Friday, October 21, 2016

Weasel of the Week: Donald Trump

“I didn’t like the outcome of the 2008 election. But I had a duty to concede, and I did so without reluctance, A concession isn’t just an exercise in graciousness. It is an act of respect for the will of the American people, a respect that is every American leader’s first responsibility. Whatever our differences we owe each other that respect, which we express by defending the democratic values and practices that protect us all.”--Senator John McCain.

"Dumb Donald is really dumb."--Gene Rayburn, on a few occasions on Match Game in the 70's.

Yep, Republican Presidential candidate and prematurely senile businessman Donald Trump picks up another set of Weasel ears this week. He just can't keep his feet out of his mouth. For that matter, he can't go a day without saying something that is offensive or irresponsible.

Senator McCain's remarks, quoted above, followed up a statement by fellow Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, who denounced Trump as being selfish when Trump made this ridiculous statement in Delaware, Ohio:

"I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters, and to all of the people of the United States that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election -- if I win."

Trump, on the surface, appears to be unwilling to accept defeat of any kind. He even went so far earlier this week to claim that the Emmy Awards, handed out in September, also are supposedly rigged, just because Trump's NBC reality show, The Apprentice, has never won an Emmy. Nominated, yes, but never a winner.

Earlier this year, Trump had met with Dr. James Dobson, head of the Christian organization, Focus on the Family, and reportedly had converted to Christianity. So why does he continue to make such outrageous, irresponsible statements, contradicting his newfound faith? What person in his/her right mind would be tweeting at 3 am (ET) in the morning, anyway?

The simple answer is that Trump hasn't completely embraced his faith. If he did, his attention-grabbing stunts would've already stopped. Trump's running mate, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana, has had to try to walk back some of Trump's "senior moments", but he'd be better served if he took Trump into a private room and walked him through a few important Biblical passages. In my own personal opinion, Trump has so many people snowblind to reality with his haterizing rhetoric that they don't realize that the more he rambles on with unsubstantiated claims about his opponent, former Secretary of State and NY Senator Hillary Clinton, the more likely it is he will lose the election. Trump doesn't want to admit it, but he's digging his own political grave every time he opens his mouth or takes to Twitter.

Try denying that, Dumb Donald.

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