At a Donald Trump rally in New Hampshire last night, The Donald invited the audience to ask questions. Of course he didn’t answer any of the questions but his responses were still very enlightening.
The very first question he received was from a conspiracy theorist. The man said “We have a problem in this country. It’s called Muslims. We know our current president is one.” Trump stopped the guy to tell the audience the upcoming question was going to be very important. The man continued “He’s not even an American. But anyway, we have training camps, growing, where they want to kill us. That’s my question: when can we get rid of them?”
Did Trump correct the man? Inform him that Obama is an American-born Christian? That we do not have Muslim training camps? That we shouldn’t demonize Muslims? No. Trump responded “We’re going to be looking at a lot of different things. I mean you know a lot of people are saying that and a lot of people are saying that bad things are happening out there and we’re going to be looking at that and plenty of other things.”
Do you know what Muslims do? They pray three times a day on their knees. Do you know who else has knees? The devil!
For the record, there’s nothing evil about Muslims. A lot of them are better Americans than those spreading lies and fear. We shouldn’t berate them, stereotype them, discriminate against them, fear them or call a bomb squad when a Muslim child makes a clock.
Some people wonder why crazy people are attracted to Trump. Donald Trump is sexist, misogynist, racist, xenophobic, Islamophobic and a birther. So guess what element his campaign is going to attract? Nuns?
Trump was a birther before birtherism became cool. He was right there with the Tea Party and their covert racist chant “I want my country back.” Trump claimed he sent investigators to Hawaii to investigate the truth about Obama’s birthplace. He later stated his investigators were amazed at what they found and that he’ll release his findings in the future. This was about two years ago and we’re still waiting for those findings. They probably found out Ted Cruz was born in Canada.
Some analysts say Trump’s response to the crazy question guy will cut into his base. No it won’t. That is his base. A crazy, racist, birther, xenophobic, sexist glue-sniffing base.
Here’s some fun poll findings: 29 percent of Americans and 43 percent of Republicans think Christian Obama is a Muslim. 43 percent of Republicans want to believe something that lacks any proof, evidence or even a scant clue to warrant their suspicions. Same for the birthers.
Twenty percent of Americans believe Obama was born outside the United States.
Where do Trump supporters land? Glad you asked. 66 percent believe Obama is Muslim while only 12 percent believe he’s Christian. 61 percent believe he was born elsewhere while only 21 percent believe he was born here.
What would have been really amazing at the Trump rally would have been if the first guy picked to ask a question wasn’t a raving lunatic. I’m surprised he wasn’t wearing tin foil on his head (Great idea for the Trump marketing team. Sell Trump 2016 tin foil hats at the rallies. It’ll be huuuuuuuuuuuge).
During the 2008 presidential campaign a crazy lady told John McCain that Obama was an Arab. McCain corrected her and he was lavishly praised for his bravery. I think that’s a sad statement on today’s political climate. Saying the truth and not tolerating crazy crap from lunatics is considered brave.
Other than picking Sarah Palin as a running mate, McCain didn’t encourage or invite the crazy freaks. OK, that Palin selection went a long way into the land of crazy, and we’re still stuck with her and now her ignorant, hypocritical and slutty daughter. Thanks, McCain. But I digress. John McCain did not play to the insane crowd. Trump is beating the drum for their support.
The other candidates want Trump’s support. Just remember what and who they’re going to get when they take it away from Trump. It doesn’t always work. Look at Ted Cruz’s numbers. But then again, Cruz is the type of guy that requires a pork chop to get his dog to play with him. Even Kim Davis didn’t want a photo op with that guy.
Republicans still use “socialist” as a dirty word as though it’s the same as communism and Bernie Sanders will turn us into the Soviet Union. I think he’s going more for a Norway type of thing. Compared to the country Republicans want us to become, socialism is looking pretty damn good.
By the way, what the hell is a Muslim Training Camp? Do they train you to be Muslim? Wouldn’t that be a mosque?