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Friday, January 12, 2018


I had intended to dance around the whole "Trump shithole" kerfuffle but I simply can't.

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.


Jon Harwood said...

The prez. seems to think like a TV star. That is, he panders to his fans and appears to think this can sustain him and his Republican majority through the November elections. The current surveys indicate a possible Republican disaster ensuing from this belief. We'll see in November. As ole Abe said, "You can't fool all of the people all of the time".

Certain alarmed psychiatrists seem to think the Trumpeter is unraveling under pressure and state that the signs are visible. Will this translate into election results -- stay tuned.

Anonymous said...

Whoever voted for SHITHOLE DONNY COMB-OVER can only blame themselves. Not even the Russian influence on the election was enough excuse for voting for a friggin foul mouthed moron like Trump. Popular vote or not, he got elected. Greed, racism and a little bit of paranoia, was the reason he got the votes. Only an idiot would say he [she] did not see this coming. It is really obvious that the GOP agenda is to put the poor in their working place and break the middle class. Trump is just the ringmaster of this clown show.

Blue Heron said...

I love it when you folks get pissy.

Anonymous said...

do not know who wrote this but I do know who it is aimed for....

Know this: that there is no redemption. That there will be no affection, no consideration, no forgiveness, no chance of repair for you. That your name will not even be spit as the vile poison it is. It will cease to exist. It will blow away like so much dirty white sand. A yoke of shame of your own design hangs around your withered, flaccid neck, to bestow upon you--permanently--the lowest status, of the worst ever. This you have won with the utmost completion. This is your accomplishment alone, and no one shall take it from you. There will be no escape from this. Each abomination from your pasty, sickly mouth makes us stronger. Each unforgivable travesty fuels our resistance. Each foul lie makes our truth burn brighter. You and everyone around you are desperate and drowning in your own filth. You will not survive. And you will know, in every cell of your bloated, impotent shell of a body, as your last fetid breath fades from your wasted life, that you will be remembered only for this: your complete and utter failure as a human being.

"I will not allow my life's light to be determined by the darkness around me...I am the seed of the free, and I know it...Truth is powerful and it prevails."

Kerr A. Lott said...

Trump should worry about our own shit holes. Like Louisiana for instance, the number one incarcerator of state citizens, in the most prison-happy country on earth, the good old USA.

And Jeff Sessions wants to put even more bad guys in jail for longer times.

He wants more and longer mandatory sentences for pot smokers like me. Because we are not good people.

Robert Simms said...

Just to play devil's advocate..... "43% of immigrants from (shithole) African countries have a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 33% of the overall American population". What % of the overall African population (not just those emigrating) have bachelor’s degree or higher? That number would be a better indication of whether the countries were shitholes or shinolaholes.

Blue Heron said...

It is a good question but not necessarily one that can give a defining answer to final shithole status. I can tell you from personal, unscientific experience, during my travel to Africa most of the people I met were more articulate and spoke better english than we do here in America. My journeys were limited to Kenya and Tanzania but I was tremendously impressed.