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I’m A Republican Who Spent My Saturday Getting Out The Vote For Hillary Clinton. This is Why.

#GOPWithHer got out the vote in Philadelphia. Pictured are Ariel, Liran and Kodiak.

#GOPWithHer got out the vote in Philadelphia. Pictured are Ariel, Liran and Kodiak.

Yesterday, my wife and I (not pictured above) participated in something I never thought I would do. I was one of numerous Republicans getting out the vote for Hillary Clinton. It’s hard to describe just how unlikely a moment this was for me, but I’ve covered that on this blog before.

And yet, I did it with no qualms. Quite the opposite, it was with a sense of pride, honor and duty that I felt I was participating in the effort to prevent a madman with dictatorial tendencies from becoming the President of the United States. In many ways, it was a gratifying, cathartic experience to put country over political affiliation. However, it was also a frightening experience, because it illustrated just what will happen if we lose this election and allow Donald Trump to dictate our daily lives.

You see, while most of the day passed without incident, the entire tone of the day was trampled upon when we had the misfortune of being accosted by some absolutely livid Trump supporters who did everything in their power to intimidate us into staying out of their neighborhood. Be forewarned, extremely foul language follows.

As we worked our way down the street, we were spotted by several men (at one point there were about five, while at others there were two) who began to scream at us from afar while waving their Trump/Pence signs:

“TRUMP! TRUMP! This is a Trump neighborhood here! Stay out of here!”

Fine so far, while mildly disturbing/threatening, we had no issue with people expressing themselves. We still have freedom of speech in this country. Also, there were a few pro-Hillary and Black Lives Matter signs on houses near them (they were the only Trump supporters we could see) so it was clear they were not representing the neighborhood.

“TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP!”

However, as we got closer and crossed over to their side of the street, they became even more belligerent. As we approached a house two doors down from them, they continued:

“Nobody’s here that wants to see you people! This is a Trump neighborhood!”

Now we had to walk past them – actually through them since they would not move aside for us – and they really kicked it up a notch:

“What’s Hillary Clinton ever done for this country? No, tell me. I want to know!”

To which we responded that we had no desire to engage with them. Our goal was just to knock on doors of potential Hillary supporters, not get into a fight with Trump supporters. Engaging them would only waste time we would otherwise be canvassing – which is exactly what they wanted.

Well, that only set them off into a rage meltdown:

“Fucking white liberal snob bitch! Fucking liberal white snobs come around here every four years for Obama. I hate white liberal snobs!”

At this point we were past them, but still only a few doors down, trying to talk to an elderly man who told us he was too old to vote before closing the door. My suspicion is that being within earshot of these people, who by now were in a full on frenzy, goosestepping up and down the block and throwing glass bottles, all while screaming profanities at the top of their lungs, this man was frankly afraid to tell us what he would be doing.

Now they were screaming how they would be in jail for what Hillary has done, that a Trump reckoning was coming and that:

“Fucking college students coming through here every four years are ruining this country!”

As we moved further down the block we could still hear them screaming over and over.

Now it’s important to note that these guys did not explicitly threaten violence against us. However, the neighborhood we were in was decidedly mixed, with probably about 65% minorities to 35% whites. Others in the neighborhood told us that it was already a “war zone” due to gang violence and drugs. Even as we spoke to another person on his doorstep on another block, another Trump supporter walked by yelling “Trump! Trump! Trump!” at us.

Don't boo. Vote. And get out the vote.

Don’t boo. Vote. And get out the vote.

Here’s the scary part.

What happens on election night? Regardless of who wins, do you think these pro-Trump goons are going to keep quiet? This is what Trump has unleashed on America. The death of civility is the true horror of this election. If they were so willing to try and keep us out of their neighborhoods, what makes you think they won’t try and keep their elderly neighbors from participating in the vote? It was like seeing the online Trump Trolls who have ruined Reddit, Twitter and nearly every comment section on the internet – but in REAL LIFE.

Here’s the even scarier part – and this is literally what keeps me up at night.

What happens with people like this if Trump wins? What happens with people who are WORSE than this if Trump wins? It was clear, from their behavior, that these people believed that for the first time in their lives, that they had the power. That it was THEIR time. This wasn’t about patriotism. This wasn’t about American exceptionalism. This was about REVENGE. This wasn’t REALLY about Clinton. It was about taking power for themselves. It was about fighting back against the minorities “ruining” their neighborhood. It was about fighting back against college students “ruining” the country. It was about fighting back against every “bitch” they were unable to dominate in the past. Hillary Clinton just embodies their failures for them.

There were no conservative values here. There were no values to speak of at all, just a lust for power. A testosterone-fueled rage-fest against everyone who isn’t like them – championed by their avatar, Donald Trump, who continues to empower their hope of being at the top of the food chain. These people had no desire to live with their neighbors. They wanted to DOMINATE them.

