I think Trump is saying his immigration policies could have prevented Benghazi. Sometimes it’s tough to interpret stupideze. Retraction: it’s always tough interpreting stupideze. Republican leadership is warning The Donald that he better start sticking to the script, after all, republicans only have one script (Flesch-Kincaid grade level 3). Otherwise, he runs the risk of being kicked out of the clown car. How dare The Donald not buy into this important time-honored republican delusion? Namely, that Liberals are somehow culpable for 9/11? Trump is crazy, but has he drank enough of the right-wing Kool Aid? He needs the right kind of crazy to sustain him through the dark days ahead. Remember, kids, the opposite of Wonk is Know, at least for the dyslexic pundit. I think that’s another Palin-drome.
Here’s the Fox News quote that started all the hoopla:
“I’m not blaming George Bush. But I don’t want Jeb saying, ‘My brother kept us safe,’ because Sept. 11 was one of the worst days in the history of this country.”
Bullshit! He’s obviously thinking of Benghazi. How is anyone with a brain going to not take you seriously with a statement like that? You can’t be right on an important subject like this and expect to stay in the lead. Similarly McCain was right about torture, but the republicans gave him a pass because HE WAS TORTURED! Everyone understood how the Senator was simply too close to this issue to be objective.
Not to be outdumbed, Jeb responded to Trump thusly:
“Trumps comments about the Sept. 11 attacks show that he is not serious about being commander-in-chief. Look, my brother responded to a crisis…uh, well, as soon as he finished reading My Pet Goat to a classroom full of children. And he read that book as you would hope a president would, with some ad-libbed pantomime.”
(I may have paraphrased that one.)
Yeah, Mr. Trump! To be taken seriously by conservatives, you need to allow one of the worst terrorist attacks in history on your watch and then respond to said terrorist attack by promptly invading the wrong country. Duh! Do the words gross incompetence mean anything to you, sir?! Hey Kool Aid! The Donald needs some more.
After chugging a pitcher of the high fructose republican goodness, Trump said:
“Look, it’s simple. ISIS should take out Assad, then Russia should take out ISIS,’ and the we should take out Russia and then China should take out the United…wait, what was the question?”
Trump really said most of that quote, sadly. Oh, and you know what organized the country after 9/11, Jeb? Over three thousand people getting killed in a terrorist attack! But you know what really organized the republican party? Four people dying in an embassy in Libya after republicans defunded embassy security. Well, to be fair…no, I think that’s fair. That is the only point I actually gleaned from 7+ Benghazi hearings! Well…in related news: