Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Seth Meyers: Trump's South Carolina win

And here's Seth Meyers. Great, isn't he?


jeff725 said...

Oh great. The GOP can't stop the monster they themselves created and now it could destroy us all.

BTW, any thoughts on Antonin Scalia's death?

WCG said...

Re. Scalia's death, this expresses my thoughts, Jeff.

The Republican response is unprecedented, though not particularly surprising. After all, their actions throughout the past seven years have often been unprecedented.

Part of it is that the GOP has just been getting crazier and crazier and crazier. But, of course, that's the result of their 'Southern strategy' of deliberately wooing white racists.

And Barack Obama is black. It's no coincidence that a party built from deliberately wooing racists has become completely obstructionist, and completely hysterical, since the election of our first black president.

It's hard to imagine that they'd refuse to even consider a Supreme Court nominee - not even in pretense - if Obama had been white. Even the Republican Party wouldn't have gone that far. But Obama isn't white.

This is why a Republican Congressman would yell, "You lie!" in a State of the Union speech. This is how Republican leaders could agree - before the president had even taken office - that they'd do nothing he wanted, no matter what it was. And then stick to that nearly 100%, even during a time of crisis for our country.

This is why 43 percent of Republicans think that Obama is a 'Muslim,' and why 60 million Americans still deny that he was born in America (even as many of them support a white guy who really wasn't born in America).

Whether or not they really do believe those things, those beliefs are the way they consider our president as illegitimate (not the real reason, of course). He's not a real president, you see. And so he doesn't have to be treated like a 'real' president.

As I say, it's not at all surprising. But then, with Donald Trump leading in the Republican primaries for President of the United States, what would be surprising?