Go Back Where You Came From

Party Of Racists


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When the Access Hollywood tape came out, Jason Chaffetz who was then a representative from Utah, said he couldn’t support Trump because he’d have to explain it to his daughter. Shortly after, he supported Trump. I never did hear how he explained it to his daughter.

After Trump said a judge wasn’t qualified to preside over a lawsuit about his fake university, then-Speaker of the House Paul Ryan described his comments as “the textbook definition of a racist comment.” As soon as Trump was elected president, Ryan promptly crawled up Trump’s racist ass.

In 2015, South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham called Trump a “race-baiting, xenophobic religious bigot.” Yesterday, Graham accused the people describing Trump in a similar manner of “hating America.”

Today, very few Republicans are criticizing or even commenting on Trump’s racist comments toward four minority congresswomen. Some of those who have criticized Trump had to include criticism of his victims. Of those who criticized his comments, only a couple applied the word “racist” to them. Most Republicans who have commented are trying to help Trump frame women as the face of the “socialist” Democratic Party. In doing so, they’re making the GOP the racist party.

Elected Republicans are afraid of Trump because he’s more popular with Republicans than they are. This is their fault because they’ve nurtured a racist base for decades. Now, those racist chickens are coming home to roost. The GOP is less a party of ideas, policy, and principles and more a party of Trump. The most important thing to Trump voters is Trump. The Republican Party is now a cult.

Republicans need to look at Paul Ryan because that is their future. After they or Trump is out of office, they’ll criticize him and try to sell the idea they were the adults in the room preventing things from being even worse than they are. They’ll have to convince themselves that lie is true while their party is in embers and the confidence the world had in the United States is receding faster than Trump’s hairline.

The Republican Party used to be the party of Lincoln. Over the past few decades, it’s been described as the party of Reagan. Now, it’s the party of Trump. It’s the party of racists.

I’ve spent the past three years saying that not all Trump supporters are racists, but racism is not a dealbreaker for them. But now, there are no more wolf whistles. Racism is the deal.

Donald Trump isn’t just a stupid old man who says stupid things. He says stupid racist things and he knows what he’s saying. There is now walking around or deflecting the fact that the president of the United States, even one in office by a quirk in the system, is a racist. He’s even proud that racists agree with his racist comments and he said as much yesterday.

When a reporter asked Trump if it others him that racists agree with his comments, Trump said no because many people agree with his comments. That’s what the reporter said, you idiot. Many people are racists and they agree with you. See? He’s still a stupid old man who says stupid things, but he’s also a racist.

Trump may as well had dropped an N-bomb last weekend with his “go back where they came from” comments. There is no more quibbling over his racist comments. Trump’s racism isn’t just a part of the deal you accept to support him. Racism is the entire message and appeal of Trump. He has his base because he’s a racist.

Build the wall, Muslim ban, rapists, and murderers, shithole countries, birtherism, caravan invasions, family separations, baby jails, “fine people on both sides,” attacks on black athletes and black women, retweeting Nazi’s videos, and “go back where you came from” have only built his base within the Republican Party. Quite frankly, an N-bomb wouldn’t diminish his GOP support at all.

It used to be said, “Not all Republicans are racists, but all racists are Republicans.” Now, if all Republicans continue to support Donald Trump, then all Republican are racists.

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Go Back Where You Came From


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Perhaps the dumbest question in the Trump era is, what has Donald Trump said or done that proves he’s a racist? For Trump supporters, a racist isn’t a racist unless he’s burning a cross while wearing a hood and robe. Yet, if Donald Trump were to ignite a cross on the front lawn of the White House while wearing a sheet, they’d quibble that he was honoring southern heritage or some shit like that (Trump isn’t southern, but why let ignorance derail a stupid defense?).

Adding to the long list of answers to the dumbest question, yesterday, Trump tweeted an attack on four liberal minority congresswomen that they should “go back” to their countries.

In multiple tweets, Trump said, “So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!

Trump is attacking Representatives Ayanna Pressley from Massachusetts, Rashida Tlaib from Michigan, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York, and Ilhan Omar from Minnesota. Only Omar was born outside the U.S. and became a citizen of this nation as a teenager. But, why let ignorance get in the way of a juicy racist tweet?

Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Trump’s words “xenophobic.” Over 90 Democrats joined her in denouncing Trump’s comments with many of them using the words “racist” or “racism” to describe his tweet. Michigan representative Justin Amash, who just left the GOP and became an independent joined them. Republicans are silent because they’re either racist, cowards, or both.

This morning, Trump demanded that liberals apologize to him. Can’t a president be racist without people calling it out? It’s like people accusing liberals of always seeing racism in Republicans’ actions and statements. The problem is, there is so much racism in Republicans’ actions and statements. Republicans are like Trump in that they’re not smart enough to disguise their racism. Here’s a tip: Stop using the “black friend” defense.

“Go back where you came from” is an old racist trope used against minorities. If you’re non-white in America, chances are, you’ve heard it directed at you. In saying this, Trump is once again throwing red meat to his cultish base and Fox News viewers, as his targets are also popular targets on that network. Trump also released the racist tweet on the day his ICE raids were supposed to start evicting brown people from the nation. Perhaps, the racist tweet was from his frustration that the raids have yet to begin.

The worst I and other white liberals get is “if you don’t like it here, leave.” As if you shouldn’t be allowed to stay if you criticize your nation or love it so much that you want to fight to improve it. This, from the “Make America Great Again” crowd. Their slogan literally says, “America is not great.” But, you’re the one who should leave if you want it to become more progressive.

Lindsey Graham attacked the four congresswomen and accused them of being communists, antiSemitic, hating Israel, and worst of all, hating America. And Republicans are the ones who say liberals are divisive. When they criticize the government or the state of this nation, they’re being patriotic and “making America great again.” When we criticize, we hate our country.”

America will be greater once Donald Trump is sent back from where he came from, either his shitty tower in New York or his shitty golf resort in Florida.

I’m sick of this argument. We need to stop quibbling and making excuses and call it for what it is. Donald Trump is a racist. He called Mexicans murderers and rapists, championed the birther movement, described nations where brown people come from as “shithole countries,” and defended Nazis. If it looks like a racist duck, quacks like a racist duck, and walks like a racist duck, you got a racist duck.

If you can’t see or hear Trump’s racism, then you’re a racist too.

Be Complicit

What kind of person would want to be part of something that disparages, slanders, and disrespects Dear Leader and his sycophantic followers? Hopefully, you. 
Making a contribution supports my work and keeps the cartoons, columns, and videos coming. My income is from newspapers that subscribe to my work and small contributors. George Soros hasn’t sent me a million dollar check in weeks. Making a contribution of any amount, or buying a print for $40.00, makes you part of this specific resistance, and a member of Team Claytoonz (we’re still working on the name). You are complicit, an accomplice, and in cahoots (and whatever gangster terms we can think of) with this political satire pointing out that the stupid emperor has no clothes. Contributions can be made through PayPal, checks, and wads of cash exchanged in back alleys.
Whether you can help support, can’t, or just choose not to, please continue to enjoy and keep reading my work. Thank you!!! 

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