Friday, September 18, 2015

Donald Trump's core constituency revealed in Q and A. They're birthers.

Courtesy of Little Green Footballs:  

Audience member: We have a problem in this country — it’s called “Muslims.” We know our current President is one. 

Trump: Right. 

Audience member: You know he’s not even an American. Birth certificate, man! 

Trump: We need this question! 

Audience member: But anyway [laughter], we have training camps growing, where they want to kill us. 

Trump: Mm hmm. 

Audience member: That’s my question. When can we get rid of ‘em? 

Trump: We’re gonna be looking at a lot of different things. And you know, a lot of people are saying that, and a lot of people are saying that bad things are happening out there. We’re gonna be looking at that and plenty of other things. 

Holy crap! It looks like Trump is still convinced that Obama is secretly a Muslim who does not have a valid American birth certificate, and is allowing secret Muslim training camps to be built in this country for the purpose of training terrorists to kill Americans.


And his supporters are the same knuckle dragging dipshits who applauded his efforts to "prove" Obama had no valid birth certificate back in 2012.

Of course the Trump camp made a rather pathetic attempt at damage control.
Okay, what?

Second attempt.
Once again, what?

Of course this whole thing is being compared to John McCain's 2008 town hall response to a woman who claimed that Obama was an "Arab."

Yet here we are in 2015 and Donald Trump is at the top of the polls.

That tells you something both interesting and very frightening about today's Republican party.


  1. Anonymous6:20 AM

    Everybody get ready, if PALIN /trump wins 2016 we will be going to war one day after inauguration.

    Trump will be the new Vladimir Putin....

    1. Anonymous6:27 AM

      Lets be clear people we will take Cuba back we will take Mexico back and turn them into TRUMP'S TIMESHARES

    2. Anonymous9:50 AM

      Palin/Trump? you're joking, right? $alin is not running now or ever, and the mouthbreathers that want Chump as pres are not enough to get him elected.

  2. Anonymous6:32 AM

    Some reporter needs to ask Donny ...

    do you still have your investigators in Hawaii looking for Obama's birth certificate?

    1. Someone did ask his spokeswoman who said he'd release the Hawaii information at the appropriate time. She also admitted she had not seen whatever it was he had found.

    2. Anonymous6:47 AM

      Did you miss it? His Iowa co-chair, a loser on "Apprentice" told Larry O'Donnell last night that "he will release the information on his own timetable, not mine. He knows. And he will tell us when the time is right." She's like an acolyte of James Jones. They all are...little robots for Trump (or, like Kim Davis, robots for Christ.)

    3. Anonymous9:05 AM

      Yeah, I couldn't believe it when Trump's spokesperson said, and more than once, that Trump would release the info at the appropriate time. Prez Obama's double term is almost over--when exactly will the appropriate time be, and for what purpose will the info be released?! Too funny.

    4. Anonymous9:40 PM

      Is Trump's spokesman Gryphen? I've heard that same bullshit line before.

  3. Anonymous6:35 AM

    When will the Republican Party say "Enough"?
    We look like fools to the rest of the world.
    I don't know how President Obama has put up with all of this BS for so long. I have nothing but respect for this man!

    1. Anonymous7:16 AM

      The President has class; something that is sorely missing in these ignorant yahoos. Their thinking capacity seems to be stalled on stupid. Yes, It's true that we, outside of the United States, find it astounding just how many folks who call themselves patroits are followers of a colossal joke named Trump.

    2. Anonymous12:45 PM

      FOOLS AND TOOLS. its the republican way. Its been great watching them chasing their tails. Theiy are all stuck on the same soundbites and are afraid to break from the herd. Toooo Funny!!!

  4. Anonymous6:37 AM

    This is the kind of stuff Obama needs to STAY out of. This encourages more racial strife that is already going on with the “Black Lives Matter” crowd and encourages victimhood

    Bristol what does Black Lives Matter has to do with a kid who made a clock?

    Bristol this kid made a clock while you are out there fucking around making babies since your junior year of high school.

    This kid made a clock while your father is out there fucking around in Anchorage

    This kid made a clock while your mother is out there fucking over white America with her SarahPac scams and she's thinking about running for president in 2012, 2016, 2020.....

