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July 29th, 2015

Rich and Stupid Can Co Exist

 Some things literally defy belief. I now turn your attention to the Donald Trump Presidential Campaign. Now wait, please, before you toss this newspaper down or leave you computer screen  to hit the bathroom and take a hurl, understand one thing. There is a silver lining to this story that shines brighter than Donald’s Grecian Formula that stands to make his chances of victory narrower than his squint; his sudden disappearance.

We all know of Trump family racism, as well as racist statements by Donald over the years regarding blacks and of course not excluding President Obama. As sensitive a time as this is for about 60% of American white males, Trump’s already embedded insecurity glitters as bright as his logo on his failing businesses. Make no mistake about it, this is a small petty man scrambling for relevance. On 6/16 what supposed to be one of the most important days of his career should have turned into the most impotent days of his career. This was the day he officially announced his candidacy for President, instead like many white businessmen and officials, the addiction to making racist tirades based solely on opinion can’t be overcome. And out spouted another ugly-American Trumpism:

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems.... They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” To be totally honest with you, without the mention of Mexico, that sounds like excerpts from a letter written by an eyewitness describing the behavior of Christopher Columbus’ crew, you close your eyes and pick the country. On 7/6 he makes a statement that in his mind clarifies this earlier statement:

The Mexican Government is forcing their most unwanted people into the United States. They are, in many cases, criminals, drug dealers, rapists, etc. This was evident just this week when, as an example, a young woman in San Francisco was viciously killed by a 5 time deported Mexican with a long criminal record, who was forced back into the United States because they didn’t want him in Mexico. This is merely one of thousands of similar incidents throughout the United States. In other words, the worst elements in Mexico are being pushed into the United States by the Mexican government. The largest suppliers of heroin, cocaine and other illicit drugs are Mexican cartels that arrange to have Mexican immigrants trying to cross the borders and smuggle in the drugs. The Border Patrol knows this. Likewise, tremendous infectious disease is pouring across the border. The United States has become a dumping ground for Mexico and, in fact, for many other parts of the world. On the other hand, many fabulous people come in from Mexico and our country is better for it. But these people are here legally, and are severely hurt by those coming in illegally.

Fox 29 reports a statement Trump made on Twitter lumping fellow republican candidate Jeb Bush’ wife to the same illegals he complains about, “@RobHeilbron: @realDonaldTrump #JebBush has to like the Mexican Illegals because of his wife. The tweet was later deleted, but not before Bush saw it. His press aide responded by saying, ‘It’s not surprising Donald Trump deleted his offensive tweet. As Governor Bush has said, Trump’s comments on immigrants were wholly inappropriate and not reflective of the Republican Party’s views.’ Trump’s first wife, Ivana, is from Czech Republic. His current wife, Melania, is from Slovenia. Trump says he’s surprised by the backlash over his comments.” Really Donald? Really? Miraculously Trump is still in the race and not lacking in support, to understand this is to understand the changed voter-climate even since Trump flirted with a presidential run back in 2011, his appeal runs dead center between white male-fantasy outpatients living vicariously through him, and reality-television viewers. Yes he’s collecting the blithering idiots.

Republican officials fear backlash amounting to a republican version of a rap-feud, one even called it “fratricide.” It’s what they are not saying that leaves me with warm fuzzy feelings, what they obviously know about the Bushes. You see, it was fine when Trump just took shots at Jeb, that’s his opponent and that’s politics. But common sense should prevent you from going after your opponent’s family, especially the wife and kids… especially a Bush wife. If any family can make someone disappear without a trace, it’s the Bush boys. I wrote a column years ago on the four of them. Indeed he may be living on borrowed time anyway, since Jeb reportedly saw that Tweet his Trumpness may have more than his TV shows cancelled. In the immortal words of TO “getcher popcorn ready.” These are gangsters unparalleled. I’m talking about George H. W. Bush, George W., Jeb, Neil, and Marvin. Too much history, dad CIA during JFK years, surely Trump, a New Yorker, must know of Securacom (later renamed Stratesec), a firm known to have been contracted to the World Trade Center until September 10, 2001. Barry McDaniel, the WTC President and CEO, was quoted stating the contract lasted “up to the day the buildings fell down.” Barbara Bush confirmed this theory in her book also stating 9/11 was the day the contract expired. Of course this is all coincidence. People are talking about the 7/11, escape of Mexico’s biggest drug-lord, Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera and the possibility of his being upset with Donald. But Guzman is the least of Trump’s problems. Common sense escapes him.

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