This weekend there were many moving tributes remembering the victims on Sept. 11, 2001 of the horrific attack by Islamic terrorists, led by Osama bin Laden. Our military eventually took out bin Laden, but ISIS has taken over as the main radical Islamic terror group. And they continue to affect our daily lives in most parts of the world.
Back to politics, in a 1935 radio broadcast I referred to the Untouchables in India and to some of the snobbish stars in Hollywood, including Greta Garbo, as Unapproachables. Now, Secretary Clinton has added another word to the dictionary: Deplorables.
She claimed that half of Donald Trump’s followers are a “Basket of Deplorables.” That made Trump and his backers mad so she apologized by saying that actually only 45 percent of them are deplorable. She added the other half support Trump because “the government let them down, the economy let them down, and nobody cares.” And that made President Obama mad.
It turns out that Mrs. Clinton has pneumonia. She should be in a hospital for 3 or 4 days until it clears up, but don’t count on it. She will likely keep campaigning across the country.
Trump continues to praise Putin for his leadership accomplishments in Russia. He somehow ignores that Putin shot down a passenger plane over Ukraine, killed journalists and political opponents, took Crimea from Ukraine, and threatens other former parts of the USSR in Eastern Europe. Can’t Trump find another world “leader” to brag about?
The first Debate will be Sept. 26 and has Lester Holt of NBC as the moderator. But I think, considering the reputation of both candidates for lying and exaggerating, the man who should be the Moderator is the newscaster Holt replaced at NBC, Brian Williams. He told some whoppers, too. Have they ever considered having the candidates under oath, swearing to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? That would be a refreshing debate. Boring maybe, but refreshing.
The Will Rogers for President Campaign is picking up steam, rolling along. Neither Trump nor Clinton has accepted my offer to debate, so I may have to challenge the Libertarian, Gov. Gary Johnson, or the Green Party candidate, Dr. Jill Stein.
As a reminder, I am the candidate of the “Anti-Bunk Party.” I am depending on the support of the Dissatisfied members of the Republican and Democrat parties, of which there appears to be a majority.
Historic quotes by Will Rogers: (from the 1928 campaign)
Our Platform will be: Whatever the other fellow don’t do, we will. Now no man would want a broader, or more numerous planked platform than that.
Now a word to the Republican voters: We won’t be able to pay you anything for your votes, so that will naturally eliminate all Republican support. And as we can’t pay the Democrats, they will naturally, if they have to vote for nothing, stay with their own Party, for they have been voting for nothing for years.
Our support will have to come from those who want nothing, and have the assurance of getting it.