I wasn't going to say a damn word about Donald Trump and his pandering to the lunatic fringe of the Tea Party with his birther mess.
I figured in time, even if he decided to run for president and he made it past the Republican Primary, more sensible minds would prevail and Trump would lose. I figured Trump was a businessman. He saw Sarah Palin climbing into the top 1% with her lunacy, so far be it for him not to capitalize. And capitalize he has, leading in the polls for the Republican candidate and telling people to watch his show for his presidential announcement.
Again, I wasn't going to say a word. But damn it, he forced my hand!
Today in a radio interview, invoking his inner Ross Perot (You People), Trump blamed the "The Blacks" for Hilary Clinton's loss to President Obama in the Democratic Primary. Trump accuses "The Blacks" of voting strictly based on race and not on merit:
“I tell it like it is,” Trump said. “You’ll hear a political reporter go on and say it had nothing to do with race. But how come she had such a tiny piece of the vote? And you know, it’s a very sad thing.
“I have a great relationship with the blacks. I’ve always had a great relationship with the blacks. But unfortunately, it seems that, you know, the numbers you cite are very, very frightening numbers.”
Dicker said, somewhat rhetorically, that votes should always be based on merit, not on race.
“If that were the case, why did Hillary Clinton do so poorly?” Trump asked.
Take a listen:
The Tea Party/birthers LOVE to say that their charge isn't based in race, however, they consistently do shit like this! Now, their potential presidential candidate, sees African Americans as some foreign object incapable of independent thought. In one interview, Trump marginalized not only the Obama administration, but the entire black population.
Clearly Trump is playing to the gutter community; spreading lies, pushing conspiracy theories and now racism. The truth is, if Obama lacked his charisma, intelligence, and competence, his "blackness" wouldn't have been supported by "The Blacks." Don't believe me? Ask Alan Keys, Al Sharpton, Cynthia McKinney, Jesse Jackson, or another number of black candidates, how important other qualities are, besides being black. Considering the fact that over the past 222 years, this country has never had an African American candidate within a rocks throw of the Oval Office, minimizing any degree of the pride felt in an historic opportunity as nothing more than race based shows how culturally out of touch Trump is with "The Blacks."
If I didn't know any better, I would think this was Trump's attempt to say something better than "The Niggers." He wanted to speak about the African American community, but didn't want the audience to think "The Blacks" were equal to them. He had to maintain the "us" and "them" separation. Instead of humanizing African Americans, he attempted to objectify the entire race to remove common sense from our vote.
But hey, keep it up Mr. Trump. Win the Republican Primary on the backs of all the racist in America. "The Blacks" "The Whites" and all "The Americans" will vote for Obama for another four years.
I will say this, if Mr. Trump continues to refer to African Americans as "The Blacks" I'm quite sure his "great relationship" will begin to suffer.
Is Trump pandering to the lunatic fringe? Is he really pulling at the strings of white anger?