Michael Bresciani
Trump reduces political debate to childhood – "liar, liar pants on fire"
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By Michael Bresciani
February 17, 2016

Since he pulled out of the debate prior to the New Hampshire caucuses, it became clear that the Donald does not play well with other children.

What is now also apparent is that while lots of money can push anyone into the privileged class – it is no guarantee that the privileged will have any class.

With attack ads lighting fires all over the GOP election battlefield, Trump is crying foul and breathing out fiery threats of "lawsuits" against Senator Ted Cruz.

Trump is known for frivolous lawsuits like the one leveled against Bill Maher. Trump sued Maher for not paying off on a five million dollar promise if Trump could prove he was not the son of a monkey. He dropped the suit, but the characteristically Trumpian "I'll sue you" die was cast.

Is it possible that Trump doesn't know that in terms of foreign policy we cannot sue every nation that disagrees with us? Facetious? Don't be too sure.

In today's world of videos, ever present news gatherers, TV and audio clips, it is hard for a public figure to deny anything, true or false.

Since, Mr. Trump has publicly switched parties, switched positions on abortion, and engaged the laws of imminent domain for his own gain – there is little possibility of worming out of these things.

All that is left is to debate his motives. Offering someone a lot of money to move may seem fair enough to Trump to justify the use of eminent domain, but to many Americans there is simply no price that can be placed on their property; they don't care how good the motives or the offer is, this is how real America works.

Reality shows are another matter.

Reality shows are contrived, ersatz and make believe at best. But the ownership of property is, for many people, their microcosmic stake in America itself.

Must a property owner, or a presidential candidate, take advanced courses in forensic science and psychology to discover or discern a person's motive when they come to scoop up their property?

Here's some old fashioned red-blooded American advice for Mr. Trump – grow up, you do not have a natural right to anyone's property.

Any lawsuit brought by a political opponent for attack ads will be fraught with deep trouble. The discovery of a motive is a valuable tool in criminal cases, but it is an endless path of conjectural and speculative semantics in a civil case between candidates vying for power.

Looking nothing like a Republican, Donald Trump has attacked Republicans with great fervor, half-truths and complete falsehoods – anyone for a lawsuit?

We hear echoes of the familiar – if you can't stand the heat in the kitchen, get out of the kitchen. Could it be just this simple for Mr. Trump? Oh, I forgot – he's got money, which means he's got lawyers. He can buy the kitchen and tell the cooks that they are all fired.

Lawyers notwithstanding, the toughness everyone thinks they see in Donald Trump is looking a bit thin in the heat of battle. Calling people liars and issuing threats of lawsuits is an act of fear and desperation, but not toughness.

There is another law that prevails in the American psyche when it comes to politics. It is not written anywhere except in the hearts and minds of the American people. Could it be that Mr. Trump's privilege has shielded him from learning this law?

It is simple, direct and almost immutable – what is that law?

If you are going to run for public office in this nation – you will always be subject to public scrutiny.

The truth is that most of the attack ads are true, only the emphasis can be legitimately questioned. What Trump doesn't seem to get is that his public attacks on his opponents are essentially the same as their political attack ads. It is a case of six of one and half dozen of the other.

Gender identity is not the only kind of confusion in our nation today. Now, we see that even presidential candidates may be confused. Trump, it seems, is the spoiled bratty rich kid trapped in a man's body. Those who would make him president cannot seem to see that he is also only a rich bully, seemingly trapped in the body of a PC smashing, nation saving, crusader.

Not even a lawsuit could save us from the result of not seeing this most obvious truth.

"For everything that is hidden will eventually be brought into the open, and every secret will be brought to light." (Mark 4: 22 NLT)

© Michael Bresciani

 

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