18 July 2016

The vilification of Trump.

Sixth in a series.
  • "Trump’s abrasive, Know Nothing-like nativist rhetoric" – Jeb Bush.
  • "[S]et a new standard for disingenuousness and catering to voters’ fears"; "fabricates realities that ignorant people like to inhabit." – James Traub.
  • “[T]oo bigoted and racist” -- Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.).
  • Vile, raging, vengeful, dysempathic, and relentlessly exploitative; foul, profane, and violent language and harangues; constant reversals of positions; compulsive lying – Sam Vaknin, Gulag Bound.
  • Conscienceless demagogue, serial liar, and nihilist with a belief in nothing save himself – Steve Fraser, The Unz Review.
  • Facitilitates “trickle-down racism.” – Mitt Romney.
  • "Megalomaniacal, Misogynist, Racist, Islamophobic, Ableist, Transphobic Hellhound" – Lena Dunham
  • "[S]eems a crude man of action"; creepy; little political knowledge; crudity and buffoonery; blond comb-over real-estate dealer -- Victor Davis Hanson. (Help wanted: Refined man of action.)
  • Racist, sexist demagogue – Arianna Huffington (Please, God. Not a sexist!).
  • A "scatter-shot speaker, a bully, an adolescent, and a narcissist" – Victor Davis Hanson
  • The Anti-Christ – New York Daily News.
  • Somebody "who has divided us, who is grooming brownshirts" – Glenn Beck.
  • "There is no longer a Republican Party rooted in the main street highways and byways of America. What's left of it is not even the xenophobic, nativist, crypto-racist flotsam and jetsam of the populist right that The Donald is successfully calling to arms." – David Stockman.
  • A platform that is "ugly, superficial and stupid." – David Stockman.
  • Guilty of "loose cannon oratory" – David Stockman.
  • Has "absolutely no semblance of a coherent program." – David Stockman.
  • His "pitch is comprised of pure bombast and bile." – David Stockman.
  • Trump "has fashioned his platform by opportunistically scratching the most fearful and bigoted itches roiling the electorate." – David Stockman.
  • "While he contributes to charity, it’s not so clear that being service-oriented has been a high priority for him. He said he got into real estate simply because it’s lucrative." – Stephen M. Krason, Crisis Magazine. (Being a social worker is a great way to accumulate money to donate to charity. And no one else in America engages in any endeavor because it might be "lucrative." Only Trump is that greedy.)
  • Massive business successes "accompanied by shady business practices. . . , questionable associations, loan defaults, using political connections and maneuvering to get what he wants"; eminent domain against a widow to expand his Atlantic City casino operation; a tendency generally to use pressure tactics on those who get in his way. – Stephen M. Krason, Crisis Magazine. (Uses political connections? That cur!)
  • "[C]ampaign has profited from voter prejudice and hatred" – U/I Washington Post writer mentioned in Pat Buchanan article, 3/4/16.
  • Trump represents an "authoritarian assault upon democracy." – Same Washington Post writer.
  • "Moral stain" if anyone embraces Trump. – Same Washington Post writer.
  • A lunatic; a national embarrassment; an exquisite marriage of ignorance and confidence. – Salon.
  • “I would sooner vote for Josef Stalin than Donald Trump” – Max Boot. (Stalin the mass murderer.)
  • “I’m literally losing sleep over Donald Trump.” – Max Boot, C.F.R. fellow, foreign policy adviser to McCain during 2008 presidential campaign.
  • Hillary Clinton “would be vastly preferable to Trump.” – Max Boot
  • “For this former Republican, and perhaps for others, the only choice will be to vote for Hillary Clinton. The party cannot be saved, but the country still can be.” -- Robert Kagan, foreign policy adviser to McCain during 2008 presidential campaign.
  • “I’m voting for Hillary” – Joshua Muravchik, neoconservative.
  • “I am very skeptical of [Hillary]. But Trump has degraded American politics in a way unlike anything I have ever witnessed. I can’t say enough bad things about him. His ignorance is staggering and his personality is revolting.” – Joshua Muravchik
  • Trump is "not sophisticated enough to have any political ideology. He is a narcissistic bully, a shrewd marketer, and an amateur politician with authoritarian instincts." – Sam Vaknin, Gulag Bound. (Politicians with authoritarian instincts. So rare these days.)
  • "[B]lusters in such an off-putting and sloppy fashion"; "his barroom rhetoric"; "mean-spirited rhetoric" (of course); "blundered into at least a few legitimate issues"; "the racial incendiary"; "a crude reaction to a smooth and unquestioned racialism"; "his racism, nativism, and xenophobia"; "a loose nuclear weapon" – Victor Davis Hanson.
This from the la-di-da, holier-than-thou Ladies' Auxilliary of the Uniparty. May Mr. Trump carry the day in November and treat us to a spectacle of watching all these hounds come crawling to him on their bellies.

Trump 2016!

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