Friday, July 29, 2016

Mocking Gold Star Families - What the Trump GOP has become...

During the last night of the Democratic National Convention there was an incredibly moving speech by Khizr Khan, the father of U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, who was killed in 2004 in the Iraq war. All the major networks except one, showed Khan's remarks in full. Can you guess which one didn't?

Fox News ignored a speech by the father of U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, who was killed in 2004 in the Iraq war, instead opting to air commercials during the speech. Fox later went live to a song by pop singer Katy Perry after the speech.
During the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA, Khizr Khan spoke about the honor he felt to be present at the convention with his wife, “as patriotic American Muslims with undivided loyalty to our country.” Khan’s speech was preceded by a video that showed Hillary Clinton calling Captain Khan “the best of America” and explaining the circumstances of his death, for which he was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
Not only did Fox keep it's panel of pundits talking over  the speech, but then  they  cut to a commercial from a Donald Trump super-pac that uses  the terrorist attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.  Clearly  there was an editorial decision made at FOX that the speech didn't fit  their anti-Muslim, pro-Trump narrative.

 If that wasn't enough, there was this response, during the speech, from Conservative celebrity and Donald Trump enthusiast Ann Coulter.

The first tweet referenced a speech by respected CNN and Washington Post Journalist Fareed Zakaria, (whose name Coulter  apparently couldn't spell...), and the second  was Coulter's usual inability to contain her own racism  and insulted Captain Khan's mother.

This is what the Republican Party and  American conservative movement has become.  A pathetic gaggle of internet trolls who are so consumed by racism and bigotry that they attack a Gold Star family  because of their faith.

In case you missed it,  THIS is what FOX News was determined not to show their viewers, and what sub-human gargoyle, Ann Coulter was attacking..

Republicans,  if you have any, and I mean ANY sense of decency, love of country or respect for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation;  You will vote for Hillary Clinton in November,  this is no longer an election, it is an intervention.

The Republican Party we saw on display last week in Cleveland Ohio, the Party of Donald Trump and Ann Coulter, is an affront to everything our nation stands for.    It is cancerous growth on our Republic and must be removed. 

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