The media is so shocked by Trump's pronouncements that folks can't believe that the quote in the cartoon is not by Donald S. Trump but rather by a liberal Democrat. Back in 2000, Al Franken wrote the following:
The 2000 election will determine whether we continue going in the direction Clinton started — a sort of common-sense, doable liberalism — versus going back to the tax-cut, anti-environment conservative agenda. The best thing the next president can do is to find a way to keep the economy going so we don’t have to make the awful cuts we did in the 1980s, like closing psychiatric institutions and making the mentally ill homeless.The biggest problem we’ll face depends on which neighborhood you live in. If you’re in a bad neighborhood, it’s crime and violence. If you’re an international businessman, it’s terrorism. My biggest fear about the election is that Americans will decide George W. Bush is a lightweight and vote for him anyway. I’d love to have Bush, McCain, Bradley and Gore over for dinner. I’d serve lots of wine and get them looped. I’d ask Bush about the CRA (Community Reinvestment Act). Just to see if he knows what it is. I’d also ask him what part of Jesus’ philosophy he draws on. He said Jesus was the biggest influence on him, but he seemed to have trouble explaining why. He didn’t seem terribly familiar with Christ’s teachings.I doubt I could cross the line and vote Republican. I have tremendous respect for McCain but I don’t buy the war hero thing. Anybody can be captured. I thought the idea was to capture them. As far as I’m concerned he sat out the war.