Trump was handed a blow by being reckless enough to go on a “Town Hall” hosted by Chris Matthews. Chris for his part did his Democratic duty to help his party, by setting Trump up with a loaded question. Not unlike when Stephanopoulos tried to hammer Romney on a 1965 Contraception Ruling. In both cases, the questions were attack salvos with the aim of helping their brand of politics and party. Transparent – sure, Underhanded – of course, but effective – we think not so much. The fact that both of these media wonks keep their jobs tells you all you need to know about their respective networks, followers and personal integrity (ends do justify their means).
We are disappointed that Trump answered a Chris Thrill Up My Leg hypothetical. Trump has been married three times; he should know to run from any hypothetical questions. What Trump did do effectively is actually trip up Mr. Thrill Up My Leg. You probably didn’t see this part of the interview because liberal news outlets don’t play it:
TRUMP: Are you Catholic?
MATTHEWS: Yes, I think …
TRUMP: And how do you feel about the Catholic Church’s position?
MATTHEWS: Well, I accept the teaching authority of my church on moral issues.
TRUMP: I know, but do you know their position on abortion?
MATTHEWS: Yes, I do.
TRUMP: And do you concur with the position?
MATTHEWS: I concur with their moral position but legally, I get to the question — here’s my problem with it …
TRUMP: No, no, but let me ask you: But what do you say about your church?
MATTHEWS: It’s not funny.
TRUMP: Yes, it’s really not funny. What do you say about your church? They’re very, very strong.
MATTHEWS: They’re allowed to — but the churches make their moral judgments
What Mr. Thrill Up My Leg was asking Trump is simple, if some force from another planet (or maybe God) reverses roe v. wade and abortion becomes against the law – should there be punishment for breaking the law. There is a logical problem with your brain if you do not already know the answer to that question. Should there be punishment for those breaking the speed limit laws, how about banking fraud, how about murder? It is a stupid question, unlike Trump’s question to Chris. Chris, while being a very strong supporter for a religion that is the state – his personal religion will never get in the way of his convictions. Sad, but right on target with the Ends Justify the Means Crowd.
We at Political Fuzz wish we could interview Chris, in his style – it might go like this:
PF: So when should a woman get the right to kill a child?
MATTHEWS: I don’t under stand the…
PF: Should she be able to kill it 2 months before birth?
MATTHEWS: I’m not essentially in favor of late term abortion, but…
PF: How about one month?
MATTHEWS: Like I was saying…
PF: How about one hour?
PF: How about 5 seconds after birth, you know like the 5-second rule for dropped food?
MATTHEWS: Now that is…
PF: How about before the baby’s first birthday?
MATTHEWS: Of course not…
PF: Some women have killed their children after conception, should they be let go?
MATTHEWS: I’m not …
PF: So your position is just a matter of where the clocks minute hand is at the time?