Thursday, October 13, 2016

Well That's Certainly Awkward

Four Republican members of Congress who denounced Donald Trump and retracted their endorsements of their party's presidential nominee have now retracted their retractions.

The quick reversals back to Mr. Trump’s camp vividly illustrated Republicans’ predicament as they grapple with a nominee whom some of their core supporters adore, a Democratic candidate their base loathes — and a host of voters who believe that Mr. Trump is self-evidently unsuited for high office.

In Alabama, Representative Bradley Byrne, who said flatly over the weekend, “It is now clear Donald Trump is not fit to be president of the United States,” insisted to reporters on Wednesday that he had always said he would “be a supporter of the Republican ticket from top to bottom.”

“I’m a Republican,” Mr. Byrne said. “I don’t vote Democrat.”


Anonymous said...

The high office was defiled when the Reagan was elected, who was an obvious imbecile. Bush Jr. was another imbecile. Clinton and Obomba were bribe-taking crooks.

Claiming that another imbecile is "self-evidently" unsuited for office while a war-mongering bribe-taking crook is up to the job is ridiculous.

Lorne said...

Never has politics been shown to be so morally bankrupt, Mound.

The Mound of Sound said...

I wonder, Lorne, if we're watching some as yet undefined "tipping point" in American politics that may eventually spread elsewhere? If Trump is revolutionary perhaps that goes a long way to explaining why so many revolutions trigger follow on revolutions that displace the initial crazies. This bozo culture that supports Trump would be easy meat for a second wave takeover.