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Saturday, September 17, 2016

 
Going for the gut

by digby


I'm going to guess this will actually blow back on Clinton with average voters if they hear about it since it plays into some primal beliefs about proper leadership, but it will probably make some elites a little bit more uncomfortable supporting Trump. Not that that matters much as we are in the final stretch and the narrative of Clinton's cravenness with her email combined with the likely secret brain damage and general ineptitude is now considered to be an equal problem with ... well everything about Trump. People who haven't made up their minds are going with their gut at this point and we just don't know how it's going to break. Still, it will be an interesting historical footnote.

Of Clinton, Gates writes that she has “has much-discussed credibility issues apart from national security, but these also influence foreign perceptions of reliability and trust.” He criticizes the Democratic candidate for her role in the United State’s intervention in Libya, and for her decision to support — and then oppose — the Iraq War.

But Gates saves his harshest words for Trump, who he says is “in a league of his own” when it comes to credibility issues. He brings up Trump’s support of autocrats like Vladimir Putin and dictators like Saddam Hussein, Trump’s calls for torture and the killing of terrorist’s families, and Trump’s willingness to allow Japan and South Korea to develop their own nuclear weapons.

“At least on national security, I believe Mr. Trump is beyond repair,” Gates concludes. “He is stubbornly uninformed about the world and how to lead our country and government, and temperamentally unsuited to lead our men and women in uniform. He is unqualified and unfit to be commander-in-chief.”

So there you have it. Liar and cheater or unqualified and unfit. You decide.

Trump, of course, took to twitter like a real man:


Yeah, baby. That just proves that he's not going to take any crap from lily-livered tin-horned dictators, tyrants and terrorists,not to mention liberals and bitches (which amounts to the same thing) amirite? What does your gut say?



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