Monday, June 13, 2016
This Almost Makes Up For Putting George Will In "The Roosevelts"
So where is The Worst Person Who's Ever Lived, and why is he being silent? Surely George W. Bush has no love for Donald Drumpf, who is demonstrating for the nation and the world how not to behave in the wake of a national tragedy.
When Drumpf wasn't patting himself on the back for "being right" and making the deaths of nearly 50 people — you guessed it — all about him, he was quickly sailing over the rhetorical top, calling for mosques to be policed and implying that President Obama, who's a closet Muslim don'tcha know, is secretly cheering for terrorists.
We cats, of course, despise The Worst Person. We believe that one of the worst mistakes of his Presidency was to order Americans to go shopping and visit Disney World instead of serving the country after the attacks of September 11. But at least he made a point of defending Islam. "We are not at war with Islam," he said. "We are at war with people who have perverted Islam."
It's pretty sad that the current presumptive Republican nominee is making George W. Bush look like a statesman. But is Bush also a coward? After all the insults Donald Drumpf has hurled his family's way, why wouldn't Bush come out and blast Drumpf for his latest anti-Muslim idiocies? It's mind-boggling.
It's a good thing America can rely on historian Ken Burns to call Drumpf out, because boy, did he ever. In his Stanford University commencement address yesterday, Burns called Drumpf "an infantile, bullying man," and said:
"Fight against, no matter your political persuasion, the dictatorial tendences of the candidate with zero experience in the much-maligned but subtle art of governance; who is against lots of things, but doesn't seem to be for anything, offering only bombastic and contradictory promises, and terrifying Orwellian statements; a person who easily lies, creating an environment where the truth doesn't seem to matter; who has never demonstrated any interest in anyone or anything but himself and his own enrichment."
Ken Burns, go to the head of the class. We cats PURR.