    1. Bristol Palin has "thoughts" about Planned Parenthood? Carly Fiorina? An ingenious Muslim student in Texas? Black Lives Matters?

      No evidence yet convinces me Bristol 'thinks' about anything but whatever whim she wants sated in the next ten minutes.

  5. Anonymous6:56 AM

    The only Christian I can think of who needs support in this country is the 103-year-old lady who'd attended the same Baptist church for 92 years and yet she was told never to attend it again because she doesn't like their rolling on the floor and speaking in tongues.
    "That's not the Baptist church I was raised in," she said.

    So, Christian v. Christian. And those "Christians" in power didn't have the love in their hearts to allow her to finish out her time in the church she's attended for nearly a century.

    THAT"S RELIGION. What say,ye, Sistah Sarah?

    1. Anonymous9:58 AM

      YOU are exactly right on this!

  6. Anonymous7:12 AM

    The Palins's and their Zombie followers would think nothing of shooting you in the face. In fact, they are hoping Trump will tell them it's ok.

    1. He's already told two drunks it was OK to beat up and piss on a homeless person. If they had had guns, they would have shot him.

  7. Anonymous7:29 AM

    This was the moment Donald Trump finally realized he isn’t going to be president

    1. Excellent reading. Let's add Pitt too.

    2. A great read, by a great (and funny) writer. Here are just his last 2 paragraphs.

      It's going to be a long year. If this is the best crew the Grand Old Party can summon, we have a long way to go. At this point, the GOP campaign for president is the World Wrestling Federation in Gucci shoes, complete with thrown folding chairs and the absolute absence of reality. Wednesday night's marathon two-lane truck wreck did nothing whatsoever to dispel this notion.

      Ever seen chickadees fight in the hedges? Pecking and squawking and feathers flying? It was like that. For hours.

    3. One more paragraph ny William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed -- (my paragraphs)

      "Dr. Ben Carson was calmly awful. Bush was barely there. Rubio actually did well, voice occasionally quavering with emotion, as he expounded on his twisted world view.

      "Mike Huckabee was, is, and will always be simply terrible. Paul looked like he'd gotten into a fight with bad hairdressers and lost, and spoke just as absurdly. Walker visibly shrank seven inches over the course of the evening.

      "Kasich was grindingly competent, which will get him nowhere with the GOP primary-voter base. Christie was New Jersey in a suit.

      "Fiorina dominated in the shroud of her incompetence, Trump was, as ever, Trump ... and Cruz, as I have said before, continued his role as a Batman villain."

  8. Anonymous7:46 AM

    I think the first question and probably the second one were from wringers from the Trump team to get the balls rolling for Low T baggers.

  9. Anonymous7:48 AM

    Trump doesn't believe the crap he spews but he knows a large segment of the population does and will push those buttons just because it generates so much attention for him. But he's playing a dangerous game as now the truly deplorable types are coming out like flies on shit with him egging them on. The party will go down in flames with the worst reputation it has ever merited in history

    1. Anonymous10:07 AM

      Trump doesn't believe the crap he spews
      How do you know he doesn't believe what he spews ? Is he lying to become president.

      Personally I think he does believe all the crap he spews and worse. That is why we don't need him elected as dictator.

    2. Anonymous12:47 PM

      ...down in flames... Go, Trump -- keep it up.

  10. Anonymous7:49 AM

    I meant RINGER as in someone who cheats or misleads

    UnHooked on Phonics

    1. Perhaps you meant Shill?

  11. Anonymous7:53 AM

    The damage control version I heard this morning on the news was The Donald did not hear the question.

    The journalist reporting the story pointed out the fact that he in fact answered the man.

    Enough of this buffoon, I hope this is the beginning of his ship sinking, but I have my doubts given the teabaggers hatred of America.

    Thanks Sarah for making severe mental illness, bigotry and ignorance the standard for Republicans.

  12. A Superfan In Atlanta8:03 AM

    For some reason, Michael Jackson's "Man In The Mirror" popped into my head. You notice that no one's talking about the economy. All they have left to talk about is war, girlie parts, and immigrants.

