There’s plenty of things to say about Donald Trump, most of them not being very good. But if there’s one thing Trump has done very well, it’s prove that basically everything liberals have been saying about Republicans all these years has been accurate. While many Republicans continue to live in denial about Trump representing their party’s values, it’s fairly absurd to try to keep making that argument as he continues to win state after state in your party’s presidential primary. Just how many states does someone have to win for a particular party before they start to represent the values of the voters of that party?
That being said, I thought I’d list five ways Donald Trump has once and for all proven that liberals have been right about Republicans all along.
1. He’s a racist and a bigot: For years Republicans have denied that their party is driven by bigotry and racism. Well, now they have a candidate who not only launched his campaign by calling most Mexican immigrants “rapists and criminals,” he’s now being openly embraced by white supremacists. Furthermore, as most of you probably heard, when he was given an easy opportunity to disavow well-known white supremacist David Duke and the KKK – Trump played dumb.
And why did he play dumb? Well, probably because he was heading into Super Tuesday where many of the states up for grabs were in the South where racism, white supremacy and the KKK are most common. So, history will show that a leading Republican candidate – in 2016 – refused to instantly condemn a white supremacist and the KKK, then went on to dominate on Super Tuesday and likely become the party’s nominee for president.
2. He simply tells conservatives what they want to hear, even if it’s not true: For years liberals have accused Republicans of not caring about facts or reality, instead simply choosing to believe whatever they want to be real as “fact.” Well, Trump pretty much proves that. Not only is a lot of what he says completely ridiculous (making Mexico pay for a border wall, getting rid of inner city gangs in 18 months, banning all Muslims), practically nothing he says is true. Often during his speeches he literally just seems to make stuff up as it pops into his head because he thinks it’s something the crowd wants to hear.
3. The conservative devotion to actual Christian values is a myth: While Republicans like to champion themselves as the party of “Christian values,” anyone with even the slightest bit of common sense knows that’s completely ridiculous. What Republicans have done masterfully is mix politics with religion as a means to control and manipulate large groups of people easily. Though at the root of this all is a lust for power – not faith.
This has been proven by the overwhelming embrace of someone like Donald Trump. An adulterer who’s on his third marriage; has called women fat pigs, belittled a war veteran; mocked a man’s disability; has said he wants to kill the families of terrorists; and continually tries to intimidate and bully anyone who might dare say anything critical of him.
Of all the candidates running (including the Democrats) he is, by far, the least Christian of the whole group. Yet he’s supported by a huge chunk of so-called “evangelical” Christians and was endorsed by the president of Liberty University, Jerry Falwell Jr. In a field of GOP candidates that once fielded an actual former pastor, and a whole host of ultra-religious candidates – these folks have rallied to support someone who is the antithesis of true Christian values.
4. The GOP is a party driven by hate and fear: Much of Donald Trump’s entire campaign is predicated around pandering to hatred and preying on fear. When you look at these exit polls, people who support him are very angry. And he’s exploiting that irrational anger and fear that’s been fueled by conservative propaganda for decades. He’s literally running on the pretense of “America is a loser. America isn’t great. America is stupid.” For years liberals have accused Republicans of using fear and hatred because it’s an easy way to manipulate people. And for years Republicans have denied that.
Well, now we’re seeing firsthand exactly how easy it is to manipulate millions of people by simply pandering to the very hate and fear on which the GOP has built itself. Donald Trump’s rise to superstardom wasn’t by accident. It’s a direct result of the lies and propaganda Republicans have been pushing for years.
5. Republicans are the party of the uneducated: Look, I’m not here to say that a college degree is the only sign of intelligence or success – it’s most certainly not. That being said, it is undeniable that Donald Trump is being supported largely by people who have a high school diploma or less. In one CNN poll, only 18 percent of those supporting Trump had a college degree. While there are some people who are well-educated supporting Trump, it is undeniable that it seems the less educated a Republican is – the more likely they’re going to support him.
Not only that, you really do have to be extremely ignorant, or willfully naive, to actually buy the lies and ridiculous rhetoric Donald Trump is selling. It’s an absolute joke people actually take this idiot seriously; a true testament to the overwhelming ignorance found within so many Republican voters.
While there are more examples, for the sake of time, I’ll stop there.
But no matter what ultimately happens with Donald Trump and the Republican party, when it’s all said and done, the GOP and the conservative media only have themselves to blame.