Outrageous Comments (Who’s Holding the Darlings of the Left Accountable?

Okay, “The Donald” put his foot in his mouth again over the weekend at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa.   No one who has been watching him for very long was surprised.  When Trump attacked John McCain and said “He was a war hero because he was captured.”  He then added insult to injury by saying, “Personally, I like people who weren’t captured.” The words were barely out of his mouth before he corrected himself, but it was too late.  The sound bite was out there.  His critics pounced.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Donald Trump has not demonstrated that he has the temperament to be president.   When you put a man or woman in the Oval Office who has the black box with the codes to set off a nuclear weapon within arm’s reach, you want someone who has learned to control his or her emotions.    

You also want someone who does not have a god complex.  We’ve seen Barrack Obama, the man who thinks he can walk on water, sink.  Hopefully, he won’t take the country down with him.

To call Trump a narcissist would be an understatement.  It was not surprising that this unabashed New York billionaire attacked John McCain over the weekend.  McCain had referred to Trump’s supporters as “crazies.”  However, it was Trump’s comments about God that were even more revealing.

Trump touts his conservative credentials and calls himself a Christian.   However, when moderator Frank Luntz ask him if he had ever asked for forgiveness Trump answered,

“That’s a tough question . . . I am not sure I have. I just go on and try to do a better job from there. I don’t think so.  I think if I do something wrong, I think, I just try and make it right. I don’t bring God into that picture. I don’t.”

Oh!

Trump continued,

“When we go in church and I drink my little wine — which is about the only wine I drink — and have my little cracker, I guess that is a form of asking for forgiveness, and I do that as often as possible  because I feel cleansed.”

Oh!

Luntz pressed, “What is your relationship with God?” Trump answered,

“Well I pray.  I go to church.  Do I do things that are wrong?  I guess so. I’m a business person.  I really do well at business. . . “

He goes on to list his attributes and exploits until Luntz interrupts, “Did God help you do these great deals?”  Trump answered,

“I think God helped me.  God helped me by giving me a certain brain . . . “

Trump goes on about how great he is (Trump not God) until he goes off on McCain.

Can’t expect the left to get too excited over this, but to Christians, Trump revealed himself as a phony.  How can the smartest man in the world base his faith on a religion without reading the book on which it is based?

However, Trump wasn’t the only one making outrageous remarks over the weekend.

On Friday, retired general and former Democrat presidential candidate, Wesley Clark, called for  WWII-style internment camps for radicalized Americans in an interview with MSMBC’s Thomas Roberts.

“If these people are radicalized and they don’t support the United States and they are disloyal to the United States as a matter of principle, fine. It’s their right and it’s our right and obligation to segregate them from the normal community for the duration of the conflict.”

Have we learned nothing from this shameful chapter of our history?    If, today, we round up all the young Muslims whom we suspect don’t see it “our way,” who will be the target tomorrow?

Sunday, on ABC’s “This Week,” Jennifer Granholm, former Democrat governor of Michigan, gave us her perspective.  In responding to a question about Trump’s rise in the polls she said,

“I think (this) is a signal of this sinister thread that runs through a lot of the far right and the Tea Party, this feeling like [sic] those who are different are not one of us.  That it’s frightening for many in the sort of old, older white Americans who might be following him and who are angry, who may feel threatened by this..by immigrants.  I worry about that sinister thread.”

To Trump’s credit, he immediately walked back his remarks about McCain being a war hero, but Clark and Granholm did nothing of the sort.

Will anyone on the left step up and call them out for these outrageous remarks?

 

7 thoughts on “Outrageous Comments (Who’s Holding the Darlings of the Left Accountable?

  1. I am disappointed in Trump…I actually had entertained a slight hope that he might become President and might even be wise enough and good enough to minimize the damage we will inevitably suffer in the near future. No one can save America now; our economy is doomed and people get away with murdering babies and selling their bodies. But a good leader might have prevented some of the death and suffering that we must soon endure.
    Perhaps we should not give up hope in Trump; he deserves praise for standing up to the fascists of the left and not apologizing and giving in to them the way most RINOs do. And, whatever McCain was in Vietnam, he is a traitor now, and has been for years.
    But Trump in the past supported Queen Reptile and government health care. And, as Ms. Chastain points out, bluntness is all very well, but impulsive, thoughtless behavior is not what we want in a President with his finger on the nuclear trigger.