Can you imagine what four years of Donald Trump as president, fueling this behavior, will do to neighborhoods like this? THAT is what’s frightening. THAT is why I created this website and THAT is why, no matter what anyone says to me, I will not be deterred. WE will not be deterred.

There is no more doubt. No more depression about our lack of options. No more stages of grief.

Donald Trump CANNOT empower men like this to spread their own self-destruction all across the United States.

Hillary Clinton MUST be our next President.

#GOPWithHer

Convention Clown Show: #RNCinCLE

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A rebellion, broadcast live on national television. A plagiarized speech, lifted from Michelle Obama, of all people. Open fighting with the Ohio Republican Party. Donald Trump cutting off the most emotional speech of the night because he just HAD to call in to Bill O’Reilly right at that moment to tell the world he is not a racist. Rudy Giuliani ranting and raving in a truly uncharacteristically unhinged manner. Trump’s wife wrapping up the biggest portion of the evening 30 minutes early…followed by a bizarre, meandering Lieutenant General giving the least disciplined speech by a military officer…ever? Video of the convention hall emptying out an hour before the final speaker (arguably the evening’s biggest political star) goes onstage.

No one wants to see this clown show anymore.

Another view of the Republican National Convention.

What a joke.

Of course, this in and of itself isn’t surprising, we’ve been saying for weeks that this convention was destined to be a punch line. Like the candidacy of the nominee, there was no substance to even the speeches that were delivered on time. All sizzle, no steak. And when we get to Thursday night, you can be sure that the grill will be just as devoid of real meat. Just “win win win win win, America is a post-apocoplyptic wasteland full of idiots and losers but I’m going to make us win win win win win win win win.”

How Donald Trump see America in 2016.

How Donald Trump see America in 2016.

What is surprising – even to us – is just how poor the production of the day was. Say what you will about Donald Trump, the man knows how to put on a show, as evidenced by his crazy Chris Jericho-esqe entrance. Aside from that moment (while off-putting in its lavishness was still striking), nearly everything else was a mess. Even the timing was poor with the headliner (Melania) being followed by the worst speaker of the evening.

Trump’s one basic strength throughout his entire life has been that he knows how to project the image of himself that he wants you to see.

Yet there was his wife, who to her credit gave people something else to talk about aside from the convention floor rebellion and UNRELENTING doom and gloom of every speaker that preceded her, reading portions of Michelle Obama’s speech from 2008! No one had five minutes to take her speech and run it through a FREE Grammerly check?

Go ahead and try it now for yourselves. Here is just one of the paragraphs in question:

“From a young age, my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise, that you treat people with respect. They taught and showed me values and morals in their daily lives. That is a lesson that I continue to pass along to our son. And we need to pass those lessons on to the many generations to follow. Because we want our children in this nation to know that the only limit to your achievements is the strength of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.”

So the one thing Trump is supposedly legendary at – that we KNOW he is good at, simply due to the fact that he is where he is right now – putting on a strong show…he can’t even manage to pull that off DURING THE FIRST DAY OF HIS CONVENTION! It’s just another example of the continuing incompetence of the most unready for office party nominee, quite possibly in HISTORY.

These aren’t simple missteps from a novice politician that can be corrected as the Trump campaign continues to mature. They reflect directly on the man’s inattention to detail. This is supposed to be his time. And you know what? It is. This who Trump always has been and always will be.

And all of you who voted for Trump, who said “just wait until he gets started on Hillary” – you are getting precisely what you deserve.

John Weaver, Kasich’s senior political adviser, said the attacks were clearly coordinated, adding it was “symptomatic of what’s coming out of the Trump campaign.”

Weaver also called the Trump campaign a “clown show.”

The Clown Show Continues

You got that right.

#NeverTrump: Why as a Republican I can never vote for Donald Trump

#NeverTrump

Donald Trump is the worst major candidate of my lifetime, maybe anyone’s lifetime. That’s why I’m #NeverTrump.

 

Editor’s note: I was recently told by a family member that the reason I’m #NeverTrump is because of his obnoxious “TV persona” as opposed to the actual “substance” of his campaign. This post (and in fact this entire website) was my response. Feel free to fact check anything here, it’s all accurate.

 

My opposition to Donald Trump’s candidacy is about much more than just his TV persona and his divorces. Oh my. So much more. For the sake of argument let’s, for a minute, discount his past behavior. That means ignoring the following:

 

His Past Behavior

 

Five bankruptcies (for a guy whose main claim to fame is his “genius” business mind), multiple divorces (and disgusting behavior on his part that led to them), the TV persona, his fake alpha male, fake tough guy, fake testosterone “I’m a better man than you” routine which makes me sick, running Atlantic City into the ground, RAMPANT support for eminent domain (which I HATE) when the only “public good” is for citizens named Donald Trump – despite running as the nominee of the party that supposedly cares about individual rights!

