You can always count on the Sun to bash Republicans for being, well, Republicans.
In today’s rare locally produced editorial the Sun attempts to chastise five Nevada Republican congressional candidates for failing to repudiate their party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump.
The editorial says it is startling “that there are still Republicans running for office, including those seeking election to the U.S. Senate and House from Nevada, who still stand by Trump.” It then calls them out by name: Joe Heck, running for the retiring Sen. Harry Reid’s seat; Danny Tarkanian, seeking Heck’s congressional seat; Cresent Hardy and Mark Amodei, seeking re-election; and Mary Perry, opposing incumbent Dina Titus.
Here is the gist of the piece:
There’s no other way to read this: They think the White House is an appropriate destination for a narcissistic, belligerent bully who threatens violence if he doesn’t get his way, insults women, mocks the disabled, disparages minorities, refuses to release his tax returns because he’s hiding something, encourages Russians to engage in cyber-espionage against the United States, brags that an economic plan will help the middle class when it actually will raise their taxes and further enrich the wealthy including himself, lies when boasting that his companies have offered employee child care, suggests the U.S. default on its debt and hang our creditors out to dry — much like how he ran his companies into bankruptcy — admires Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saddam Hussein for their leadership, proposed that U.S. citizens accused of terrorism be tried before a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, which is illegal, and seriously and repeatedly claimed preposterously that President Barack Obama founded ISIS.
That these five Nevada candidates for Capitol Hill — Heck, Tarkanian, Hardy, Amodei and Perry — say Trump should be our president and represent the United States to the world is unfathomable and deplorable.
On the obverse side of the coin, one might ask how Reid and Catherine Cortez Masto, who is seeking his Senate seat, and Titus could support a woman for president who lies about her lies, attacks the women abused by her husband, hides White House files, lies to the faces of the parents of those killed in Benghazi, deletes email files that are supposed to be public records, steals White House furniture, makes $100,000 on a $1,000 cattle futures investment, uses the Secretary of State office to enrich her family Foundation, charges a quarter of a million dollars for speeches, supports income redistribution, promises continued economic malaise, lands under sniper fire in Bosnia and spends decades in the public spotlight without having a single accomplishment to show for it.
The Sun editorial concludes with this thundering thumping of the five pitiful, pusillanimous and pathetic Nevada politicians who deign to not denounce their party’s candidate: “To raise Trump on their shoulders betrays their willingness to dishonor the presidency and reveals that they share values that define Trump as a political, social and moral misfit.”
As for the Democrats backing Clinton, do they share values that define her and them — as her accomplices — as politically, socially, morally, economically and criminally unfit for any office of public trust? Unfathomable and deplorable?