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Wed May 4, 2016, 06:08 PM

Tactically, It Should Be A Good Thing That Trump Is Our Opponent, But It Saddens Me...

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...that such a large segment of the electorate gravitates to his message of hate whether it be against minorities, women, or Muslims. It always seemed like the more hateful his message, the better he did. So, while Trump should seem to be an ideal opponent, since so many folks view him negatively, he just pretty much locked up the Republican nomination.

I guess I should take some satisfaction that the Republican establishment, Fox News, and their money barons have helped create the environment in which Trump thrived by pandering to racism and stoking resentment among white males against diversity and the advancement of women. However, with the nomination of Trump, we as a nation have proven that we are no different from countries where similar right-wing nationalist movements have taken hold.

In Europe, the rise of Neo-Nazi groups has become more and more acceptable and they have become less of pariah. In the U.S., it is becoming increasingly acceptable to scapegoat minorities, women, immigrants and Muslims, with voters rewarding politicians who preach such hate for telling it like it is.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36150807

"Triumph for the extreme right," proclaimed Spain's El Pais newspaper. Britain's Guardian warned of "turmoil" ahead. Italy's Corriere della Sera bemoaned a victory for the "anti-immigrant far right" while Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung called on traditional political parties to "listen to this wake-up call!"

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TomCADem May 2016 OP
Jackie Wilson Said May 2016 #1

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Wed May 4, 2016, 06:12 PM

1. Between the disgusting shit ISIL is doing and the election and reelection of Obama

the right is emboldened in their racism and hate.

We have one chance to stop this freight train of hate and almost certain world wide destruction.

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