“Trump says he will ‘hire the best minds’ as president but according to the news items below, apparently did not vet his own business partners.”
Except that almost none of the cited stories indicate a lack of vetting on Trump’s part, unless you’re willing to accept the premise that mobsters and drug dealers couldn’t possibly also be good at other things. Guilt-by-association works alright if the second party is guilty in some way that figures into their relationship with the first. You go to a church to pray, so that Barack Obama spent 20 years attending services at a church whose pastor was praying “God damn America” from the pulpit is a much more significant connection than it would’ve been if the story read: “Jeremiah Wright, who is also a crackpot preacher, was once the foreman of a construction crew that Barack Obama hired.”
Which leads to another problem I have with this line of attack: Can you see Barack Obama ever hiring a construction crew? Yeah, neither can I, and for that matter it isn’t something I see Marco “el niño” Rubio doing, either. So if Dana’s standard is that you should keep your hands clean by just never doing anything, then, sure, I guess Trump’s failed it big time.
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As I write this, robo-calls are reportedly going out to South Carolina voters attacking Donald Trump as showing insufficient respect for the Confederate Battle Flag. You know, the flag that Trump’s close ally Nikki Haley had taken down from the South Carolina state capitol building. Continue reading Whistling Dixie