From the very first, Donald Trump has run a campaign based on hate. Sorry if you are offended by that comment, but the truth is the truth. We have seen his hate put on display for the whole campaign.
He has called Mexican immigrants “rapists and criminals”. He has laid terrorism at the feet of Muslims only and openly accused American Muslims of being part of the problem. Therefore, all Muslims should be banned from immigrating to our country.
He has disparaged women on a daily basis. Whether it is about their looks, intelligence, or just the fact they are women. He is now suffering several accusations of sexual assault throughout his life. Something he is calling a “media conspiracy” to keep him out of the White House.
He has claimed over and over that the election is being “rigged” against him. That cry has grown louder and louder every time a new poll comes out showing him plummeting with the voters.
He has turned more and more towards a fascist attack plan. Even saying that if he wins the election he is going to put his opponent in jail. He has made fun of her becoming ill with pneumonia. He claims she “doesn’t have the stamina” to be president like only men have enough stamina. Now he and his campaign are accusing her of using drugs. Sorry, but it was Donald sniffling like a coke addict in the last two debates.
He is willing to tear up the First, Fourth, Thirteenth, and Nineteenth Amendments just because he thinks they offer too much freedom to those nasty “others”.
He has even been able to split the Republican Party. Some hate him. Some love him. And some just hold their noses around him. Pundits are amazed that Republicans are still willing to support this lunatic.
But, they are missing the point, as usual. This election is all about hate. It is about hate towards immigrants. It is about hate towards foreigners. It s about hate towards Muslims. It is about hate towards women. It is about hate towards the media. And especially, it is about hate towards Hillary Clinton.
The hate towards Hillary Clinton has been on review for over 25 years. There is absolutely nothing she can do that these people will say was good. Everything she says is a lie. Everything she touches is corrupt.
Republicans have placed their whole focus of hate towards Hillary Clinton. This is a passion with them. It has nothing to do with facts or reality. She is the wife of Bill Clinton who outdid Ronald Reagan on the economy and they can’t stand that simple fact.
There is no other explanation for so many Republicans saying they “cannot stand the man” or think he is “unstable” yet are willing to vote for him over Hillary Clinton. It is a simple matter of hate. That is best summed up when a major donor to the Republican Party says he is unsure of Trump’s stability but will vote for him because he can’t stand Hillary Clinton. Only hate can make you vote for someone you don’t trust.
Yes, Bill Clinton was impeached for lying about his affair with Monica Lewinski. However, Ronald Reagan was not impeached for lying and selling arms to Iran when it was illegal to do so. That is all you need to know about the hatred towards the Clintons on the Republican side.
Unfortunately, Donald Trump has fed off that hatred. He has lowered the bar on hatred. He has rattled off a thousand reasons why he won’t win the election except his own incompetence. With all of the hatred Republicans have towards Hillary Clinton, it was almost a sure thing they could win this election. Then they nominated Donald Trump.
And what is the result of this nightmare? We have Trump supporters threatening the media at Trump Rallies. We have Muslim centers being vandalized with Trump slogans and swastikas. We have a Trump supporter saying at a rally that if Clinton wins the election, she is “ready for a revolution”.
We even have the sheriff of Milwaukee County claiming that the whole government is corrupt and it is time for “pitchforks and torches”. There is nothing coded or hidden in that message. He too is calling for a revolution.
The Republican Party started this march in 1968 with Richard Nixon. They have amped up the rhetoric over the years. Ronald Reagan took it to another level with his “welfare queen” rhetoric. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan took it another notch up with their infamous “makers and takers” campaign.
Now Donald Trump has taken all of the niceties out of the election. He is openly touting hate as the only reason to vote for him. He is the master hater, and if you hate Hillary Clinton, then you must vote for the master hater.
Personally I find it disgusting that elected politicians are willing to go along with this central meme of this little boy. We have seen this behavior in our country before. We were fortunate to make it past it. Let’s hope this time we will make it past it too.
Donald Trump has run a campaign of hate. Republicans are willing to turn a blind eye to that campaign’s message and still support him. That says a whole lot more about their lack of morality than Trump’s lack of morality.