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If you want to know why a bigot can win the Presidency, read this:
Republican Donald Trump is an obvious and transparent racist.
Made rich by his daddy, he surrounds himself with bootlickers, telling him he’s right — and like many rich fools, he believes what they tell him.
He appeals to the worst and lowest aspects of American society — the haters and those of low morals and intelligence, who leap at the chance to blame someone, anyone, for their own deservedly low self-esteem:
Trump claimed statistics show that undocumented Latino immigrants are more likely to perpetrate rape than the wider population. However, the Fusion article he referred to said 80% of women crossing the Mexican border are raped along the way, often by criminal gangs, traffickers or corrupt officials.
When CNN host Don Lemon pointed out that Trump had misread the article, the former Apprentice host said: “Well, somebody’s doing the raping, Don! I mean somebody’s doing it! Who’s doing the raping? Who’s doing the raping?
“If you look at the statistics of people coming, you look at the statistics on rape, on crime, on everything coming in illegally into this country it’s mind-boggling!”
Trump’s entire statement was: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best . . .” [Comment: Mexico is not “sending” people. People are fleeing Mexico to come to America for a better life.]
“They’re sending people who have lots of problems. And they’re bringing those problems to us. They’re bringing drugs . . . “ [Comment: The vast majority of arrested undocumented immigrants (actually 95%) are not charged with bringing drugs. They are charged only with . . . that’s right: Being undocumented. That is their crime.]
“They’re bringing crime . . .” [Comment: Does Immigration Increase Crime? The results of the analysis are clear: “There’s essentially no correlation between immigrants and violent crime. Given some media depictions of immigrants as violent, or associated with human trafficking and the drug trade, this finding may come as a surprise to many. There’s a long perception that immigration increases crime, and when you look at neighborhoods where lots of immigrants live. These are typically not the best neighborhoods. These are violent places. So there’s this anecdotal association between immigrants and violent crime that just doesn’t turn out to be true in the data.”]
“They’re rapists. . . ” [There is zero data to support this. Trump twisted a report that said Mexican women are being raped on the way here — a huge jump from Mexican immigrants being rapists.]
Finally, Trump uses the standard bigot’s excuse: “I love the Mexican people; I do business with the Mexican people.”
It’s a take on the old, “Some of my best friends are black,” line.
Any moral person of normal intelligence will see Trump for what he is, a big-mouthed, egomaniacal extremist, as much a danger to America as Hitler was to Germany — and using the same tactics.
Sadly, America has its share of low-morals followers, as witness some of the comments at:
Bush says he takes Trump’s immigration remarks personallyWhen Trump announced his presidential bid last month, he criticized Mexico and immigrants who come to the U.S. illegally. “They’re bringing drugs,” he said. “They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”
COMMENTS BY READERS
–America is sick of the illegal alien problem and Americans are overwhelmingly against any type of amnesty for illegal aliens. Anybody that is anything short of a turnip has figured out by now Jeb Bush isn’t going to do a damn thing about illegal aliens except something that favors and coddles illegal aliens. If elected, Jeb would be a middle of the road push over…a piece of light bread soaked in water. Trump is at least old school tough and not afraid to speak out. We would be way better off with Trump.
–I work at a rural Colorado hospital and am offended every time a fence jumper delivers ANOTHER baby (aka an instant American citizen)…FREE OF CHARGE…on my dime! I am offended that ILLEGALS are allowed to qualify for housing and food assistance…ON MY DIME! These criminals refuse to assimilate and hang their Mexican flags on their porches. I would much rather see our Confederate Flag than a Mexican one. Maybe we should throw a liberal hissy fit and we, the people, ban MEXICAN FLAGS!
–This just shows that Bush has a lot more in common with the Dems than with his own party. Trump, is the only GOP nominee who has come out strongly against immigration and that is what the conservatives want to hear.
–Bush also implied he would be telling conservatives to embrace policies like amnesty and Common Core, which is reminiscent of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman’s all-in approach to global warming during his failed 2012 presidential campaign.
–Did anyone ever tell Bush 69% of the american people oppose illegal immigration? About 58% of Americans support deportation of all illegals. Sound pretty mainstream to me.
–How about the many American citizens who have also been killed and murdered, by illegal aliens, including our law enforcement officers; are you taking those murders personally too?
–What about the 25 American citizens who are killed each day by illegal aliens, either by traffic accidents (i.e. drunk driving, hit-and-runs, etc.), during the commission of a crime, and unlawful discharge of firearms; are you taking those personally too?
The hate and bigotry goes on and on. You find this particularly on right-wing web sites.
Why? Because the right wing has been sowing the winds of hatred since Obama became President, and now America is reaping the whirlwind.
No Republican candidate has a chance to be nominated unless he/she spews the anti-science, anti-poor, anti-black, anti-brown, anti-gay, anti-women, pro-rich platform.
Through most of my life, I actually voted Republican, but the current extremist, hateful, religionist bent of the party is too reminiscent of Hitler for my taste. It should be repugnant to every American.
If you are part of any minority in America, you should be very frightened. History is littered with Hitlers, Stalins and Maos. Most dictators have used bigotry and hatred to gain political power.
I pray American will see Trump for what he is. Or the America, of which we are so proud, will be no more. We’ll be Nazi Germany.
And don’t think it couldn’t happen here.
The Germans didn’t think it could happen to them, either.
Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Ten Steps to Prosperity:
1. Eliminate FICA (Click here)
2. Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D plus long term nursing care — for everyone (Click here)
3. Provide an Economic Bonus to every man, woman and child in America, and/or every state a per capita Economic Bonus. (Click here) Or institute a reverse income tax.
4. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone. Click here
5. Salary for attending school (Click here)
6. Eliminate corporate taxes (Click here)
7. Increase the standard income tax deduction annually
8. Tax the very rich (.1%) more, with higher, progressive tax rates on all forms of income. (Click here)
9. Federal ownership of all banks (Click here and here)
10. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99% (Click here)
The Ten Steps will add dollars to the economy, stimulate the economy, and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.
10 Steps to Economic Misery: (Click here:)
1. Maintain or increase the FICA tax..
2. Spread the myth Social Security, Medicare and the U.S. government are insolvent.
3. Cut federal employment in the military, post office, other federal agencies.
4. Broaden the income tax base so more lower income people will pay.
5. Cut financial assistance to the states.
6. Spread the myth federal taxes pay for federal spending.
7. Allow banks to trade for their own accounts; save them when their investments go sour.
8. Never prosecute any banker for criminal activity.
9. Nominate arch conservatives to the Supreme Court.
10. Reduce the federal deficit and debt
No nation can tax itself into prosperity, nor grow without money growth. Monetary Sovereignty: Cutting federal deficits to grow the economy is like applying leeches to cure anemia.
1. A growing economy requires a growing supply of dollars (GDP=Federal Spending + Non-federal Spending + Net Exports)
2. All deficit spending grows the supply of dollars
3. The limit to federal deficit spending is an inflation that cannot be cured with interest rate control.
4. The limit to non-federal deficit spending is the ability to borrow.
THE RECESSION CLOCK
Vertical gray bars mark recessions.
As the federal deficit growth lines drop, we approach recession, which will be cured only when the growth lines rise. Increasing federal deficit growth (aka “stimulus”) is necessary for long-term economic growth.