But then it dawned on the crowd that Mr Cruz had not named Mr Trump because he did not mean him. He had just punked the convention. As many Trump supporters began to boo, members of the Trump campaign rushed around the delegates, allegedly trying to whip up more dissent. To deflect attention from the wrecking-job afoot onstage, Mr Trump entered the arena and stood waving generally, with a waxen half-smile, like a senile dictator.
I never thought Trump was a racist until this judge thing. Huge unforced error by The Donald, totally unnecessary, but when you throw enough shit out there eventually you'll get dirty too I guess. Who would've thought that the Journal editorial page, nutcases almost to a person, would have said it best?
This is a foul electoral season, one conservative voters (or their children) will look back on with political regret and personal remorse. Mr. Trump’s “Mexican” slur about federal judge Gonzalo Curiel is the most shameful word uttered by a major presidential candidate since Dixiecrat Strom Thurmond thundered in 1948 against the “Nigra race.” As in 1948, Mr. Trump is appealing to constituents who have stuffed themselves on a diet of bad statistics and misleading anecdotes—people who fancy themselves victims but behave like bigots. Republican leaders who think they can co-opt or tame Mr. Trump will instead find themselves stained by him.
Meanwhile, let’s state clearly what shouldn’t need saying but does: Americans are blessed to have Mexico as our neighbor and Hispanics as our citizens. On this point, disagreement is indecency.
I still couldn't pull for Hillary (literally or figuratively), but literally zero chance of voting for Trump.
Even if it's not common to fail to recall details of traumatic events, which it is, I think you have to give Brian Williams a break - that guy has seen more crazy stuff in his career than just about anyone in America. It's not tragic that he was in the helicopter behind the one that took RPG fire or saw a dead Katrina victim floating in water rather than lying in a gutter. The real tragedy is that we were bullshitted into a dumb war with lies about future nuclear attacks on the US and that the White House thought they did a heck-of-a-job when a major US city was wiped out by a storm.