    And it's not even crazy season yet.

    1. Benghazi!



      They have plenty to talk about, all signifying nothing.

  13. Anonymous8:21 AM

    Mr. Trump is the Herb Cain of the 2016 election cycle.

    And not in a good way.

  14. Anonymous9:02 AM

    I saw everything on MSNBC. CNN and FOX both had on other stories during Trump’s event and later on played clips of it. Chris Matthews was the first to react to what we saw and heard—he was in disbelief, as was I.

    Trump's response to that questioner was an epic fail, and he later had a chance to go back to the topics brought up and chose not to--unless, of course, he saw nothing wrong with what had been said about the president and Muslims who live here. I couldn't believe it when, later, a rep for Trump (someone who had been a contestant on the Apprentice and who has been speaking for Trump the past couple months) was being interviewed and she said that Trump hadn't heard the question. Of course he had! The man was loud and clear and the audience members behind Trump, who reacted with body language, heard. Trump's "Right" and "Uh huh" and head shaking as he listened showed that he heard just fine.

    Trump was taking a question from a supporter. This is the group he should easily be able to answer questions from. But he showed his inability to do what he always brags about. He did not show himself as super smart and as a quick thinker and able to lead a nation. He made McCain, who dealt with that woman years back who accused Obama of being a Muslim and who was trying to stir the pot, look absolutely presidential.

    Trump went on with his Q&A. And all his answers were the same general things he always says. Anything specific in the questions was never met by something specific in the answer. It was the same old, same old. He thought he was doing something new and brave by changing up how he handled his event, but it was the same as usual. The only thing that stood out were the scary questioners who brought up the president’s being Muslim and not an American and Muslim training camps and that the Bureau of Land Management was trying to take people’s property away and pointing guns at them. (And speaking of, why is there never anything said by Trump and his supporters about land ownership and rights when it comes to building a wall—to build that wall would mean that the government would insist on taking portions of land away from people, or at least demanding that it be used a certain way. Somehow, though, now privacy and rights don’t matter to Republicans.)

    And I couldn't believe it when I checked trump's Twitter late last night, as well as this morning. There was no mention of what had happened at his Q&A in NH last night. All the tweets are still old, still about debate night. When Trump couldn't calm down and go to sleep the night of the Fox debate, he tweeted several times in the middle of the night about Megyn Kelly. But last night, I guess he slept like a baby.

  15. Anonymous9:17 AM

    Trump is flat footed out in front of an audience. Nimble he is not.

    1. Anonymous12:48 PM

      His routine is that of a stand up comic who is used to having the stage to himself. He does not know how to handle hecklers. Trump is certainly not presidential. No one in politics would have let the opening remark go unanswered. John McCain was a gentleman when he told the woman that Obama was an American. Trump is a coward.

  16. Anonymous9:33 AM

    These bigots/racists won't quit until President Obama leaves Office.

    The GOP has lost it's virtue big time. It's lost it's soul, follows the money, caters to the ignorant, sells it's integrity, honor, respect for the Union, just to stay in power. They've relegated the name and reputation of their heritage and country for what? When President Obama's term is finished, any GOP presidential candidate will be left squirming with all the lights and cameras pointing at him/her, with the bag full of holes.

    We want a leader!, they'll scream; one that erases all the improvements that President Obama made. They want to erase that black man in the White House from their memory, thus, nullifying any progress that passed. The candidate holding that bag will have the village rioters with pitchforks and clubs waiting for his every word on how he'll reverse the Obama dynasty.

    Would Trump really be willing to put himself in that situation? Or any of these cowards? A Trump presidency would have anyone questionning his authority investigated for treason. Anyone who challenged Trump would be lampooned by him every day. The atmosphere of the nation would become cynical, divisive and petty, which is already is, but to a smaller degree. It would soil the already ruined reputation the U.S. has had since Iraq and the world would be laughing uncontrollably.

    Forget Reagan and his dream for a great nation. This deep bench of idiots can't serve anything or anyone but themselves.

