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Donald Trump Race Shocker: Polls Prove His Success Really Is Based on Racists

By Amanda Marcotte / Salon November 27, 2015

New numbers prove that Trump is pulling support from the highly xenophobic Republican contingent.

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll proves what gut instinct was already telling you: The Donald Trump campaign’s success is built on the backs of racists. Or, if you prefer a gentler word that captures the immigrant-specific questions the poll asked,xenophobes. Either way, fear of foreigners coming to America to white people isn’t just driving the rhetoric of the Trump campaign, but it’s, quite predictably, shaping who his supporters are.

“Nearly half of GOP-leaning respondents in the poll — 47 percent — both support the deportation of undocumented immigrants and oppose accepting refugees from Syria and other Mideast conflicts,” the Washington Post reports. “If a GOP-leaning voter supports deportation, there is a 79 percent chance she or he also opposes Syrian refugees, compared with 54 percent if they oppose deportation.”

Call them the twofers: Republicans who both want to kick out all undocumented immigrants and stop Syrian refugees from entering. A whopping 51 percent of Trump’s supporters are twofers, compared to only 16 percent of all other Republican voters. “Put another way, pro-deportation/anti-refugee voters account for almost three-quarters of Trump’s support,” the Washington Post reports.
To be clear, nearly every Republican in the race has pandered to the twofers on some level, stoking hysteria about Syrian refugees and talking tough on immigration, even if they fall short of embracing Trump’s build-a-wall-kick-’em-out program. But Trump’s laser-like focus on these issues, along with a simple-minded belligerence that appeals to the bigoted (who are not known for their nuanced approach to issues) means he is killing with these voters. Enough to hold a comfortable lead as the primaries draw closer.

While these results aren’t surprising, there’s a couple of important lessons to be drawn from them. One, traditional coalition-building is collapsing in the Republican Party, which has become victim of its own propaganda machine. Two, this should (but won’t) put to bed any lingering hope that Trump is somehow going to say something too racist and lose his base of support.


After Colorado Springs, we ought to be playing White Terrorist Bingo…


The Vince Guaraldi Trio - "Skating" and "Christmas Is Coming"

Clearly the only pro-abortion party is the Republican Party…

Abortion is the wedge that drives the Republican Party's base to activism. So much so, it's promoted to the point where it drives the trued believers to act both violently and hypocritically.

Killing to "preserve" life? Well, if the only"life" that matters are unborn fetuses, then kill away.

It's clear as day why the right wing base acts this way. Their unbridled piety and exclusive moralism makes them believe that they're the ONLY good people around. They're killing abortion providers out of the goodness of their own hearts and because they believe that their "God" would want it that way.

But, let's just suppose that the methods by which just about all adherents to reproductive choice were so prevalent and effective that they all render the percentage unwanted pregnancies in this country to negligible levels. Basically, a rounding error. Let's also propose that medical advances in reproductive healthcare increase the percentage of healthy and viable WANTED pregnancies to the point where the need to prematurely end those pregnancies fell to about the same rounding error…

Where would the anti-abortion, pro-life crowd be then? Not encouraging disaffected armed true believers to kill medical providers in the name of their god, we hope.

The mostly white, gun-loving, religious right, anti-woman crowd needs the practice of abortion (for ANY reason) in this country to justify their own quest for power. Without it, they would be left out in the cold.

Anti-abortionists love abortion, as it gives them a reason to exist, judge others harshly and practice their hatred of women's reproductive freedom.

So Il Douche, Donaldo Trumpolini had to cancel his presser with endorsement by 100 Black Preachers

Trump campaign forced to cancel press conference with black pastors after they shred him in the press

29 NOV 2015 AT 15:03 ET

A press conference scheduled for Monday, where GOP front runner Donald Trump had expected to announce the support of black clergyman, has been cancelled after the pastors blasted the campaign for announcing they would be endorsing him, reports CNN.

A scheduled private meeting with black pastors was supposed to be followed by a press conference where, according to the campaign: “A coalition of 100 African American Evangelical pastors and religious leaders will endorse the GOP front runner after a private meeting at Trump Tower.”

This did not sit well with prospective attendees, many of whom claim that they had no intention of endorsing Trump, with one calling him “an insult and embarrassment. But he represents the country we have become.”

Bishop Paul S. Morton of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship tweeted on Friday that he had refused to meet with Trump, saying that the candidate lacks “respect for people.”


Only a narcissistic moron would announce such an "endorsement" before it even happened. It's quite clear that he has no idea how he sounds to other people.

There's a rebroadcast of my show on right now. Have fun!


Don't get your hopes up…

Just don't.

It'll do you no good.

Republicans move to dump ‘fascist’ Donald Trump

27 NOV 2015 AT 08:27 ET

Many say the populist crazy talk is typical of the White House primaries, but Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s increasingly incendiary remarks are leading some conservatives to brand him a “fascist” and party rivals to ramp up attacks against him.

Most spectacularly, the real estate tycoon recently said he would support registering Muslims in a database, and insisted — despite lacking any evidence — he saw Arabs in New Jersey cheer when the Twin Towers fell on 9/11.

His stance has become so belligerent that voices are asking, even inside his party, whether he is committed to democratic values.


“Trump is a fascist. And that’s not a term I use loosely or often. But he’s earned it,” Max Boot, a military historian and foreign policy advisor to Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio, posted on Twitter.

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