Still sore from and unable to respond to the substance of the conservative scorecard issued last week that accuses numerous Republicans of voting against conservative planks of the South Dakota Republican Party platform, the SDGOP spin blog offers distraction, this morning conflating this in-party criticism with unprofessional, disrespectful, and immoral behavior. Blogger Pat Powers quotes from the party platform—
We ask candidates to conduct themselves in a professional, moral, and respectful manner.
—then offers this snide superciliata:
Do some candidates need reminders to conduct themselves as such? It is in the platform, after all [Pat Powers, “Just a Reminder of the ‘Profession, Moral, and Respectful Manner’ Part of the GOP Platform,” Dakota War College, 2017.10.16].
This is the same Pat Powers who has been stunningly silent about the performance and character of his party’s most recent Presidential candidate, now occupying the White House, whose published statements and daily behavior are less professional, less moral, and less respectful than things Harvey Weinstein has done on mic.
I contend that anyone still standing by Donald Trump has forfeited any authority to advise political candidates on proper behavior.