President Obama’s remarks about Donald Trump were short, sweet, and should send a wave of terror through the Republican Party.
At a fundraiser for Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA), the President said:
These are real challenges. The anxieties they cause are real. And unfortunately, when people are anxious and scared, there are going to be politicians out there who try to prey on that frustration to get themselves headlines and to get themselves votes. And that’s what the Republicans have been doing for a while now. That’s the story they’ve been telling. Not just their guy at the top of the ticket, but up and down the ticket, and in states like Washington.
Their story is that working folks have been victimized by freeloaders, and minorities, and unions, and the “47 percent.” And immigrants and foreigners are stealing whatever jobs Obamacare hasn’t already killed. They don’t tell you what they’re for. They define their economic agenda by what they’re against or, more often, who they’re against.
Because whatever our differences, we all love this country and we all care fiercely about our children’s futures. And we don’t have time for charlatans. And we don’t have time for hatred. And we don’t have time for bigotry. And we don’t have time for flimflam. And we don’t have the luxury of just popping off and saying whatever comes to the top of our heads. Don’t have time for that.
There may be setbacks along the way, and our progress will always be unfinished — and every one of you will always have another list of things for me to do. But what I know is that with steady, persistent, collective effort, things get better. With steady, persistent, collective effort and thought and cooperation, we ultimately deliver brighter days for our children, and our children’s children.
Essentially, President Obama is accurately pointing out that Donald Trump — flim-flam artist that he is — is not an aberration but the culmination of GOP orthodoxy and obstructionism. As the party elite run and scurry for cover with silly proclamations — “I will support Trump but will not endorse him” — all the veneer of not being a party of angry and entitled white men is stripped away.
This point is further illustrated by the Make America White Again campaign inspired by Trumpism.
A Donald Trump-inspired congressional candidate has sparked outrage by plastering “Make America White Again” on billboards in eastern Tennessee.
Rick Tyler, an Independent running in the 3rd District that includes the city of Chattanooga, almost immediately started catching hell for his racist spin on the presumptive Republican presidential candidate’s slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
Point of clarification: Exactly when was America all white? There was a time America was all brown and red before immigrants from Europe discovered the new world and her native inhabitants.