But wait, there’s more…

The Trump University scam, vitamin scam, multiple brands the he blessed with his name being run terribly, usage of illegal immigrants to build Trump Tower, being obsessed with Obama’s birth certificate and making it a campaign issue in 2012 (not even 2008 when it might have mattered!), being open to the idea that autism might be related to vaccines along with 9/11 conspiracy theories, opening up a mortgage company in (late!) 2006, contributing money to Democrats and Republicans including to HILLARY CLINTON HERSELF IN 2008!! Saying that Hillary is a “great” Secretary of State… AFTER THE LIBYA MESS!!!!! And on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on…

 

#NeverTrump

What would Ronald Reagan say about Donald Trump? #NeverTrump.

His Positions

 

But let’s discount that. Let’s JUST talk about what he SAYS he’s going to do. Let’s assume for a minute that he BELIEVES ANY of what he says. He’s suddenly pro-life, he suddenly loves the Bible, he suddenly cares about the border. After 70 years he’s suddenly a born-again Republican. All of these things he’s suddenly so passionate about…let’s examine his “platform” and see if I agree with what he wants to do:

 

National Defense

Let’s start with the most basic thing a President needs to do. Keep us from being murdered by foreign states. His plan for keeping us safe is to…………

…ban Muslims? That’s Trump’s plan? Actually is that even his plan anymore? How will he determine who a Muslim is, exactly? He will order the military to kill wives and children of terrorists? Does it matter that that’s an ACTUAL war crime? He wants to get out of NATO? He thinks we shouldn’t have soldiers in Germany and South Korea? That Japan and Saudi Arabia should get their own nukes? Is he #$%#$^ING KIDDING ME???? The US is no longer interested in nuclear non-proliferation for the first time since…1945? This is actual insanity.

Then he wants to “bomb the $#!% out of ISIS” and wipe them out – but not commit ground soldiers. This is impossible. He also wants to “take the oil” from Iraq and Syria where ISIS is. Also without ground troops somehow. How will he defend the oil fields while the oil is being loaded onto the trucks? Who knows. This is impossible. And also immoral.

And that’s aside from his incoherence on the “nuclear triad” and on literally EVERY. SINGLE. QUESTION he has even been asked about foreign policy or national defense. I watched every Republican debate except for one. He knows nothing. And his “foreign policy team” (I’ll hire the best people, the best) includes a kid who lists Model UN as a major accomplishment. In 2012!!!!! Another guy on his team is a Lebanese former militia man who may have been involved in the Sabra and Shatila massacres. He’s not hiring the best people. He’s NOT. He’s hiring the WORST people!!! And his incoherence on these issues make it clear that he’s unfit to be Commander-in-Chief.

 

Israel and the Middle East

Which brings me to the Middle East. Trump says that “no one is more pro-Israel” than he is because he was the Grand Marshal of the Israel Day Parade in 2004, which he claims was a “dangerous” time to be pro-Israel. What is he even talking about? But anyway…up until his AIPAC speech, his position on Israel was to be neutral. Let’s even assume that he has “evolved” on this topic over the past…..month? Two months? Whatever.

His Middle East policy of non-intervention and his general attitude towards our allies would make things EXPONENTIALLY worse for Israel and for us. He wouldn’t have done the Iran deal, but now thinks we need to keep it. His abandonment of Egypt, Jordan and other moderate Arab nations means they will have to get their own nukes to counter Iran’s program. It means we will cede these countries into Russia or China’s sphere of influence. Hello Cold War Part Deux!

Trump’s abandonment of “nation building” means that any country we destroy during his supposedly “vicious” attacks on ISIS will become failed states (like what happened to Iraq after we left THANKS OBAMA!!!) and breeding grounds for fanatics. Bad for Israel. Bad for democracy. Bad for stability. Bad for America. JUST BAD BAD BAD.

 

Deficit Spending

He wants to “eliminate the deficit” by cutting taxes in the biggest tax cut ever. How will that eliminate the deficit (when his tax cuts will apparently add $10 trillion to it)? Economic growth “like you wouldn’t believe.” Look I love tax cuts. But for his plan to work, economic growth would have to be about 20% per year. I don’t think I need to tell you that is not only impossible, but would destroy the economy and run up inflation to the point that a loaf of bread would end up costing around $100. “Like you wouldn’t believe” indeed. No thanks. And actually on second thought…his tax plan is actually WORSE than Hillary’s.

 

Illegal Immigration

How about his signature issue, illegal immigration? He wants to build a wall with Mexico that Mexico will pay for. This is impossible. Then, he wants to deport 11 million people. Impossible. But what’s even worse is that he then wants to let a lot of them back in because his “big beautiful wall” will have a “big beautiful door” in it!!! What????? Huh????

 

International Trade

Trump wants to stop “China and Mexico” from “winning” all the time. Let’s forget for a moment that he could right now bring hundreds of jobs back to America without any red tape or Congressional approval…say by opening a Trump tie factory in Utah. Why doesn’t he just do that? Pay minimum wage. Just show people you’re serious about ANYTHING YOU ARE SAYING. ANYTHING. ANYTHING!!!!! But I digress.

