Sunday, February 28, 2016

Douthat's Nonsense: From Obama to Trump

Sure, blame the victim, and accuse Obama for the rise of a racist, xenophobic right-wing populace. Hard to see how he actually created this problem. It is like saying gays and lesbians caused hate crimes. Trump's followers are 'loser-fascists' in ideology, and although the extremism of Trump's followers is a reaction to Obama's race and calm, Obama did not cause their extremism. In fact, the Republicans themselves do that. The Republican are to blame for the ongoing economic crisis impacting much of our country, and that, along with their own racist, hostile rhetoric, drives Trump's followers.
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