With his “latest” shakeup of his campaign staff, Delusional Donald has opened up his arms, publicly, to the Alt Right. If you haven’t been paying attention, the Alt Right is a loosely connected group of people who are even more extreme than the ultra-conservative movement.
As a matter of fact, they are mostly white nationalists, white supremacists, nativists, anti-government people. Their ranks are filled with hate filled people who despise everything not considered “white”.
They not only hate the idea of undocumented immigration, they hate the idea of immigration all together. They want to shut down our borders and not let in any non-white Europeans. They particularly hate Jews, Blacks, Latinos, and especially Muslims.
Breitbart has also openly argued in favor of their views. Steve Bannon at Breitbart even has Alt Right writers commonly penning articles for the service. The real problem with the Alt Right is that they don’t usually look the part of the white supremacists we see in the KKK or American Nazi Party. They are commonly referred to white supremacists in suits.
The other problem is they cannot be considered officially as a hate “group” since they don’t have any formal “group” dynamics. As I said they are loosely connected through philosophy that America is supposed to be a “White Nation for Whites Only.”
Delusional Donald opened his arms publicly to these people yesterday when he hired Steve Bannon as his CEO for his campaign. Breitbart has been the leading opponent of the Republican Party. Bannon takes credit for the “downfall” of John Boehner and has openly criticized Paul Ryan on his website.
If Delusional Donald thought this “shakeup” would help consolidate the Republican Party behind him, he has another thought coming. He chose “public enemy number one” to the Republican Party to run his campaign.
Breitbart is right up there with InfoWars in conspiracy theories. They helped propagate the “birther” scandal and hailed Donald Trump as a hero for “exposing” this false political scam. They have shown themselves to be haters of immigrants, Blacks, and even women.
They published one article in the past titled: “Birth Control Makes Women Ugly and Crazy.” Not long ago Bannon said that Donald Trump should run his campaign through November in a way that “makes the Republican Party nervous.”
One conservative radio talk show host said yesterday: “The problem is that conservatives have been lumped into the “racist” group too easily by liberals. So now that a real “racist” is running how do you separate the two.” In fairness, he is a “never Trump” guy.
To me, all conservatives are not racists. But, when the Republican Party has a platform that basically calls for second-class citizenship for groups of people, and when that party stays quiet while the “racists” spout their hatred in order to get votes and win elections in certain parts of the country, then the party is at least a contributor to what is going on.
Delusional Donald just took up the mantra and openly said what many in the party has been saying in “code words”. So this commentator is partly right, but he is also mostly wrong. If he really wants us to think that all conservatives are not racists, then he should be much more vocal when they spout racist comments.
Yesterday, Fox News played an interview Hannity did with Delusional Donald on Tuesday night before the announced shakeup of his campaign staff. During the interview, Donald was Donald, again. He said he thinks it is time to “profile” Muslims in particular.
Here is again going with an unconstitutional way of “stopping terrorism”. During the interview, he blamed the entire Muslim community for terrorism because “they don’t do enough to turn these people over to authorities.” Therefore, we should profile them and watch them very closely.
He even said that he would “throw out” the father of the Orlando shooter. Which goes along with his theory that the families of suspected terrorists should also be punished, even have their homes burned down.
Of course in his speech that same night, he called for “profiling” in the African-American communities as well. He wants to set up the same sort of profiling “policing” that Giuliani set up in New York with his “stop and frisk” campaign. That is profiling at its best.
By hiring Steve Bannon to be the CEO of his campaign, Delusional Donald not only gave the finger to the Republican Party, he gave the finger to all Americans. He has shown that conspiracy theorists like Bannon and Alex Jones and their followers and white supremacists like the Alt Right are the people he most favors. These are the people he is most comfortable being around.
All of the Alt Right sites were absolutely “thrilled” with Bannon’s hiring. They called it a great day for America and the Trump campaign. That should say everything you need to know about why Delusional Donald picked Bannon.
The Republican Party has painted itself into a corner. With this “shakeup” of the Trump campaign, the dirt is going to get worse and even more bizarre, if that is possible. On one hand, too many Republicans don’t want to be associated with Trump. On the other hand Trump has helped the party raise money for their entire campaign.
If the Party flatly refuses to fund Trump, he will stop fundraising for them, and some of the money will go away. If they continue to fund Trump, even with less money than they do now, their down ticket candidates have to figure out a way to stay away from Trump and his campaign.
I am figuring that the race will get closer as we get closer to November. Still, if Trump manages to come back, he would be the first candidate so far behind at this point to win. No one else has managed that feat, and I don’t expect Trump to pull it off either, but it is still the dangerous possibility we face.
If you think this race has been ugly so far, buckle up because the ride is going to get a lot worse. I will point out one thing to watch for besides the conspiracy theories put forth by Bannon, the attacks on Clinton are going to get worse. Whenever Trump is asked a question, no matter what the topic is, Clinton will be attacked instead of answering the question.
Kellyanne Conway is a minor pollster for conservative groups. She is now the Campaign Manager for Trump and according to reports will be with Trump every second he is campaigning. Conway has made her living by trashing Hillary and Bill Clinton. Every sentence is all about how the Clintons are to blame for everything wrong in the world. She definitely has a one track mind on this subject.
So, you can expect that Trump will roll out Conway’s view of the world and that the Clintons are to blame for everything wrong. Sprinkle in conspiracy theories by Bannon, and you can see how this campaign will go from here.
If you are interested in issues, topics, or plans to help the country, you won’t hear any from Trump. My question is what will “real Republicans” do?
Let the fantasy ride begin.