Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Profiles in Political Cowardice or Tone-Deafness; Trump Edition

Speaking at a rally on Tuesday night in the rural town of West Bend, 30 miles from Milwaukee, Trump, who has branded himself the “law and order candidate”, told an almost exclusively white audience that the rioting was “an assault on the right of all citizens to live in security and to live in peace” – and said black people were the biggest victims of violence in their neighborhoods.

“Law and order must be restored. It must be restored for the sake of all, but most especially for the sake of those living in the affected communities,” Trump said.

“The main victims of these riots are law-abiding African American citizens living in these neighborhoods. It’s their job, it’s their homes, it’s their schools and communities which will suffer the most as a result.”

Trump said he was asking for “the vote of every African American citizen struggling in our country today who wants a different future”.
Making a pitch to black people by speaking to a white audience is about as moronic as making a pitch to Jewish voters while speaking to a hall full of Southern Baptists.

At this point, it's becoming apparent that The Donald is, if only subconsciously, doing everything he can to throw the game.

1 comment:

CenterPuke88 said...

I think his point was to get those voters feeling it wasn't racist to support him. Look at his dog whistle, "law-abiding African American citizens", i haven't seen the term "law-abiding white citizens ever tossed around out side of Stormfront and such. What those supporters in the audience heard was "shot those thugs".