Monday, July 20, 2015


Open mouth,
Insert foot


"THE DONALD" (TRUMP) should recall the old saw about "throwing stones when you live in a glass house."

Trump recently belittled non-candidate Sen. John McCain's military service, noting that in his opinion, McCain was no hero for spending time as a Prisoner of War (POW) in Vietnam.

Maybe McCain is not a hero for surviving the war. McCain fought his war from a Navy attack aircraft. (Wikipedia) His plane was shot down over Hanoi in 1967.

The question is: What did YOU do in the war, Donald?

While John McCain, Rick Perry and Lindsey Graham and Democrat Jim Webb were in uniform - with Webb, a Marine, on the ground in 'Nam - were was "The Donald"?

It may not be "heroic" to spend years as a Viet Cong prisoner, as McCain did, but at least he served, and he served in a combat area, albeit from the relative safety of the skies.

According to the Daily Caller web site, both Graham and Perry wore Air Force blue; Graham as a lawyer and Perry in the air.

Webb, a Marine, ended the war with a Navy Cross, the Silver Star Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, and two Purple Hearts. Were I unkind, I could picture The Donald telling everyone that Webb's Purple Hearts were because he "forgot to duck" or "got in the way" of the bullets.

Because of Webb's service, he isn't likely to casually send Americans into danger; his son, a Marine Corps sergeant, served in Iraq.

To be fair, the U.S. has had presidents who served in the military and did a really lousy job as president - Jimmy Carter is a prime example - and presidents who avoided military service and did OK; Thom. Jefferson comes to mind.

Perhaps Hillary Clinton, having watched as Americans were murdered in Libya on her watch (as Secretary of State) might - or might not - have some second thoughts about sending Americans into danger.

Trump is correct that Mexico exports crime to the U.S., but his broad brush attack on all Mexicans is outrageous. The man lets his mouth overload his … posterior. Apparently Trump took umbrage at remarks McCain made at Trump's expense and that prompted his ill-advised attack on the senator from Arizona.

Unfortunately for The Donald, he is becoming known less for his hair and more for his mouth.

At least when Muhammad Ali nee' Cassius Clay, ran off at the mouth, he could - and did -back it up. While Joseph Evans Brown had a big mouth, at least he was funny; Trump is not.

Donald, you are NOT Howard William Cohen and you do NOT "tell it like it is"; you tell it as you want it to be. You are not what I want in the White House.

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