Friday, August 12, 2016
Trump's 'Founder of Isis' Nonsense Shows He's Unqualified To Be President
Anyone who's viewed any of Hitler's mass rally speeches would have seen how the German dictator was devoid of any capacity for irony or sarcasm. The speeches, laced with hate, were direct, straight on attacks aimed at targets of the Fuhrer's will. It could be the German press one day, Marxist- Socialists another, or Jews another.
Donald J. Trump's speech style is much the same: a loose cannon with no degree of temperance, judgment or subtlety - far less capacity for irony or sarcasm. Simply, he doesn't know what the words mean. Hence, for Trump to now back track on his insane comment that "Obama is the founder of ISIS' - saying it was "sarcasm" - would be about like claiming Barry Goldwater's infamous remark: "extremism in defense of liberty is no vice" was intended as sarcasm.
No, it isn't. Sarcasm would be a comment along the lines of: "Jeez, did you see that attack Obama made on ISIS yesterday? There must have been over a thousand of those little buggers killed." Thus, it fulfills the basic definition of irony used in the context of imparting contempt. Also, you don't get to repeat it over and over like Trump did. You get one shot in your main speech and that's it.
But when Trump elaborates when asked and even adds: "Obama created the terror group ISIS" he's already stepped off into whackadoodle land, to the same extent so-called global warming critics assert it is a "global conspiracy to create alarm".
For example, on the conservative Hugh Hewitt radio talk show yesterday, Hewitt said to Trump who was on the line:
"I know what you mean. You meant that he created the vacuum, he lost the peace."
And Trump retorted:
"No, I meant he is the founder of ISIS, I do! He's the most valuable player, I give him the most valuable player award. I give her too, by the way, Hillary Clinton."
Game over, sarcasm excuse blown to hell. Busted! Including the nonsensical defense by some right-tards that "if Trump said it was raining cats and dogs would you believe it?: Errr, no, only that HE believes it, especially if he repeats himself over and over on a nationally syndicated radio show!
As if to try to help Trump out of his self-created shit can, Hewitt then interjected:
"But he's not sympathetic to them. He hates them. He's trying to kill them"
Trump never even tried to take the lifeline offered:
"I don't care. He was the founder. The way he got out of Iraq - that was the founding of ISIS"
When Trump did backtrack, invoking specific policies as "evidence" he went off the beam further, showing himself devoid of historical knowledge as well as irony. He said:
"We should have never been in Iraq, we were going to destabilize the Middle East.
But after Bush Jr. launched the ill-advised invasion in March, 2003, Trump was all for it, stating in one call in interview:
"It looks like a tremendous success from a military standpoint."
But by 2007, Trump's feelings had changed and he was calling for U.S. troops to come home. He said in one CNN interview:
"You know how they get out, they get out! Just declare victory and leave!"
But Obama did just that, carrying out the 'Status of Forces' Agreement struck by Bush Jr. in 2008, which mandated U.S. troops leave Iraq by the end of 2011.
So, if anything, Trump should be on his hands and knees licking Obama's wingtips for doing exactly what Trump wanted at least for the past nine years. And if anyone could be blamed for the rise of ISIS it was Gee Dumbya for barging into a secular Iraq in the first place - setting the stage for factional battles between Shia and Sunni - the latter spawning ISIS.
Trump's loose lips don't stop there and we already beheld his reckless remark in a NC speech about "the second amendment people" purportedly solving the problem of a Hillary presidency. The Secret Service, according to an MSNBC report, was so ruffled they actually filed the comment for future reference - say in case some unhinged Trumpkin takes it literally and acts out. "Free speech"? No, reckless speech that has the potential to trigger violence.
The there was Trump's remark after being asked about Military Commissions trying American citizens at Guantanamo and being placed in its detention camp. He told an interviewer:
"Well, I know they want to try them (American citizens who commit terrorist acts) in our regular court systems and I don't like that at all. I would say they could be tried there."
But Trump seems not to know, or doesn't care, that the Constitution guarantees U.S. citizens a trial in a court of law, not before a military tribunal out of country. Those in doubt may wish to check the Sixth Amendment to the Bill of Rights, where we read:
"In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed."
Trump's reckless statements show he clearly isn't fit to be commander -in-chief of this country, especially given foreign governments regularly monitor every syllable spoken or physical gesture made as a sign telegraphing intent. Might Trump deliver the wrong signal to someone who then takes it as a prompt to act? Possibly. The point is, as former NSA Director Michael Hayden put it, we can't take that chance.
By any and all legal means then, Trump must not become President of the United States,
At the same time don't interpret that to mean we glorify Hillary to the extent of not criticizing her or overlooking her own numerous faults. We cannot allow a malignant fear of Trump (who is doomed to lose in a landslide) to curtail honest scrutiny and critiques of Clinton. Also, once she ascends to highest office we need to hold her feet to the fire. Mainly we cannot allow ourselves to be blinded by careless use of labels.. The degree to which many idiot liberals are actually calling her "progressive" is actually enough to make a true progressive puke. She is no progressive, get that through your heads. I don't give a damn how many times she uses the tautology that a "progressive is one who makes progress". This is meaningless marketing-PR jabber, the type of piffle used by a corporate Democrat for marketing to ideological lame brains who don't know any better.
"Clinton should be pushed relentlessly by the left on her economic policies and history, for starters. While she made fun of Trump on the stump for having “a dozen or so economic advisers he just named: hedge fund guys, billionaire guys, six guys named Steve, apparently,” she is living in a glass house funded by Goldman Sachs and should be throwing no stones. We’ll see whether she does in the big economic policy speech she is due to give on Thursday.
Let’s not act like Clinton is a dove when it comes to matters of life and death.
She has embraced the endorsement of neocon John Negroponte and is even reportedly courting the endorsement of Henry Kissinger. As secretary of state, Clinton controversially supported not designating the 2009 ouster of Honduran president Manuel Zelaya as a coup , even though he was woken up by armed soldiers and forced onto a plane and out of his country in his pajamas. She has since defended her role in that situation."