Saturday, August 27, 2016

Paul Wolfowitz Might Have to Vote for Hillary Clinton

Even Bill Kristol admitted he liked her Alt Right speech. Kristol remains #NeverTrump.

"A growing number of College Republicans chapters nationwide are steering clear of Trump." Heartening.

Now, Paul Wolfowitz himself is talking about how he 'May have to' vote for Hillary.

"The former George W. Bush administration official who is often referred to as the “architect” of the Iraq War says he will likely end up voting for Hillary Clinton for president this fall."

"Paul Wolfowitz, the deputy secretary of defense under President Bush from 2001-2005, told the English-language version of the German newspaper Der Spiegel that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump represents a security risk for the U.S. and that his praise for strongmen like Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is “pretty disturbing.”

“The only way you can be comfortable about Trump's foreign policy is to think he doesn't really mean anything he says. That's a pretty uncomfortable place to be in,” Wolfowitz said. “Our security depends on having good relationships with our allies. Trump mainly shows contempt for them.”

"Because he is so uncomfortable with Trump, Wolfowitz said he would likely vote for Clinton, albeit grudgingly."

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I think that point kind of holds in general. The only way you can be comfortable with anything Trump says is that you're 100% sure he's lying and what he really thinks and what he'll really do is 100% the opposite.

In general the GOP response to Hillary calling their nominee a racist has been deafening in their silence.

Yesterday they spent the whole day squirming in the face of questions about whether Hillary-the woman who is winning 99% of the Black vote-is a bigot.

"Donald Trump’s latest line of attack against Hillary Clinton is putting Republicans in an awkward position, with even the GOPers out stumping for his campaign squirming when pressed whether they agree with his claim that Clinton is a "bigot."

"As Clinton this week ramped up her attacks on Trump’s connections to the alt-right movement, the GOP nominee countered by explicitly labeling her a “bigot,” first in a speech slamming her "bigotry" earlier this month and then during an interview with Anderson Cooper Thursday evening where he said, “She is a bigot."

"The other officials in his party and even in his own campaign, so far, are a little less eager to use the term."

"Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer, when asked Friday if he agreed, demurred that he stayed away from such language."

“No, I think some of the policies that she's supported have not helped African-Americans, but I think anybody who knows me, I just don't tend to use certain words,” he told MSNBC. He argued, however, that Clinton’s policies “have kept people trapped in poverty” and “let education standards fall by the wayside.”

Ben Carson -- a former GOP primary rival and now a Trump surrogate -- suggested tothe Daily Beast that he’d prefer Trump not throw around the label.

“I don’t generally get into the name-calling thing,” Carson said. “I kind of left that behind in the third grade. I certainly don’t encourage it because the issues that we’re facing are incredibly important—for us and for the future generations.”

He argued that Democrats policies have failed African Americans, but when it comes to name calling by both sides, he said, “That’s what people do who don’t have anything to talk about.”

"Rep. Steve King (R-IA), no stranger to controversy over racially charged remarks, refused to engage in the attack."

In other news: Sarah Palin-yes Sarah Palin-attacks Trump:

"Palin is now slamming Trump for being “wishy-washy” and a “massive disappointment” as he desperately scrambles to paint himself as being less insane in the eyes of normal voters. Her criticism encapsulates the corner which Trump is now backed into. If he sticks to the extremist positions that got him through the primary, he’ll lose the general election badly. But if he backs off those positions, not only is it unlikely he’ll change the minds of moderate voters who have decided he’s a nutcase, he risks losing his existing support base in the process."

"Worse, because Donald Trump has spent a year courting the votes of mentally unstable conservative extremists while stoking their insanity even further for his own gain, they now appear to be turning on him in disturbing ways. One Trump supporter called in to the Glenn Beck show this week and threatened violence against Trump if he doesn’t build his promised wall. So as much as Sarah Palin is a national punchline, her attacks on Trump are indicative of a larger problem he’s facing with this Alt-Right base."

Losing the Alt Right base. This is probably why Trump has again postponed his big immigration speech that was this time scheduled for next week in Arizona.

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