Trump says Obama was born in America. His followers don’t care.

What’s the latest in political Bizarro world?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday acknowledged for the first time that President Obama was born in the United States, ending his long history of stoking unfounded doubts about the nation’s first African-American president but also seeking to falsely blame Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for starting the rumors.

“Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it. I finished it, you know what I mean,” Trump said at his newly opened luxury hotel in Washington on Friday morning. “President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period.”

This is not the first time that Trump has accused Clinton of first raising questions about Obama’s birthplace, an assertion that has been repeatedly disproved by fact-checkers who found no evidence that Clinton or her campaign questioned Obama’s birth certificate or his citizenship.

So that’s it, right? Everybody’s favorite huckster has finally admitted that he’s been pulling off a con for the past few years about where the president was born, and that he’s fully aware that he’s been lying to the suckers who follow him. And being rational people, the folks he lied to are now going to shun him like the skunk in a perfume factory he’s always been, because that’s what people with brains do, right?

A reality check from the Rude Pundit:

 “You keep thinking that if you can show that Trump is lying, that they’ll abandon him. That’s not gonna happen. They don’t give a fuck if Trump’s lying or not. They just don’t care. In fact, they’ll believe Trump and say that CNN is lying because it’s just the liberal media. Trump voters don’t give a shit about truth. They don’t give a shit about facts. All they care about is that they hate Obama, they hate Hillary, and they want to elect someone who isn’t either of them.”

 

We talked before Trump held his fake-out press thing where he used campaign funds to advertise his newest hotel in Washington, D.C., got some old white racist soldiers to tell everyone how amazing he is, and said, briefly, that Hillary Clinton started the questioning of President Obama’s place of birth during the 2008 election campaign, that he “finished it” when President Obama’s birth certificate was released, and that President Obama was born in the United States. The reaction of reporters and correspondents across the board was one of a concerted “What the fuck was that?” On CNN, a stunned John King and Jake Tapper responded like they had been grundle-punched from behind, flatly declaring that Trump was lying. Tapper, in particular, said that he had covered the Clinton campaign in 2008 and knew for a fact that Trump was wrong about Clinton. …

 

Right now, Trump is the pinnacle of that willful ignorance masking a white supremacist, ultra-capitalistic agenda. But take a warning from someone who has watched this since the 1980s: it can always get worse. We thought Reagan was as bad and stupid as a president could get. Then we got Bush, Jr. And we thought that that was the lowest we could go. And now Trump is polling even with Clinton. But if Trump loses, the lesson will not be that a shitheel billionaire slumming it with the proles was a fucking racist asshole whose politics should be tossed in the slime pit from which they were belched. No, it will get worse. The next faux populist maybe won’t have Trump’s baggage.

Oh, great. No matter what happens, it’s going to get worse.

Let’s keep it real on the billionaire buffoon

Most sane people have been trying to figure out how and incompetent huckster was able to kick the ass of the establishment candidates of the Republican Party. Some Washington campaign and media insiders were on the Keepin’ It 1600 podcast to explain the frustration of being a reporter working at networks that rely on commentary from pundits as opposed to actual reality.

The early part is fun, but the real meat begins at the 39:22 mark.

The bottom line, of course, is ratings, and being a beltway insider.

(By the way, the walking advertisement for the Hair Club for Men benefits from being absurd, which led to spectacular TV ratings. Is that really a qualification for the next leader of the free world? And there’s an interesting observation on the aftermath of the horny Jabba the Hutt at Fox News. “Super slutted up” is a description of working at Fox.)

Decoded: Racist stereotypes that used to be the opposite

Let’s just say that somehow the racists still find a way to apply all of these stereotypes to African-Americans. Which can in itself be a loaded term, because Africa is a big continent, and it consists of black and white people.

Like how many of you refer to this person an African-American?

Yes, Charlize Theron is African American. She became an American citizen in 2007. She was born in South Africa, and when she won the Oscar for the 2003 movie “Monster,” it was considered an honor for the nation. Nelson Mandela said so, so it must be true.

Now if we ever become a land that elects a caramel clown for president, and people just like these two weren’t world famous but still had high moral character, which one do you think the alt-White/alt-Right folks would let in while claiming the other was a terrorist sympathizer?

