Monday, August 24, 2015

Will Trump Rebrand GOP As a White Nationalist Party?

I swear that I try to find other things to write about other than the latest batshitery of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, but "The Donald" is making that effort difficult!  And even when Trump isn't spewing the batshitery himself, other GOP nominee want to be types are adding to the craziness: e.g., Jeb "Jebbie" Bush today when defending his "anchor baby" remark managed to insult Asian immigrants even as he sought to defuse his anti-Hispanic faux pas:
Bush said: "What I was talking about was the specific case of fraud being committed where there's organized efforts, and frankly, it's more related to Asian people coming into our country and having children in that organized effort."
These guys are truly the gang that can't shoot straight.  Talking Points Memo looks at what Trump is doing to the GOP:

1 comment:

Stephen said...

Better hair?

As you have consistently argued, this is not rebranding but making more explicit the white nationalist appeal of the Republican Party going back to Nixon's Southern strategy. Trump seems to me less misogynist than some of the other candidate clowns. And his "foreign policy" is not any farther from "reality-based" than W's or Reagan's IMO.