Friday, October 14, 2016

GOP Donors Find Their Tipping Point - Moral Outrage

I was reading an article about the big donors demanding that the GOP cut all ties with Donald Trump. Many are even demanding their money back. I considered this fairly amusing until I read the following.

“Bruce Kovner, a New York investor and philanthropist who with his wife has given $2.7 million to Republicans over the same period, was just as blunt. “He is a dangerous demagogue completely unsuited to the responsibilities of a United States president,” Mr. Kovner wrote in an email, referring to Mr. Trump.  “Even for loyalists, there is a line beyond which the obvious moral failings of a candidate are impossible to disregard,” he wrote. “That line has been clearly breached.”


Where was your moral outrage when Trump bragged about his genitalia in public?

Where was your moral outrage when he stood in front of crowds fanning the flames of racism and bigotry?

Where was your moral outrage when he encouraged his rally attendees to use violence against anyone who wasn’t supporting him?

Where was your moral outrage when he continually degraded women in front of a national audience?

Where was your moral outrage at his continual lies about every conceivable topic?

Where was your moral outrage when he made public his plans to create a “deportation force” to send 18 million people out of the country?

Where was your moral outrage when he said the Saudis should have nuclear weapons?

Where was your moral outrage when he declared, that if elected, he would jail his political opponent?

Where was your moral outrage when he, twice, encouraged his followers to assassinate that same political opponent?

Where was your moral outrage when you gave money and your support to a candidate that is quite obviously running his campaign using Adolph Hitler as his mentor and guide?

Where was your moral outrage when you realized that this was not a wise, politically experienced, mature 70-year-old man, but a greedy, power-hungry, misogynistic, racist, wanna-be dictator, with the emotional IQ of a pubescent teenager, who has lived his entire life in a privileged environment where no one ever told him NO?

I could go on, but I won’t.

That line was breached long before the tape was released. It’s a darned shame that the GOP, so determined to defeat Hillary or whatever Democrat was thrown their way, overlooked all those things until it was too late to keep Trump out of the race. But then, this is similar to the way they have overlooked the will of the people for 8 years just to spite Obama, instead of doing the jobs for which they were elected and paid. We taxpayers don’t ask much of our politicians, but I don’t think it’s too much to expect them to show up every day and work together with the other side to achieve better things for this country.

Perhaps morally outraged donors demanding their donations back will finally get through to them. After all, money speaks the only language they seem to understand.