You can tell Republicans are desperate because though at no time do they dish out actual facts, they really go crazy when things aren’t going their way. Look at the rousing success of the Democratic National Convention. First a whole slew of effective speakers from mothers to 9/11 survivors to celebrities to elected officials, culminating in the big three of Michelle Obama, Barack Obama, and Bill Clinton.
Last night, it was Hillary Clinton herself, putting Trump, crying into his pillow, to bed for the night. Yes, it was brutal, a pound-down for the ages.
So we have Donald Trump blaming wars in the Middle East on Hillary Clinton of all people, tweeting last night some truly despicable and highly inventive exrement, including this one:
Hillary's wars in the Middle East have unleashed destruction, terrorism and ISIS across the world.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2016
What wars would those be?
President Bush invaded Afghanistan in 2001. He invaded Iraq in 2003. Hillary Clinton, back in 2001, was a newly elected senator from New York. In 2003, she was still a senator from New York. She didn’t start any wars.
Previously, of course, President Obama has been blamed by Republicans for Bush’s wars, even though in 2001 and 2003 he was an Illinois state senator and could not have started a war had he wanted to.
She did support the Iraq War, and has since apologized. Donald Trump was also all for the Iraq War. As Hillary Clinton said, “We have evidence and audio of him supporting it.” He has not apologized. He has pretended he was always against it though.
She became President Obama’s first secretary of state and served in that role from January 21, 2009 to February 1, 2013.
This was about the same time (2009) that former Bush White House Press Secretary was claiming on National television,
“We did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term.”
I’m just throwing this out there to show Trump is not paving any new ground with this latest insanity. This is a well-warn path he is following.
So what did Trump do meanwhile? Well, besides lying about his support for the Iraq War, he became a war profiteer, collecting $150,000 for properties that were not damaged in the 9/11 attacks. Oh, and he also didn’t raise any money for 9/11 charities.
Remember when David Gregory said Donald Trump is “like a child playing with matches”?
Well…Donald Trump, having just invited a foreign government to engage in cyberwarfare against the United States, actually tweeted in a staggeringly monumental act of hypocrisy,
“No one has worse judgement than Hillary Clinton – corruption and devastation follows her wherever she goes.”
That was Trump’s answer to Hillary Clinton’s warning last night:
“Imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis. A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”
In truth, no one has distanced himself more from reality than Donald Trump. We’re just waiting now for him to start frothing at the mouth.
Let’s just keep him away from that big red button when the froth starts to fly.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.