Thursday, August 04, 2016

I am not doing a Star Trek II title riff on this

Late last week I was really anxious to post about the brave and moving anti-Trump speech given at the Democratic National Convention by Khizr Khan, with his heartbroken wife, Ghazala, at his side. As everyone probably knows by now, the Khans are the parents of an American Captain who was killed in the Iraq War while saving his troops. Donald Trump verbally attacked the still grieving parents the next day and I was so appalled I wanted to make sure the story didn't go out of the spotlight, as much as my meager blog could.

I needn't have worried.

Due to Trump's complete inability to take any perceived insult with calm and dignity, he continued to attack the Gold Star family through the weekend and got more and more outrageous each time, to the point where people in his campaign were suggesting that the Khan's hero son was actually an ISIS sympathizer.

Attacking military families, especially a family that has lost a son, has finally shown us the line that many Republicans won't cross and his unhinged harangues have turned many of them against Trump. Also, not surprisingly, this hasn't endeared Trump to too many independent voters and he's now polling a good 10 points behind Hillary.

Thanks, Donald, for being such a thin-skinned, immature asshole.

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