As the real election process approached I find myself agreeing with the one person that I detest the most……Donald Trump.
In the beginning his comments were offense and a bit hateful….comparing immigrants to rapists and criminals….then his words about a female candidate were women hating in tone…..but recently he has made a couple of statements that I actually agree with….at least in principle.
The first one of his statements was that we should have left Saddam in power and the Middle East would not be as violent and hostile as it is today……I agree with his assessment……we could have used Saddam to our advantage and used him to destroy AQM and in doing so would have eliminated the people that put together ISIS……
Then recently he made another statement that I agree with…at least in principle…..
On Friday, Donald Trump espoused a belief that is taboo among Republicans and off limits for even most Democrats: that George W. Bush bears some responsibility for the attacks on 9/11, Politico reports. During an interview with Bloomberg, the GOP presidential frontrunner was asked if he would be able to show compassion and reassure Americans during a natural disaster or terrorist attack. He responded by saying he’s more “competent” and has a “bigger heart” than either of his predecessors. He also pointed out that 9/11 happened while Bush was in charge. When the interviewer expressed shock he could blame the former president, Trump seemingly stuck by it. “He was president, OK?” Trump said. “The World Trade Center came down during his reign.”
The New York Times reports Trump’s comments on 9/11 are just the most recent in a string of criticisms directed at George W. Bush as part of his attacks on primary opponent Jeb Bush. “Your brother’s administration gave us Barack Obama because it was such a disaster, those last three months, that Abraham Lincoln couldn’t have been elected,” Trump told Jeb Bush during a debate in September. While George W. Bush refused to address Trump’s latest comments, Jeb Bush weighed in on Twitter: “How pathetic for @realdonaldtrump to criticize the president for 9/11. We were attacked & my brother kept us safe.”
Let me clarify my stand….it is his fault because he was at the helm of the country at the time of the attack…..it is like the GOP blaming everything on Obama because he is president and it happened on his watch.
I find it unsettling that I could agree with a misogynistic toad like Trump….but the truth is the truth….and it is a perfect political ploy….it is brilliant (something I thought I would never say about Trump)………he has Jeb defending his brother and not his own policies….I have to give him a thumbs up on this tactic.
Even the American Conservative is brow beating Jeb on this issue…….
Jeb needs to really get his sh*t together….he is losing badly to Trump on ALL fronts!
I know that my quandary will soon dissipate….but for now it is quite unsettling that I could agree with Trump on things……surely there is an antidote for this…..I believe it is called …..commonsense……Ha!