Saturday, September 5, 2015

Trump Capituates Again

Eugene Robinson:
"Let me ask you about that Kentucky court clerk [...] now what do you think, she's refusing to grant same-sex marriage licences. She'd been ordered by a court to do it - now she's been ordered to jail. Some of your opponents are standing with her and saying she's got a right to do this. What do you think?"

Donald Trump:
"Well look, the decision came down from the Supreme Court, Gene, so I'm a believer on both sides of the picture. I would say the simple answer is let her clerks do it. Now from what I understand, she's not letting her clerks do it either. The other simple answer is, rather than going through this cause it's really a very very sticky situation, a terrible situation,thirty miles away they have other places, they have many other places where you get licensed, and you have them actually quite nearby that's another alternative. I hate to see her being put in jail. I understand what they're doing. It would be certainly nice if she didn't do it but other people in her office do it, but from what I understand she won't allow other people in her office to do it."

Joe Scarborough:
"But, but, Donald, Donald the bottom line is though, the Supreme Court makes a decision, that's the law of the land, right?

Donald Trump:
"I, I, you have to go with it. I mean you have to go with it. The decision's been made, and that is the law of the land."

Compromise gets you nowhere, and your allies killed. Mr. Trump has picked up the following he has by being willing to oppose the power structure. Many of us have pinned our hopes on him as our last chance to have some effect on the direction this country is going. However, if Trump is only going to fight for himself, and not for the people that have lined up behind him, he may find his stratospheric poll numbers falling back down to earth. Let us hope that Mr. Trump can come around on this issue as he did on immigration. Moreso, let us hope that this acquience to unsupported judicial fiat and his taking of the GOP surrender pledge are not the first strokes of a pattern.

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