The story of Donald Trump shaking the fundamental political system in its collective boots is nothing less of American ingenuity or ‘madness’.
Wherever one stands in the political spectrum, either the Clintonian left or the Trump right, both candidates divide the public opinion in the United States and abroad.
Many watching with horror the mockery of political spectacle descending daily on our common senses. Both, Democrats and Republicans have divided society. It will take a decade to repair the deep rifts within America.
The U.S. election is no longer about Republicans vs. Democrats but a battle between normal versus abnormal according to some political observers.
Stephen Hayes from the conservative The Weekly Standard pointed out a more important fact. He wrote, It’s not about tactics or messaging. It’s about something simpler and something much more important: Donald Trump is not of sound mind.
In his article written on August 1, The Weekly Standard goes on to argue that Trump “will pivot towards normality elevating hope over reality as they pretend that Trump might suddenly become rational and responsible, curious and consistent, honest and honorable.”
Instead, Trump has been more volatile, more bizarre, more mendacious, and more reckless.
Trump has coined a new type of election campaign style. Bullying, excessively offensive, superficial and deeply antagonistic. Donald Trump represents the worst of America but he is a reflection of how Americans are viewed overseas.
Walter Pincus wrote recently about Trump’s absence of logic, “It’s of course an outlandish, ill-thought-out notion from someone who loves his own ideas and has ignored facts, doesn’t read books or listen to critics, other than to find a way to demean them.”
Not unlike the Roman empire declining in power and status. And, the Barbarians are watching.
Donald Trump is an accumulation of all of the negativity the American way represents. Self-centered, ignorant, overbearing, inflated and shallow. The only thing Trump showed us with his TV show the Apprentice is how to exploit, shame and pit one against each other.
Unfortunately, Hillary Clinton is the smarter, more savvier version of the two is not much better. Both candidates are equally disliked by the voting public.
Her leftist leaning are equally frightening driving many middle-class voters to the Trump camp. The U.S. election is no longer based on the merits of a candidate but selecting the lesser evil of the two becoming the next president of the United States.
The stellar rise of the political star of Donald Trump seems unstoppable. Before the Democrats National Congress confirming the nomination of Secretary Clinton, Trump has overtaken Clinton close to 4 points. …….And then an elderly Muslim came along.
Khizr Khan, the bereaved father of Army Captain Humayun Khan with his wife Ghazala made one of the most remarkable speeches in contemporary political history.
It can be argued that this elderly, well spoken Gentleman and his little wife likely sunk the potty-mouth Trump. And rightfully so.
Remarkable is the story of his son, a Muslim, saving the lives of his fellow soldiers loosing his own in the process of doing so. And with the loss came the humility of being reminded that great issues are at stake but a moral high ground sets us apart from dictators, despots and rich guy wanna be presidents.
Certain things normal people learn when they grow up. Helping elders, be polite, take a hat of when you enter a building, say please and thank you and, respect soldiers who lost their live for their country. And even more so if this soldier is a fellow American.
Trump is none of the above. He could have served in the military but instead took the short cut.
Captain Humayun Khan had a choice. He could have not joined the military. He could go into business and make money like Trump. But he did not. Captain Khan volunteered, signed up and went to do his duty in Iraq.
Captain Humayun Khan proven his mettle, became a leader and fought and died for his fellow countrymen. One can only bow in deep respect to the grief of his family and his service to the nation. Like many other families that suffered in war.
At this point, Donald Trump should have taken his potty mouth, swallow his massive ego, and shut up. But he did not. He opted to be a moron. A poor looser, unfit to lead a nation.
Donald Trump not only missed the beat but Trump appears to be disconnected and honestly, butt-headed. He is failing in style, class and foresight. He reacts with conspiracies, side-stepping and flat out refusing he is wrong.
He fails miserably to recognize that the billions of dollars he maybe has or does not have, does not replace integrity and service.
Donald Trump provides a deep insight of his psyche reacting under pressure. He is a political disaster for the American people. Other nations are watching and the coming days we will see if Trump does a graceful mea culpa to save his candidacy.
The political reaction was swift and deadly. Even his own Republican camp still not convinced came out putting the candidate in his well deserved place. John McCain articulated what many of us, the public, thinks about Trump.
The polls tell the story. Trumps lead over Clinton vaporized in zero-time pummeling to the bottom of the political pit hitting 16 points.
This is maybe the beginning of the end and reverse of the fortunes for Trump’s political ambitions. But here is the opportunity for Trump.
Equally swift was the public reactions on both sides of the political aisle. Clinton is lead has reversed to an overwhelming 83.8 percent over Trump. Trump idiotic rants are agitating even the most strongest Clinton-haters in the Republican camp. Donald Trump fails to grasp the importance of being humble.
What is remarkable is that a Muslim, grieving father, is putting the political elites on both sides to shame.
It is remarkable making us remembering that small things in life matter. The importance for the love for country and for your family. Regardless of race and color.
It is not the huge profits, the capital greed we all collectively suffered by the kind of ‘businessmen” Trump represents, but sacrifice, public service, duty and humility are thankfully not just things of the past.
It needed a Muslim to teach us a lesson.
Thank you Captain (US Army) Humayun Khan for your service and a elderly couple reminding us the values often spoken, but seldom lived.