June 1, 2016 at 11:38 am #20264VitalogyParticipant
Today it’s North Korea.
And them in with the KKK and Putin as big fans.June 1, 2016 at 12:03 pm #20267AmusParticipant
Birds of a feather…June 1, 2016 at 7:21 pm #20270proud2baconservativeSpectator
What does is say about Barak Obama if Charles Manson says he loves him?
Anyone who would use that to criticize the president would be committing the same error the OP made.June 1, 2016 at 7:34 pm #20271VitalogyParticipant
But, we don’t see the KKK, Putin, or North Korea supporting Obama or Clinton. They all support Trump, and for different reasons.
We all know why the KKK supports him as they both share the same dislike of non-whites and non-males. Putin and NK are hoping Trump gets elected because they actually believe him to be the weaker choice of the two.June 1, 2016 at 10:42 pm #20276Alfredo_TParticipant
The North Korean government likes Trump because he would pull troops out of South Korea. This would increase North Korea’s chances of being able to take over South Korea [note how they refer to this euphemistically as a reunification of the Korean peninsula].June 1, 2016 at 11:59 pm #20277Andy BrownParticipant
Non sequitur F&B. Today’s Trump U. revelations will erode his support. The Trump U. documents give Democrats fodder to frame Trump the way they did Mitt Romney in 2012 — as someone who’s part of a “rigged” system and took advantage of average people.
The difference between Hillary’s problems and Trump’s is that the courts have already decided Trump U. was fraudulent.June 2, 2016 at 2:45 pm #20281LurkingGrendelParticipant
Attempting to answer willfully ignorant zealots, whom in turn never bother to address anything directed posed at them, is generally a waste of time. Having said that:
There’s (of course) a significant distinction, that Pope Bacon is with willful intent attempting to distort, between the opinions of random indiduals as opposed to the active endorsement by entire organizations.
There’s a host of hate based, racist, and other nativist organizations that have thrown their support behind Donald J Trump. The White Power people love them some Donald. Clearly, like has called to like. That’s not a fallacy, that’s a fact.
Not all Republicans are racist, but all racists are Republicans pretty neatly and accurately sums up that state of affairs.
If you’re troubled by racism or bigotry perhaps you’re supporting the wrong kind of person. If you’re not, well, I guess that pretty much says it all, doesn’t it?
In either event, you’re fooling no one.
And neatly tying that sentiment into Andy’s note, Donald Trump continues to attack the “Mexican” judge who is “very bad” and is trying the Trump University fraud case. Of course, the judge is a native born American of Hispanic heritage with impeccable credentials and the facts of the case clearly outline Trump’s “university” was a giant money making scam designed to separate the credulous from their ducats. Newsflash to Pop Bacon & The Dork, (which should be the name of a sitcom on TBS this Fall) that kind of rhetoric is by definition racist and bigoted.
Trump is an utter cretin. If you had an ounce of intellectual honesty you’d readily admit as much.June 2, 2016 at 10:29 pm #20299skepticalParticipantJune 3, 2016 at 10:44 am #20312LurkingGrendelParticipant
He came back from Mars to tell it like it is. Respect.June 3, 2016 at 12:41 pm #20316AmusParticipant
Here are some lesser known Trump endorsements that should give one pause;
Dugin himself wants his homeland to annex territories that once belonged to the Russian Empire. You could say he wants to “make Russia great again.” But that’s just the first stage of his megalomaniacal dream. According to Max Fisher of Vox, Dugin believes that “Russia should lead a grand Eurasian empire based on ultra-Orthodox Christianity and conservative communitarian values. This empire must defend against, and will necessarily come into conflict with, decadent Western civilization.”
As leader of the British National Party from 1999-2014, Griffin fought to make the BNP electable by distancing it from its racist roots. That was a tall order. Less than a decade earlier, the European Parliament accused BNP of being a British Nazi party. Rather than back down, then Deputy Director Richard Edmonds said, “We are 100 percent racist, yes.” He also praised Nazi stormtroopers as, “fine , brave men who fought the whole world for five years.”
By convincing skinheads to wear suits and run for office instead of rioting, Griffin had success courting voters who were disillusioned with Labour and the Tories. But in 2014 he was kicked out after being accused of bringing the party into disrepute (among other things).
The leader of the Dutch ultra-rightwing Party for Freedom has advocated for banning the Quran from the Netherlands, halting immigration from Muslim nations and paying Muslim immigrants to go, “back where they came from.” Yet he doesn’t like being called racist.
“I have a problem with Islamic tradition, culture, ideology. Not with Muslim people,” he told The Guardian in 2008. “Islam is not a religion, it’s an ideology – the ideology of a retarded culture…I don’t create hate. I want to be honest. I don’t hate people. I don’t hate Muslims. I hate their book and their ideology.”
Last February, Trump fell for a trap set by Ashley Feinberg of Gawker, who created a “Fascist bot” account on Twitter that tweeted Benito Mussolini quotes to Trump’s account. Her hypothesis was that Trump was so self-centered that he would retweet anything that sounded like praise – regardless of the source. John Cook – Gawker Media Executive Director – thought that the ploy was too obvious to work considering the bot was named @ilduce2016.
Here’s editor Alex Pareene’s explanation of the prank:
Last year, we set a trap for Trump. We came up with the idea for that Mussolini bot under the assumption that Trump would retweet just about anything, no matter how dubious or vile the source, as long as it sounded like praise for himself. (It helps that that a number of Mussolini’s quotes sound plausibly like lines from Trump’s myriad books.) The account, @ilduce2016, was created by Gawker senior writer Ashley Feinberg and Gawker Media Editorial Labs director Adam Pash. It has tweeted solely at Donald Trump, multiple times a day, since December 2015.
Our Fascist bot was anything but subtle. It was, after all, directly named after Mussolini.
The New York Times today swiftly recognized that it was a parody account. At the time of the account’s creation, Gawker Media Executive Editor John Cook expressed some concern that the joke behind the account was far too obvious, and wouldn’t trick anyone but a complete idiot.
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