Sunday, February 21, 2016
What makes their angst even more enjoyable is that their current situation is completely of their own doing.
Republicans have long practiced racism. Look at how many states, including Wisconsin, have passed laws aimed at the minorities, such as Jim Crow laws, voter suppression, cutting benefits and selling the futures of their children to education privatizers and profiteers and eventually to for-profit prison systems. Why are they surprised now that they get an openly racist candidate who has claimed that all Mexican immigrants are rapists and drug dealers?
Similarly, Republicans have made bigotry one of their staples. They have fought to stop marriage equality, They have cried out for Muslim blood louder than the crusaders in the Middle Ages. Then they wonder why the majority of their members is supporting a guy who said we should Muslims with bullets dipped in pig's blood.
Republicans have practiced misogyny for a long time. They pass laws weakening pay equality. They try to dictate to women what they can and cannot do with their own bodies. They don't hesitate to denigrate women at the drop of a hat. Yet the Republicans are perplexed that their members are supporting a man that judges women solely by their looks and said that he would date his own daughter.
The list could go on but I think the gentle reader gets the idea. Trump personifies all of the "values" that the Republicans hold dear. The only difference is that Trump is such a loose cannon that he will say these things out loud and he can't be controlled by the dark money special interests.
The whole situation would be hilarious if it weren't for the fact that the same Republicans who are doing all the complaining and whining don't have the insight to see that the things they claim to hate in Trump already exists in themselves.