What’s his plan to solve the trade deficit? Freeze Western Union payments to Mexico. Impose a massive tariff on imported goods from China. The first idea is impossible and insane and communist. The second idea…you want your prices on goods made in China to increase by roughly 45%? iPhones? Computers? Cars? Garlic? That would destroy the economy. Half the country would not be able to make ends meet…or companies would go bankrupt trying to make ends meet and lay off millions of people. Also, this is basically communism, did I mention that already?

 

Healthcare

He’s going to get rid of Obamacare and replace it with…what? Single payer system? He doesn’t want people “dying in the streets” – so is he guaranteeing them coverage? Isn’t that Obamacare? Lines around the states? Opening up coverage across state lines and increasing competition? Uh, ok. But that’s not going to be enough at this point to undo the last seven years of skyrocketing premiums. They should have done this in 2009 – when Republicans supported that plus tort reform being included in any healthcare legislation. Now, it’s too late to just fall back on seven year old ideas. No serious plan here. At all.

 

Abortion, Gay Marriage, 2nd Amendment

Social issues…he thinks women should be punished for getting abortions. But he’s pro-choice. Wait, no he isn’t, he’s pro-life. But he supports Planned Parenthood. Gay marriage, guns, what does he think about them? Who will he appoint as Supreme Court justices? Does he even know? He thinks judges “sign bills” and thinks his sister would make a great Supreme Court justice. She’s a huge liberal. But then he says he doesn’t want her to be on the Court. And then he talks about gun control with the NRA.

Whatever, I don’t care anyway because I’m pretty agnostic on this stuff. I wish the government would just let us be without telling us what to do. I only bring it up because no one, not you, not his supporters, not EVEN TRUMP knows where he stands on these issues. How can you consider voting for someone who himself doesn’t know where he stands on the issues? I do not know the answer to this question.

 

What would Abraham Lincoln say about Donald Trump?

What would Abraham Lincoln say about Donald Trump? #NeverTrump.

 

His Current Behavior

 

And let’s not give Trump a complete pass on his temperament and behavior. I promised I wouldn’t talk about his TV persona, etc. here and I won’t. Just his behavior during the campaign.

Trump keeps saying he can be “more presidential than anyone but Lincoln”. He can’t. He is unable to resist the urge to respond to any and every perceived slight. Judges, reporters, the handicapped, no one escapes this guy’s ire.

Do you want this guy dealing with world leaders? Putin? Kim Jong Un? Whoever or whatever is in charge of China? I can’t put it past him to tweet a nasty comment @Rouhani or @Sisi or @Trudeau or @WhoeverReallyRunsChina, if trade talks go poorly or if a once-in-a-generation crisis rears its ugly head. Can you? He’s just not responsible. He won’t unite the country. He will shoot off at the mouth every single time because he is, always has been and always will be, a tactless oaf. I cannot take that risk.

People who want to vote for Trump often tell me they “don’t believe he’ll be able to do half the things he says, but if he does any of them we’ll be better off than we are now.” WRONG. He won’t be able to do ANY of what he says because a) he doesn’t really believe in what he says, b) they’re mostly illegal under US law and c) voting for someone because you DON’T BELIEVE THEY WILL DO WHAT THEY SAY IS THE DUMBEST REASON TO VOTE FOR ANYONE IN HISTORY. AND!!!! Even if he COULD do…ANY OF THESE THINGS, they would almost ALL be terrible for the United States and the rest of the world! None of it is good or practical or realistic or possible! None!!

 

#NeverTrump

#NeverTrump means never, right? That leaves us without many alternatives at this point.

 

Worst. Election. Ever.

 

Have you gotten this far? Still reading? Great.

Because know this…I have been waiting for this election since 2008. Everyone knew Obama would win a re-election in 2012. Getting Bin Laden guaranteed it. And I knew that Hillary would almost certainly be coronated in 2016. And I have been waiting…for almost eight years to VOTE AGAINST HER.

With Romney as the nominee in 2012 and the Party moving closer to the center (here comes Rubio! Here comes Jeb! Here comes Kasich! Here comes Christie!) at least with how it communicates its positions…I couldn’t WAIT to see her wiped out in November. Couldn’t WAIT to see her day of reckoning for all the scandals and Benghazi and her embrace of Suha Arafat 20 years ago and her miserable turn as Secretary of State and then the emails…oh how excited I was to see a socially centrist, fiscal conservative, strong national defense candidate EAT HER FOR LUNCH during the debates and finally put an end to the social issue fear mongering of the Democratic Party once and for all.