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  2. Jane,

    I have to admit, at this point in the just beginning
    2016 Presidential race……….I’m not sure what to
    think.
    We seem to have a choice between a group of Republican
    candidates all calling themselves “conservative” that
    we’re afraid won’t be in the end………… Hillary
    Clinton who’s administration would very probably bring
    this country down if elected………. and Donald Trump who is generally conservative and a great Business mind but who’s ego and suffocating self love
    vastly tops even our current Socialist in Chief.
    Trump’s love of self and need for adoration (not to mention self-preservation) I believe would prevent him
    from doing something idiotic with the “nuclear trigger”. After all, we have had the man/child in charge for some 6.5 years and even he hasn’t done that
    yet.
    When a man states that he doesn’t think he’s asked for
    forgiveness, he hasn’t.
    Salvation is an absolute. If you believe alone in Christ alone you are said to be “saved”(forgiven).
    When you say you haven’t, you’re not.
    The Bible is a love letter from God to his Children.
    It is understood by those who have been forgiven by coming to God his way……….. faith in Christ.
    I don’t believe Donald Trump understands much of anything about the teaching of the Word of God and could not use it in making any of the many difficult
    decisions he would face as President.
    He has no spiritual discernment.
    On the other hand……… name even one Democrat who
    does.
    Republicans remain individually to be seen.
    God is removing his hedge of protection from this once
    Godly nation.
    Without a return to him in genuine faith we are doomed as a nation. Only the details are yet to be fleshed out.
    As I said; I don’t at this point know what to think.

    Frank Wilson

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    1. Frank, the important thing to remember is that we are not electing a minister-in-chief. We all fall short. However Donald Trump knows that to get the Republican nomination he must “court” Christians. It doesn’t mean he as to be one. However, he boldly makes that claim but obviously hasn’t read the book. Sure he makes mone, but don’t forget that he was made a rich man by his slum lord father.

      There is no perfect candidate. If I had the power to chose, I would pick Ben Carson. Here is a man with real wisdom. If you read the book on his life or see the movie “Gifted Hands” and read the other books he has written about our country, you will understand. Also see or read the speech about the problems in our country that he made at the National a Prayer Breakfast with the president sitting right next to him. He speaks softly but isn’t afraid of anyone but the Creator.

      I would pick Carly Fiorina as his running mate. Neither are politicians and both have done big things and actually run something. It will take a miracle and lots of individual gifts to put Carson in the White House but those in the know are surprised his support is holding strong.

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  3. I’ll disagree with Jane on Trump but have some reservations about his shoot-from-the-hip impulsiveness. I like his spoken determination about jobs and making America great again. And the fact that he is not a politician who sees compromise at every opportunity is very refreshing. I believe he would change our economy for the better and we would start seeing our $18 trillion national debt start to be reduced. We would have made a strong move toward that by keeping the oil in Iraq once we were there to pay the costs of going in there. And so many people have short memories about 2004 and the Iraq invasion. We were reasonably certain that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction – should we have gambled that he didn’t? Trump would be a refreshing change and would certainly shake up Washington D C and the entrenched political establishment that does not do the will of the people. I don’t believe Trump will ever be elected so I’m endorsing a close second to him, Senator Ted Cruz. He is gutsy and willing to fight the establishment. I like Carson but he is TOO soft spoken and I doubt that his leadership qualities would be dynamic enough to clean out the political corruption that is so prevalent now.

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  4. I like Trump’s brash New York style, though at times he does overdo it, humility is not his middle name. Trump speaks a truth and opens the door to the hypocrisy of Washington.I’m glad he is stomping around waking up the deadbeats who are too afraid to speak the truth.
    Now, for President I like Carly Fiorina, (not because she is a woman and I am one) she has a brilliant mind, knows how the world works not only from a business aspect but also diplomatically, she heads up one of the worlds largest companys which she brought from the ashes. The personal side she has faced cancer, fought and overcome, she is a Christian. She takes on any question and has answers that are not packed with a powderpuff reply.
    Jane, I like Carson too what a great thinker cool, calm and logical.

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    1. Monica, how right you are. Both have real world experience but are not brash and boastful and would surround themselves with good advisors. Healthcare is breaking our country? What better man than Carson to put us on the right path. Fiorina is so smart. I see her functioning like a Dick Cheney to Predident Carson. I do hope Trump’s statements on immigration will cause the others to speak out. There is no reason the (still, at least for now) most powerful country in the world can’t secure our borders.

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