Hillary vs. Trump on the Bible
Wasilla-billy Queen Sarah Palin kept herself and her minions entertained by “interviewing” the mogul a$$hole and babbling word sadness about a question Trump received and couldn’t answer (which Palin is convinced makes it a gotcha’ question). We here at SharpDonkey think the issue actually presents a comparison between Trump and most of the other right-wing “Jesus Loves Me but not anyone I don’t like” Repuglican candidates. I won’t give the website or video where Palin interviewed Trump any search engine credit or a link to the absolutely non-sensical and outright idiotic tirade which they attempted to pass off as an interview so you’ll have to find it yourself.
The question which drove Sarah crazy (well, not a drive so much as an on the brink of the hole putt) was when His Royal Orangeness (Trump) was asked what was his favorite book and he replied “the Bible”. Although the fact he wasn’t immediately smitten by a lightning bolt will provide atheists with more arguments in favor of there being no God, he also declined to name which was his favorite testament (and you knew he was thinking to himself, “There’s more than one?”), and then when asked to name one or two of his favorite verses during an interview on Bloomberg’s television show “With All Due Respect”, the reply was, “”I wouldn’t want to get into it because to me that’s very personal. You know, when I talk about the Bible, it’s very personal, so I don’t want to get into verses,” Trump said, adding, “The Bible means a lot to me, but I don’t want to get into specifics.”
The answer was the equivalent to Palin’s response to Couric’s question about which newspaper/magazine she reads “All of them”. Turning on my bullshit interpreter this translates into either, “None of them” or “I have no f**king idea because I don’t actually read them/it”.
In contrast, Hillary Clinton actually does attend church although she doesn’t brag to others or make it a part of her platform. I found it interesting that when a similar issue arose during an unscripted moment on HRC’s campaign trail, she actually showed an incredible amount of Bible comprehension.
“What are you reading?” she asked a man sitting a table reading a Bible at a bakery where she had stopped to make a purchase and campaign a little.
“Corinthians 13,” the man replied, I can only assume thinking that the candidate would say something non-committal and move on.
“Oh I know it well,” Clinton said.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud,” the passage says.
Clinton told Hunt about her religious history and commended him for his continued study.
“You’re doing what is the most important thing to do, it’s continuing to study and learn what the scripture says and what it means,” she said. “I have a preacher friend who sends me scripture and devotionals, sometimes mini-sermons every day.”
Hunt told Clinton that you “always learn something when you read it again and inspect it.”
“Well, it’s alive,” Clinton said. “It’s the living word.”
I recommend reading the full article on this meeting at this link.
Being dumb and covering it with excuses is not a trait you want in a Presidential candidate (or in an ex-VP candidate either, although with the way Palin is buddying up to Trump after he insulted POWs in general and McCain specifically, you can bet no one is regretting the Palin for VP decision more than McCain right about now).
Whether you are a Christian or an atheist a candidate’s views on the Bible shouldn’t even be addressed in a political race much less form the entirety of their qualifications (Huckabee and Santorum) but being graceful and intelligent under fire is definitely a trait that will come in handy as President.
Hillary Clinton has intelligence and grace and handled an issue with both. Trump has neither, nor do the others who are trailing in the polls, and hopefully even the right wingers will wake up at some point, slap their foreheads and mutter “they’re just too dumb” to themselves and then vote for any conservative who has intelligence, grace, and is not a nutjob. I don’t see any of them in the Krazy Klown Kar that is the Repuglican presidential candidates but maybe one will pop up at some point since even though the Kar may be full, there is still some room on the short bus.