As every day goes by, the actual legacy of disgraced Traitor Tot Donald Trump becomes more and more clear. And it couldn’t be worse for the survival of the GOP as a viable party. Because their own blind allegiance tarred them with his brush.
Ross Wilburn is a former Iowa Mayor, and he is the newly installed, first ever black Chair of the Democratic party in Iowa. And what a welcome. As Wilburn pushed a cart of groceries out of a local grocery store, a white woman cut him off and said Out of my way, nigger!! Since his appointment as the Democratic Chair in Iowa, both the Democratic office answering machine, as well as his personal cell phone voice mail, have been filled with messages where the N-word was about every third word, along with specific threats of a lynching.
Since the invasion of the coronavirus to our shores, thanks to snide references by Trump to the China virus, and the Kung flu, the Asian American community has suffered a severe increase of racially motivated attacks. Mostly from young, white, chickenshit thugs who run up behind elderly Asian Americans and pound them to the ground.
Muslim Americans continue to be targeted with religiously biased hatred and assault, GOP and FOX News news sources have whipped up anti Islamic invective against incoming Afghan refugees who served alongside US military members in Afghanistan. And Hispanics aren’t exactly having a day at the beach either, especially in GOP dominated southern states.
This is the true legacy of the Trump administration. Male America Hate Again! And the GOP owns it. There were three separate geneses for Trump’s dominance of the Republican party. The first was his incredibly racist campaign announcement at Trump Tower in 2015, cheered on by throngs of paid supporters. He vilified undocumented southern border immigrants as rapists, murderers, and drug smugglers, with a few good ones thrown in for variety. At that point, the RBC had the opportunity to refuse to certify him as a legitimate candidate for President. And they booted. That was the fatal flaw.
Late in the campaign, Trump took to the podium to propose a total ban on Muslims entering the country, until the United States could figure out what the hell was going on. This was totally gratuitous, since no increase of domestic Muslim violence was apparent, but once again the GOP declined to sanction Trump.
The last inflection point tool place after Trump was in office. In 2017, a well publicized white supremacy rally in Charlottesville Virginia led to a strong anti white supremacist response. In the ensuing violence, a young protester, Heather Heier was killed when she was rammed by a white supremacist in his car. In a press conference, Trump asserted that there were many fine people, on both sides, giving the white supremacists legitimacy.
Since day one, Trump has been a virulent racist. And every step along the way, the GOP has embraced both him as well as his virulent racist policies. They don’t suddenly get to walk away from that legacy, and somehow or other paint themselves as something different going into the 2022 elections. In every state, and in every district, the Democrats need to tie GOP candidates to Trump’s racist policies and leanings with barbed wire. The country has moved beyond their aging, scared white, racist policies, and it’s time that the Democrats put it to bed once and for all.
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