Sunday, October 16, 2016

Krauthammer: Trump Threatens to Undo Ingrained Norms of Political Self-Restraint

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The second presidential debate — bloody, muddy, and raucous — was just enough to save Donald Trump’s campaign from extinction, but not enough to restore his chances of winning, barring an act of God (a medical calamity) or of Putin (a cosmically incriminating WikiLeak).
That Trump crashed because of a sex-talk tape is odd. It should have been a surprise to no one. His views on women have been on open display for years. And he’d offered a dazzling array of other reasons for disqualification: habitual mendacity, pathological narcissism, profound ignorance, and an astonishing dearth of basic human empathy.
To which list Trump added in the second debate, and it had nothing to do with sex. It was his threat, if elected, to put Hillary Clinton in jail.
After appointing a special prosecutor, of course. The niceties must be observed. First, a fair trial, then a proper hanging. The day after the debate, at a rally in Pennsylvania, Trump responded to chants of “Lock her up” with “Lock her up is right.” Two days later, he told a rally in Lakeland, Fla., “She has to go to jail.”
Read the rest from Charles Krauthammer HERE.

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1 comment:

cimbri said...

So-called self restraint is why Democrats get away with throwing away Republican ballots and registering dead people. We need reform badly, so it's good that Trump puts s spotlight on these corrupt people.