    1. Anonymous12:56 PM

      Excellent sum-up. Trump will not want to be holding that bag; he will bail long before that, leaving the other douche bags holding their bags as pathetic shields, useless against those pitchforks.

      P.S.9:33 -- your intelligent writing is sadly marred by your incorrect use of "it's" -- half of them need to be "its" -- if you can't spread out the "it's" into IT IS, then use ITS. Somebody as smart as you are can figure it out in no time. :D

  17. Anonymous9:49 AM

    Trump camp: "Mr. Trump was referring to the need to protect Christians religious liberties as his previous statement says and nothing more
    They cry about Christian persecution, then turn around and persecute everyone who isn't Christian.


    1. Anonymous12:46 PM

      Yes, the war on Christians is as real as the War on Christians.

    2. Anonymous12:57 PM

      Have a look at what Israel is doing to the Palestinians...
      They have become what they fled.

  18. Anonymous9:52 AM

    The elephant in the room is Trump's birtherism and his much ballyhooed investigation into Obama's birth certificate, an investigation he was still talking about after Pres. Obama released the long-form certificate.

    Reporters and talking heads are aghast over the Muslim question and Trump's response. But notice, as far as I'm aware, no one except Lawrence O'Donnell broached the birther question and fake investigation. And it's the big one, the one that reveals Trump as an obvious liar.

    Our horse race media seems to be having too much fun and making too much money to report anything that might seriously damage Trump's candidacy.

  19. Anonymous9:59 AM

    It's not just Trump

  20. Anonymous9:59 AM

    O/T Jeb! Bush insults all American women, from the entirety of American history

    Jeb! Bush seems intent on proving that his older brother George the Lesser isn't the biggest idiot in the family. Jeb! seems to want to claim that title for himself. Which would be no small feat.

    In last night's Republican clown show debate, when asked the question:

    Earlier this year, the Treasury Department announced that a woman will appear on the $10 bill. What woman would you like to see on the $10 bill?

    Jeb! answered:

    I would go with Ronald Reagan’s partner, Margaret Thatcher. Probably illegal, but what the heck?

    That would be former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who partnered with Reagan in launching the era of cruel supply side economics, which succeeded in eviscerating the middle class on both sides of the pond. Which makes Jeb! a good Republican.

    That Jeb! realizes it might be illegal suggests he is at least aware that the United States won the Revolutionary War, and became independent of Britain, and that Thatcher therefore wasn't the Prime Minister of the United States. Jeb! may be the Bush family's biggest idiot, but his idiocy goes only so far.

    But it does say something about Jeb! that he couldn't name one American woman who deserves to be honored by having her face on the $10 bill. Not one woman from the entirety of American history. For that singular and historic honor, he had to pick a woman who wasn't even American. Which shows how much he respects American women. All American women. In the entirety of American history.

    1. It was a tremendous fail for a presidential candidate. The only woman he could name was a non-U.S. citizen? Really?

      I suppose he said Thatcher in desperation to bring in the Reagan tie in.

      But really. If he needed a Republican woman how about Condoleeza Rice? She's Republican and black.

  21. Anonymous10:00 AM

    Just saw this:

    David Corn ‏@DavidCornDC 45m45 minutes ago Washington, DC
    Remember, when @chucktodd asked Trump if O was born in USA, he said, "I don't like talking about it anymore....I have my own feelings"

    I concede that Todd asked the birther question. But he didn't ask about Trump's investigation.

  22. Anonymous10:22 AM

    Gotta hand it to the Republicans, the one thing they can do and have a plan for is beating a dead horse on all issues that are of no interest to the American public.

  23. Anonymous10:22 AM

    First it will be the Muslims, next the LGBT folks, then the Jews, then the Catholics, then the women, then the... you get my drift. NOTHING will placate the GOPper base until everyone but white angry old men are left.

  24. Anonymous10:22 AM

    Establishment Republicans must be furious about Trump. He's insulted women,Hispanics, Muslims, and more. I feel Trump is trying to accomplish one of two things: either being so outrageous that establishment Republicans (JEB!) look sane by comparison, or 2, working as a double agent for Hillary by trying to make all of the Republicans completely unelectable in 2016 .

