Sunday, August 13, 2017

Calling Out Trump's Moral Vacuum (UPDATED)

We're just going to focus on selected voices on the right calling out the inability of neo- fascist nitwit Donald "Rump" Trump to mouth the words "white supremacist" or "Nazi" in his weak comments on the tragedy in Charlottesville yesterday. (For the time being, we'll dispense with pointing out "you built this.")

Michael Gerson
Trump’s reaction to events in Charlottesville was alternately trite (“come together as one”), infantile (“very, very sad”) and meaningless (“we want to study it”). “There are so many great things happening in our country,” he said, on a day when racial violence took a life. [snip]
What do we do with a president who is incapable or unwilling to perform his basic duties? What do we do when he is incapable of outrage at outrageous things? What do we do with a president who provides barely veiled cover for the darkest instincts of the human heart? These questions lead to the dead end of political realism — a hopeless recognition of limited options. But the questions intensify.
Jennifer Rubin

Rubin means Trump, of course, and Bannon and Miller and this POS.

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO):

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), hoping against hope:

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT):

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA):

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI):

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ):
“White supremacists and neo-Nazis are, by definition, opposed to American patriotism and the ideals that define us as a people and make our nation special. 
“As we mourn the tragedy that has occurred in Charlottesville, American patriots of all colors and creeds must come together to defy those who raise the flag of hatred and bigotry.” 

None should be surprised at the display of cowardice on the part of Rump, a lump bereft of conscience, morality, and compassion.  It further illuminates the vacuum we have in the most important office in the land, if not the world.

This is a defining moment for many on the right to choose whether they're "Republicans" or "republicans" first. Let's see how many are up to the challenge of calling out their party's leader and the pond scum in his service that support these vile beliefs.

UPDATE:  Much more reaction - left and right - here.

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