Sunday, July 21, 2019

Republicans Baffled Why Trump Keeps Saying Racist Things

Jonathan Chait: In 2015, Lindsey Graham called Donald Trump "a race-baiting, xenophobic religious bigot." In the intervening years, Trump has done nothing to refute this characterization, yet Graham has refashioned himself as Trump's favorite senatorial pet.

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I do not understand why they are baffled.

They knew who and what he was when they nominated him. Well before he was nominated, actually.

This is something the Republicans need to own, they created this mess.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-21 02:56 PM

Trump is not a 'race-baiting xenophobic religious bigot'.

Trump isn't religious.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2019-07-21 02:59 PM

Republicans Baffled Why Trump Keeps Saying Racist Things

Because Trump is racist?

#3 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-07-21 04:50 PM

I am baffled why Republicans pretend to be baffled. They know exactly why Trump keeps saying racist things and they LOVE him for it.

#4 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-07-21 04:59 PM

Replacement theory, anyone? They are afraid of having funding uprooted when it has already begun, so corporate elected provide massive tax giveaways until the bitter end.

Dance, dance REVOLT

#5 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-07-21 05:11 PM

Trump isn't racist, he just sometimes says racist things.

Now how could that be confusing?

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-21 05:21 PM

If you criticize a woman you are a misogynist. If he criticizes the statements of some half wit one term wonders so far left they believe Lenin was a moderate, he has to be a racist, because these are brown and black women, can't do that, forbidden. Cow pies and horse apples, these chicks should be an embarrassment to the Democrat Party, but they aren't. But they are a political asset to Trump. This identity politic stuff will beat the democrats to a pulp next fall. Failure due to ideology is still failure. You might feel righteous and virtuous but you will also be out of power, again.

#7 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-21 05:22 PM

During the 2016 campaign there was a large element within the GOP who recognized that Trump's style was anything but Presidential and who asserted that after election, he would pivot to a more mainstream Presidential manner.

He has not - not even close.

So when they say they are baffled, what they mean is that they don't understand why he is still saying these things "out loud". It's not that they disagree with the sentiments, it's just that they're not sure it's a winning strategy. His base is in the bag, but their concern is that swing voters will be put off. If they get comfortable with this I suspect their bafflement will disappear.

#8 | Posted by Foreigner at 2019-07-21 05:38 PM

If you criticize a woman you are a misogynist.

#7 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-21 05:22 PM |

If you hate women you are a misogynist.

If you hate brown and black people you are a racist.

Evidence is Trump is both.

He's seeking re-election on at least one of these platforms.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-21 06:21 PM

This identity politic stuff will beat the democrats to a pulp next fall.

#7 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-21 05:22 PM | Reply | Flag:

White identity politics? That's what Donald is trying for.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-21 06:23 PM

Comrade and racist Docnjo seems to conveniently forget the whole "Mexican caravan" thing before the 2018 midterms and what happened as a result of that. Hint his side lost 40 seats in the house.

The Dems don't have to do anything but play back Trump's unedited words and actions.

Trump is the one that is playing "identity politics", all the dems need to do is roll tape.

I think it's hilarious that an Alt-right rube like Docnjo would accuse his political enemies of playing "identity politics" when he supports, loves, and votes for the father of "birtherism".

The lack of self awareness of the Trump cult and their political party is stunning.

#11 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-07-21 07:06 PM


@#7 ... If you criticize a woman you are a misogynist. ...

Not really.

Criticizing a woman does not make someone a misogynist.

#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-21 07:19 PM

Going back to Trump and his father being sued for discrimination, the campaign against the (innocent) Central Park 5, Obama birther nonsense, and all the things he's said, it's pretty clear Trump is a racist.

Only the most koolaid infested supporter would deny that.

#13 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-07-21 07:32 PM

"If you criticize a woman you are a misogynist"

Boooring.

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-21 07:48 PM


Could this be the theme song of the Republicans if they continue to hitch their wagon to Pres Trump?

Semisonic - Down in Flames
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#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-21 08:17 PM

Lindsey, your slip is showing. Omg, what kind of videos must Orange Julius have on him????? Stop being a
"Confirmed bachelor" and just come out already. Stop being a log cabin queen with a purse full of pennies!

#16 | Posted by zelkova at 2019-07-21 09:15 PM

#16 | POSTED BY ZELKOVA

Homophobe.

#17 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-21 09:16 PM

OK guys, I made a prediction. Honestly I thought that Obama would have been impeached- apparently after he got politically neutered it wasn't worth the effort. I certainly know making a forecast has risk, and I have been wrong as often as correct. But it is 15 months out from the election and I predict the "squad" will continue to make news. It will not be in the interest of the Democratic Party. They are hopeless to be reelected, maybe one in four will see a second term and that is doubtful. But they have energized the hard left of the Jackass party and no one else. Unfortunately they have financial support. The gaggle of candidates,(27?)are desperate for support anywhere they can. Image in politics is every thing, and going belly up to the Democrat-Socialist makes these candidates look weak. The advantage Trump has is that he has said so many outrageous things most ignore them. I do not like Trump, his only redeeming thing he has in my eyes is he isn't Hillery Rodham Clinton. I thought that the opposition might provide an alternative, but that expectation is diminishing quickly. The Squad is the face of the Democrat Party. Do y'all think that will attract a majority.

