This is a comment by The Wet One on the post “Blitzer/Trump Birther Showdown“.
I think what we’re seeing is modern day racism. Have you ever heard of any past WHITE presidents having to prove their place of birth? Having to have an authority (namely Hawaii vital statistics or some such) produce the birth certificate? Having it still questioned years after producing the birth certificate (including by the Arizona election authority: http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/05/23/obamas-birth-certificate-gets-arizonas-stamp-of-approval/
Maybe that has something to do with it. Maybe, just maybe, Trump is an out and out bigoted racist red neck (with the hair to go with it).
Maybe we should start calling that which walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and acts like a duck, a duck.
But maybe the GMP isn’t courageous enough to do this.
It seems fairly clear to me that in Trump’s mind, it can’t possibly be the case that a man who isn’t white can be president, just like many of his fellow American. It seems like he still holds this belief (much like the ignorant Arizona state authorities) notwithstanding more than adequate proof to the contrary provided by Hawaii. It seems pretty damned clear that Trump et. al. are racists and should shut the eff up and sit goddamn down on this particular issue. Obama can be trashed for plenty of things (heck maybe even policies and things that matter). This sure as hell ain’t one of them.
Go fuck yourself Trump, preferably with one of those towers you’re so admired for building.
The Wet One
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