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Old 03-07-2016, 06:19 AM
 
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Donald Trump has dropped the GOPís mask: Conservatism and racism now officially the same thing - Salon.com

I don't agree with ALL of it but there is some smidgen of truth to this artice.
It's a stupid and deeply racist article.
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Old 03-07-2016, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Trump may be giving cover to the racists and even hope that their day has come back. But, paradoxically, Trump is not anywhere near as bigoted as the average Republican in the states where he has won by large margins.
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Old 03-07-2016, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Trump is a liberal without a filter. I wish I could figure out why we got saddled with him.
Yeah, Trump's a liberal who wants to repeal the ACA; lower taxes on the rich and cut the EPA and Education Dept.

That's not a liberal in anyone's book.
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Old 03-07-2016, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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It's a stupid and deeply racist article.
Because it's not right-wing politically correct to call Trump a racist and identify that the Republican Party attracts racists when the evidence suggest so?

The GOP has been courting racists since Nixon, with his Southern Strategy and Reagan started his presidential campaign in Philadelphia Mississippi, where three civil rights activists were murdered in 1964. Reagan was the first presidential candidate ever to appear at the Neshoba County Fair, and he knew exactly what he was doing when he told that crowd, "I believe in states' rights," the code word for segregation. Everybody watching the 1980 campaign knew what Reagan was signaling at the fair. Whites and blacks, Democrats and Republicans, they all knew. The news media knew. The race haters and the people appalled by racial hatred knew. And Reagan knew.
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Old 03-07-2016, 06:46 AM
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Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Trump is a liberal without a filter. I wish I could figure out why we got saddled with him.
Well, plenty of registered Rs seem to just *love* him. Maybe Rs aren't as conservative as a lot of them thought? Maybe even Rs are really tired of the religious right?

I agree though that he could just as well have run as a conservative D. At some point, he had to make the decision which party's nomination to run for, and decided that Rs were his best bet. So far, that seems to have been a good call.

My guess is that he commissioned some private polling to determine his choice, and found that his message resonated more with registered Rs and R leaners than with registered Ds.

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Old 03-07-2016, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Well, plenty of registered Rs seem to just *love* him. Maybe Rs aren't as conservative as a lot of them thought? Maybe even Rs are really tired of the religious right?

I agree though that he could just as well have run as a conservative D. At some point, he had to make the decision which party's nomination to run for, and decided that Rs were his best bet. So far, that seems to have been a good call.

My guess is that he commissioned some private polling to determine his choice, and found that his message resonated more with registered Rs and R leaners than with registered Ds.
The reality is that Trump is like that dress that looks gold to some people and blue to others.

Trump has no ideology. He's been pro-choice and pro-life; he's been for free-trade and against it; he says the Bible is his favorite book but can't name a passage; to name a few.

Donald Trump on the Issues has more on his fluid views on the issues.

It is also clear he has no filter.
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:39 AM
 
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Trump has been changing his mind on issues almost daily, he's the biggest flip flopping fraud to ever run for President. He can't be trusted.
So you're saying those pieces of crap that are Rubio and Cruz could be trusted?!?!? Cmon now. Let's just be truthful and say that every single Republican candidate this time around is A PILE OF TRASH that has no business running to be president.

I mean up here in Canada politicians are mostly downright BORING because they're almost all SANE AND REASONABLE PEOPLE. Even if you don't agree with their politics, at least few if any of them say or do anything as crazy as what you're currently seeing with Trump, Rubio and Cruz. Nutjobs like these and many others in the GOP would NEVER be able to hold any kind of office here for any length of time, let alone have a shot at becoming Prime Minister here.

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Totally agree. You can bet your bottom dollar that the N-word and various other pejoratives for blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and Jews regularly get tossed around by "conservatives". I have several among my relatives, and the way they talk in private about other races/ethnic groups is offensive to me, and I'm white, but they are simply clueless that they might offend somebody. I have little doubt these relatives adore Trump.
So you're saying blacks, asians, hispanics and other minorities are NEVER racist or think racist thoughts or utter racist words? Cmon now. >_> I think the majority of people in this world have at least a little bit of bias in them if not alot, its just that among non-whites its much, MUCH more tolerated and allowed to exist without backlash compared to whites being biased.

And it seems to me in the US its much more acceptable for minorities to be intolerant than it is for whites to be. If most anything is predominated minority, it seems like its quite OK to be not inclusive of other races/ethnicities, BUT if anything is predominately white, all of a sudden its RACIST AND WRONG and MUST change to be more inclusive. Even if something predominately white is CLEARLY not racist, some social justice, PC wacknut will come along and say its wrong that its mostly or all white.

Even as something as minor as a TV show like The Bachelor, some people found it racist and offensive that there were no black contestants on it and now each season you're forced to put at least a couple of them on even though they will never get picked. But hey gotta keep putting them on there because anything that doesn't include blacks is racist right? Gotta force the bachelor/bachelorette to consider a black partner even if they might have no interest in them at all which SHOULD be perfectly OK in a normal world, but for PC nutjobs obviously that's a case of racism. >_>
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