I just heard Donald trump's latest speech where he doubled down on his ludicrous and preposterous plan to ban all Muslims from entering the United States until we "can figure out just what the hell is going on." If it wasn't for all the rabid fans of the turmpster cheering as if they were at a Saturday night lynching in Starkville, Mississippi, circa 1892, I would have thought that I was watching a bad SNL skit.
Of course the other republican candidates are now condemning trump with what the press is calling a "quick response". The general consensus is that he has gone too far, and that what he is doing is not good for the country because it only serves to divide us.
The irony is, of course, that it was these same republican candidates who took us down this slope in the first place. The most conservative of the bunch, Jeb Bush, was actually calling for some kind of religious test for folks coming into the country. That's a very trump like position.
This plan of Trump's opens up all kinds of doors. I am a Muslim American and I decide to take a vacay down to the beautiful town of Port Antonio, Jamaica. After my wonderful vacation I try to return to my stateside home only to be told that I cannot enter the country because of an edict from President trump. I have a job, a mortgage, an American wife, children.....Sorry kids, daddy is going to be at camp trump down in Cuba for awhile. Anyway, you get the picture, this is not only inimical to our Constitution, it is just flat out stupid and unworkable on a practical level.
But hey, the snake oil salesman is selling a gullible and easily fooled American public something they are yearning for: safety, packaged in a nice little box of bigotry.
"But if you doubt the marketability of bloodlust in a panicked America, look no further than Donald Trump, who leads the GOP field by a mile, and who literally wants to do unspeakable things to combat terrorism. That’s saying a lot, because there is very little that Donald Trump is unwilling to say. On several occasions recently, the things that Donald Trump has planned for fighting terrorism at home have been too awful for even him to say, and he’s on record supporting waterboarding.
On Friday, at a rally that was fraught with interruptions from protesters, Trump told an audience member who asked him how he would respond to the San Bernadino shooting that he couldn’t tell her, because he’d get into trouble with the press:" [Source]
I doubt it Donald, the press loves you. You have them eating out of your hand.
The American people love you as well , at least the ones who are too scared to know better.
*Pic from cnn.com
*Pic from cnn.com