I’m reaching a point where I honestly don’t know what to say about Republicans anymore. So much of what’s going on among conservatives has become so absurd that I don’t get angry, I mostly just laugh. Especially when I encounter a Donald Trump supporter. They’re incredibly frustrating to deal with if you’re trying to have a serious political discussion (trust me, don’t even attempt it), but they’re also quite entertaining to sit back and laugh at.
Let’s be honest here, Donald Trump has the mental capacity of a stale fart. Can the man not use adjectives other than “wonderful,” “fabulous,” “terrible,” “loser” and “pathetic” to describe something or someone? Not only that, but almost everything he says is complete nonsense. It’s not just that he lies – it’s that he literally makes stuff up as he goes along. To say nothing about his overall ignorance concerning extremely important issues in general.
Yesterday was a perfect example of this.
Following his disturbing suggestion that he wouldn’t be opposed to a database registry for Muslims, Trump decided to fully embrace white supremacy and an absurd 9/11 conspiracy in the same day.
First was a tweet he sent out based on completely inaccurate information concerning homicide statistics that was obviously put together by someone trying to paint African-Americans as murderous monsters:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2015
Nothing about that graphic is accurate. In fact, the supposed source of it, San Francisco’s “Crime Statistics Bureau,” is only updated through 2014 and doesn’t include breakdowns of homicides by race.
You have to be a complete idiot to look at those numbers, seemingly just random percentages thrown together, and think, “Wow, those look legitimate.” The only people who would look at that graphic and blindly support it, are racists pushing white supremacist propaganda.
It’s no wonder Trump said that a Black Lives Matter protestor who was assaulted and had racial slurs thrown his way during one of his campaign events probably deserved being roughed up. I think it’s abundantly clear how “The Donald” feels about African-Americans.
But this wasn’t the most ridiculous thing Trump did over the weekend. Oh, no. He also peddled a ridiculous (and debunked) anti-Muslim 9/11 conspiracy theory that as the World Trade Center buildings came down, thousands – not a few – but thousands of Muslims were celebrating in the streets of New York and New Jersey… and he witnessed it.
Yes, you read that right. Trump claims that on September 11, 2001 he witnessed thousands of Muslims celebrating the 9/11 attacks.
This myth has been debunked for years and there is absolutely no credible evidence found anywhere to support it. One would think that if thousands of Muslims were openly celebrating a horrific terrorist attack in the streets of New York and New Jersey as buildings were coming down that there would be mountains of evidence to support that, right? Certainly there would have been violent clashes, press articles, police reports filed, pictures, videos and a seemingly endless list of eyewitness accounts verifying such a claim.
Yet none of that exists – though Trump claims it was “well covered” at the time. It was so “well covered” that no credible evidence actually exists to support his ridiculous claim.
Again, he literally just makes stuff up as he goes along. What’s so sad about it is that his supporters actually believe practically everything he says.
In just a matter of a few days, Trump has:
- Suggested he would support a database registry for Muslims.
- Promoted white supremacist propaganda on his Twitter account.
- Professed he witnessed thousands of Muslims celebrating in the streets of New Jersey on 9/11 – even though absolutely no evidence of that exists.
Oh, and he said he would absolutely bring back waterboarding.
What we are seeing here is the mainstream acceptance of racism, bigotry and hate within the Republican party. While not all Republicans support Trump’s deplorable rhetoric, it’s undeniable that the more vile he becomes, the more support he gets from conservative voters.
It really is an embarrassing time in this country when a racist, bigoted jackass like Donald Trump is the leading presidential candidate for one of our nation’s two largest political parties.