Aug. 24, 2016
The Donald Don't Need No Stinking Badges
By Marc Platt
This is no ordinary political cycle.
There is no respect among the candidates, voters, pundits, networks and mainstream media. We used to have something called decorum. With the rise of the Trump Movement, it is all out the window.
I can't remember a candidate calling his opponent "A Criminal" never ever in my lifetime. My first recollections of US Presidents is LBJ. I was a little kid, but people didn't call each other names.
This stuff really began during Dubya's rein of "Swiftboating" and dirty tricks. The 2000 GOP Primary included Karl Rove's "Whisper Campaign" in which he led media types to think that John McCain had an illegitimate black daughter. This story was fabricated and ruined McCain's bid for that year's nomination.
Rove continued the next cycle with the false narrative of John Kerry's military service. This is really gruesome politics.
Now we get The Donald and his Twitter, Race-Baiting, Fear-mongering degradation of decency. He calls the Clintons "Criminals" and gets away with it.
This man will not release his tax records, yet insists that Hillary Clinton release her medical records for the Republican's ridiculous claim that she has health issues that would keep her from executing her duties as President.
It has come to this. A no holds bar free for all for an office Trump doesn't even want. This man has NO INTENTION of governing. He would actually have to work for a living.
I have been saying this since August of 2015 when I realized he was never going to run the type of campaign that would actually get into the weeds and go door to door if necessary to get votes.
He won't speak in front of racially diverse groups. The African American, Asians, Latinos and Women seem to hate him as voting blocks. This is an obvious NO GO people.
Donald Trump don't need no stinking badges.