#18 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-22 07:48 AM

The Democratic nominee will be the face of the Democratic Party. Just like Trump is the face of yours.

#19 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-22 08:01 AM

#19 | Posted by Zed And no one thinks he is a wimp, or unable to make a decision. Unlike the Democrat candidates, who have as much difference in policy and perspective as beans. Lock step conformity does not indicate strength. In a troubled times, leadership goes to the strong.

#20 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-22 08:38 AM

Is Donald Trump much different than whatever the mean is for a 72 year old rich guy?

Lots of us have to deal with a similar relative or boss, we better figure this out.

‘Cause Trump ain't changing and the Democrats wont beat him.

#21 | Posted by drivelikejehu at 2019-07-22 11:00 AM

And no one (Republican) thinks he (Trump) is a wimp, or unable to make a decision.

#20 | Posted by docnjo at

That's because you're being stupid. And because you want to cover for him.

Donald Trump is objectively not much of a man.

Objectively. By any criteria I grew up being taught in the Great State of Texas.

#22 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-22 11:11 AM

Lots of us have to deal with a similar relative or boss, we better figure this out.

#21 | Posted by drivelikejehu

I deal with people like Trump by not giving them power.

You have a different theory.

Sucks to be you.

#23 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-22 11:12 AM

leadership goes to the strong.

#20 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-22 08:38 AMFlag: (Choose)FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusive

You've redefined yourself as a loser to make Trump look strong.

It saved him the trouble, and he thanks you.

#24 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-22 11:17 AM

This brings us back to the question of whether Trump supporters are evil or sick. Lack of meaningful personal pride is a sign of sickness that often leads to evil.

It's a two-fer.

#25 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-22 11:19 AM

"leadership goes to the strong."

Trump is a modern day Genghis Khan. His legendary military campaigns have been forcefully waged down the undergarments of many unwilling (and most likely underage) females.

#26 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2019-07-22 11:21 AM

Here is a real indication of the situation as it stands according Vice News. Trump has raised more than twice that of the Democrats. Ds are spending their funds faster than they receive them, 12 million in debt, all the wile the Rs have a war chest of over 60 million.

#27 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-22 11:22 AM

#26 | Posted by pumpkinhead, Genghis Khan conquered China.

#28 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-22 11:24 AM

#27 | Posted by docnjo

There are always people who back the bad man, or there would only rarely be bad men at all.

You're at fault.

#29 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-22 11:24 AM

Genghis Khan conquered China.

#28 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07

I think he was really wanting to say Mortimer Khan, Genghis's half-wit brother.

#30 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-22 11:25 AM

Donald Trump is a half-wit and a moral cripple. He's a sick, sick man with no system of morality that anyone has been able to identify.

No one can argue these facts, but they're still going to give money to him. Almost as if they are sick, moral-cripples themselves who see how they can exploit the half-wit in power and his half-witted subjects.

#31 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-22 11:28 AM

It will be interesting to see Trump lose 2020 (God willing). He's suddenly going to be just Bozo the Clown, and no one will recall voting for him.

That's what happened with George W. Bush. It's been YEARS since I saw anyone defend the man on any level, despite for many years he was treated as the Messiah by those who were worried I thought that about Obama.

George W. Bush is an eccentric artist. Perhaps as he was always meant to be. He's forgotten except for the pain he caused. That's Trump's fate.

#32 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-22 11:31 AM

#31 | Posted by Zed, I expect you will have plenty of things to whine about till 2025.

#33 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-22 11:33 AM

19 | Posted by Zed And no one thinks he is a wimp, or unable to make a decision. Unlike the Democrat candidates, who have as much difference in policy and perspective as beans. Lock step conformity does not indicate strength. In a troubled times, leadership goes to the strong.

#20 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

What a simpleton. God I hope you don't vote.

#34 | Posted by jpw at 2019-07-22 12:14 PM

At this point, it's

"That's what happened with George W. Bush. It's been YEARS since I saw anyone defend the man on any level, despite for many years he was treated as the Messiah by those who were worried I thought that about Obama.

George W. Bush is an eccentric artist. Perhaps as he was always meant to be. He's forgotten except for the pain he caused. That's Trump's fate."

Actually, your hate and non-objectivity prevent you from the seeing the truth, which is that W did OK and didn't do anything that ruined America. Republicans are just waking up to that now about Obama. That's pretty much what happens every time a POTUS is left in the past. The last President who did something so bad that it ruined the future was Clinton, and the sad part about that is many people from both sides fought against him and yet he STILL did it. W even tried to fight it (maybe not hard enough but he did try to fight it) during his tenure but Dems blocked him (back when they were referred to as the party of NO...yep, it existed before kiddies think it did) and it was too late, thus the Great Recession occurred.

