ICYMI: Denver Post Compares Trump to Domestic Abuser

The Denver Post compares Donald Trump to a domestic abuser.

The Denver Post compares Donald Trump to a domestic abuser in a weekend editorial.

The Republican National Convention (RNC) kicked off today in Cleveland with some delegates still trying to figure out a way to challenge to the Republican Presidential nomination of Donald Trump. The “Free the Delegates” movement that was driven in part by dissenting Colorado Republicans failed to get enough votes on the RNC Rules Committee on Thursday, which all but ensures that Trump will be officially coronated as the GOP Presidential nominee later this week, but none of this assures that Trump will be nominated without some sort of opposition.

On Saturday, the Denver Post editorial board issued a surprisingly-strong rebuke of Trump while calling on Colorado’s Republican delegation to refuse to support their Great Orange Hope. It isn’t a huge surprise that the Post would oppose Trump in its editorial pages, but we certainly didn’t expect such passionate criticism from a newspaper that endorsed Republican George W. Bush for President in 2000 2004 and Cory Gardner for U.S. Senate in 2014. Take a look at some of what Chuck Plunkett and the Plunkenettes had to say in an editorial titled Colorado GOP delegates should abstain in Trump vote:

Trump has never seemed a good fit for the more libertarian Colorado conservative base. His antipathy toward free trade violates conservative principles. His retrograde explanations for walling the border lack presidential temperament. His call to bar visitors from countries based on their religious beliefs shows incredibly poor understanding of our nation’s most sacred principles. His demeaning comments and actions toward women make a mockery of achieving the equality so many have worked so hard to establish. His hostility to a free press, and by extension the First Amendment, alarms. The violence he has encouraged at his rallies demonstrates that he would lead as a thug and should disqualify him before a party that holds dear the concept of strong and clear-eyed use of force to protect the homeland. His effort to make his case directly to Colorado conservatives earlier this month failed to connect…

…We understand that the party is under practical pressures that now look insurmountable. But Donald Trump would be bad for the nation and bad for the Republican brand. A principled abstention preserves the spirit of the rules. And if enough delegates from other states join in and give them the chance, then Colorado’s delegates should dump Trump.

When you find yourself in an abusive relationship, the smart thing to do — the right thing — is to get a divorce. [Pols emphasis]


3 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Isn't divorce bad? I mean, at the very least you've got to get Republican Jesus to approve any future marriage…

  2. Voyageur says:

    If memory serves, I think The Denver Post endorsed Al Gore for president in 2000.  The Post did endorse George W. Bush for re-election in 2004.  

  3. mamajama55 says:

    The analogy makes psychological sense – as much as anything Trump-related makes sense.

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