan could not be more different. Reagan was one of the most dignified politicians of the 20th century, one who turned his cheek to vicious attacks, refused to use profanity, and rarely showed an angry side. Meanwhile, Trump's crude and vengeful streaks virtually define the man. Reagan's ideological principles were derived from decades of reading, speaking, and debating. Trump, meanwhile, is winging it."
Trump has suggested that America should
kill the families of terrorists.
He repeatedly implied that women and children should be targeted and US soldiers should be ordered to commit war crimes.
When faced with criticism, he later claimed he never implied that.
Heaven knows what he believes, but there is little thought or humanity
involved either way.
Mitt Romney speech, Mar 2016, attacks Trump's character:
"Donald Trump lacks the temperament to be president.
He's not .. the kind of stable, thoughtful person we need as a leader.
He has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be president".
sums up why no conservative, classic liberal or libertarian should support Trump.
He sums up Trump as a
"thin-skinned, uninformed, big-government authoritarian demagogue".
This has been a sad election.
Many people I admire (e.g. almost everyone at National Review)
did resist Trump.
But other people I admired were seduced by the orange con man.
It is too sad to even list them.
I'm not sure I will ever look at them the same way again.
Trump thinks Muslim women like wearing
because it avoids makeup.
He knows nothing about Islam and forced veiling.
He talks in childish generalisations, like an uneducated bar drunk.
responds in 2016
to the unearthing of a
where he seemed to praise China's crushing of the pro-democracy protest in Tiananmen Square.
In 1990 he said:
"When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it.
Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength.
That shows you the power of strength. Our country is right now perceived as weak ... as being spit on by the rest of the world".
In 2016 above he makes things worse.
He calls the heroic pro-democracy protest a "riot".
Unlike Reagan, Trump does not admire freedom.
He admires thugs and strong men.
Incredible and horrifying:
Trump is unable to condemn
famous white racist David Duke and the KKK.
discovers that Trump does know who Duke is,
and Trump has even condemned him before!
So what went wrong here?
It seems it was just Trump's addiction to rambling bullshit
that destroyed him here.
Trump is a fraud:
He is not anti-terrorist.
he pals around with Irish terrorist leader Gerry Adams
at an IRA fundraiser in 1995.
Did Trump's donation help pay for the
IRA truck bomb in London
I debate Trump's support for the IRA
with an intelligent Trump fan
"I am pretty certain that DJT is *not* funding terrorism - at least not recently. ;o) I'm more incline to believe he is anti."
My reply is above.
Trump is an American "patriot" who
the ally of Iran and Syria,
a thug who threatens American allies.
Trump is an American "patriot" who
the butcher of innocent Syrians,
a terror-sponsor who for years helped terrorists kill Americans in Iraq.
An ally of jihad terror state Iran and
jihad terror group Hezbollah.
An ally of Islamic terror.
Trump praises Saddam Hussein again, July 2016. More pro-tyrant crap from Trump.
He seems to think, from his extensive reading, that Saddam "killed terrorists".
"He was a bad guy - really bad guy. But you know what he did well? He killed terrorists. He did that so good."
Trump's foreign policy is
not based on any reading or philosophical foundations.
A lot of it seems to be leftist drivel
combined with Russia Today lies,
with a layer of "Make America Great".
He hasn't a clue what he is talking about.
Here in Oct 2015 he
admires Putin's horrific intervention in Syria.
Putin is helping with the indiscriminate slaughter of Syrians,
but Trump cares nothing for the human cost.
He wants Assad, who has killed 100,000 people, to stay in power.
And he says it would be better if Saddam (who killed 2 million people) and Gaddafi were in power.
There are good points to be made about the dangerous alternatives to these foul dictators, but Trump does not make them.
Neo-cons make them.
Trump displays a simplistic isolationism
that thinks if America abandons the Middle East and lets dictators like Assad and Putin run rampant,
and refuses to defend liberals and democrats in the region,
then everything will be fine.
Trump defends Putin killing journalists:
"Well I think our country does plenty of killing also".
An America-hating commie could not have said it better.
Matt Drudge, 7 Nov 2016, promotes interview of radical left traitor Julian Assange by radical left traitor John Pilger.
"moved to tears .. hero",
says Drudge about a man who spent years
releasing American classified information
to its enemies.
Trumpists are Chomskyite traitors to America.
Even if Trump had good ideas (which he does not)
there would still be the problem of his low character.
He is a rude, boorish, vulgar, classless, sexist, offensive, petty, childish bully
who drags the level of political discourse into the gutter.
He is hyper-sensitive to criticism and has no self-control in his attacks on critics and opponents.
He is a sleazy man of low moral character,
unfit for leadership.
I am mystified how any decent conservative could vote for him.
I thought conservatives stood for decency, manners and civility.
"The Best Words".
Ad from American Future Fund about Trump's foul language.
"Offensive. Out of Control. America Can do Better."
has been a real disappointment.
He spent years complaining about the destruction of traditional values by Hollywood and the left,
and promoting classic values like honour, loyalty, restraint, civility and decency,
only to throw it all out the window when he saw Trump.
If you support a vulgar, childish, bullying, ignorant sexist creep for President,
you can never again complain about debased discourse in public life.
