It is time to call Donald Trump what he is: A bigot, a racist, a misogynist, a self-serving egomaniac and a disgrace to just about everything else we can think of.
Many of the same things can be said of Ben Carson, another candidate for the Republican nomination and second to Trump in most polls.
Trump and Carson threaten the American way of life. They do everything in their absurd and threatening playbook to destroy this country.
Trump adds nothing of value to the already-vapid state of political affairs in America. He manages to be an even more ridiculous example of politics gone wrong than Sarah Palin, brain-dead trollop who Republicans thought was their way to the Presidency eight years ago when John McCain lost any sense or validity by putting her on his ticket as a running mate.
Dana Milbank of The Washington Post put it this way about Trump:
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.
Yes, as Milbank notes, Trump is the GOP frontrunner for the nomination for the 2016 run for the White House. He’s been there for an unbelievably long time, which either proves the shallowness of those who tell pollsters they support him or showcases the absolute dearth of anybody, on either side of the political fence, who is worth a damn as a Presidential candidate.
Carson, second in most GOP polls, is another example of politics run amok in a system that lost touch with sanity long ago.
Trump displays his bigotry and racism just about every time he speaks and his followers cheer and says he’s the answer, which suggests those who follow him are the Klan without sheets or skinheads without swastikas. Carson is a threat of a different color but he is also a religious bigot and a black racist.
Trump and Carson, collectively or individually, want to throw refugees into detention camps, build a wall to keep out immigrants and, in effect, gun down anyone who doesn’t subscribe to their warped concept of what America is or should be.
The spew hate, intolerance and bigotry as their mantras and bring out the worst in those who follow their outpourings and insane pronounces. Trump talks to himself. Carson claims he talks to God, or at least a strange and dangerous interpretation of what he sees as a god.
They are supported by a brain-dead collection of angry right-wingers who see hate and bigotry as the answer for their baseless fears and incredibly warped view of “an America gone wrong” that they say can only be cured by creating a police state that ignores civil liberties and common sense in promotion of their flawed concept of freedom and patriotism.
Both Trump and Carson are, incredibly, reincarnations of former Senator Joe McCarthy — the man who tried to destroy America with his “commie in every pot” conspiracies. Now we have Trump and Carson: one in a limo and the other in black face while spouting white bigotry. Both lies and threats to inflame the ignorant to follow their inane, but dangerous, ramblings.
They both claim America is threatened.
But the real threat is them.
Copyright © 2015 Capitol Hill Blue
(Doug Thompson is the founder and publisher of Capitol Hill Blue, the oldest political news web site on the Internet.)