Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Wednesday is Trump Hump Day

Here's another look at the type of person who supports the Trumpster:

‘Clean my hotel room, b*tch': More Trump fans caught making racist remarks at Latinos

“The Mexicans are the hairs of a*sholes. Viva Donald Trump,” one 30-year-old woman reportedly said in both English and Spanish. The woman, who identified herself only as “Jackie,” also told one demonstrator, “Clean my hotel room, b*tch.”

This is the sort of gutter-brained hater who supports a demagogue like Donald Trump. 

Is this how he wants to make America great again? 

He's an inspiration to the worst of the worst impulses in America.

From the Dallas Morning News:

Editorial: All Donald the Vulgarian can do is drag the GOP down with him

"...this phenomenon, for lack of a better term, has ceased to be about Donald Trump. As in years past, it’s now more about the people who say they support him, hell (quite possibly) or high water (undoubtedly). 

What Trump drives home through ill-considered remarks about Mexican immigrants, former Vietnam POW John McCain and now Fox News host Megyn Kelly is that he’s no plain-spoken candidate of character. He doesn’t even pretend to play one on TV. What his remaining fans support is someone willing to mouth in public the words of the proudly xenophobic, ignorant and misogynistic. That he believes there’s a market for that among actual Republicans is unfortunate — for Republicans. 

Look, we understand his mile-wide, inch-deep surface appeal. He insists he’s the one anti-political-correctness candidate. “He tells it like it is,” instead of offering stereotypically squishy, over-focus-grouped talking points. He sounds so fearless because he’ll say anything to anybody. Except he’s not. 

He whines and complains when a debate moderator asks him pointed and perfectly within-bounds questions about things he has done or said. When that questioner is a woman, he steps down from the gutter — or wherever — and tries to bully her into silence, then denies what the world understood him to say. Disagree? Well, “stupid,” that puts you among the “slobs,” “fat pigs,” “idiots,” “dogs” or “disgusting animals.” You don’t have to like Rosie O’Donnell or Megyn Kelly to be repelled by such crassness. All you have to be is a human being with a brain and common sense. 

We’re confident such Republican voters still exist. Telling it like it is doesn’t have to mean stooping to the vulgar extremes. Someone actually running for president would know that; someone play-acting as a candidate caricature might not. Or, in Donald Trump’s case, clearly doesn’t. 

 His chance of winning the GOP nomination is nil, and he won’t even promise to support the nominee. All he can do is drag a party down with him."

And no, the fact that we and others see the Trumpster for what he is -- vulgar, crass, thin-skinned, whining demagogue with nothing of substance to offer -- doesn't mean we're "scared" of him.  That's what the Tea Party fans of Sarah Palin said when we criticized her.  Where is she now?  

No, we're not afraid of the Trumpster, we're appalled that so many people are supporting this short-fingered vulgarian who promises them everything by saying nothing.  

He's just gonna be great and he'll be winning so much that we Americans will be sick of winning. That's his promise.  A ten-year old playing "King of the Hill" would promise the same.  The only difference is that the ten-year old's playmates would have the brains to laugh at him instead of believing his empty boasting.


Jerry Critter said...

You don't have to go abroad to see The Ugly American. All you have to do is go to a Trump rally.

Ducky's here said...

If you're playing the drinking game tonight and you get "Kim Davis", Shaw, you better be drinking soda.

Actually Davis is a real kicker. I assumed that Fiorina and Carson would continue an effective strategy of staying out of the food fight but a question to Carson on Davis could really trip him up.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Jerry and Ducky, I'm not watching the clown show tonight. I have out of town guests for dinner, grilled swordfish with Italian breadcrumbs sauted with anchovies, garlic, butter and olive oil spread on top, with a salad of string beans, red bliss potatoes, and heirloom cherry tomatoes, dressed with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, all bought at the new Boston Market next to the Haymarket pushcarts. It's open Wednesday through Sunday. If you haven't been there, you must visit it. Fabulous produce and products from Massachusetts.

The debates are not "debates." I will not watch the GOP jackass Trump boast about what he'll never do because he will never be president. He's boring as hell. I'd rather listen to a wart hog's snoring. More interesting.

We'll be drinking some nice Coppola rosso, and have a beautiful pizza dolce from Maria's bakery for dessert. She makes it better than Mike's!

Too bad you're not here to partake!

Shaw Kenawe said...

Jerry, ugly people are attracted to each other, aren't they. Trump has legions.

Rational Nation USA said...

If Trump's poll numbers aren't down after tonight there is truly little reason in the tea party folks and the GOP.

Senator Paul and John Kasich should get more media attention. Christie and Fiorina made some good points. Rubio, articulate as always but don't trust him.

Ducky's here said...

Hope dinner went well, shaw.

I thought Trump had a terrible night. Rather passive and in the only real policy discussion it turned out he's an anti-vaxxer and Carson cleaned his clock.

Lot of time spent discussing how to defund Planned Parenthood.
Flat tax, hating the Iran deal. Same old sme old but Trump was kind of quiet.