James Kirchick, April 11, 2016:
"I do not respect anyone who considers himself or herself a "fan" of Donald Trump.
Yes, the economy has not been kind to white working-class voters ...
Yes, the PC police .. have gotten out of hand.
Yes, it is true that world leaders have taken President Barack Obama's mettle and found it severely wanting.
None of these things, however, justifies voting for an authoritarian, misogynistic, epically narcissistic man-child whose election would clearly be a disaster for the country."
Trump boasts about sexually assaulting women:
"You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful - I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait.
And when you're a star, they let you do it, you can do anything. ... Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything."
We then had the hilarious spectacle of Christian conservatives telling us that this is normal "locker room talk",
and all men talk like rapists.
And rape is great fun altogether.
And all this from conservatives who spent years claiming to defend "decency" and moral "values".
They threw it all away the moment the orange conman showed up.
David French, 10 Oct 2016, makes the points that are totally obvious to anyone except Trump-maniacs:
"I played in school and community basketball leagues for decades. I joined the Army eleven years ago. I served in Iraq with an all-male combat arms unit. I know ďlocker-room talkĒ better than the average person, and in all those years Iíve heard lots that is crude and crass.
But Iíve never heard a man brag about assaulting a woman, grabbing her whether she wanted it or not. Typically, the manís point was to boast about how much women wanted him. A sexual predator was a creep and a criminal."
A Trumpist says that Trump is
"a gift from God to our beloved nation."
God apparently is some kind of sexual pervert.
(To be fair, the Old Testament tried to warn us of that.)
Appeasement of Iran.
Support for the Muslim Brotherhood.
The abandonment of Iraq to the jihad.
Syria and Russia running rampant.
The emergence of the Islamic State.
Genocide in Iraq and Syria.
Freedom in the world going backwards.
She was a terrible Secretary of State
and will make a bad President.
But the fact is, she would be better than Trump.
At least she is not insane.
I think she would be better than Obama too.
These are low bars, I agree.
Anyway, once Trump finally won the Republican race,
Clinton rolled out the brutal attack ads that the Republicans never dared to.
They are devastating.
The ads about Trump write themselves.
no atheist should be President. "Any president who doesn't begin every day on his knees isn't fit to be commander-in-chief of this country."
Ironically, he said this at a religious "liberty" conference.
Ted Cruz was introduced by a maniac Christian pastor,
who supports the death penalty for homosexuality.
Shame on Ted Cruz for sharing a platform with this Christian fascist. This is as bad as sharing a platform with
(US President 1801 to 1809)
in an 1825 letter
says he has always regarded the
Book of Revelation
"merely the ravings of a Maniac, no more worthy, nor capable of explanation than the incoherences of our own nightly dreams.
What has no meaning admits no explanation. and pardon me if I say, with the candor of friendship,
that I think your time too valuable, and your understanding of too high an order, to be wasted on these paralogisms."
Well that puts Ted Cruz and Kevin Swanson in their place.
is another Christian religious conservative.
He is hard to take seriously since his religious beliefs are so completely ludicrous.
Republican Presidential candidate
Ben Carson believes Noah's Ark existed. (Tweet of 29 Oct 2015.)
What embarrassing ignorance.
Ben Carson speaks about science,
He has a whole talk attacking science.
He says Darwin was encouraged by Satan to come up with evolution.
He basically rejects all science since the 18th century.
See transcript of quotes
from this religious nutcase.
For the love of God, America.
I know Clinton isn't impressive, but this guy?
What in the name of God was wrong with Romney in 2012?
Three celebrity fools in a row (2008, 2012, 2016).
The days of me admiring the American voter are long gone.
sums up how incredible this is:
"Ads donít work, polls donít work, celebrities donít work, media endorsements donít work, ground games donít work."
Trump had none of those things. And he still won.
Great post-election analysis:
You Are Still Crying Wolf, by Scott Alexander, 16 Nov 2016, argues that Trump is not really a racist or fascist. He is just awful.
"I donít think people appreciate how weird this guy is.
If you insist that Trump would have to be racist to say or do whatever awful thing he just said or did, you are giving him too much credit. Trump is just randomly and bizarrely terrible. Sometimes his random and bizarre terribleness is about white people, and then we laugh it off. Sometimes itís about minorities, and then we interpret it as racism."
He says there are a million things to talk about
apart from calling Trump racist:
"Stop calling Trump voters racist.
Stop centering criticism of Donald Trump around this sort of stuff, and switch to literally anything else.
Here is an incompetent thin-skinned ignorant boorish fraudulent omnihypocritical demagogue with no idea how to run a country, whose philosophy of governance basically boils down to ďIím going to win and not lose, details to be filled in laterĒ, and all you can do is repeat, again and again, how he seems popular among weird Internet teenagers who post frog memes."
Who I block:
I will debate almost anyone.
I love ideas.
I will not debate (and will block) people who do the following:
(a) Make threats.
(b) Accuse me of crimes.
(c) Comment on my appearance.
(d) Drag in stuff about me not related to the topic. (My professional career, my personal life.)
(e) Complain to my employer.
Yes, people do all these things.