Monday, June 20, 2016

Very Loud Foghorns

The most disturbing aspect of Donald Trump's overtly racist campaign is just that: changing the boundaries of what is "acceptable" racism in America. SPending quite a bit of time screaming about the evils of "political correctness", we now have Trump wallowing directly in the mud in order to connect to the GOP lizard brain that wants those people punished. His latest proposal? America's cops need to be going after Muslims and others with more racial profiling.

Republican Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States should consider more racial profiling in law enforcement, after urging harsher policies following last week's mass shooting in Orlando.

"I think profiling is something that we're going to have to start thinking about as a country," Trump said when asked on CBS whether he supported more profiling of Muslims in America.

"You look at Israel and you look at others, and they do it and they do it successfully. And you know, I hate the concept of profiling, but we have to start using common sense," he added

Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, has drawn criticism from many in his party for his comments on American Muslims after the Orlando attack, in which a U.S. born Muslim man killed 49 people at a gay nightclub.

Trump also reiterated his support for more scrutiny of mosques, saying that could resemble a controversial New York City surveillance program that has been shut down.

"If you go to France right now, they're doing it in France. In fact, in some instances they're closing down mosques."

I mean the guy's already said he wants to round up and deport Muslims and Latinos, so why not start with racial profiling?  That's what counts as moderation for the guy, his move towards the general election is just constant police harassment of Muslims and shutting down mosques rather than deportation. See? Kinder, gentler racism already!

What a winning strategy.

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