Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke told his radio audience Wednesday that Republican Jewish opposition to Donald Trump shows that Jews are “the real problem” and the “reason why America is not great.”
The comments, first noted by the website Right Wing Watch, came the day after the New York businessman all but secured the Republican nomination with a decisive primary victory in Indiana.
Duke praised Trump’s win, calling it an “amazing victory.”
I haven’t listened … can’t … but I remember that they do opine about other groups. Once a political candidate has mobilized mobs of voters with a proposal for detaining one group in camps for national security, then it’s a shorter step to detaining other groups.
After WW2 many asked their parents how it could have happened in Berlin or Kiev. Well we’re watching it happen right now.
Asian-Americans are a major source of minority conservative votes. They tended to be fiscal conservatives prior to 2012 and there is a disproportionate percentage of Fundamentalist Christians in the Chinese and Korean populations of a social conservative bent.
Trump may be a blowhard, liar and hate-monger, but he is not a complete idiot*
* I am still going under the unfounded delusion that Trump’s campaign is really a big practical joke being played on the GOP. That the whole point of his run is to expose Republicans as drooling racist morons and hand the Democrats the White House. Reality is getting far too ridiculous to contemplate at this point.
It’s not a joke if it’s scary. His campaign is scaring me.
Mobs of guys with red hats, relocating families to camps, cult of personality, nationalism … none of it is funny. I grew up with stories about this sort of joke. It’s like something out of Christopher Isherwood.
This is not a time for uncomfortable silences. Drumpf needs to be called out everywhere and stopped before it really is too late.
You’re right. I’m sorry for the annoying tone. It’s alarming and yet I could use more levity too. Who couldn’t? But I think it’s also really dangerous too to talk about Drumpf’s campaign as though it need not be taken seriously.
Hey, don’t apologise. It is… ah, I was going to use ‘terrifying’, perhaps I see why you are using ‘scary’.
It seems like the problem with the fear that accompanies him is that it doesn’t appear to emerge without a heavy dose of farce, which compounds the scare. Scary that for the longest time he wasn’t taken seriously, scary that many of his supporters rationalise his campaign with the notion that ‘he will drop the act once he’s the nominee’, scary that other supporters are banking on him being deadly serious.