The vilest political statement I've heard uttered by any American in any context in quite some time is what retired General Mike Flynn said at the Republican National Convention tonight:
"We must regain
the ability to CRUSH
I'm not voting for this shit.
I'm not voting for a candidate whose base includes Chachi and a former underwear model and a millionaire who pretends to be a bearded redneck everyman.
Don't get me wrong. I also don't support the party of the disingenuous, dissembling, faux-populist Democrat who wants to double down on the legacy of her husband's corrupt, hypocritical presidency.
I'd totally vote for the libertarian candidate - what's his name - if I didn't believe that a third-party vote would do nothing except help propel one of the other candidates into office.
For the record, this American is not interested in crushing our enemies. Or in ruling the world. Or any of that bullshit.
I want my daughter to be strong, independent, and educated.
I want my fellow citizens to be equal, whether they are rich or poor, black or white, gay or straight.
I want our economy to be strong, and the architects of the economy to be held to the highest standards of fairness and lawfulness.
I want America to be a protector, not a bully.
I want to be left alone, unless it's tax day or Memorial Day. I support those days wholeheartedly.
I don't want to crush anyone.
Trump is not America, nor America Trump.