    1. Anonymous11:25 AM

      I'm with you 10:22, and I think it's with your option number two. Remember, it was Bill Clinton that encouraged Trump to run. And he says very little against Hillary. Hmmm

  25. Anonymous11:16 AM

    When things get tough, the coward starts running!!!

    Maybe the business deal is begging NBC for his job back, since he can't handle be called out on his lies.
    Coward Donald Trump Goes Into Hiding As Birther Backlash Grows

    Bernie Sanders Shreds Donald Trump For Reviving Debunked Obama Birtherism

    1. Anonymous12:44 PM

      The forum starts at 4 PM in South Carolina, and Trump has his own jet. It is expected to last for the evening, plenty of time for Trump to get there, if he wanted to answer some public questions again.

  26. Anonymous12:43 PM

    Trump's birther crowd are alive and well, spreading their hate overt here at the Sea of Pee. That was Sarah Palin's line of attack when she ran for VP in 2008, accusing Obama of "not being like us, he sees America as less than perfect." Palin wanted to keep up the Reverend Wright, guilt by association meme but McCain told her not to. It's hard to explain Obama sitting in Rev.Wright's church for 20 years while being a Muslim.

    1. I'm surprised Trump hasn't turned his birther crap on Cruz since he was born in Canada. And what about Rubio. Sure he's supposedly born in Miami, but couldn't he have been born in Cuba and his birth certificate forged? You know, like Obama?

      Then there's Piyush Jindal. Definitely suspicious.

      In fact, the Birthers are questioning the eligibility of all four: Cruz, Rubio, Santorum and Jindal.

      That will certainly narrow the field.

  27. Anonymous12:46 PM

    It's almost 5 PM a day later and Trump has not said a thing about the town hall Q&A on Twitter and he's been nowhere today and even canceled an event last-minute. Wow, such brains and such courage.

    His people must be scrambling to come up with something over this weekend to make Trump great again after such a lame week.

    His supposed big-deal speech about foreign policy on the USS Iowa said nothing on that subject and lasted all of fourteen minutes. He was weak at the debate and shown to be a big liar when it came to trying hard to get Bush to bring gambling to FLA, and he got beat by a girl, too. Yesterday's town hall showed Trump as either as much of a birther and racist as always or as being inept at handling things said by the type of people who support him, and he once again kept things short when he could tell that they weren’t showing him in a good light. And Mr. Tweet has remained silent on the Obama/Muslim subject on Twitter and since the debate he has only posted a couple very brief and safe comments.

    So, let’s see what his people cook up to make him great again.

    1. Anonymous2:52 AM

      I also want to add that the "veterans non-profit" that hosted Trump for the "foreign policy speech" appears to be somewhat dubious. It lost its non-profit status the day after the endorsement (itself legally questionable) for other reasons. Clearly, Trump's organization does not do basic due diligence on organizations prior to associating their candidate with them.

  28. Anonymous3:15 PM

    You know what I find interesting about this issue? Why the hell is the media covering this non stop when they didn't when President Obama was running? There was no uproar about it back then.

    The Republicans are going after Trump regarding the matter. Why in the hell did they keep their frigging mouths shut when it was originally done by Trump?

    Screw the Republicans! They are a horrid party! Now they are going after their own! Sick bunch of jerks!

    Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddown, Lawrence O'Donnell are just ranting and raving now - but, they sure as heck didn't back when it should have been done. No one stood up for President Obama then!!!

  29. Anonymous5:02 PM

    Trump, the chickenshit, is holed up in the trump towers tap dancing as fast as he can trying out "non excuse excuses" on Melania (Tribal name "Carp lips that can't meet"). All he's got ;eft is his ego and kkk cheerleaders.

    Wash your face, comb your toupee' and be the better man and apologize!!

    Once a racist always a racist.

  30. Anonymous3:00 AM

    Just want to add that while everyone contrasts Trump's behavior with John McCain's in 2008 at his rally (which was commendable), the Trump phenomenon is the natural progression of McCain's elevation of a little known inexperienced state Governor to national politics. It's a short line from "palling around with terrorists" to "birtherism" and other similar "other-ism" accusations against President Obama.


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