I am used to all sorts of idiocy emanating from politicians as they pander to their political base. It is expected in politics as elections begin to heat up. As with everything there are the normal well-centered politicians and the extreme ideological extremists that pander to the worst in all of us. Donald Trump has outdone even the worst xenophobics anywhere.
In US national and sometimes local politics, immigrants play a central role in the political rhetoric. This is because they are unlikely to vote and thus they are easy fodder for the politicos to use in furthering their political rhetoric. The political candidates figure that as nonvoters, the immigrants cannot hurt the politician’s quest for voters no matter how extreme the views the politician espouses. As a matter of fact, immigrants are easy targets because they can be demonized by both the right and the left. They are the source of danger for the right and a source of economic strife for the left. As such, they are the perfect vehicle for the politician’s rhetoric.
Therefore it really didn’t surprise me when Donald Trump attacked Mexicans in his scheme to get elected president of the United States. The Mexican immigrants that are legally able to vote unfortunately do not and thus the Mexican immigrant voice is silent in national politics.
Though it should come as no surprise to me, I was surprised that Donald Trump went after a core and active voting constituency, US military families and veterans. You do not have to be a political expert to understand that to be elected at the national stage, you must follow certain basic rules; you do not attack religious points of view, unless it is radical Muslims, and you do not attack the patriotism and heroism of US military veterans.
No matter your political view, you all should agree that Donald Trump’s questioning of John McCain’s heroism is not only repugnant but it also clearly shows that Donald Trump should never be elected to any political office in the United States. His words are not only disgusting but should also be condemned by everyone that has any decency in themselves.
When Trump went after Mexican immigrants I was gratified to see many businesses and individuals distance themselves from Trump. Many of them cut off business relationships hurting him where it hurts him the most, in his wallet.
Now that Donald Trump has betrayed his complete and utter disregard for basic human decency I am hopeful that everyone immediately suspends all business dealings with him as quickly as feasibly possible. Although I do not believe that a fifth bankruptcy is sufficient to teach him decency I know that it will at least silence him this political cycle and maybe the next few ones.
Donald Trump has no place in the presidential race. Those that support him politically also betray their own stupidity.
Most important though is that Donald Trump is a coward of the worst kind when he avoids military service and yet feels it necessary to attack the integrity of John McCain for heroism while fighting for his country.
Donald Trump is repugnant to anyone with any decency.