"despite for many years he was treated as the Messiah by those who were worried I thought that about Obama."

This is probably the funniest part of your comment which shows your partisan hate. Trying to spin the adoration that America had for Obama into being the same as what W had is incredible absurdity. Sure, there were those who defended him vehemently but it was nothing...NOTHING...close to what Obama had from his followers and to say it was lets us know you are either truly spinning to try to lessen the validity of the charge (which means you agree you are guilty) or you are 15 years old or younger. Obama wasn't called the messiah because he had people devoted to his every word, he was called the messiah because he had MASSES of people devoted to his every word. If you actually think that's what W had, you really are younger than 15.

#35 | Posted by humtake at 2019-07-22 12:33 PM

#35 | Posted by humtake

My observation is that George W. Bush was an incompetent president who exposed himself to history as being such.

Like Hitler, if he'd entered art school everyone else in the world would be much better off right now.

#36 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-22 12:46 PM

If you actually think that's what W had, you really are younger than 15.

#35 | Posted by humtake

I think that W. had what Trump has, support by people with confused behavioral standards and no personal pride.

No real man allows himself to be dominated by the sort of pansy freak Donald Trump is.

#37 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-22 12:48 PM

-I think that W. had what Trump has, support by people with confused behavioral standards and no personal pride.

IOW, Americans.

You walk this slippery slope daily here, Zed.

If you claim to love America, stop hating on Americans.

Really, for all of the disdain the GOP has for some Americans.....look in the mirror on your obvious contempt for them.

You and plenty others here.

Partisan divide has reached a personal low on a scale of boring.

It's just so uninteresting. People putting on their favorite team wear and chanting "your side sucks".

It's fodder for long and unproductive flame wars.....and not much else.

#38 | Posted by eberly at 2019-07-22 12:56 PM


I keep asking people to give me an example of something "racist" Trump has said. And so far, I keep coming up empty-handed.

This latest example of leftist poo-flinging, claiming there is somehow something "racist" about someone saying "Send her back".

"Send" is a verb. "her" is a personal pronoun. "Back" is an adjective. Not one of these words denote "skin color" in any way.

All in all, democrats screams of "racism" only smacks of a Monty Python skit:

"How do you KNOW she's a witch?"

"She LOOKS like one!"

Give up, Dem congress. The election is three years over. You lost. Now get back to the work you are supposed to be doing!

#39 | Posted by RobertZeurunkl at 2019-07-22 02:09 PM

"Send" is a verb. "her" is a personal pronoun. "Back" is an adjective. Not one of these words denote "skin color" in any way.
#39 |

"Back" is an adverb here, jackass.

"Go"
"To"
"The"
"Back"
"Of"
"The"
"Bus"

See, no mention of color!

#40 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2019-07-22 02:19 PM

It will be interesting to see Trump lose 2020 (God willing). He's suddenly going to be just Bozo the Clown, and no one will recall voting for him.

-zed

That's exactly what's going to happen. Half of the (R)tards here will disappear for a bit after their Orange Fuhrer loses, only to come back months or weeks later saying they never supported him. Just sit back and watch.

#41 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-07-22 06:50 PM

To their credit, there are a few right-wingers here who were proud they voted for Trump but now say they won't do it again.

#42 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-22 06:53 PM

Is Donald Trump much different than whatever the mean is for a 72 year old rich guy?

Lots of us have to deal with a similar relative or boss, we better figure this out.

‘Cause Trump ain't changing and the Democrats wont beat him.

#21 | POSTED BY Sheepleplus5otherpersonalities
You're not fooling anyone Boris.
Another wrong prediction by Sheeple.

#43 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-07-22 06:58 PM

#43 | Posted by aborted_monson So the Democrat Party's lurch to the left will not end in disaster? Remember the individuals who ran against Reagan? Bush Jr? Trump? We will see who is correct in about 15 months.

#44 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-23 07:05 AM

#39 | POSTED BY ROBERTZEURUNKL AT 2019-07-22 02:09 PM | REPLY | FLAG

So much bold font for so little to say.

#45 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-07-23 02:37 PM

They're simply baffled as to why he's so open about it, considering racists had been shamed into the dark dungeons of society before Trump emerged out of said dungeon.

#46 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-07-23 02:43 PM

everyone is baffled by this.

#47 | Posted by eberly at 2019-07-23 02:58 PM

but not me....

#48 | Posted by eberly at 2019-07-23 03:04 PM

everyone is baffled by this.

#47 | Posted by eberly at 2019-07-23 02:58 PM | Reply

but not me....

#48 | Posted by eberly

so, NOT everyone.

#49 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-23 06:13 PM

In a troubled times, leadership goes to the strong.

#20 | Posted by docnjo

I was wondering what that awful smell was.

BTW- we have been in "troubled times" since BEFORE the country was born and have been there ever since.

The pendulum swing like the pendulum do...

#50 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-23 06:16 PM

#50 | Posted by donnerboy, Hell, I remember how Nixon got elected. Remember the 68'convention in Chicago? The hard left is poison.

#51 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-24 06:26 AM

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