Trump’s racist comments and the silence of his lambs

No doubt you’ve heard by now about Trump’s weekend Twitter rant targeting four freshman Democrats: Reps. Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar. Using words that imply the very definition of a racist comment, Trump told the four women to go back to the countries they came from, despite all be Omar being born in America.

Let me say right up front, I’m not defending the policies or behavior of representatives who enjoy the support of radical far-left groups such as the Democratic Socialists of America. But as duly-elected members of Congress, they have every right to suggest ways to run the government, a right Trump also enjoys as president.

A line was clearly crossed when the egomaniacal Narcissist-in-Chief made the abhorrent suggestion these AMERICANS leave the country and return to their “homelands” before exercising their constitutional rights and responsibilities.

Equally abhorrent is the reaction or lack thereof by the crowd occupying the vacillating middle of the political spectrum. These “Sometimes Trump” cowards have been silent about Trump’s comments, or worse, they have justified his behavior as measured by their Good Trump/Bad Trump barometer.

Of course, it’s not all that surprising to see members of the GOP cower to Trump after selling their souls to him in the name of political preservation and kicking conservatives out of the party.

It’s not all that surprising when certain members of the pro-Trump echo chamber at BlazeTV show less concern over Trump’s racist comments than they do about how those comments will help the Democrats in 2020.

Unfortunately, it’s also not all that surprising when the Fellowship of the Pharisees, some of whom have defended Trump’s racism in the past, remain silent as they continue destroying faith and demolishing America.

One of the greatest fears conservatives had about Trump in 2016 was how he would destroy conservatism and rebrand it in his nationalist/populist image with the help of Republican cowards. Unfortunately, this latest incident only confirms those fears.

In a speech given at the 1981 NAACP convention, President Ronald Reagan addressed racism with these words:

“To those individuals who persist in such hateful behavior … I would say to them, ‘You are the ones who are out of step with our society. You are the ones who willfully violate the meaning of the dream that is America.”

It’s sad to the see the damage Trump has done to the Office of the President, isn’t it? Sadder still is how his lambs remain silent when they could do something to stop it.



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