President Barack Obama started yesterday off on a powerful note! He specifically asked prominent Republicans—House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator John McCaine—why they keep repudiating what Donald Trump has said and, yet, they continue endorsing his Presidency? Obama additionally asked what that says about their Party when they cannot trust—or presumably control—what their Nominee will say or do next?
Whenever Donald Trump says something totally outlandish, Republicans act as if they are horrified. But, over the past three decades, the Party of Lincoln has moved more and more to the extreme “Right”. Literally every stand that Mr. Trump has taken is well within the realm of what the party has evolved into. The GOP seems to finally be realizing that their Nominee is totally out-of-control. But, all that Trump has actually done is show the Republican Party for what it has become—a party of bigots, racists and hate groups.
Since Trump announced his candidacy, in June of 2015, he has attacked: Mexicans and other Latinos; Blacks; Women; the Military, including a former POW; the Disabled; a Federal Judge of Mexican Descent; Muslims, etc. And, every time the Republican Establishment assures America that they have him under control, the Monster Within seems to escape, once again. Within the past week, however, Donald Trump seems to have outdone himself—committing three of what should be inviolate offenses.
Last Friday, he attacked a grieving Muslim couple whose 24 year-old son, a U. S. Army Captain, was killed in Iraq. Yesterday, after a New York Times story questioned how he avoided the War in Vietnam, he walked into a campaign rally and displayed a Purple Heart. The Purple Heart is a military award given to soldiers who were wounded, or killed, in combat. Making matters even worse, Trump joked by saying: “I always wanted one of these; but, this is easier.” And then, to top it all off, yesterday he reportedly had a crying baby evicted from his campaign rally.
As of now, Donald Trump’s Presidential Campaign appears to be unravelling. While America has been paying attention, many Trump supporters and party loyalists have continued to support him, “…as the Party Nominee”. Now, I don’t know if President Obama’s questioning the GOP spurred a change-of-heart, but some do appear to be backing away from that agreed-upon excuse. For whatever reason, the Republican Party does seem to be coming to its senses. So far, perhaps its only one-by-one, but a number of prominent Republicans have been disassociating themselves from Donald Trump. But, the mass exit surely can’t be too far behind!
Lastly, I believe that some disaffected Trump supporters are even beginning to question whether Donald Trump is rational or not. And on top of that, his narcissism won’t allow him to admit when he is wrong; so, when he is in a hole, he just continues digging! How can any public person possibly win a battle against: a grieving couple who have lost a son in combat; someone who possibly dodged the military draft joking about an award given only to combat veterans; or evicting a crying baby? Even his staff is rumored to now be questioning his mental stability.
For anyone expecting a Divine Intervention, Get Real!