Friday, July 08, 2016

Retired Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton is featured in one of the most powerful anti-Trump ads yet.

Courtesy of Daily Kos: 

I know the sacrifices our military makes. My father was a fighter pilot who went missing over Laos during the Vietnam war. For 30 years I served everywhere, from Iraq to Somalia, where I have been responsible for the lives of our sons and daughters. For all of them and for our country, I cannot support Donald Trump. Donald Trump doesn’t have the temperament or judgement to be our commander in chief. That’s why I’m speaking out. For America.

There are innumerable reasons to keep Donald Trump out of the Oval Office, but the idea that if elected he would be the Commander-in-Chief of the most powerful military force on the planet is the most compelling of all.

Back in 2000 I argued that George W. Bush had neither the intelligence nor the temperament to lead this country or our military.

We all saw how that worked out.

Can we even imagine how much worse it would be with Donald Trump in charge?


  1. Anonymous3:06 AM

    And there lies the truth about how much Sarah Palin really cares about our soldiers. Anyone who does care deeply would not support Donald Trump.

  2. Anonymous3:22 AM

    By the time this is over Trump will be a sad, penniless beggar and his poor little children will have to face life without their "bubble of privilege".


    1. Anonymous5:26 AM

      Trump will be a sad, penniless beggar
      No,considering how much money his is raking in on the campaign trial using Trump "products" and loaning money to himself.

  3. Anonymous4:41 AM

    Can you image Trump as commander in chief, every time some foreign leader criticized him, he would send in the troops or bomb them.

    Afterwards he would backtrack and say he didn't know anything about it.

    Also he could declare marital law against those of us he deems not American, anyone not white, male and christian.

    1. I've been saying for weeks that I suspected Trump might bow out at the most inconveniently time for the GOP, the eve of the election...

      Then today in the New York Times,

      "But as the race has turned toward the general election and a majority of polls have shown Mr. Trump trailing Mrs. Clinton, speculation has again crept into political conversations in Washington, New York and elsewhere that Mr. Trump will seek an exit strategy before the election to avoid a humiliating loss.

      "Alexander Keyssar, a historian at Harvard who is working on a book about the Electoral College, said the process of succession would depend on “the precise moment at which he said, ‘Nah, never mind.’”

      "The party representatives who make up the Electoral College would suddenly have real power rather than a rubber stamp. If Mr. Trump bowed out after winning on Nov. 8 but before the electors met in each state to cast their ballots on Dec. 19, then the electors could have the opportunity to vote for another candidate, Professor Keyssar said.

      "A majority of the 538 electors would be Republicans, but they might not agree on the best alternative candidate. If no one won a majority of the electors, the contest between the top three vote-getters — one of whom would presumably be Mrs. Clinton — would go to the House of Representatives, where each state would be given one vote, while the Senate would select the vice president. House Republicans hold 33 states to the Democrats’ 14, with three evenly split. It is unclear whether the vote would take place before or after newly elected representatives were seated."

      It is also unclear what would happen, Professor Keyssar said, if Mr. Trump bid adieu after the electoral votes were cast but before they were officially counted, per the 12th Amendment, by the president of the Senate before a joint session of Congress in January. And if Mr. Trump left after the votes were counted in Congress but before he was sworn in on Jan. 20, Professor Keyssar said the closest guidance would probably come from Section Three of the 20th Amendment: “If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the president, the president-elect shall have died, the vice president-elect shall become president.”

    2. Anonymous6:43 AM

      What original thoughts. Never before has anyone posted such on this site. Please don't stop.

    3. Anonymous11:04 PM

      Barbara Carlson:

      And that is why you vote for the Vice President, just in case they become President. The VP on the ticket has to be qualified to be the President.

      So that leaves out Ivanka, Sarah Palin and a lot of other candidates, both on the Republican and Democratic side.

  4. Anonymous5:13 AM

    Share this one too -

    1. Anonymous5:28 AM


    2. Anita Winecooler4:58 PM

      YES!!!! And this is just the beginning.

  5. Anita Winecooler5:02 PM

    For some reason, I don't think Donald gives a shit about out military, our economy, our country or even doing the hard work of governance. I shudder to think of his stubby fingers anywhere near the nuclear codes. He comes across as a "what's in it for me, screw the little guy" type of person, and he's way over his skillset to become president. He's a Bully with money and too much time on his hands.

  6. Anita Winecooler5:04 PM

    Forgot this o/t but telling link

  7. Anonymous2:44 AM

    Money money money rump and daughter galloping blissfully together through the white house and out to the plush lawn. Marble floors for royalty. Can foxy snooze help make it great again?


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