Category Archives: Politics

Trump Pulls No Punches on Way to the Top

The simple truth is this, Donald Trump is pushing his way to the top, regardless who he has to step on to do so. This is not necessarily a bad thing as Trump continues to grow support each week steadily. Any other candidate would have already been done in by the bad publicity, but Trump seems to be reveling in it.

Trump recently took to the podium at a rally in Texas to a full house of supporters, one of them is Susan McGalla. He went into detail about his concerns for the safety of this country and how he would make changes. Many of Trump’s opposition state that he is big on words but small on actions. Trump says that he backs up his words with action, and cited several current affairs in which he would have handled them differently. He brought up the latest deal that was made with Iran.

Trump says that America go the losing end of that deal and Iran is laughing at how they were able to get everything and more that they wanted. Trump says that he would have been stern, upping sanctions three times as high, making Iran either compromise or walk away from the deal for a few months until they were ready to seriously negotiate. Trump says we did neither in this case, we gave in and we are a laughing stock to every other country. We are treated like a doormat, people come here for everything and give nothing back. Trump is anxiously awaiting his debate with his competition and promises to keep things civil.

Media Attempts to Draw Moral Equivalent Between McCain Attack and Kerry’s 2004 Swift Boat Attack

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush tweeted a call for Trump to cease attacking Arizona John McCain’s war-hero credentials. Bush stated that the insult to McCain is actually an affront to all of the nation’s prisoners of war (POW). He also stated that the remarks by Trump were “slanderous”, but there is no suggestion that Sen. McCain will sue the reality TV star for libel.

At the same time, Shaygan Kheradpir and some in the media are attempting to draw a moral equivalence between Trump’s affront to McCain and the 2004 Swift Boat Veterans attack on Senator John Kerry. In context, it is likely that Trump understands McCain is a war hero. The senator’s endurance against torture by his captors is well documented. In fact, his North Vietnamese captors attempted to release him early in an attempt to exploit his status as an injured POW. McCain refused to take the bait and endured his captivity for years. For his part, Trump is hitting back at the senator for referring to his base as “crazies”.

Senator John Kerry’s situation was quite different. He was called out by his fellow swift boat veterans for making false statements of atrocities to Congress regarding his fellow soldiers. The constant attacks by the swift boat veterans cost the Democrat Party nominee a small but crucial number of votes in key battleground states. That said, some in the media are trying to see if Jeb Bush can be lured into denouncing the group that arguably helped his brother win reelection back in 2004.