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Sun Jul 31, 2016, 09:33 AM

Ghazala Khan Wash. Post Op/Ed: "Trump criticized my silence. He knows nothing about true sacrifice."

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Ghazala Khan: Trump criticized my silence. He knows nothing about true sacrifice.

By Ghazala Khan OpinionsJuly 31 at 9:45 AM

Ghazala Khan’s son, U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, was killed in Iraq in 2004.

CHARLOTTESVILLE

Donald Trump has asked why I did not speak at the Democratic convention. He said he would like to hear from me. Here is my answer to Donald Trump: Because without saying a thing, all the world, all America, felt my pain. I am a Gold Star mother. Whoever saw me felt me in their heart.

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The last time I spoke to my son was on Mother’s Day 2004. We had asked him to call us collect whenever he could. I begged him to be safe. I asked him to stay back, and not to go running around trying to become a hero, because I knew he would do something like that.

He said, “Mom, these are my soldiers, these are my people. I have to take care of them.” He was killed by a car bomber outside the gates of his base. He died trying to save his soldiers and innocent civilians.

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When Donald Trump is talking about Islam, he is ignorant. If he studied the real Islam and Koran, all the ideas he gets from terrorists would change, because terrorism is a different religion.

Donald Trump said he has made a lot of sacrifices. He doesn’t know what the word sacrifice means.

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Reply Ghazala Khan Wash. Post Op/Ed: "Trump criticized my silence. He knows nothing about true sacrifice." (Original post)
Hissyspit Jul 2016 OP
rjsquirrel Jul 2016 #1
Lochloosa Jul 2016 #2
VMA131Marine Jul 2016 #3
getagrip_already Jul 2016 #5
calimary Jul 2016 #10
KingCharlemagne Jul 2016 #13
getagrip_already Jul 2016 #14
KingCharlemagne Jul 2016 #19
TipTok Jul 2016 #21
nolabear Jul 2016 #4
Ishoutandscream2 Jul 2016 #8
calimary Jul 2016 #11
Dorian Gray Jul 2016 #23
Adrahil Jul 2016 #6
NoMoreRepugs Jul 2016 #7
JHB Jul 2016 #9
napkinz Jul 2016 #12
Hissyspit Jul 2016 #15
IronLionZion Jul 2016 #16
uponit7771 Jul 2016 #17
gademocrat7 Jul 2016 #18
lindysalsagal Jul 2016 #20
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Hissyspit Jul 2016 #22

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 09:35 AM

1. Wow

 

I love her husband too but I am starting to think Ghazala will make Trump wish he'd never run.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 09:47 AM

2. Powerful!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 09:59 AM

3. Trump is betting that there are enough racist in this country to put him over the top in November

We have to prove him wrong.

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Response to VMA131Marine (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 10:52 AM

5. Trump knows....

None of his supporters saw the dnc speech or any part of it. Fox didn't cover it. His supporters wouldnt google it.

They only hear his sound bite rants and don't know the back story. They are hatefully ignorant.

We are fighting a traditional fight. He is not.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 11:48 AM

10. Indeed. Fox did NOT cover the Khans' appearance.

I'm just glad to see how that point is being brought out. Time was, no one would even have mentioned this.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 12:11 PM

13. If Trump had let it drop, the whole thing might have ended right there. But he violated a

 

cardinal rule of politics: when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. Trump chose to attack a Gold Star mother. And now his supporters have no choice but to handle the massive cognitive dissonance his obstinacy produces.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 12:16 PM

14. But they don't care.....

Trump lives for the hate. It allows him to own the news cycle and take attention off the Clinton campaign.

He is trying to suck the air out of the room. And the media is helping him.

This trade has all but stopped the positive messages from the dnc, and has pushed the bus tour stops off the map.

He is doing exactly what he wants to. He sees it as working, And he might be right. Hopefully it will all crash down on him, but so far it hasn't.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 12:30 PM

19. Thanks to Trump's ineptitude, his supporters now have massive cognitive dissonance (read, anxiety)

 

that will have to be resolved. Whereas before, his supporters could say without missing a beat that they supported him because he "speaks his mind," they now must balance that questionable positive against "He attacks Gold Star mothers."

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 01:04 PM

21. He never stops digging...

 

What you see as digging, his supporters see as assertiveness and 'telling it like it is'.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 10:27 AM

4. No matter who they back, there isn't a mother in the country that doesn't feel her pain.

People do crazy things. They otherize and vote against their own interests and rationalize and make excuses. But I guarantee you, any woman who has ever borne and loved a child has felt something for Ghazala Khan these last few days. And somewhere in there they can't figure out how Trump can do what he's doing in response.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 11:21 AM

8. K and R. Your post deserves a thread of its own

nt

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Response to nolabear (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 11:52 AM

11. Hear hear!!!

Every mother grieved while watching the Khans appearance at the Democratic Convention. EVERY mother was touched. I don't think you can be a mother and NOT be touched by that. (Well, unless you're an abuser or a broken individual or otherwise sick inside, yourself, that is.) Every time I see a replay of that clip of them at the convention and her husband doing the talking, and when they were both on Lawrence O'Donnell's show Friday night - when she did speak, several times - I get choked up. Just can't help it.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 06:47 PM

23. This 1000000000 percent.

He's scum.

I don't know how any female in this world could support him.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 10:59 AM

6. Damn.. a tear just fell into my coffee.

 

Very moving. This needs to be shared and shared.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 11:16 AM

7. winds are shifting - will never touch the 'base' but the

Independents and Republican moderates/intelligentsia will be buffeted by hurricane force winds as the election draws closer

as long as the RUMP opens his mouth and spews it's inevitable

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 11:29 AM

9. It used to be a RW meme that Hillary snubbed Gold Star mothers...

It was a RW email that made the rounds when she was a senator.

It was, of course, phony, and slapped the name of a WW2 hero onto it just to give it more fraudulent outrage factor.

The truth of the matter is that the GS mothers dropped by her office while they were in Washington, unplanned and without an appointment, when she wasn't there (and IIRC wasn't in town).

Some anonymous Wingnut spun that into her deliberately spurning them. And tacked the name of the first WW2 Hellcat ace, Hamilton McWorter, onto it to drive the meme among its intended audience. McWorter was mystified as to how or why his name got attached.

Now Trump is doing it for real. Anyone know what the Wingnut email circle jerks are saying?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 12:08 PM

12. K&R

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 12:22 PM

15. Kick

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 12:22 PM

16. Trump's going to lose some support from military families

especially the ones who have sacrificed something and someone.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 12:29 PM

17. +1, I am a 'Gold Star mother. Whoever saw me felt me in their heart."

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 12:30 PM

18. K&R

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 12:56 PM

20. I swear I could hear that woman's thoughts during the speech

She did what I would do: Stand there and be strong for my husband, our family, and that soldier's friends, and try not to break into hysterical sobs.

I don't know how she did it. I would have been a pile of drivel. I admired her courage on international television.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 02:59 PM

22. .

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