Republican frontrunner and America’s biggest loudmouth, Donald Trump, has had quite a week and the establishment is pissed.
Since the terrorist attacks in Paris, Trump has been on a roll. Instead of working to bring Americans together for the common good, he has used fear and hate to gain more supporters. He has said that we should close all of the mosques in America, because scary terrorists. Then he said he’s totally cool with a Hitler-like system that requires Muslims to register and wear special IDs.
His anti-American rhetoric has been unapologetically vile, but that’s no real surprise, is it? Trump skyrocketed to number one in the polls when he insulted Latinos. He has stayed in the number one spot because the disgustingly racist, xenophobic, Islamophobic, everything-phobic base loves that he is a piece of hateful trash. But, now the Republican party is more worried than ever that Trump is going to hurt their party for years to come.
Max Boot, a military historian and Marco Rubio’s foreign policy advisor, insulted Trump on Twitter, saying:
Trump is a fascist. And that’s not a term I use loosely or often. But he’s earned it.
While primaries are usually filled with members of the GOP ripping each other apart, it’s not usually this dirty. You know Trump’s rhetoric is bad when members of his own party are calling him a fascist. And Boot is not alone.
Jeb Bush’s national security advisor, John Noonan, said:
Forced federal registration of US citizens, based on religious identity, is fascism. Period.
According to Raw Story:
In its Tuesday editorial the New York Times said the past week of the campaign had been ‘dominated by Donald Trump’s racist lies.’ The Seattle Times used similarly strong language in a Wednesday editorial that denounced Trump’s ‘button-pushing lie after button-pushing lie.’
‘Trump’s campaign message reflects a kind of creeping fascism. It needs to be rejected.’
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Politicians from Jeb Bush to Chris Christie to John Kasich have lashed out at Trumplestiltskin. There are even reports that some campaigns are coming together to kill his presidential bid. Republican political operative Liz Mair has formed a superPAC, Trump Card LLC, that plans to saturate the field with anti-Trump ads. She has asked people to donate money to “defeat and destroy” Trump.
The Republican National Convention knows that it is imperative the GOP changes their anti-every race and religion, but white Christians campaign plans that have hurt their party for so long. After Romney was destroyed in 2012, they even said as much. Unfortunately, decades of anti-inclusive rhetoric has formed a GOP base that hates everyone. When Trump came along, he proved that and he was like a breath of fresh air to their low-information voters the right loves so much.
That’s good for Donald Trump primary bid but, it’s very bad for the GOP long-term. The fact of the matter is, the new generation of voters has no love for a party who spits on everyone else to further their own political agenda. In eight years when kids my child’s age are ready to cast their ballots, there will be even less tolerance for it. So what does that mean for the Party of Hate?
With that in mind, it isn’t all that surprising that the establishment is now scrambling to destroy Trump. I kinda hope they fail. It’s about damn time the GOP’s hateful chickens come home to roost, don’t you think?
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