UPDATE: Here in Virginia, Trump's batshit crazy Virginia Chairman, Corey Stewart of Prince William County - where the water definitely seems to be contaminated with mind altering agents - joined those seeking to cast blame on blacks and Democrats who believe in equal rights and treatment under the law. The Virginian Pilot reports on Trumps disavowal of Stewart's lunatic statements:
Donald Trump's campaign disavowed Facebook comments from its Virginia chairman, Corey Stewart, in which he said politicians, including presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, encourage murder of police officers.
Stewart's came in response to the shooting of officers in Dallas during a protest over police killings.
Stewart is a prime example of why sane, non-racists are exiting the Virginia GOP.Stewart, the chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, posted on his Facebook: "Liberal politicians who label police as racists – specifically Hillary Clinton and Virginia Lt. Governor Ralph Northam – are to blame for essentially encouraging the murder of these police officers tonight."
While Donald Trump's statement in the wake of the Dallas shootings last night were sane and reasonable - especially by Trump standards - even if there was perhaps too much emphasis on "restoring law and order." Many of his followers were not so reserved and some are flat out calling for a race war and for citizens to form their own paramilitary units to defend against attacks "our way of life." It goes without saying that LGBT individuals don't rate very well with the "real American" crowd, so the enemies list is far longer than just African-Americans. Mother Jones looks at the fear and hate driven batshitery. Here are excerpts:
The morning after five Dallas police officers were killed and six others were wounded in a shooting spree, Donald Trump posted a message to his Facebook wall calling for the restoration of "law and order." He also cited to the "senseless, tragic" deaths in Baton Rouge and suburban Minneapolis, referring to Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, who were killed by police earlier in the week, without mentioning their names. (This was his first official statement regarding those shootings.) He added, "racial tensions have gotten worse."
Trump's reasonable statement prompted overheated and extreme reactions from his Facebook followers. Some claimed a race war was underway. Others predictably slammed Obama. And some defended Trump's supposed defense of white people. Here's a sampling:
Arming more citizens is the last thing that we need and it is far past time that America emulate what Australia did back in the 1990's: get ALL assault style weapons out of civilian hands.