Quickly

NOV. 4

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What’s Quickly? It’s where read­ers sound off on the is­sues of the day. Have a quote, ques­tion or quip? Call Quickly at 312-222-2426 or email quickly@post-trib.com.

Fact check: The cop­killer that was fea­tured in Trump’s in­cen­di­ary video blam­ing Democrats for his re­lease, was ac­tu­ally re­leased by Joe Ar­paio’s of­fice in 1998 and re-en­tered the coun­try dur­ing the Ge­orge Bush ad­min­is­tra­tion. Remember, Trump par­doned Joe Ar­paio, and the en­tire premise of Trump’s racist video is a lie. Big sur­prise, right?

No com­ment from Pres­i­dent Trump that Kanye West fi­nally re­al­ized that he had been “used” to push a po­lit­i­cal agenda.

Most peo­ple would be hon­ored to have the Pres­i­dent of the United States make an ap­pear­ance at any event. But this pres­i­dent holds the record for be­ing told to stay away from so many fu­ner­als. How hor­ri­ble of a per­son would you have to be to hold this ti­tle? Oh boy, who to vote for in the Se­nate race? Mex­ico Joe Don­nelly or China Mike Braun? Don­nelly dis­in­vested him­self from the fam­ily busi­ness that moved a plant to Mex­ico but Braun to­day still im­ports the ma­jor­ity of his com­pany’s auto parts from China. Sorry China Mike, Mex­ico Joe gets my vote.

I can un­der­stand the hurt peo­ple in the Quickly col­umn feel — the need to try and de­stroy Pres­i­dent Trump with every word in the dic­tio­nary, and think­ing we need a les­son on the Con­sti­tu­tion and some guid­ance on who we should vote for. I just want them to know that your com­ments haven’t changed my mind in the least be­cause I will vote straight Repub­li­can for the first time in my vot­ing ca­reer of over 40 years, and I will vote for Pres­i­dent Trump again in 2020. The me­dia is try­ing to por­tray Pres­i­dent Trump as a mon­ster along with peo­ple like you who put your­selves above the will of the peo­ple, and can’t fig­ure out how to get over it. You’re bor­ing the hell out of me!

Mis­souri Repub­li­cans are char­ac­ter­iz­ing Se­na­tor Claire McCaskill as “an elit­ist.” Ap­par­ently, for Repub­li­can pur­poses, if you are a Demo­crat who can read and write you qual­ify as an elit­ist. The real elit­ists, for their in­for­ma­tion, are those one-per­centers who pay few taxes, own two or three houses, have a yacht and maybe a Bent­ley, and laugh at the rank and file Repub­li­cans who en­able and sup­port them as they haul their swag to the bank.

Jill Wine-Banks: “As a for­mer Army Coun­sel, I can tell you that it is il­le­gal to use sol­diers for do­mes­tic po­lice ac­tions. It’s also il­le­gal to or­der shoot­ing as Trump has. Fol­low­ing an il­le­gal or­der is not de­fense as we learned at Nurem­berg.”

Hav­ing no con­science or abil­ity to learn from fail­ure, peo­ple with any kind of anti-so­cial per­son­al­ity dis­or­der, have no in­nate sense of where the the lim­its are, or what they can get away with. Most are fur­ther im­paired by a be­lief that they are the smartest per­son in the world, when ev­i­dence proves oth­er­wise.

James “Mad Dog” Mat­tis, Sec­re­tary of De­fense, was sup­pos­edly the one adult in the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion. Well, you can for­get that. Re­spond­ing to a reporter’s ques­tion about whether the de­ploy­ment of 5000 troops to the south­ern bor­der was a po­lit­i­cal “stunt,” Mat­tis replied that “we don’t do stunts,” even though he is fully aware that his own mil­i­tary has as­sessed the de­ploy­ment as com­pletely un­war­ranted.

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