Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Et Tu, Christie?
Team Trump continues to double and triple down on The Donald's treatment of Gold Star parents who dared criticize him at a DNC rally last week. His campaign manager is now suggesting that Clinton and Obama are responsible for their son's death. In the meantime, the Donald has amazingly booted a crying baby from a campaign rally. He's had his McCarthy moment, and his campaign is beginning to crash and burn.
The list of those criticizing his behavior is getting longer.
Chris Christie (Trump's future AG): “We need to honor their sacrifice for our country and we need to honor their son’s sacrifice for our country. ... And to focus on anything other than that, to me, is missing the point. That’s what we should be doing, and any comments that we’re making publicly or privately should be with that in mind. My view on this is that the Khans have a right to say whatever it is they want regarding the loss of their son and that for all the Gold Star families out there, they have put forward a sacrifice that I cannot fathom as a parent.”
Meg Whitman (GOP fundraiser): "“I will vote for Hillary, I will talk to my Republican friends about helping her, and I will donate to her campaign and try to raise money for her. ... Time and again history has shown that when demagogues have gotten power or come close to getting power, it usually does not end well."
GOP Congressman Richard Hanna: "While I disagree with her on many issues, I will vote for Mrs. Clinton. I will be hopeful and resolute in my belief that being a good American who loves his country is far more important than parties or winning and losing. I trust she can lead. All Republicans may not like the direction, but they can live to win or lose another day with a real candidate. Our response to the public's anger and the need to rebuild requires complex solutions, experience, knowledge and balance. Not bumper sticker slogans that pander to our disappointment, fear and hate."
GOP Congressman Charlie Dent: "I have not endorsed Donald Trump. I am not for Hillary Clinton under any circumstances." Hequestions the "purity police who have imposed "litmus tests" on centrists like him but are all in for a candidate who just a few years ago was contributing to Hillary Clinton and calling her a "great negotiator."