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Let’s not mince words: Donald Trump is a bigot and a racist.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Dec 1, 2015.

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  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    So says Dana Milbank:

    Let’s not mince words: Donald Trump is a bigot and a racist.

    Some will think this an outrageous label to apply to the frontrunner for a major party’s presidential nomination. Ordinarily, I would agree that name-calling is part of what’s wrong with our politics.

    But there is a greater imperative not to be silent in the face of demagoguery. Trump in this campaign has gone after African Americans, immigrants, Latinos, Asians, women, Muslims and now the disabled. His pattern brings to mind the famous words of Martin Neimoller, the pastor and concentration camp survivor (“First they came for the socialists…”) that Ohio Gov. John Kasich adroitly used in a video last week attacking Trump’s hateful broadsides.

    It might be possible to explain away any one of Trump’s outrages as a mistake or a misunderstanding. But at some point you’re not merely saying things that could be construed as bigoted: You are a bigot.

    Donald Trump is a bigot and a racist
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Yep. It's why he's so popular.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    This can't be true. I saw him near black people yesterday.
  4. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    He has not won a vote yet. He's leading with people who have landlines and are at home in the afternoon and at supper time. That rules out most educated people and those under 35.
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    And the obese too. Undoubtedly there is some other shit we've missed.

    Donald Trump courts controversy again by mocking obese heckler
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2015
  6. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    I just want to have someone look me in the eye and say they support him. Haven't met that person yet.
  7. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    As I've written before: Donald Trump worries me less than a good lot of those the GOP candidates. Regular people don't give near a shit about some of this stuff as the media - both left and right, because neither side wants him - gives a shit. Trump's a big mouth. Always has been. It's a front and a good one. He's not fit for the office in part because he's a big mouth, but let's not kid ourselves about his skills of calculation.

    Carson, who's full of shit, is at long last on the outs - the right wing media's driving him down - but there's still Cruz out there, and Cruz is just brilliant enough and enough of I-never-lose-any-argument-I-make-can-come-true kind of fantasist that he's much more scary.
  8. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    What does that even mean? You don't believe there is anyone who honestly supports him?
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