That was a roundabout way of saying that the stereotypes in the first video aren’t applied to African Americans, they’re applied to blacks. And since all of these once ethnic stereotypes have been turned on their ear, repurposed into racial stereotypes, let’s deal with the fact that race, from a scientific standpoint, isn’t real:

And now that we’ve done our dissertation on skin color, let’s get to the issue that is guaranteed to further fuel the Trumpster fire that’s making America hate again.

Are Hispanics/Latinos white?

Well, yeah, there are whites who are of Latino heritage (I’m old. It’s going to take a while for me to reach Latinx).

One immediately comes to mind, and he’s a hero to the alt-racist crowd:

George Zimmerman says he acted in self-defence

That’s George Zimmerman. He’s the pseudo-Neighborhood Watch fascist who got away with murdering Trayvon Martin, a black kid headed to his father’s house, in 2012. Zimmerman was born in America (Virginia to be exact). His father is American and his mother came from Peru. But he was white until someone down in Florida decided to make him Latino so people would stop saying the murder was racist.

Which is was. And still is.

If you’re driving slowly, get out of the left lane

Yes, yes, yes! I cannot agree with this more!

I lived in Europe for seven years, and the first thing I noticed when I got back to America — besides the outrageous enormity of American vehicles — was that slow people wouldn’t get out of the damn passing lane. It is absolutely inexcusable.

And, NO!!! Just because the speed limit is 55 doesn’t mean you can drive in the left lane and delay the rest of the world because you’re driving 55, and you’re legal and screw the 100 cars behind you filled with people who ACTUALLY HAVE PLACES TO GO!!!

Yes. I speed. And when I’m caught, I just take the ticket because I know I speed. And if I wasn’t speeding, I’ll take the ticket anyway, because I know I was speeding somewhere along the way.

But those of you who block traffic by driving the limit aren’t cops and aren’t doing the world a favor. You’re disasters waiting to happen. That’s the reason there are so many people in graves with headstones marked, “I was driving the limit.”

That reference to the Autobahn in Germany: absolutely true. I’ve taken the Autobahn on many trips between Belgium and Germany, and when I hit the German border, I absolutely gunned it. Great roads, perfect driving conditions.

I remember numerous times going 110 miles per hour (Yes, mph, not kph, even though the speedometers in Europe are in kilometers), or more in my little Volkswagen Polo, and I had to move out of the fast lane, BECAUSE SOMEONE BEHIND ME IN A MERCEDES WAS DOING 130!!! And it was perfectly normal, and traffic flowed fine. Because people understand what a passing lane is in Europe.

You do 110 or 130 in America, you’re going to die …

… BECAUSE SOME IDIOT IS DRIVING 55 IN THE FAST LANE.

You really can’t imagine how annoyed I get when I’m on the road. Especially when there’s a car in the fast lane doing 55, while the cars in the slow lane are doing 54. If you’re in the passing lane, PASS FOR CHRIST’S SAKE!!! The longer you linger, the greater the possibility you’re going to cause a 50 car pileup.

And this is why, since I’ve been back in America, I avoid driving whenever possible.

Trump supporters in action: These are bad people

I can’t criticize enough the skid mark in an IBS sufferers underwear who’s also the Republican nominee for president, but let’s take a look at his supporters;

Like this guy:

Daniel Rowe was apparently enraged at the sight of a black man and a white woman kissing on the streets of Olympia, Wash., Tuesday night. But police say he hid his violent intent behind a stony face until he was close enough to strike. …

Rowe, 32, walked up to the couple and, without warning, yelled a racial slur and lunged with his knife, police say. The blade grazed the woman and went into the man’s hip, according to a news release from Olympia police.

No one involved had life-threatening injuries, but police said Rowe’s behavior grew stranger as officers tried to wrestle him into the back of a patrol car.

“He tells them, ‘Yeah, I stabbed them. I’m a white supremacist,’” Lower said. “He begins talking about Donald Trump rallies and attacking people at the Black Lives Matter protest.”

