With the conventions behind us, Hillary Clinton & Co. left us with a rising spirit about America after the four-day dirge staged by her funereal opponents at the dark and dismal “Republican” thing in Cleveland. And Donald Trump, a dreadful person adrift in his own parallel universe, could only respond that Democrats don’t know the “real world”. He also sounded more than usually peckish from Michael Bloomberg’s pro-Hillary remarks at the DNC.
Huffed Genghis Trump: “I was going to hit one guy in particular, a very little guy. I was going to hit this guy so hard his head would spin. He wouldn’t know what the hell happened.
About the real world: Trump not only defiantly bares his bottom teeth but presumably his fictional hairy chest, which is hardly a matter that Bloomberg, a billionaire himself, would have cause to worry about.
To Trump, the real world is Trump, who claims to know ISIS more than the generals. Retired four-star Marine Gen. John Allen took care of that moronic boast by endorsing Hillary at the podium as he stood before a phalanx of military veterans with a commanding voice that not even Trump, a non-veteran with four student deferments, could deflect.
Muslim? Khizr Khan, the gold-star father of a fallen Muslim son poignantly took care of Trump’s assaults on American Muslims by holding up a copy of the Constitution with the words: “Have you even read the U.S. Constitution?…ve you ever been to Arlington Cemetery? Go look at the graves of the brave patriots who died defending America — you will see all faiths, genders and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing and no one. We can’t solve our problems by building walls and sowing division eosin.””
In the galaxy of responders to Trump the speakers crashed his mindless party, reminding us that this election is not a clash of ideologies because Trump has none, but rather of two candidates, one of whom is sane and the other a dangerous psycho. As such, the dividing line is much higher than a Trump wall. It’s the first time that I, having reported several conventions as a political journalist, have witnessed such a chaotic figure representing either major party. His remarks on his appeals to Putin alone looms as gateway treason.
And yet, I overheard a conversation at a restaurant this morning in which one of the noisier guys accused Democrats of not giving a damn about the police nor the nation’s security. Unfortunately the Marine general or the Muslim-American soldier was not around to correct him to make his head spin.