Call for toning down rhetoric delivered with over-the-top rancor

Today’s front page editorial in the Sun has to be one of the most self-contradictory, self-defeating, tone-deaf polemics ever penned by the self-righteous editorialists at the Sun. And that is up against some stiff competition.

Under the headline, “Time for voters, Trump’s financiers to tone down his divisive behavior,” the editorial calls President Trump an animal and says, ” He is likely not bright enough to understand the big issues involved, but he most definitely understands self-interest.”

Additionally, Trump, his voters and financial backers are called racists, anti-Semites, Klansmen, white supremacists, nationalists, Neo-Nazis, race-baiters and bigots who are responsible for the “nation’s spiral toward violence and incivility …”

Apparently somewhat aware that they are the pot calling the kettle black, the editorialists remark, “We normally wouldn’t engage in name calling like this, but in this case it fits. In showing no understanding of the struggles of Americans and acting only in his own best interests, Trump is behaving like an animal.”

The hate-filled, accusatory editorial demands, “Let’s return to a sense of balance and serious, nonhate-filled discussion of the big issues facing us. … Vote to stop Trumpism’s chaos, and we’re confident that when the Republicans see that Americans have had enough of this hatred, the reasonable voices within the party will come out of hiding and stand for more than naked hatred.”

Apparently the tax reform and regulatory relief that have approved the economy are just part of the hate and chaos. Apparently the appointment of judges who actually adhere to the Constitution is a sleight of hand. Moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem was done by an anti-Semite. Sanctions against Iran and Russia are signs of weakness.

The editorial’s bottomline boils down to: Elect Democrats.


11 comments on “Call for toning down rhetoric delivered with over-the-top rancor

  1. Bruce Feher says:

    Thank you Tom for reading the Sun so I don’t have to!

  2. Bruce Kester says:

    So very well said Thomas. The rhetoric masters at The Sun somehow have immunity from the rhetoric they spew. It’s almost like the anti-fascists oblivious to how fascist they are.

  3. Nice comparison. Anti-fascists behaving like, well, fascists.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I respect that there was no attempt to deny the many factual accusations made by the editorial.

    Lots of very angry democratic voters are headed to the polls to express their opinions about Trump on Tuesday.

  5. Steve says:

    What if I were to tell you Trump is but a symptom of what ails the USA?
    He doesn’t even come close to being a cause.
    And what Democrats are doing today is much the same as Trump himself did in 14.

    I hope you like the image in the mirror.

  6. John says:

    So here’s my question: Knowing that the Sun would die a slow, painful death if it had to attempt to stand on its own merit and delivery system, why in the world is Sheldon Adelson letting it get delivered with the Las Vegas Review Journal?!?!?!

  7. John says:

    And if what Trump is doing is so bad, why is Obama trying to claim credit for at least part of it?!?!?

  8. Bill says:

    If it weren’t for double standards, the Sun would have no standards at all. Hypocrisy? Their editorial is a great example.

    Can they be so obtuse as to not see the irony or are they simply being dishonest?

    As Mark Twain wrote, “nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits”.

  9. Rincon says:

    I have to agree that the shrillness is unprofessional and probably counterproductive. A bit like watching Fox News in reverse.

  10. Rincon says:

    I agree, Steve. Trump is mostly a symptom. And although the Democrats and liberals have a lot to complain about, becoming more shrill and radical is a poor answer. Stick to facts and Trump, along with his Republican entourage, will sink themselves.

  11. The Sun has a binding contract … I believe it is until 2040.

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