I thought Jews, after eight years of Obama screwing up the Middle East and stabbing Israel in the back would be able to rally behind a moderate Republican and once and for all break the Democratic Party’s dominance of the Jewish vote (thereby showing them that abandoning Israel costs them votes!!!) going all the way back to FDR, who sat by and let 6 million of us get gassed and incinerated…

 

…and instead I’m going to have to not only vote for her, but ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO DO THE SAME. Do you know how hard this is for me? Do you have any idea?

 

Embrace The Horror

 

Hillary is terrible candidate, but at least she’s a responsible, well-educated person, with a voting record and literally the most experience a person could have going into a presidency. Truthfully her platform isn’t THAT bad for a Democrat, her tax plan wouldn’t affect me personally, even if I don’t think it will make any difference without serious entitlement reform. Her social issues? Eh. Those aren’t issues I vote on. And frankly, what does abortion or gay marriage matter when under a President Trump, Middle Eastern countries are arming themselves with nukes and pulling us into World War 3?

And her foreign policy positions are OK. They’re stronger than Obama’s and I’ve read a lot of articles that talk about how she was always pushing him to be more aggressive on the Arab Spring and stronger in the Middle East. He just didn’t listen because he SUCKS. None of it is anywhere CLOSE to what I want…but at least I know what it is and it should be an incremental improvement over what we have now. $15 an hour minimum wage, free college tuition, blah blah. That’s (hopefully) just to appeal to Sanders gullible voters. Whatever. These are just policy differences with a politician who has a record as a lifelong moderate. Email servers and Benghazi? Two years of investigations haven’t been able to prove anything. And at least I know that in a crisis she would at least think for more than 5 seconds before pushing the button. That alone makes her vastly superior to Trump.

I don’t like Hillary Clinton. I just don’t LIKE her. I don’t TRUST her. I never have. And I REALLY don’t like her Party and the direction it is going. And I can’t stand the fact that with her, the things I prioritize are buried under 100 tons of things she prioritizes that I don’t. But now, I have to hope she wins and does the right thing once she gets into the oval office.

That means doing whatever I can do help that happen. Staying home and not voting is not enough. Wasting my vote on a third party candidate is not enough.

Because for all the reasons I outlined above – and about 1,000 more – I am now and will forever be #NeverTrump. #NeverTrump means never. NEVER. And unlike the frauds in the conservative media or Party “leaders” who use that hashtag as a way to stir up support, I absolutely mean it.

 

-Liran K, Republican voter since 2004

 

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Convention BOYCOTT: The Humiliations for Donald Trump Just Keep on Coming

Are we looking at a Republican National Convention Boycott in the works?

Donald Trump speaking in front of a giant pile of garbage.

The hits just keep on coming for Donald Trump. After a truly putrid month of May and June and nearly 60 days of missed opportunities to unite the Republican Party behind him, at least the presumptive Republican nominee has some positivity in the form of the Republican National Convention to look forward to, right?

Not so fast there, Donny boy…

A recent Politico story confirmed what many of us suspected to be the case since the primary season puttered to a close. No serious Republican wants to be caught within 100 miles of this radioactive sinking ship. The Donald Trump Convention is facing a full-on REPUBLICAN convention boycott.

With the convention less than a month away, POLITICO contacted more than 50 prominent governors, senators and House members to gauge their interest in speaking. Only a few said they were open to it, and everyone else said they weren’t planning on it, didn’t want to or weren’t going to Cleveland at all — or simply didn’t respond.

Ouch. Look, it really isn’t surprising, considering the absolutely tepid “endorsements” and “support” this idiot has received within the party. Just look at this website for crying out loud!

Some choice quotes:

South Carolina Representative Mark Sanford: “I’m not, but hope you have a good Thursday!”

Utah Representative Mia Love: “I don’t see any upsides to it. I don’t see how this benefits the state.”

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley: “The governor has not been asked to speak at the convention and has no plans to.”

Florida Senator Marco Rubio: Has not been asked, but if he did speak it would not be on Trump’s behalf.

South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy: Planning to go to the beach instead.

Ouch, ouch, ouch. It’s actually a little strange that Gowdy would not go since he just wrapped up his massive Benghazi investigation. You would think he would want the national platform, if only to promote his own profile, if not to promote Trump. But he’s down with the #ConventionBoycott too apparently.

Note also the recent news that Henry Paulson (Bush Treasury Secretary), Brent Scowcroft (H.W. Bush National Security Advisor), Christie Whitman (former Republican Governor) and Doug Elmets (Ronald Reagan spokesperson) are all endorsing Hillary Clinton, while George Will (lifelong conservative) is leaving the Republican Party entirely, expect to see more Republicans bailing out of the HMS Trumptanic once he is officially ratified by the party in a few weeks.

A convention boycott looks to sink the Trumptanic.

Trumptanic: The Republican Party in 2016.

