The news this week confirms it: Donald Trump is the worst person ever to be president
By conservative columnist Max Boot
- “It’s not too early to conclude that (Trump) is the worst person ever to be president.” Two recent stories…make that clear…“In neither case (did) he let morality, ethics or even the law itself stand in his way.”
- An in-depth article in the New York Times “provides hitherto unknown details that demolish whatever remains of his business reputation.”
- “…there are (also) his regular violations of the norms of human decency…The man who has previously mocked a disabled reporter, Gold Star parents and POWs has now mocked a woman for saying she was the victim of a sexual assault.”
- “His heartless japery was greeted with laughter from his cult followers…These news items confirm what we already know about Trump: that he is a liar, a cheat and a bully without an ounce of dignity, empathy or decency. In place of his soul he has a black hole.”
Trump’s lying, mocking, despicable verbal mugging of Christine Blasey Ford
By liberal columnist E.J. Dionne
- “When a leader can hold power only by dividing his country, stoking its anxieties and hostilities, ridiculing his opponents, and disrespecting every norm of decency, the result is a broken democracy and a demoralized nation.”
- “Trump regularly and unashamedly reminds us of his vileness and thus single-handedly demolishes the everybody-does-it narrative.”
- “Reading Trump’s attack in full is an enlightening education in the art of the demagogic and malevolent smear.”
Trump makes a mockery — of himself
Washington Post Editorial
- It’s acceptable say the Post editorialist, to conclude that Christine Blasey Ford has failed to make her case that Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. “But a decent human being could hold those thoughts and make those arguments without besmirching Ms. Ford, and without casting doubt more generally on the memories and accounts of assault survivors.”
- “Mr. Trump apparently sees more political upside in belittling and insulting her.”
- “The judge’s conspiracy-mongering and Mr. Trump’s mockery both serve to set back the nation’s progress in understanding this kind of crime and will discourage victims from coming forward. Maybe Mr. Trump sees that as a plus. It certainly reveals more to the nation about his character than about Ms. Ford’s.”
Jeff Flake let down the GOP — and served the nation
By conservative columnist George Will
I have on these pages (see Today’s Republicans & 1960s Segregationists: Peas in a Pod) and elsewhere pointed out the mind-numbing hypocrisy of people who call themselves Christians ignoring, excusing, or rationalizing the anti-Christian acts of Donald Trump in order to reach the conclusion that Trump and his Republicans are good Christians. The most brazen example of this weird and warped phenomenon is how these Republicans and putative “Christians” have thrown overboard God’s 10 Commandments—most notably the ones against lying and committing adultery—in order to support a president who will appoint anti-abortion Supreme Court justices.
Jesus’ Golden Rule? Quote me a Trump tweet or public utterance based on “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
But the actions of the Republicans denouncing the women who have accused Kavanaugh of sexual assaults take the cake. Their Christian faith compelled those Republicans to focus on the report alleged moral failings of Kavanaugh’s accusers, especially Christine Ford?
Please, show me the words and deeds of these fine Christians over the last three years condemning Trump’s trampling on God’s Commandments as Trump has told lie after lie, including over 5,000 false or misleading statements since becoming President.
Show me where whatever denomination or church they are members of have censured Trump for bragging about sexually assaulting women, mocking a handicapped person, saying good words about neo-Nazi demonstrators holding torch-light parades chanting anti-Semitic slogans, insulting John McCain in life and death, and calling women bimbos, foreign countries shitholes, and Omarosa a dog.
And, please, while we’re at it, tell me the Baptist position on recent revelations that Trump/Republicans are detaining hundreds of kidnapped migrant children in tent cities on the border. Or the position of the Catholic, Methodist, Mormon, Episcopalian, or Presbyterian Churches.
Please, explain to me how Trump can be a Christian while doing all the above, or hand me a barth bag while I puke at the hypocrisy our supposed Christians now display.
For some time, I summed my thoughts up this way: “It’s as if Donald Trump and his Republicans have erased the last 60 years of race relations and taken us back to the time when you could lynch a black man on Saturday and attend church on Sunday morning and be assured your immortal souls was assured eternal salvation.”
What the controversy over Kavanaugh’s nomination tells me is: Southern Baptists have not retrogressed. They never went beyond that mentality to begin with.
The sheer ignorance and blindness that the Baptists now repeat in defending Trump as an instrument of God is bad enough. Their hypocrisy about their own supposedly bedrock approach to the Bible is even worse. Every word they speak to give legitimacy to their defense of Trump requires massive amounts of interpretation of the Bible—contravening their professed belief that the Bible must be read as the literal truth.
Where is there any passage in the Bible that says mortal human beings can sacrifice the 10 Commandments on the altar of banning abortion? What words spoken or written by Trump reflect “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”?