|A lot of people see Donald Trump as the physical embodiment of narcissistic xenophobia and Hitler-esque hate tantrums. He is exactly that, to be clear. He's an orange, ignorant, pig-faced, clown of a human being, whose business model consists entirely of writing his name on things. Bravo, sir.
But I really don't think Donald Trump is the problem. Donald Trump is a representative, possibly the elected representative, of a large group of misinformed, Bible-thumping, gun-toting racists that make up a good percentage of the United States. And that's sad. I'm not even sure Trump believes the things he says, or even realizes how many people like him and why. He's almost like an unwitting pawn in the grand game of thrones. We're a nation of self-made, superstitious, white, Christian, hyper-nationalists who hate poor, black people. Of course Donald Trump rose to power. It had to happen eventually.
But that's not completely fair. Not all Trump supporters are misinformed, or Bible-thumping, or gun-toting, or racists. Some of them are only one of those things. And that's the other sad thing: The Republican Party is a mess. They say cool things like, "Let's lower taxes," and follow it up with, "and imprison people who perform abortions." Or "Let's lower the national debt," and "make Christianity the official religion of the United States." I can get behind fiscal conservatism. But that bullshit social conservatism needs to die a long overdue death. We've progressed as a society. Move on.
I keep going back to this video of Republican blowhard Newt Gingrich. If you can't bear to watch his stupid fat face say these childishly ignorant things, I'll quote:
Gingrich: Current view is that liberals have a whole set of statistics which theoretically may be right, but it's not where human beings are. That right there is a problem. And again, it's a representative problem. Gingrich, and Trump, and every other dim-witted, sexist, meat-peddler is -- or at least pretends to be -- immune to facts. Statements of fact, scientific polls, verifiable measurements -- they're all worthless to a certain large subset of the American populace. But feelings fly. They sell. They get you votes. That's one of the [many] reasons people don't like Hillary: She's too unfeeling. I just wish people could recognize when a mouth-breathing, petulant, pussy-grabber was selling them feelings, and when a cold-hearted, robotic, career politician was selling them policies. It's a dangerously unbalanced false equivalency. #politics
CNN: But what you're saying is ... liberals use these numbers, they use this sort of magic math. These are the FBI statistics. They're not a liberal organization, they're a crime-fighting organization.
Gingrich: But what I said is equally true. People feel more threatened.
CNN: They feel it, yes. But the facts don't support it.
Gingrich: As a political candidate, I'll go with how people feel, and I'll let you go with the theoreticians.