Yep, we’ve gone there, Donald Trump the leading candidate for president of the United States in 2016 has just been compared to Hitler… as a compliment.
“David Duke, a prominent white supremacist, says Donald Trump is helping to rehabilitate Hitler’s image.”
Now it is not a surprise that a racist asshole like Duke would believe this, so who cares? Why publicize the rantings of a fringe right wing wacko and further legitimize his cause with additional airtime? Well the problem is a plurality of Republicans in this country (40+%) endorses Donald Trump so this is no longer a fringe issue. Adolf Hitler is the embodiment of evil in the 20th century and I’m not saying that Trump is evil, but for a leading presidential candidate to have even a passing resemblance much less a full-scale equating is a little concerning – fringe perspective or not.
Look you either believe Hitler is evil or not. If yes, then certainly nothing I say is going to change that. If not then you have to take a look at who he is being compared to and decide if that is legitimate.
I think the reason that this news gets me so riled up is that a post that I had kind of written as a lark some months back is coming closer and closer to fruition.
Ok at this point, it looks like my man Kasich won Ohio like he said he would, but nothing else. While I am happy he remains in as a non-Trump (and hell, non-Cruz) alternative, I just don’t see what he thinks he viability is – outside of his home state, he was in the bottom half of every single contest. Assume his path forward has to do something with a contested convention (whatever that is).
With respect to the Trump juggernaut, I just keep on watching this over and over hoping that people will come to their senses:
This made me smile, unlike most of the real news from this campaign.
And while I am quoting random people off the internet, I am reminded of a post from some random guy on Twitter that went something to the effect of: “Illegal immigration will actually increase under a Trump presidency, but then Canada would send all the Americans back.”
1. Next steps…
Of everything that will come from tonight, the most evident, apparent, fundamental truth of the universe is that we are going to soon be entering round 10 of Presidential Apprentice Continue reading →
My wife and I have had repeated conversations about the ascendancy of Donald Trump. I have tried to talk her off the ledge several times assuring her that eventually common sense will prevail, Trump will flame out and people will come to their senses.
Now, 6 months into his candidacy, I am not nearly as confident as I once was. Continue reading →
Rick Perry is out, Scott Walker is out and the dynamic from even a month back is so bizarrely different to make round 3 the most interesting round so far in Presidential Apprentice 2015 (you know, it’s like Trump’s TV show, The Apprentice, except for president).
I find it just bonkers that Ben Carson is saying more and more ridiculous things which is causing his numbers to go… up? I mean holy crap, is he actually leading in Iowa?? I wanted to take a closer look at some of his better lines (and by “better” I mean bat-shit crazy) and parse out what he really means. Continue reading →