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Monday, August 01, 2016


Someone should change Donald Trump's Twitter password and not tell him the new one. His latest self-inflicted wound is a war of words with a Muslim family, The Khans, whose son lost his life serving in the U.S armed forces. The father suggested that somehow the young man's service negated Trump's concern that Muslim immigrants from countries with significant Islamist presence represented a security threat if those immigrants could not be properly vetted. The young man's service had nothing to do with the threat of unvetted immigration, and Trump should simply have remained quiet. Of course, he didn't, picking a fight with the Khans that the media wanted and giving his many detractors still another reason to trash him.

The Muslim family was the Democrats't response to two gold star families who stated unequivocably at the RNC that Hillary Clinton lied to their faces about the underlying cause of the Benghazi attacks. Hillary claimed that the grieving parents were "confused"—a statement that is at least as controversial as Trump's tweets on the Khans. But of course, there was no media firestorm, because the media's trained hamsters are unabashedly pro-Clinton.

Steve Hayes, a conservative commentator and charter member of the #nevertrump movement writes:
Instead [of moderating his tone], Trump has been more volatile, more bizarre, more mendacious, and more reckless. In the time since he accepted the nomination Trump has, among other things: revived a crackpot theory on Ted Cruz's father and the JFK assassination; suggested his adopted party is filled with people who don't want to help others; invited Russia to influence the U.S. presidential election; smeared the parents of a fallen U.S. Army captain; trashed a retired four-star general; and appeared not to know that Russia had annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014.
All true, providing a solid indication that Donald Trump lacks campaign discipline.

On the other hand, Hillary Clinton is all about discipline. In a FoxNews Sunday interview with Chris Wallace, Clinton stated that FBI director James Comey agreed that she was truthful about all aspects of her email scandal. Even by Clinton's pathetic standards, that's an outrageous lie. So outrageous, in fact, that The Washington Post fact check gave it four Pinocchios—mendacious to the core. On the other hand, Hillary did maintain discipline, adding lies to her existing lies to cover-up her corrupt or unethical actions. Even more frightening is the possibility that Hillary honestly believes her own lies, making her delusional and therefore dangerous.

So ... no discipline vs. discipline. What a choice!