The fringes on both sides of the political spectrum have created a vacuum. The Radical Middle must rise and create a new Common Ground and move our country forward. Reasonable, Sensible, Balanced. Outrage does none of us good. Let us stop screaming at each other and get to work!
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Don't Attack Melania, Blame Trump
Donald J. Trump tweeted, “The media is spending more time doing a forensic analysis of Melania’s speech then the FBI spent on Hillary’s emails.” Actually, not true. Not even in the slightest.
The millions spent, I mean wasted, investigating this email server and the repetitive partisan Benghazi attack hearings, has gone on for literally years. Four years, to be exact.
I don't think Melania is to blame for the Trump campaign's mishandling of this trumped up plagiarism scandal. She delivered an amazing speech. I was frankly impressed. It takes so much courage to place yourself in front of people and speak about anything, especially in such divisive times as these.
She has been the object of ridicule ever since and with no regard to her humanity, I might add. She simply wasn't served well by those around her, namely those running the Trump campaign. It shouldn't have taken 36 hours to figure this out, and there's no reason for her to be attacked in this way for it either.
These things happen. It's in how you handle the fallout that matters more. There are catchy phrases we’ve all heard. Moments within a speech that we’ve heard that inspired us to be better human beings. That’s all Melania wanted to do, to inspire people to be better, just like First Lady Michelle Obama did in 2008.
What this scandal does expose is the Trump campaign’s capacity to have little regard for the truth, to attack their critics, and to attack any messenger that dare point out the most glaring and obvious flaws within their campaign.
That should be troubling to anyone who cares about making government work better for us all.
That should be of concern for anyone who is concerned about politicians who say one thing and do another.
That should make one pause when all Trump does is demean and trash his opponents while offering no constructive, comprehensive policies to move our country forward together.
I know I’m focused on moving forward. I’m listening for real plans, for actual policies, and I’m checking them out with recent history to see if these have failed. We have to begin to listen to one another. We’re not all that different. We all want the same basic fundamentals that so many on this beautiful planet can barely dream of having.