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Conrad Black: In defence of Donald Trump
The National Post ^ | 12-19-2015 | Conrad Black

Posted on 12/21/2015 8:56:36 AM PST by MNJohnnie

The principal news about Donald Trump’s candidacy for the U.S. Republican presidential nomination is not the sometimes controversial things that he says, but the increasingly hysterical responses to him from the traditionally respectable political quarters that he discomforts. In this shrill political atmosphere, he is not the chief offender to civil standards of political discourse. Roger Cohen wrote in The New York Times last week, and he was reprinted in the National Post on Wednesday, that Trump was reminiscent of Hitler, that there were serious comparisons between Weimar Germany (1919-1933) and the contemporary United States, and that American politics is being Europeanized. By this, Cohen meant succumbing to the charms of France’s Front National, fascism, and, quite explicitly, Nazism. Unfortunately, this theme was taken up in a National Post editorial and letters on Thursday, Dec.17. The editorial represented Donald Trump as “manifestly a mean-spirited, egomaniacal buffoon unfit to govern.” In The Globe and Mail the same day, Trump was lampooned by the urbane John Doyle as a practitioner of Dr. Joseph Goebbels’ Big Lie.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2016; conradblack; election; elections; immigration; presidential; trump; trumpwasright
There is no comparison to be drawn between any of these individuals, except in contrasts, and the outrages committed by this sort of Trump-accuser are far more egregious than even Donald’s clumsiest sallies.

Well glad someone is speaking truth to these shrill, hysteric idiots in the "news" media.

1 posted on 12/21/2015 8:56:36 AM PST by MNJohnnie
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To: MNJohnnie

Trump is doing us a service in showing how in the tank for the Uniparty the establishment is. Fox News in particular has been exposed as a hack RINO mouthpiece organization.

2 posted on 12/21/2015 8:59:08 AM PST by TigerClaws
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When Fox News was hiring various lobbyists of the party and using them as their experts....they were simply playing the part of being used. This is one of the reasons why I won’t sit and watch Karl Rove anymore as they use him as their expert.

3 posted on 12/21/2015 9:55:41 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: MNJohnnie; Liz
Donald Trump has made the points, albeit in a way that invites misunderstanding, that 11 million illegal entrants from Mexico are not the socioeconomic cream of that nationality and that it is impossible to screen out terrorists among a large intake of immigrants from the Middle East. He has said that while many of the illegal Mexican migrants are doubtless good people, they came illegally and include many who have raised the crime rate and the welfare costs of the United States. He has been accused of calling them all rapists and this is a grotesque misstatement of what he said.

He said that no Muslims should be admitted to the United States until they can be screened securely. He should have been more careful how he expressed these views, but to use these statements as the basis for likening him to someone who destroyed German democracy, murdered 12 million unoffending people in death camps (half of them Jews), and unleashed war across Europe, North Africa, and the Atlantic, is a monstrous abuse of the right of fair comment.

What an amazing post... thanks for posting.

4 posted on 12/21/2015 10:11:36 AM PST by GOPJ (GOP Establishment plays the base for fools - now they beat us up and we hide black eyes What's next?)
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