Monday, January 15, 2018

How Republicans Normalized Trump's Racism

David Corn: Once again, the political-media world is in a tizzy over a Donald Trump remark. In a White House meeting on Thursday, he ... oh, you know what happened. ... Trump's "s---hole" moment was years in the making. With the nation -- or at least, part of it -- trying to come to terms with this latest manifestation of Trump's vileness, it's a good time to remember a fundamental reality: Trump became racist-in-chief because Republicans and conservatives embraced him and normalized his racism-driven politics. ... His racist comment is much more than the latest reminder of his dark soul; it is a reflection of the values (or lack thereof) of a party and movement that has accepted Trump and elevated him to its highest rank.

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Republicans will hold up Mia Love as proof they're not racist and ignore her saying Trump needs to apologize for what he said.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-14 06:21 PM

Us?!? No! We're not racists! Look--Clarence Thomas! DOCTOR Ben Carson! Sheriff Dave, who even wears a cowboy hat! That senator (right--is he a senator or congressman) from South Carolina! That black lady at the White House press conferences--we let her ask questions every time! We're not racists. Some of our best friends even know black people...
--Many GOP members

#2 | Posted by catdog at 2018-01-15 12:11 PM

Dems have no idea what racism is. All they know is that if a Republican President says something, they can spin it to be about any social injustice so they can feel better about themselves (and vice versa, of course). But, to make it easier for anyone with a closed mind to understand, Dems have been calling those countries --------- for a very long time. Every time Reps said illegal immigrants need to go back home, Dems counter that their homes have terrible living conditions and the countries' governments are bad and they shouldn't have to be subject to that kind of life. Yet, once a Republican comes out and agrees with them, then the Dems have to do a 180 and disagree and basically spend a week proving those countries aren't so bad.

This isn't a partisan thing. This is just proof that politicians are terrible and all partisan people who agree with everything their party says/does is the problem.

#3 | Posted by humtake at 2018-01-15 12:18 PM

Dems have no idea what racism is.

#3 | Posted by humtake at 2018-01-

I was raised by a racist.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-15 12:24 PM

#3 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

There's a big difference between caring about the well-being of people and and saying 'we don't want those people coming here'.

#5 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2018-01-15 12:42 PM

Dems have no idea what racism is. All they know is that if a Republican President says something, they can spin it to be about any social injustice so they can feel better about themselves (and vice versa, of course). But, to make it easier for anyone with a closed mind to understand, Dems have been calling those countries --------- for a very long time. Every time Reps said illegal immigrants need to go back home, Dems counter that their homes have terrible living conditions and the countries' governments are bad and they shouldn't have to be subject to that kind of life. Yet, once a Republican comes out and agrees with them, then the Dems have to do a 180 and disagree and basically spend a week proving those countries aren't so bad.
This isn't a partisan thing. This is just proof that politicians are terrible and all partisan people who agree with everything their party says/does is the problem.
#3 | Posted by humtake

Trump didn't criticize those "--------" countries. He said people from those countries were undesirable-which is racist. He defined a group of people by where they came from labeling their home countries -------- countries.

Anyone who judges by the group is a pea-wit.

#6 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-01-15 12:52 PM

"Dems have no idea what racism is."

Is it racism when the median black household is worth about $6,800 and the median white household is worth about $100,000?

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-15 02:05 PM

Is it racism when the median black household is worth about $6,800 and the median white household is worth about $100,000?
#7 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Of course not, it's just that white people are smarter and more industrious than black people.

/snark

#8 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-01-15 03:46 PM

It is racism when the voting machines in a primarily black area are reduced in number or removed altogether and it happens in many places in the U.S. to this day. Anything done to suppress minority voting is racism.

#9 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-15 03:46 PM

Republicans don't like to be called racist. They prefer the term "Black Folks Intolerant".

#10 | Posted by squinch at 2018-01-15 04:04 PM

Hummertake doesn't know what a racist is because he is one.

This issue will be the scarlet letter around the republiklans necks and they are not even trying to hide it anymore.

They are making campaign adds for the democrats to easy for them as they are giving them the pure ammo for those adds.

Politically speaking there is going to be a Republiklan bloodbath coming and they know it, but it's going to much worse than they think.

The (R) after their name now signifies RACIST.

#11 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-01-16 08:50 AM

Dems have no idea what racism is.
#3 | Posted by Humtake

That's precisely what I'd expect from a racist.

In your mind, it's only racism once the lynchings start...and even then, they might have deserved it.

#12 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-16 09:49 AM

I have never experienced racism, but I have seen it's ugly actions.

I have seen churches, homes and business torched because of who the owner's are.

I have seen vehicles and homes spray painted with the words "------".

I have heard the ugly words of racism spoken right in front of the people they were directed at.

So long as a person judges another person by the color of their skin instead of the content of the character there is racism.

#13 | Posted by 726 at 2018-01-16 10:41 AM

It is racism when the voting machines in a primarily black area are reduced in number or removed altogether and it happens in many places in the U.S. to this day. Anything done to suppress minority voting is racism.

#9 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2018-01-15 03:46 PM | FLAG:

Don't forget your crack pot Cross check conspiracy as well. Funny how you always bring these up but we never hear anyone saying they could not vote.

#14 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-01-16 12:25 PM

"Hummertake doesn't know what a racist is because he is one."

Apparently... It takes one to defend one.

Apparently.

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-16 10:47 PM

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