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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Quote of the day

"I’ll never forget the moment I understood the true depth of support for Trump. My wife’s uncle died weeks before the first primary. At his funeral, the pastor said that one of his greatest regrets is that he knew he would pass away before he had a chance to vote for Donald Trump. I've never heard that said of any candidate, much less a man so unworthy of such devotion. But he was following his leader. No one else had stepped up to earn his trust."
David French, an attorney, a staff writer at National Review, and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

9 comments:

  1. He doesn't get out enough. Or far enough away from the Bos-Wash corridor/bubble.

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  2. I remember what my Grandmother said at my Grandfather's funeral just before Christmas 1948-she was glad he got to vote for Truman and saw Truman defeat Dewey.

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  3. I'll bet Mr. French's wife's uncle was a military man. - Elric

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  4. Among Democrats, the dead DO vote.

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  5. The situation reminds me of this:

    For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute!"
    But it's "Saviour of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot;
    An' it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' anything you please;
    An' Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool -- you bet that Tommy sees!


    - Mikey NTH

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    1. Ah, another fan of Rudyard Kipling. - Elric

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    2. Mr. S. gets good commenters, mostly, these days.

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  6. So help me to understand how the personal experience narrative offered by David French about his dying uncle's devotion to Donald Trump provides even a clue as to why his uncle was so mistaken in his beliefs about Donald? Could the uncle be suffering dementia?

    The fact that David French works for National Review does not, in anyway, shape or form provide us anti-Trumps with the slightest clue or enlightenment as to the source of unquestioned devotion, trust and loyalty for a flawed public figure who has never done anything for anybody but himself.

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    1. Not knowing either Mr. French or his uncle, I'll put up a couple of suppositions anyway:

      (1) If the uncle was suffering from dementia that would be a pertinent fact, and would likely have been mentioned. Since it was not mentioned I am going to say he wasn't senile.

      (2) "Flawed public figure who has never done anything for anybody but himself." You are then suggesting that these other politicians are some how without flaws and that their presence in politics is selfless service?
      That would fly against all of my experience with politicians.

      (3) The uncle's devotion is the point that Mr. French was emphasizing, noting its rarity in his experience and that it was mentioned during the funeral service. That is the unusual part, and why it was worthy of mention whereas "loyal member of his county Republican party" would not be something that would get particular mention in an article.

      My suggestion is that you start looking closely at why Trump is inspiring people like this, because the time to stop him is running out.

      - Mikey NTH

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