Alas, I was wrong. Again.
A few days ago, Presidential candidate Donald Trump made the outlandish, at least I thought it was outlandish, statement that America should stop allowing Muslims to enter this country, whether they are already citizens or not.
I had thought that finally this self-aggrandizing ass-clown had finally put his foot so far down his own throat that Republican voters would wake up and see this fool for what he is. Nope. As I toured the web in the days after, I saw one respected blog or writer after another saying that Trump was spot on. I could not believe my eyes.
The normally common-sensed Michelle Malkin was totally cool with the idea of profiling anyone wanting to enter this country via a religious test or simply based on where they were coming from. An unusual stance from someone of Filipino origins who has for years documented the ethnic slurs she has endured from liberals. Plenty of Muslims in the Philipines last I heard. I wonder how Michelle would feel if she traveled abroad and found out she could not return simply because of how ethnic she looks.
There have been a few writers and pundits of note pushing back against Trump and his ridiculous stances on . . . pretty much everything. Charles C. Cooke over at the National Review has consistently showed Trump for who and what he is. His recent column is wonderful and I recommend it highly. One quote says it much better than I could hope to:
Whatever else he might be, the idea of Trump as a paladin of civil liberties should make one howl with terrible laughter. Since he announced his candidacy, Trump has threatened to ignore those who are carping about free speech and shut down parts of the Internet; he has promised to summarily deport those who are suspected of being illegal immigrants, without due process of law; he has endorsed extensive campaign-finance regulations that fly directly in the face of the First Amendment; he has vowed to restrict the Second Amendment rights of those on the terror watch list, again without due process; he has praised Franklin Roosevelt’s internment of American citizens, suggested that natural-born Americans can be deported against their will, and proposed that American Muslims be barred from reentering the country; he has described as "wonderful" a Supreme Court ruling that obliterated the "public use" limitations on the invocation of eminent domain; and he has refused to rule out registering Americans on the basis of their faith. Worse still, he has responded to the criticism that these positions have generated by channeling his inner Nancy Pelosi: "Are you serious?"
And for those ardent Trump supporters, shoving your fist in the air and yelling "F*ck yeah!" at every inanity utter by this vulgar cretin, let me try this on you -- so you're okay with the creation of a militarized entity to go around this country, kicking in doors and dragging suspected illegal immigrants out of their homes, packing them in buses, trucks whatever, and then driving them to the US/Mexico border and marching them across at the point of a rifle? Yes? This is what Trump is proposing. He has said this again and again.
So if Hillary or Bernie or Fauxchahontas gets in, you'd be okay with the following -- the creation of a militarized force going house to house throughout the country, kicking down doors, and searching the home for legally purchased firearms that the [fill in the blank] administration has decreed by executive order would now be illegal and confiscating them. 'Cause it's sauce for the goose, bro. If you're going to be all in for one party's fascist policies, don't go cryin' when the other party uses them.
We, as conservatives, have fought hard over the last seven years, to get our representatives in Washington to remember we have a Constitution in this country. We expect our government to follow that document. And we've been pushing the flaccid spineless members of the party out the door to get some true conservatives in the House and Senate. And now you want this f*cking bozo to run for President?!
Trump would never win a general election. We're supposed to be electing a champion for our beliefs, but also someone who can win over the undecided and centrist/right leaning Democrat voters. Trump is alienating everyone but the 30% of the poll voters who've got their heads up their asses about the big picture.
And plenty of bloggers are giving up already too. Stacy McCain, who I generally like, did a post the other day and basically threw in the towel for 2016:
Honestly, I’ve got a Zen-like serenity about the Trump phenomenon. The prospect of Trump going thermonuclear and running as an independent is the worst-case scenario, and so what?
Not my problem.
Yeah. Not your problem, Stacy. I'll remind you of that when Hillary's President and the country's going to socialist hell in a handbasket. We went through this stupidity in 2008 when bloggers like the execrable Allahpundit were saying an Obama presidency would be better than a Huckabee presidency. As I've said for 7 years now -- how's that Obama presidency going for ya dumbass? And now these guys are doing it again.
Like four years ago . . . we had such a moment that was ripe for serious discussion of policy and a new direction for the country, and we got the clown car circular firing squad of Republican candidates that allowed the worst President in the last century to get re-elected. Now with the door wide open, we get f*cking Donald Trump and his reality show campaign f*cking up everything.
I've got no idea what I'm going to do if this dolt gets the nod as our candidate. I cannot bring myself to vote for anyone this fake or dangerous and voting for whoever the Dems put up there isn't going to happen.
I'm lost. Truly.