Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Thin-Skinned, Short-Fingered Bully

Donald J. Trump’s unabashed and continuing hostility toward the parents of a slain Muslim American soldier, and his attacks on Republican leaders who have rebuked him for it, threaten to shatter his uneasy alliance with the Republican Party at the outset of the general election campaign.

Ignoring the pleas of his advisers and entreaties from party leaders in Washington, Mr. Trump only dug in further on Tuesday. He told a Virginia television station that he had no regrets about his clash with Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of an Army captain killed in Iraq. And in an extraordinarily provocative interview with The Washington Post, Mr. Trump declined to endorse for re-election several Republicans who had criticized him, including the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, and Senator John McCain of Arizona, who both face primaries this month.
The Donald just can't let anything go. He can't be a mensch about anything. Anybody that arouses his ire has to be attacked, even if doing so only lessens his own stature.

And this is the guy that about 30% of the GOP primary voters would trust with the power to order around Federal LEOs and the armed forces.

The bind moggles.

If he wins, he'll probably make it a Federal crime to insult the size of his hands.

Just the sort of thing that a short-fingered vulgarian would do.


bearsense said...

... and now, he even hates babies !!

Pretzelogic in Philly, PA said...

@bearsense: Hair Chump hates babies, unless they've been properly cooked. (h/t WC Fields)

dinthebeast said...

He has staff in Wisconsin helping Ryan's primary challenger, and Ryan still supports him for president. I guess Ryan will put up with a little humiliation for a chance to pass his budget into law...

-Doug in Oakland

deadstick said...

And here's a gem from his campaign's vice chair for Miami: "We have bigger mosquitoes to squash than Zika."