Come to your senses before it’s too late

Published 10:00 am Thursday, October 6, 2016

A feller called the other day asking for more stuff about the Donald. There is so much, it’s a bit hard to do.

I can’t understand how conservative Republicans can even consider voting for Trump. He doesn’t come close to Republican orthodoxy and you can’t seriously believe a thing he says. He is a demagogue (a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument). He is a racist and a misogynist.

He’s a very sick man and if you plan to vote for him you have been snookered by a top notch con man. Now he claims to be a genius because he lost a billion dollars in 1995 and to be an ultra patriot because he doesn’t pay taxes. Just a bit of insight, plenty of very rich people deliberately pay their taxes because they really are patriotic; they really do love this country and do not want to cheat the American people even though the tax code allows them to legally do so.

For all you who think Trump sits at his kitchen table doing his taxes, which makes him a genius, he doesn’t. He employs a team of tax professionals who do his taxes. His part of the process is to give them the direction to legally avoid paying taxes and to sign his name to it when they’re done.

He makes up lies about those he doesn’t like. For example, Obama is not an American. Total bull you-know-what. There was never any doubt that the president is legit. There was never any evidence to the contrary. Trump and some other racists made it up because Obama didn’t look American; he’s not as white as all the other presidents.

Now he’s making up stuff about Hillary without a shred of evidence. She cheated on Bill. Just because that’s what Trump would do.

The man is not only non-presidential; he is not a decent or moral human being. He fleeces his workers and contractors, makes up lies to make people look bad, and bases what he thinks of others on their skin color, religion, and accent.

He lives in a golden sewer of his own creation and wonders why more people don’t emulate him.

He doesn’t have the least idea of the concept of altruism, ethics or morality. If Trump wants it, it’s good. He now wants to be president. He doesn’t need to know anything about being president, he’ll make it up as he goes along.

Trump didn’t start some of his lies. Rabid Republicans have made up lies about Hillary for 30 years and those lies have now gone mainstream. Trump just uses them to his own benefit and expands them. Take the one about Bill and Hillary murdering Vince Foster. Investigators never found that lie to be credible, but it persists.

Trump spreads it and whines about how the system is so rigged against him.

If you’re a decent, moral person planning to vote for Trump, please come to your senses and do not do that. He is an abomination that only you voters can stop. Please drive a wooden stake in his soulless heart (figuratively, of course) and save this great country.

Keith Hoggard is a Staff Writer at Roanoke-Chowan Publications. Contact him at or 252-332-7206.