-- At last night's Commander-in-Chief forum on the decommissioned aircraft carrier U.S.S. Intrepid, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton offered this assessment of our military leadership: "The generals have been reduced to rubble. They have been reduced to a point where it’s embarrassing for our country." When asked about how she would take advice from those leaders, Clinton said, "Well, they’ll probably be different generals, to be honest with you."
-- In an interview about the relationship between the United States and Russian, Bernie Sanders said, "I think I would have a very, very good relationship with Putin. And I think I would have a very, very good relationship with Russia...[Putin] does have an 82 percent approval rating, according to the different pollsters. If he says great things about me, I’m going to say great things about him. I’ve already said, he is really very much of a leader. I mean, you can say, oh, isn’t that a terrible thing — the man has very strong control over a country."
-- Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren commented on troubles at the Veterans Administration hospitals, "The V.A. is really almost, you could say, a corrupt enterprise."
-- At a town hall meeting today, Senator Chuck Schumer reiterated his belief that the cause of sexual assault in the military is the interaction of soldiers of both sexes. "There are many people that think that that’s absolutely correct," he said, adding, "The numbers are staggering, hard to believe, even. But we’re going to have to run it very tight. I at the same time want to keep the court system within the military. The best thing we can do is set up a court system within the military. Right now, the court system practically doesn’t exist."
-- Asked about his strategy for ending the United States's engagement in Iraq, John Kerry said, "If we’re going to get out, take the oil. If we would have taken the oil, you wouldn’t have ISIS, because ISIS formed with the power and the wealth of that oil. We would leave a certain group behind and you would take various sections where they have the oil. They have — people don’t know this about Iraq, but they have among the largest oil reserves in the world, in the entire world."
Of course, Democrats didn't say these completely stupid, worthless, embarrassing, and dangerous things. Donald Trump said all of them last night.
If a Democrat had said this, let alone the party's presidential nominee, Republicans would have demanded endless apologies. Congressional investigations would be launched about the Democrat's coziness with Russia. Every Democrat on every talk show would be asked if they agree. The right-wing media would have whipped people into a froth about how traitorous the Democrat is. It would be the only subject for the next eight weeks.
If Democrats had said most of this, the GOP would already have pitchforks out and torches lit, ready to storm the castle and demand their heads on a platter.
Instead, we're supposed to act, I guess, like, "Oh, that's just Donald. He doesn't know much, bless his heart."
We are doomed.