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.