Donald Trump is Unfit to Be President

‘Not Hillary Clinton’ isn’t good enough

As soon as it became clear that game-show host Donald Trump was the presumptive Republican nominee, the usual radio ranters and Fox News mouths began the inevitable litany: If you aren’t for Donald Trump, then you must be for Hillary Clinton — it’s Himself or Herself. There is more to this than A/B testing. “If you aren’t for Trump, then you’re for Clinton” is a cheap rhetorical ploy. I’d write that any thinking adult would be ashamed for falling for that kind of sixth-grade debater’s stratagem, but a Republican electorate capable of choosing Donald Trump as its standard-bearer is incapable of shame. The angry insistence — him or her! — is, for the moment, mainly an attempt to forestall further criticism of Trump. That criticism consists of stating a fact that is not a matter of degree but a binary proposition, a yes/no question. It is not that Trump is less mentally stable than Mrs. Clinton (probably true) or that he is more dishonest than Mrs. Clinton (difficult to say) or that he might do even more damage to the republic, or any other point of comparison between the candidates.

The issue, instead, is this: Donald Trump is unfit for the office. He is unfit for any office, morally and intellectually. A man who could suggest, simply because it is convenient, that his opponent’s father had something to do with the assassination of President Kennedy is unfit for any position of public responsibility.

No, Trump Isn’t Actually Better than Hillary

His long litany of lies — which include fabrications about everything from his wealth to self-funding his campaign — is disqualifying. His low character is disqualifying. His personal history is disqualifying. His complete, utter, total, and lifelong lack of honor is disqualifying. The fact that he is going to have to take time out of the convention to appear in court to hear a pretty convincing fraud case against him is disqualifying.

President Trump Would Be a Bigger Disaster than President Clinton

His time on Jeffrey Epstein’s Pedophile Island, after which he boasted about sharing a taste with Epstein for women “on the younger side,” is disqualifying.

See my #1 post on Trump being accused of raping a 13 year old!

 

The fact that he knows less about our constitutional order than does a not-especially-bright Rappahannock River oyster is disqualifying. There isn’t anything one can say about Mrs. Clinton, monster though she is, that changes any of that. Donald Trump is not fit to serve as president. He is not fit to serve on the Meade County board of commissioners. He is not fit to be the mayor of Muleshoe, Texas.

 There isn’t anything one can say about Mrs. Clinton, monster though she is, that changes any of that. Donald Trump is not fit to serve as president. He is not fit to serve on the Meade County board of commissioners. He is not fit to be the mayor of Muleshoe, Texas. 


If he indeed is the Republican nominee, Donald Trump almost certainly will face Hillary Rodham Clinton in the general election. That fact, sobering though it is, does not suddenly make him fit to serve as president, because — to repeat — the problem with Trump isn’t that he is less fit to serve in comparison to Mrs. Clinton, but that he is unfit to serve, period.

After Eight Years of Obama, America Needs Someone Better than Trump or Clinton

 

Paul Ryan is right to withhold his support, and those who have suddenly discovered that attending the Republican convention conflicts with their cat-shampooing schedule — both Presidents Bush, nominees John McCain and Mitt Romney — have in this matter chosen the better part, while former Texas governor Rick Perry has shown poor judgment. Trump, who long claimed (falsely) that he was self-funding his campaign and therefore was beholden to no one, has just named a hedge-fund boss and former Goldman Sachs partner to raise money, but donors are walking sideways away from him—as they should. “Unite the Party” talk ignores the question: “Unite with what?” The answer, in this case, is a coddled, petulant, celebrity megalomaniac leading a small movement of cable-news-inspired populist drama queens whose motto is “Eek! A Mexican!” It is shallow, but celebrity is the most powerful force in American culture, more powerful than money and certainly more powerful than argument. Those of you joking about Kanye West running in 2020 shouldn’t laugh too hard.

What Now, Conservatives?

But celebrity isn’t all-powerful. Trump had a smashing victory in the New York Republican primary, but he received far fewer votes than did second-place Democratic finisher Bernie Sanders, and barely half of Mrs. Clinton’s votes. The idea that a Trump candidacy is suddenly going to put into play states such as New York and New Jersey is fantasy. Those crying “Unite the Party!” might want to think about how closely they wish to be united with a candidacy that may very well lose 35 states and hand the Senate over to Chuck Schumer, who is of course another recipient of Trump’s many generous donations to progressives.


Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/435091/donald-trump-republicans-unite?Ib1tWmBU7I1J7Jxr.01



 

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Comments (15)

  1. livelonger

    " Those crying “Unite the Party!” might want to think about how closely they wish to be united with a candidacy that may very well lose 35 states and hand the Senate over to Chuck Schumer,"
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    They have no serious choices, just the teen excitement of rooting for a team. Thinking about what they’re doing isn’t an option. If they choose the Koch Cruz Teaparty, so there is no welfare, health care, EPA, DofEd or IRS, they have no old age prospects, unless daddy leaves them millions. If they choose Trump, so there is welfare done by the Sisters of Charity, SS, medical care only when they make enough money to get enough rebate, spend money wisely on the military, try to get other nations to pay to protect us, pay to export 11 million people while fighting their employers, they have no old age prospects unless daddy leaves them some millions. Neither will attract voters wise enough understand why to buy life insurance. They’re left with Democrats or nobody. Then another 8 or more years begins with the Republican minority Congress of NO and phony press release investigations.

    May 07, 2016
    1. wirelessguru1

      Zealot, these morons and fanatics are LOSERS so who gives a shit what they do anyway!

      May 07, 2016
  2. Brn2bfree

    Mr. G with a Rock, (poor loser)
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    I can’t believe your fixation over Trump. LOL. You are just like …


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    Glenn Beck: America Is a ‘Petulant Child’ God Must Punish for Supporting Trump Over Cruz
    .

    May 07, 2016
    1. livelonger

      Voters will punish themselves for choosing either of them.

      May 07, 2016
    2. Brn2bfree

      Mr. Anderson,
      I know you’re not God, but you play one on Thoughts USA.
      Are you going to punish those supporting Trump over Cruz?

      May 07, 2016
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      2. wirelessguru1

        Zealot, who were you talking to!?
        Of course I AM God.

        May 07, 2016
      3. wirelessguru1

        ..and no, I (God) AM supporting Trump.

        May 07, 2016
      4. wirelessguru1

        ..and Scruz is Lucifer! WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        May 07, 2016
        1. Brn2bfree

          May 07, 2016
  3. Brn2bfree

    After Eight Years of Obama, America Needs Someone Better than Trump or Clinton
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Reality is…..
    …..wait for it….
    ….. It looks like it’s going to be either one or the other. If you’re shitting on Trump, then Hillary must be your man.

    May 07, 2016
    1. livelonger

      It depends whether you want to choose to relive the Johnson or Nixon eras.

      May 07, 2016
  4. wirelessguru1

    Fanatic, you’re such a LOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 07, 2016
  5. wilkins

    Nice style of presentation. You published your views in great manner. I suggest you to use buy academic papers to feature your content at great extend. It will make your content more viral and catch more readers for your stuff.

    May 12, 2016
  6. magnocrat

    Don’t fall for the tale that to be president you need to be competent. All you need to do is have the finance and the backers and make the right noises. The world is full of incompetent leaders in almost every field of endeavour.

    May 27, 2016