by Marion Marks
At 9:00 last night I felt like the gutter couldn’t get any fouler, but obviously I was mistaken. The thought of explaining it all as “locker room humor” is an embarrassment to coaches and athletes everywhere, because we wouldn’t allow this – EVEN IN A LOCKER ROOM. And, the gutter trash has exceeded my ability to comfortably filter it without feeling I have to bathe in a strong cleaning agent.
I’m EXTREMELY embarrassed for Republicans who will have to explain to their children and grandchildren their responses to this history.
Yes, Hillary screwed up her emails, cell phones and the pattern of addressing questions regarding them. But, all that being said, the surface of Trump’s character flaws has barely been scratched. We have met an enemy, and his traits follow a pattern that even Trump has described about other – It can’t be fixed!
From a review in the Opinion pages of the New York Times, the following links have been verified by David Leonhard and the sources linked concerning Trump statements last night:
He lied about a sex tape.
He lied about his lies about ‘birtherism.’
He lied about the growth rate of the American economy.
He lied about the state of the job market.
He lied about the trade deficit.
He lied about tax rates.
He lied about his own position on the Iraq War, again.
He lied about ISIS.
He lied about the Benghazi attack.
He lied about the war in Syria.
He lied about Syrian refugees.
He lied about Hillary Clinton’s tax plan.
He lied about her health care plan.
He lied about her immigration plan.
He lied about her email deletion.
He lied about the rape of a 12-year-old girl.
He lied about his history of groping women without their consent.
Finally, he broke with basic democratic norms and called on his political opponent to be jailed — because, in large part, of what he described as her dishonesty.
This is the second time the New York Times Editorial page summarized a presidential debate by listing Donald Trump’s untruths, and there’s a reason. The country has never had a presidential candidate who lies the way that he does – relentlessly.
“Yes, virtually every politician, including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and George W. Bush, strays from the truth at times. To be fair, virtually every human being does. But Trump is fundamentally different.
His gamble is plain enough: He believes he can fool a lot of the American people a lot of the time. He has decided that lying pays.” Sadly, many people have invested in this bad bet.
Now it’s time to clarify the record and enumerate the facts. Donald J. Trump cannot be considered a choice to lead America for the next four years or at any time.