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.

 

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