Jeb Bush came out of hiding for a moment and when he did, he unloaded at Trump over his recent and incredibly crass attacks at the Muslim parents of an American soldier that died a war hero in Iraq.
Khizr Khan and his wife Ghazala were on stage at the DNC, where Khizr delivered an absolutely blistering speech against Trump’s racism, bigotry, and Islamophobia. Of course, Trump wouldn’t allow this to happen without a response.
First, Trump tried to belittle the sacrifice that the Khan family endured in having their son killed in service to his country, by saying “I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard. I’ve created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands, built great structures. I’ve had tremendous success. I think I’ve done a lot.”
Notice how Trump tried talking about his sacrifices he allegedly made, then he immediately switched to talking about how wonderful of a person he is? What an egotistical jerk. It’s not like HE had any of his sons killed in war.
Then he attacked the dead soldier’s mother for not speaking when on stage. It turns out that she declined to do so after her husband invited her to share the podium with him. She said that she was in too much pain and didn’t want to speak, so her husband respected her wishes.
The attacking of the parents of a dead U.S. soldier is something that’s just wayyyyy beyond. I’ve never seen it in my life. Even a lot of Republicans are taken aback by this vicious and disgusting attack lobbed at this family by the new leader of their party.
One person in particular who took great offense to this is Jeb Bush. Donald’s former opponent took to twitter to respond to the attack, and his words prove just how little support there is for Trump in the Republican party.
It’s not going to be good for Republicans in 2016. Their party is falling apart at the seams now, and the scary Hillary monster is just not going to be enough to motivate them to turn out in the numbers necessary to defeat her in the general election.
It’s putting the Republicans in the Senate in real danger as well. We could see a blue wave that might even take out a substantial amount of the Republican majority out of the House of Representatives this November.
Let’s face it. Gerrymander all you want, but when Republican voters decide to stay home because their “president” is attacking the family of an American war hero, clever redistricting won’t protect you as well as it could.
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Christian is from a small town, surrounded by other small towns, in Pennsylvania. He nearly slipped into the conservative K-hole after high school, but was redeemed by Liberal politics and 8 years of Bush. After spending far too long working for corporate America, he has settled back into life as an unapologetic progressive and general caller-out of conservative fallacy and nonsense.