And officers were scratching their heads at Rowe’s comments about fighting Black Lives Matter during a Donald Trump rally. Neither had events planned in Washington this week.

An aberration, some Trump supporters would say? OK, then what about this:

A Massachusetts convoy of Trump supporters drove from Wrentham to Foxboro in their trucks, RVs and SUVs on July 31 and were caught on tape spewing racist epithets and calls for anti-black violence.

“Lynch the ni**ers by their d*cks!” said one driver, according to Winning Democrats, which highlighted a YouTube video of what the “Make America Great Again” convoy talked about on its CB channel when they thought no one was listening.

“Burn every single ni**er!” said another driver.

“All I know is we got plenty of trees to hang ni**ers from,” said another.

The convoy drove five miles from one township to another with their U.S. and Confederate flags waving.

Another aberration? Maybe you didn’t see this:

Donald Trump has a new obsession: comparing Hillary Clinton to Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany. During a Monday speech, Trump denounced the “massive immigration” to Germany under Merkel, for which he blames crime rising “to levels that no one thought would they would ever see.” He followed up this speech with press releases and a hashtag aimed at equating Clinton and Merkel. …

To white nationalist communities that fervently support Trump, Merkel has been a popular villain. Sites like the Daily Stormer, the White Genocide Project, American Renaissance, and The White Resister have posted constantly about her since the Syrian refugee crisis began escalating earlier this year. They have accused her of making a “deliberate attempt to turn Germany from a majority White country into a minority White country.” They have called her a “crazy childless bitch,” an “anti-White traitor,” and “a patron saint of terrorists.” They have asked, in articles about Merkel, “Why would you allow a woman to run a country, unless you were doing it as a joke?” …

It’s yet another example of how Trump is mainstreaming white supremacist sentiment. But by making two women the center of an attack, he is also highlighting the way that antifeminism and white supremacy are tied into each other, since people in alt-right, white supremacist circles like to blame feminism for what they see as the “decline” of the white race.

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If you haven’t noticed it already, some people are pointing out that these instances are just examples of Trumpism. That’s a lie. This is the base of the Republican Party. And when the  human urinal cake gets his ass kicked by a girl in November, when you hear the talk about the repudiation of Trumpism, replace that made up word with what it really is: core Republican belief.

And don’t think the losers have integrity and would never do anything like that. It happened when Barack Obama was elected president, and instead of pointing out that people saying “I want my country back” were Republicans, they were deceptively called “Tea Party Patriots.” Don’t believe me? Click here.

The ultimate GOP rewrite of history

I can’t believe the words coming out of Rudy Giuliani’s mouth:

What the hell did he just say? In the eight years “before Obama came along, we didn’t have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack in the United States.” Am  I dreaming? Was he not the fucking mayor of New York City on Sept. 11, 2001?

This is Republican rhetoric at its purest form. The country today is a bleak hellscape because nothing bad happened until  Barack Obama became president.

Let’s go through the list of Republican “truths”:

  1. The economy was in great shape before Obama took office:

2. The stock market was running on all cylinders until Obama was elected:

3. The auto industry was booming and its jobs were secure until  Barack Obama screwed it up:

4. There were no natural disasters before Obama took office:

5. Obama doesn’t deserve any credit for capturing Osama bin Laden:

6. And now, there were no terrorist attacks on American soil before the Kenyan usurper with the fake birth certificate moved into the White House:

What the hell is wrong with Giuliani? What the hell is wrong with people in the GOP base who believe all these lies? Do they really think you can erase history just by saying the things that happened didn’t happen?

Obviously, they do.

And that’s why Republicans selected a habitually lying. moldy, worm-infested tangerine for their presidential candidate, and why deep in their reptilian brains they thrive on campaign rhetoric that reinforces their view that the Democratic opponent is a crooked, lying bitch.

Whatever happened to the truth?

Trump supporters, uncensored

As the Republican candidate for president and Yosemite Sam’s anger management therapist says: “I am your voice.”

And this is their voice. If the New York Times is putting something like this up of its site uncensored, you know things are bad. (Click on the photo)

Meanwhile, Trump supporters in Maine this week booed people holding up copies of the Constitution.

Welcome to life with Republicans.