Trump calls for Khizr Khan’s wife to speak while his wife plagiarizes Michelle Obama
Trump is all twisted up in trying to seem intelligent about Khizr Khan’s wife speaking. He thinks his wife is being submissive to her husband as if somehow that is culturally wrong.
He accused Khizr Khan of not writing his own speech. Yet it turns out that he wrote the speech with his wife. They speak together.
Then we have Trump’s own wife plagiarizing Michelle Obama in her convention speech.
Trump is in no position to say that Khizr Khan’s wife should speak on her own, when his own wife could not.
“It’s a kind of arrogance to be so certain you’re past redemption.” ― Ellis Peters
Only Donald Trump has the balls to attack war heroes and their families. What a pile of human garbage
It would be more accurate to say that Mrs. Trump’s speechwriter plagiarized Mrs. Obama’s speechwriter.
Yes, Warren, because she cannot talk with her own words and convictions.
Be careful, the truth of Trump will come out more and more as time goes by. People here in republican Arizona are mad at him for his remarks about Khizr Khan. Yet, he will not apologize.
Why were Arizonans not already angry about the McCain statements last year?
“I loathe the military.” – William Jefferson Clinton
Is there any subject whatsoever that your are informed about?
“ROKAW: Well I think it was some of that, but an awful lot of that generation was sympathetic to him as well because they came to not believe in Vietnam and many of the positions he had taken…So I think there was a well-defined knot of that generation that could never accept him because, not just of the way he got out of the draft, but because he used that phrase, “I loathed the military.” He seemed to be emblematic of the slickness of the Baby Boomer generation…
The analysts fell back in their swivel chairs, shaking their heads, as Brokaw moved on with his musings. But we’ll ask you, the reader, to be the judge of who has been slick on this score. Clinton, of course, never used the phrase that Brokaw now attributed to him. But a concerted spin-effort, carried on through the years, had persuaded millions of folks that he had, so that even the natty–not nattering–Brokaw was convinced it was what Bill had said.
In December 1969, Clinton had written Colonel Eugene Holmes of the University of Arkansas ROTC, to thank him “not just for saving me from the draft, but for being so kind and decent to me last summer, when I was as low as I ever have been.” The polite tone of that opening remark characterized Clinton’s letter throughout, and when he had finished discussing the “anguish” he’d experienced in trying to decide how to deal with the draft, he wrote this passage (his closing paragraph), summarizing why he had written:
CLINTON: And that is where I am right now, writing to you because you have been good to me and have a right to know what I think and feel. I am writing this too in the hope that my telling this one story will help you understand more clearly how so many fine people have come to find themselves still loving their country but loathing the military, to which you and other good men have devoted years, lifetimes, of the best service you could give…
It isn’t exactly “Off the pig”–and it does not say, “I loathe the military.” It says, with a persistent tone of regret, that many fine people, in 1968, had come to loathe the military. Making that statement, in 1968, was like saying the sky is blue and the grass is green; only a fool could have disputed the accuracy of what young Clinton was saying. The tone throughout is extremely respectful of the service that Colonel Holmes and others had provided; and Clinton stresses that those to whom he refers still do “love their country.”
These are hardly the words of the Weather Underground, manning barricades and burning down buildings. Clinton closes with these provocations:
CLINTON: Forgive the length of this letter. There was much to say. There is still a lot to be said, but it can wait. Please say hello to Col. Jones for me. Merry Christmas. Sincerely, Bill Clinton ”
Khizr Khan made a clever political attack on Trump at the DNC convention. With his credentials as a grieving parent of a dead soldier, he could as easily have made a very similar speech at the RNC convention had he been so inclined.
Trump very foolishly took the bait, and made an extremely badly thought-out counterattack and looked like a total fool.
I’m still not sure whether it was because he is always an undisciplined loudmouth and bully, or whether the man is trying to lose the election.
I think the father’s point was to attack the blanket condemnation of Muslims by Trump. Doubtful if that would have been permitted at the Trump, er, Republican convention.
Warren: “I loathe the military.” – William Jefferson Clinton”
You, sir, are a liar.
It explains your affinity with Trump.
August 2, 2016 5:53 pm
“You have sacrificed nothing and no one.”
That was the carefully calculated insult which drove Trump to his brainless rage. The rest was filler and fluff.
Trump spokesperson Katrina Pearson just said on CNN that Obama’s changing of rules of engagement probably cost Capt. Khan his life.
They just won’t stop digging.
Zachary: I don’t disagree about the tactic. I was referring to the motivation. It was not a coincidence that the Khans are Muslim.
Sometimes things go over people’s heads. But sometimes that happens because people are ducking out of the way. In this matter, we have door #2.