Consider this: The two most recent Republican nominees for President will not be at the Republican National Convention. The two most recent living Republican Presidents will not be at the convention. The second (Ted Cruz), third (Marco Rubio) and fourth place (John Kasich) finishers in the Republican Primaries currently have no plans to be at the convention. The Republican governor of the state where the convention is taking place is not going to be at the convention. The current Republican Speaker of the House (Paul Ryan) recently offered to step aside from the chairing the convention.

And in the ultimate rebuke, the “Dump Trump” movement is gaining steam with their “Free the Delegates” campaign. These are conservative, lifelong Republicans like Steve Lonegan, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Erick Erickson all calling for Republican delegates to vote their conscience and nominate someone other than Trump. If carried through, this would escalate the convention boycott into a full-on REVOLT.

How, exactly, is Donald Trump the Republican nominee? Which “Republicans” are he leading, exactly? The crazy anti-Semites who attack everyone who speaks against him? 14 million people, who in many cases had never even been registered Republicans before this election, are going to hold the other 16 million people’s votes hostage? The 52% of Republicans, who just three weeks from the nomination STILL don’t want him to be the nominee? Not to mention the potential 65 million voters the nominee will at minimum need to win this election?

The fact is, Donald Trump is less of a Republican than Hillary Clinton. More and more people are waking up to that reality as the desperate attempts to deny him the nomination become less and less likely. Just wait until it’s official and there really will be no turning back.

No wonder he recently gave a speech in front of a literal pile of garbage. That’s what his campaign is and that’s what this year’s Republican National Convention Boycott signifies.

Brexit. Britain. Bananas. It’s Trump’s world, we’re just living in it.

Total bananas.

Total bananas.

Is this real life?

On the day the most important ally the United States has…on EARTH…the presumptive Republican nominee and definitive buffoon, delivered his most bananas speech yet.

Let’s forget for a minute about Trump’s absolutely idiotic, tone-deaf tweet that probably offended roughly 70% of Scots. Actually no, let’s NOT forget about that. If elected, does anyone really think misguided, poorly worded, shoot-from-the-hip tweets like this WON’T be the norm? If so you are far more optimistic than we are.

It’s one thing to be “not politically correct” or to “tell it like it is” or whatever cliche, moronic slogan Trump supporters latch onto when he pulls these kind of stunts. It is something far different for the leader of the free world to piss people off in every single country he debases with his odious presence.

In any case, this was not even the worst thing Trump did today!

As worldwide stock markets plunged and middle class Americans watched billions of their life savings vanish within the span of minutes, the man a small plurality of our fellow Republicans have allowed to hijack our party, gave a long awaited foreign policy speech from his new golf course in Scotland.

Would he reassure his future subjects back home that everything would be fine? Would he return home early in order to demonstrate leadership and solidarity with his fellow Americans? Would he unveil some new policies designed to mitigate the fallout from an impending two year divorce between Britain and Europe? Would he comment on the possibility of a domino effect of other major Western European powers bailing on their weaker eastern neighbors? Would he communicate to foreign powers that he had a plan on how to work with them to ensure stability in Europe? Address the impending power vacuum in Britain after David Cameron resigns?

Or would he spend 17 minutes of international coverage, with literally the future of Europe hanging in the balance, to talk about what a great job he did on renovating a golf course?

Skip to about 1:38 (after the customary idiot protestor gets tossed) for the most bananarama foreign policy speech you will ever hear. Not only does he start by saying it’s an historic day “not just because of Turnberry,” he then takes full advantage of his international coverage to tout what a beautiful golf course he has built. Just try and get to the supposedly substantive portion of the speech…after he thanks his family and everyone who helped him build wonderful suites so that golfers can sit and eat in between rounds of golf.

All of this while Europe is literally coming apart at the seems.

Is it any surprise that the Dow Jones dropped an ADDITIONAL 200 points not long after he finished? It had actually been rebounding a bit (down 340 rather than the initial 500 drop when the markets opened) before this idiot started talking. Now it’s down 570 points, with no end in sight.

During the early hours of the biggest crisis the United States and Europe have faced since Greece disaster, the man that about 38% of Americans feel should be their next leader, spent the entirety of his speech talking about golf history, lighthouses, hotel occupancy, drains, pipes and the tremendous performance (primarily because of its tremendous location apparently) of the Turnberry golf course. Then he brought up his children to talk about how great Trump is and crack jokes about how they hope they “made Turnberry great again.”

In fact, there was no real discussion of the actual current events until A REPORTER ASKS HIM ABOUT IT 17 MINUTES INTO THIS TRAIN WRECK.

Then, minutes later, he talked about how he WOULD PERSONALLY BENEFIT FROM A WEAKER POUND SINCE MORE PEOPLE WOULD COME TO HIS STUPID GOLF COURSE.

This is leadership? This is INSANITY.

Can you imagine four (or dear Lord save us, eight) years of this?

How is this real?

UPDATE: Now we’re down 610 points. Enjoy the golf course, Trump family! You just let us know when you feel like getting back to trying to lead the free world!

