Friday, January 12, 2018
Every week we Americans ask ourselves if the national bar can be possibly dropped any lower and every week we get some delicious new surprise like this and plummet even farther into the abyss.
What I found most interesting was the initial feedback from the talking heads that the President's derogatory comments regarding Haiti and Africa would only help him with his base. Ann Coulter sounded very aroused, thought he was trying to woo her back to the fold.
Interestingly, African immigrants are better educated than Americans. Over 40% have bachelor's degrees. The number of Americans with bachelor's degrees is closer to 30%. Republican strategist and consultant Frank Luntz tweeted: “43% of immigrants from (shithole) African countries have a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 33% of the overall American population. Nigerian-Americans, for instance, have a median household income well above the American average.”
I got on The Hill, Townhall, National Review, all my normal go to's for taking the conservative pulse, and after reading the comments sections, I believe that the prognosticators were absolutely correct. A sampling:
These of course are the tamer comments, many of them were so obscene and racist that they are unprintable. But you get the idea. The base eats this stuff up like sloppy joes served at a cross burning. The GOP is quickly becoming the party of racism and hate. He is loving the way this resonates with the base. Look for him to double down on the nasty invective when he sees the big spike in his ratings.