Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Why the surprise and dismay?

So he opened his mouth again. It's not coming as a surprise to anyone, or at least it shouldn't.

I don't even have to write his name, do I......nope.

What does surprise me somewhat, is how some blogs are expressing surprise or concern, as though this was the first time he's said something that should make most people shudder.

Our GOP candidates (the other ones) after carefully avoiding saying anything negative about him for weeks and months are finally issuing rebukes.

So if you haven't turned on a tv, radio or a computer-like device in the last 48 hours, here's the deal:
He said he thinks the US should refuse entry into the country to any Muslim, including US citizens who are returning to the US.

Yeah, repugnant, and about as far away from what I understand to be American Values as one can go. However, it's not unlike him to say something like this, not at all. He's said all manner of insulting things about Asians, African Americanscs, women, you name them, he's probably insulted them.

Now suddenly this is one toke over the line??

Let me remind you what some blogs have said about him in the past:

"Will this be The Donald's true, lasting legacy...his willingness to say things out loud that would leave other weak-kneed politicians issuing serial apologies? Would that really be such a bad thing?"

Another refers to him as "refreshing"

Well, he's being willing to say things that should make most cringe, so I guess that's refreshing.

Why back away from him now?  He's being as un-PC as one can be, that's what you like, right?



18 comments:

  1. So, recently...as in since 9/11/01 CE, I have found myself coming to the conclusion that the 1999 film The Siege, with Denzel Washington, was not so much entertainment as prophecy. Recent events and politician's speeches have echoed this. Perhaps that is confirmation bias on my part, but there are empirical facts that seem to argue otherwise.

    Also, the last few days, I've had the Moroccan band, Hoba Hoba Spirit's, song Terrorist rattling around in my skull...

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    1. I'd forgotten about that movie, Robbie. Yeah, it was pretty good, the actor Annette Bening was was good, as well the rest. Pretty accurate, yeah.

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  2. Dipshit Donald. That's all I've got.

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  3. Nope it's not all right. I just want to throw up...:(

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  4. Fun to see the gops swinging back, although faintly.

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    1. Yeah, sorta. I tend to brush them all with the same stroke, so to speak, so I don't see a lot of difference.

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  5. When Dick Cheney condemns you as too extreme, the fat lady is about to sing. I hope.

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    1. Seriously... that's one guy that should be in jail for war crimes.

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    2. The 'Exactly' is directed at Geezers.
      Bill
      Yes, indeed. But his views in this case are valid. As Henry K. reminds us, even criminals can speak the truth.

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    3. Because, y'know, when Dick[!] Cheney is claiming the moral high ground...

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  6. I saw a Facebook post today that says the Donald's appeal is evidence of what happens when we fail to fund education. I agree.

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    1. Yeah, an argument for the nature vs nurture, or the other way around. One of those....

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  7. The Great White Dope actually does represent a 20 some percent of the Republican party. While it's not nearly enough to win an election, it is enough to embarrass the rest of us in the eyes of the everyone else on the planet.

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    1. It's a process that started back with G.Bush, no, wrong, his dad's vp....the 'potatoe' guy.......no, wait, there was the guy who was going to be impeached, and his vp that took bribes of envelops full of cash while in his vp office.....

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  8. He's not being politically incorrect with the most recent statement or any others - he's being despicable.

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