Well that didn’t take long: Trump Trolls hurl anti-Semitic tropes, parentheses and death threats at us

Trump Trolls

 

Think all the coverage about the anti-Semitic streak running through some Trump supporters is overblown? We kind of did. We even poked fun at the idea…

Until they found us.

While we’re really still adjusting to the idea that we may actually have to vote for arch-nemesis Hillary Clinton over rabid mango head Donald Trump, we decided to start getting into the Twittersphere with some good-natured #NeverTrump tweets.

Within 48 hours, they already had us in their sights.

 

Foreign shills

 

What’s really strange about this, is that unlike journalists targeted by these trolls, there is nothing specifically “Jewish” about us. There was no “Jewish sounding” last name. Nothing on the web site mentioned anything about being Jewish. And while some of our members are Jews, we are, like most political organizations, not beholden to any religion at all.

And yet…

 

Old as Torah

 

What followed was at first an amusing exchange with a group of people so openly anti-Semitic that it was almost a relief to go back and forth with people so transparent about their hatred. There were no insinuations here.

 

Tweet on shabbat

 

Nothing left to the imagination.

We must be Jews, because we were against Trump and (by default) in favor of Hillary Clinton. Never mind our obvious disgust with the prospect of voting for someone who all of us have vowed to oppose (some of us have actively worked against her!) which should be painfully obvious to anyone who has spent more than ten seconds on this website. Never mind the fact that we continue expressing our disbelief at the people we must now find ourselves aligned with. Never mind that many of us are lifelong conservatives who have worked for or volunteered on campaigns to elect Republicans (including during this election season).

None of that mattered. To the Trump Trolls, if we are against Trump, we must be Jews. And in their minds, being Jews means we are anti-American, internationalist, dual-loyalty, Protocols of the Elders of Zion following, Fifth column, Jewish banker, Rothschild disciple saboteurs.

This must be true for us, as it must be true for journalists like Ben Shapiro, a truly devoted conservative who says he would never vote for Hillary Clinton and has dedicated his entire life to the cause of advancing conservative values. Even though Shapiro isn’t even going full Hillary like we are, the mere fact that he disagrees with the head troll, is enough for them to declare him an enemy of the state.

Oh and apparently they decided that the name of the person manning our Twitter account that day was Isaac…

 

Isaac hanged in due time

 

…and that “Isaac” deserved to be murdered because he would rather vote for a flawed, vomit-inducing, but still comparatively qualified politician over a boorish, grifter clown with an army of anti-Semitic trolls.

I’m not sure what’s worse. The fact that that these people are anti-Semites, or that they assume that anyone who opposes their candidate MUST be a Jew.

In any case, if you had any doubt about the dark underbelly of Trump support, take it from us…they’re out there.

Chalk it up as yet another reason why we’d rather be aligned with idiots like Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden than foaming at the mouth Jew haters who declare a death sentence on someone they’ve never met based purely on their support of a candidate they don’t like.

Did I just say I’m on the same side as Joe Biden? Excuse me while I go kill a few thousand more brain cells with some single malt. Only four and half more months of this crap!

Editor’s note: We decided to block out the handles and avatars within the tweets we saved for two reasons.

1. They were all anonymous anyway
2. These trolls feed on attention and we didn’t want them to earn even one follow or mention from this

Why I will never Support Trump

As a lifelong Republican, I cannot vote for Trump.

As a lifelong Republican, I cannot vote for Trump.

 

Since I first saw George W. Bush speak at the age of 8 in 1999, I have been a Republican. Through high school as I gravitated to books by authors such as Ayn Rand, Barry Goldwater, and the writings of Milton Friedman my conservatism only grew. Upon entering college having the opportunities to attend CPAC and Americans for Prosperity events fueled my activism even further.

I have worked for numerous Republican campaigns and advocacy groups, am a lifetime member of the NRA, and still revere Ronald Reagan as my personal hero. I am a Republican because I believe in limited government, lower taxes, and a strong national security including a robust military. I believe in the 2nd amendment, the right to life, and believe very strongly in personal freedom and responsibility.

It is for all these reasons that I, a staunch Republican must rebuke Donald J. Trump and urge my party to select another nominee at our convention in July.  Mr. Trump is the antithesis of what a Republican is, he is trying to establish an authoritarian, totalitarian regime, where guns are outlawed and the president will morph into a dictator.

Under a Trump regime America will lose all credibility and will be in constant peril. It is imperative as a nation that we not let this occur. Republicans lets unite around our party, the party of Lincoln and Reagan and not let a Judas take over. #NeverTrump #GOPWithHer

 

David P, Republican voter since 2007

 

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Donald Trump is now in favor of gun control

Every single day this man proves more and more what a complete and utter fraud he is.

