Funny, I don't recall Obama quoting or retweeting racist rants from black supremacists like Trump did with white supremacists during the 2016 campaign, or whipping up his base with unrestricted open borders the same way Trump proclaimed the border is shut down and essentially ran on the mantra that he would build a wall and make Mexico pay for it.
If Obama held black supremacist views, which I doubt, he was smart enough to hide them. That was Obama's strength. He was smart, articulate and diplomatic. It fooled a lot of people.
The problem we have nowadays isn't due to Obama per-se. It's a broader so called progressive or liberal machine that really does whip up its base with unrestricted borders - a ghastly idea - and seems to peddle this message that we were all one big happy multicultural cornucopia - even under Republican presidents who until recently were despised on the so called left - until orange Hitler came along and started Hitlering. This "Trump is a Nazi" meme is no more true than the tea baggers screaming about Obama's alleged fascism. Not only is it not true, it's deeply offensive, IMO. It trivializes the unparalleled evil that went on in eastern Europe in the early 40s. I don't say this because I carry a torch for Trump. Not at all. He's been a typical trickle down conservative. The beneficiaries of his rule have not been the idiots who proudly display their MAGA hats and respond "4-d chess" to every gaffe and inconsistency, which have been too numerous to even bother trying to keep track of. Unemployed Appalachian coal miners and heartland steel workers weren't in much position to benefit from share buybacks, let's just put it that way.
But Trump is no Hitler, and while I don't condone what's gone on at the Mexican border on more than one instance, neither do I favor simply allowing illegal immigration, since it's the Donald Trumps of the world who primarily benefit from that too. You know, cheap undocumented labor and all, which is what this is really all about, after all. But the grandstanding going on in the "resistance" that seems to like to ignore the fact that both democrats and pre-Trump Republicans weren't exactly welcoming illegals and refugees with rounding renditions of Kumbaya either. Hillary acknowledges having voted in favor of a wa .. I mean a "barrier" back in W's presidency. She and Obama certainly voted for it back in '06. Obama deported no small number of inadmissables, a fact you don't seem to hear all of that often, and a fact that gets you called a Nazi, a racist and an Islamophobe if you bring it up because America's first black president. So it doesn't count when he does it. Power plus prejudice and all that. And perhaps he was justified in doing so. If Trump's right about anything, it's that you should come legally.
The accusation that Trump targeted white sumpremacists always cracks me up. Like those people were ever gonna vote Democrat anyway.
If any of those folks vote they vote Republican. If he “targeted” them by pointing out that illegal immigration is illegal that’s even funnier.
Those buffoons were never shy about expressing their support for Trump, mind you. I don't know what they thought they were going to get out of him. Some ridiculous, untenable and mean spirited idea of an exclusively white homeland in the US? Do those morons have any idea of the logistics involved in something like that?
Believe me, I saw first hand the hopes that a lot of your "Cult of Kek" types had of Trump. I just shook my head. To think he gives a rat's ass about any of them is to live in utter and complete denial of reality. But they are white nationalists, so ... yeah. Utter and complete denial of reality is their specialty.
Are you guys looking forward to Christmas as much as I am?
Hope all of you and you and your families are doing well.
Kind of you to say, Tex, and I hope you and your family are doing well also. Am I looking forward to Christmas? Not really. Not a good time of year for me. Thanks for asking, though.