I meant to get to this yesterday, and got a little busy printing T-shirts. But even though it’s a day late, it’s just so damn rich I had to comment on this.
So, joining the pig pile on Donald Trump is none other than White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.
Earnest was asked this question:
“To follow up on Donald Trump, his proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S., can you say if the President will be doing anything more beyond what he said in the speech on Sunday in terms of calling for tolerance towards Muslims? Will he be talking about this more? Will he be maybe having some sort of a public meeting with Muslims, maybe traveling to a Muslim community to sort of counter the sentiment against Muslims that seems to be growing in the U.S.?”
Josh quickly zipped through a response to the question about the President saying this:
Well, I don’t have any updates to the President’s schedule about this. And as you point out, this is something the President has talked about quite extensively, and most recently in his address to the nation on Sunday.
First of all, Donald Trump isn’t being “intolerant.” He’s being what we on Planet Earth call “prudent.” Currently, we have no system in place to ensure that among Muslim “refugees” and “migrants” there aren’t secreted ISIS fighters or other radical Islamists who want to kill Americans. And, as any President would know, a President’s first responsibility is securing the common defense. Well, most Presidents would know anyway. Josh’s boss? I’m not so sure.
Any old how.
Josh then launched into the White House’s favorite pastime: Demonizing Republicans.
He said, and I quote:
Let me just step back and say that the Trump campaign for months now has had a dustbin-of-history-like quality to it, from the vacuous sloganeering to the outright lies to even the fake hair — the whole carnival barker routine that we’ve seen for some time now. The question now is about the rest of the Republican Party and whether or not they’re going to be dragged into the dustbin of history with him. And right now, the current trajectory is not very good.
Earlier this year, House Republicans elected to their leadership somebody who famously bragged to a reporter that he’s “David Duke without the baggage.” Earlier this month, we saw the executive director of the Senate Republican Campaign Committee was advising candidates about how they could ride the Trump wave. And just today — today — the newly elected Speaker of the House said that he would vote for Donald Trump for president if he’s the party’s nominee.
Now, I know that each of the Republican candidates has already taken an oath pledging to support Donald Trump for president of the United States if he wins the nomination. But the fact is the first thing a president does when he or she takes the oath of office is to swear an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. And the fact is that what Donald Trump said yesterday disqualifies him from serving as president. And for Republican candidates for president to stand by their pledge to support Mr. Trump, that in and of itself is disqualifying.
My, such righteous indignation.
First of all, for the President’s official spokesman to resort to name-calling and insults of a man running for President of the United States is kind of contemptible.
But let’s consider a few things.
First he attacks Donald Trump for “outright lies,” then he accuses Donald Trump of having “fake hair.” Huh. Pot meet kettle.
Then, he insults Trump by calling him a “carnival barker.” You would think that the spokesman for the President who has as a close advisor a racialist circus act like Al Sharpton would be careful about slinging that kind of barb at someone else. Pot meet kettle.
Then, he acts all horrified that Paul Ryan — a Republican — has gone on record to say he would support the Republican nominee even if that Republican nominee is Donald Trump. Tell me, Josh. If the felonious old boozehound Hillary Clinton is the Democrat nominee, will you vote for her even though she is a vile, despicable, lying sack of shit? And, if the answer is yes, perhaps you shouldn’t be flinging stones at Paul Ryan. Pot meet kettle.
And, finally, the spokesman for this current President of the United States has the audacity to claim Trump is not qualified to be president because saying the US should temporarily halt immigration into the country by foreign nationals who are Muslim somehow violates the Constitution.
Stop and let that sink in for a moment.
In fact, let me re-quote that portion:
But the fact is the first thing a president does when he or she takes the oath of office is to swear an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. And the fact is that what Donald Trump said yesterday disqualifies him from serving as president.
Tell me, Josh. Is Barack Hussein Obama living up to his oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution? He violates the Separation of Powers so often, I don’t think I could list them all. But here are a few examples off the top of my head: He violated the Treaty Clause when he pushed through the nuclear Iran Deal without Senate approval. He has on numerous occasions rewritten the Obamacare law — something a President does not have the Constitutional authority to do. He has unilaterally altered immigration law — something a President does not have the Constitutional authority to do. He seeks to violate the Second Amendment. He has restricted the First Amendment rights of Tea Party groups who sought to petition the government for a redress of grievances. His Justice Department is violating the free speech rights of American citizens by threatening them with criminal prosecution for “anti-Muslim” speech. I could go on, but I think you got the idea.
Permit me to say again, pot meet kettle.
And, while I’m on the subject. Hillary Clinton, while campaigning for President (you know, like Donald Trump), has said on a number of occasions that if elected President she would use “executive orders” to go even further than Obama in forcing Amnesty for illegals. She has said she would use “executive orders” to violate the Second Amendment. So tell me, Josh. Doesn’t that disqualify Hillary? Pot meet kettle.
And one final thing. This outrageous notion that Republican candidates would stand by their pledge to support and vote for Trump if he is the nominee somehow “disqualifies” them from being President has no basis in that document you mentioned earlier in that same paragraph, Josh. You see, this is the qualifications of President:
No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States. [Article II, Section I of the US Constitution]
You know what I don’t see there, Josh?
I don’t see one single thing that says a citizen is disqualified from running for President because he takes a political position you or Barack Obama disagree with.
I mean, since you care so much about the Constitution and all.
You dumb putz.
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