So the Republican nominee, who is to the LEFT of Hillary Clinton on trade, who believes in the “Bush lied, people died” mantra and thinks George W. Bush should have been impeached, who bans media from covering him when he doesn’t like what he says, who claims he was against the Iraq War (lies) from the start, who is trying (and failing) to appeal to Bernie Sanders supporters, who believes we should disengage from NATO and any military/diplomatic action in the Middle East (unless it’s to steal oil), who thinks “everyone” should have access to “free” healthcare, who likes Planned Parenthood, who rails against Wall Street…this fraudulent, disgrace to the Party of Lincoln is now apparently going to try and convince the NRA (which endorsed him by the way, in case he would ever let you forget that for five seconds) to accept some gun control measures???

The Republican nominee…is now focusing his campaign on GUN CONTROL?

Oh and he’s also now casting himself as some kind of LGBTQ champion?

Every day, this clown, this con man, this embarrassment to Republicans everywhere just continues to prove what an absolute fraud he is. Every. Single. Day. He. Gets. WORSE.

No wonder 7 out of 10 Americans now agree with us he is garbage.

Seriously, at this point if you are a Republican, what “conservative” issue is it that you are latching onto in the hopes of getting some satisfaction?

2nd Amendment? Nope. Defense of marriage? Nope. Taxes? Nope. Strong foreign policy/defending democracy against totalitarian expansion? I’d say his encouragement of Saudi Arabia to get their own nukes makes that a big, fat, huge NOPE. National Debt? His economic “plan” will increase the debt by over $10 trillion. Shrinking the government? Ha ha ha. NOPE. Abortion? Nope. Entitlement reform? Nope! Israel? Neutral. Political correctness? Well sure, as long as you aren’t mean to HIM.

What’s left, guys? Seriously? For some of us, a lot of those social issues are a necessary evil of doing business with the only party with serious policy proposals for defeating ISIS, shrinking the government, entitlement reform, healthcare reform, tax reform, strengthening the military, supporting fellow democracies (and not JUST Israel) against Islamic Fundamentalism, Chinese Communism or Russian Putinism. For other Republicans, it’s the social issues that drive them.

Trump gives you none of these. None. How is he a Republican exactly? How is he better than Hillary Clinton, who actually DOES give you a coherent (if flawed) foreign policy vision and at least understands why MORE countries with nukes is a bad idea? Oh because he’s supported by the NRA? You banking that he’ll give you conservative Supreme Court Justices? PU-LEAZE. Trump wouldn’t know a real conservative if Victor Davis Hanson bit him on the nose.

Honest Abe would not approve.

Honest Abe would not approve.

Oh that’s right, he wants to build a wall that Mexico will pay for to keep “rapists” out of the country and he’s going to ban all Muslims from getting into the country because someday, 30 years after they immigrate their children may decide to become terrorists.

Do you have any idea how that makes us look? If that is really the only thing Trump gives us? We either look like racists who don’t care how stupid and impossible his ideas are, or we look like idiots who don’t care how racist and unproductive his ideas are.

At this point, the only reason a Republican has to vote for this imposter is because he’s the guy that was vomited up by the primaries. Well sorry, but that’s just not good enough for us. A fake Republican is just a Democrat by any other name. You get none of the benefits of voting Republican with Trump and all of the baggage of a self-absorbed jerkface who gloats and humblebrags about being “right” about terrorism on a day 49 innocent Americans are slaughtered. NO THANKS!

At least with Hillary we have some idea of what she might do. Even if we only agree with her on 10% of her positions, that’s 10% more than we agree with Trump. At best, she would be a marginal improvement over Obama. At worst…at least she’s not Trump!

We’re with her. Every day Trump opens his big, fat mouth just reaffirms that decision for us.

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The Seven Stages of Grief

1. Shock

Trump? Trump?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! DONALD J TRUMP?????????? THIS GUY!!!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

THAT GUY???

2. Denial

This isn’t happening. White knight, Cruz, Romney, Kasich, Ryan. Someone save us!!! Contested convention?? Lawsuit???? Something?!?!?!?! ANYTHING??!?!?!?!?! There’s no way I can vote for Hillary Clinton. NO WAY. NO WAY!!!

3. Bargaining

So maybe we can get Rubio, Cruz and Kasich to team up against him? Perhaps we can somehow convince Donald to drop out? Is that possible?

4. Guilt

Could I have done anything differently? Maybe if I had posted just a few more #NeverTrump tweets or linked to that Vox video a few more times I could have prevented this.

5. Anger

WTF!!!!! I’VE BEEN WAITING TO SEE HILLARY GET CRUSHED IN THIS ELECTION SINCE 2008!!! I HAD 17 CANDIDATES, 16 OF THEM WERE BETTER THAN THE NOMINEE!!!!!! NOW WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO!!!!! I HAVE NO PLACE ANYMORE IN AMERICAN POLITICS!!!!!!

6. Depression

I can’t do this. I can’t. I’m just not getting out of bed until after this disgusting, horrible, miserable election is mercifully over. And alcohol. Lots of that too.

7. Acceptance

I… #ImWithHer

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