I admit that I haven’t watched much of the GOP convention. I just don’t have the stomach for it I guess. But what I have seen and read is disgusting. The vitriol hatred for someone is not becoming of America. Of course you don’t have to like your party’s opponent in an campaign cycle but to spew pure hatred is almost evil in my mind. Especially when you do it in the name of God!
We knew for days there were going to be heaping helpings of Hillary-hatred served up to the crowd at the Republican National Convention. After all, if there’s one thing that brings together establishment Republicans and tea partiers, supply-siders and neo-cons, values voters and Ayn Rand acolytes, it’s that they all hate Hillary Clinton. They don’t just think she has bad ideas on policy, or that she can’t match the limitless integrity and honesty of their nominee, or that she wouldn’t manage the federal government with sufficient dexterity. They hate her, in a deep and primal way that goes beyond anything logical or rational, much less anything having to do with issues or the challenges of the presidency….
The weird thing is, the person among them who hates Clinton the least may be Donald Trump himself. Before he started running for president, he called Clinton a friend and sang her praises to the media. But just as he intuited that the path to victory lay not in the purest expression of conservative ideology or the assemblage of concrete policy plans but in a campaign of angry white nationalism, he realized that loathing for Clinton was a powerful force just begging to be unleashed.And unleashed it most certainly is. The question now is how much farther it will go.
My last sentence before the comment above is what perhaps stunned me the most. The hatred spewed by a South Carolina pastor toward Hillary was done in the name of Jesus! Again and again during that abomination he told everyone to hate Hillary in the name of Jesus. I wonder how many more people were turned away from the peace loving lessons of Jesus because of these words?
Last night was supposed to be about “Making America Great Again” but in reality it was nothing but a HATE fest. I hear that even George W. Bush made the statement that he wonders if he will be the last Republican president. Hatred as seen on that convention stage does nothing but taint the soul. Given how things are going with the GOP maybe we all should pray that Bush’s thoughts become reality…