April 12, 2016

NO HOME FOR HATERS:

Hold Donald Trump's voters accountable, too: They are embracing a demagogue with eyes wide open (GABRIEL SCHOENFELD  NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

Even before he entered the political arena, it was evident to most anyone with eyes that Donald Trump was a moral disgrace.

Philandering, misogyny, fraud, bankruptcy and tackiness were almost synonyms for his name. To all that, as a candidate for the presidency, Trump has added serial lying, racism, religious bigotry, slander and the outright encouragement of violence, with threats of more violence should he be deprived of the delegates needed to clinch his party's nomination.

Yet many people with eyes -- millions of them, in fact -- have cast their votes for this creature from the cesspool. What are we to make of these fellow Americans?

For obvious reasons, they are being treated by Trump's rivals with tender solicitude. Trump's followers remain important players in the ongoing battle for votes in the Republican primaries that remain. And whoever ends up as the Republican nominee will need them to show up at the polls in November to defeat Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.

What is harder to excuse is the fact that more than a few conservative commentators, including many who revile Trump himself, have addressed his supporters with sympathy.


If there's really an appetite for a party based around nativism and Islamophobia, let it be a third party.


Posted by at April 12, 2016 4:22 AM

  

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