Trump has been skewered (and rightfully so) for his injudicious comments about Senator and former Vietnam War prisoner John McCain. If you do not know by now what Trump said then you must have been hiding under a rock. The media thinks it died and went to heaven as Trump provides much entertainment and Americans love entertainment just ask John Stewart. Trump, of course, impugned Senator McCain as-less-than-a-hero because he was captured in Vietnam. No matter how many times Trump tries to finesse those statements he cannot. The 21st century uses the handy dandy proof of video tape.
Trump is about one thing success. He did not choose his words artfully because Trump suffers from foot-in-mouth disease as he is repeatedly prone. His blabbering morphs into a grand mal verbal faux pas seizure as he shoots himself in the foot first, while asking questions later. Trump’s algorithm for success in war (or for that matter anything) is to win. In war it is to capture or kill the other guy first while you avoid that fate. Success in the world according to Trump means ending up on your feet at any cost while the other guy ends up on his posterior feet first out the door. Trump is about winning and nothing else. Objectively, if a soldier gets captured or killed he is not improving his odds of winning the war. Trump’s heroes, as he perceives it, are those who like General MacArthur or Patton win by hardening themselves in war against the softness of feeling. Trump is about hardness and the objectivity to do whatever it takes to win the game and one does not win the war by getting captured or killed.
Unfortunately, a man who had four military deferments and another deferment for a foot bone spur loses cred in the arena of war. Odd how he cannot remember which foot had the bone spur. It turns out he had them in both feet – a memorable malady one would think. I digress.
Trump cannot see that luck in war plays a part as to whether one ends up captured, tortured or killed succumbing to the laws of physics or whether one ends up on one’s feet the winner. Sometimes it is simply a roll of the Game of Risk dice. The heroes, I think, he was saying, are those who outsmart the enemy and end up on their feet. Such is Trump's brain. Great title for a book: “Trump’s Brain.” It could outsell “Bush’s Brain” doncha think?
There is little room for empathy in Trump world. He does not care that many of the so called illegals have families, are trying to make a living, risking their lives to get here or if their mother has cancer and they need money to pay for her and support their family. Trump is NOT about that. He is about Trump and making sure he wins by exploiting an issue which will help him do just that.
Progressives, generally, are not simply about that. They are about compassion, empathy and understanding for the little guy who tries but cannot overcome his fate. I want the greatest number to win even if they happen to come from Mexico and my heart is broken if they die in the desert trying. Liberalism cares about the inequities of life while Trump cares solely about himself and winning life’s war. The inequities of life and its unfairness do not play a part in Trump’s repertoire or if they do they play a part it is only how he can exploit them to his advantage and win.
Billionaire businessman success and nothing else but success is the essence of Trump.
DEMOCRATS MUST WIN THE WHITE HOUSE AND CONGRESS BECAUSE WE CARE ABOUT THE LITTLE GUY WHEN NO ONE ELSE DOES! GET OUT THE 2016 DEMOCRATIC VOTE!