Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Quit Acting Surprised That Trump's a Racist: His Followers Knew All Along

"A yawn is a silent scream for coffee." -Unknown

Good Day World!

It was an interesting piece of theatre watching the House hearing yesterday where Trump was called out for his racist attack against four congresswomen.

The vote condemning Trump's racist language "Go back to where you came from" directed at four House Democrats, was 240-187.

There were four Republicans, and one Independent, that agreed with the Democrats. Trump is a racist. 

Meanwhile, Trump squatted somewhere in the White House, and watched the whole hearing, even canceling a planned meeting with GOP leadership at the last minute to see who turned against him.

It was a good day for Democrats, because they exposed Trump's racism for all to see. It was a bad day for House Republicans who drank the Kool aid with Trump, backing his racist statements. A vote that may well come back to haunt each of them some day.

The moment Trump came down that elevator white nationalists celebrated. They knew who he was. They also knew they could count on him following a racist agenda after he failed to criticize their hate parade in Charlottesville, Va.

There's been no lack of dog whistles along the way, as Trump constantly stirs his hardcore neo Nazi, and KKK, base up by playing on their fear of dark-skinned and Asian people.

His so-called Immigration policies, and they way he speaks about Hispanics seeking asylum in this country, are exhibit A.

At this point, let me just say that all of the people who voted for Trump in 2016 were not racist right-wing nuts. 

A lot of the votes Trump got were by default; voters who hated Hillary Clinton just a little bit more than the brash con man Trump. There were also lifelong Republicans who honestly thought Trump was a great businessman and it was what the country needed.

That's okay. I understand.

But, when it comes to racists who vote, that's another story. They're un-American xenophobes who wished the South didn't lose the Civil War. 

They saw a kindred spirit in Trump and crawled out of their chat rooms, and basements to support him. Thus far, they believe he will further their hateful agendas. 

For good reason.

As always, go by what Trump does, for evidence of his racism, and his demonstrated love for the wealthy and world dictators.

Those GOP lawmakers who are enabling him by trying to spin everything he says into another story, can't tell us what we see with our own eyes, and what we hear with our own ears.

The emperor has no clothes.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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