Friday, November 20, 2015

Donald Trump's call for a database to track Muslims takes him to a place where even Ted Cruz dares not tread.

Courtesy of NBC News: 

Donald Trump "would certainly implement" a database system tracking Muslims in the United States, the Republican front-runner told NBC News on Thursday night. 

"I would certainly implement that. Absolutely," Trump said in Newton, Iowa, in between campaign town halls. 

"There should be a lot of systems, beyond databases," he added. "We should have a lot of systems." 

When asked whether Muslims would be legally obligated to sign into the database, Trump responded, "They have to be — they have to be."

As one might imagine Jeb Bush also immediately called Trump out for his remarks: 

"You talk about internment, you talk about closing mosques, you talk about registering people. That's just wrong. I don't care about campaigns," he said on CNBC. "It's not a question of toughness. It's to manipulate people's angst and their fears. That's not strength, that's weakness."

Less predictably fellow candidate, and Trump sycophant, Ted Cruz slammed his foot on the brakes: 

"I'm a big fan of Donald Trump's but I'm not a fan of government registries of American citizens," he told reporters of a plan Trump said he backed a day earlier. "The First Amendment protects religious liberty, I've spent the past several decades defending religious liberty." 

Wow, losing Ted Cruz. That's big!

I have this image of Cruz following Trump around like a puppy, desperate to snatch up any crumbs of support that might fall off his master's table. Those crumbs are the foundation of Cruz's plan to win the nomination, so you know he is not walking away from that on impulse.

So now the question is, will THIS hurt Trump's poll ratings, or is he really just tapping into the darkness at the soul of the Republican base?

And remember a Rhode Island state senator has already resurrected the specter of internment camps, so there is already evidence that Trump's statements will not be seen as problematic to those who see a terrorist behind every bush and believe that white Christians are losing their hold on the reigns of power in America.


  1. Anonymous2:45 PM

    Ted wants to bring only Christians, so he is just as bad as Trump. How is he going to separate them, don't be fooled, Cruz will have databases too. He sees the backlash against Trump so he is pretending he is all for religious freedom. Just waiting to see Trump fall.

  2. Anonymous2:47 PM

    Well fish face,wtf? Or would you rather I refer to you as baboon face? Well Mr. Trunk?
    All right, I say soft, you say hard. Now that you have shocked the ignorant rwnj.Please go work on your comb over, it's hideous!

  3. Anonymous2:48 PM

    Stephen Colbert Is P*SSED OFF At The Hate Aimed At Refugees, And He’s Not Afraid To Show It (VIDEO)

    Stephen Colbert isn’t typically one to get angry on his show. He has the ability to add a light-hearted touch to just about any issue. When the House decided to be cowards, however, passing a bill that would refuse Syrian refugees safe haven in the United States, Colbert had clearly had enough.

    Combine that extreme act of cowardice with the yellow currently being worn by every single Republican presidential candidate and no less than 24 GOP Governors, and what you get is a Colbert rant so fine you won’t be able to help but laugh as the anger builds.

    Award-Winning Vet Blasts Anti-Refugee Republicans Using Reagan’s Words (TWEETS)

    ...One of the people calling the GOP out is U.S. Marine Corps veteran Phil Klay, who was in combat during the 2007 and 2008 troop surge. When Klay returned home from Iraq, he wrote “Redeployment,” a book based on his experience that would earn him the National Book Award for fiction in 2014. When the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a Republican-backed bill that would halt a program aimed at resettling thousands of Syrian refugees yesterday, Klay blasted the GOP in a series of tweets, questioning if America really was “home of the brave” and using former Republican president Ronald Reagan’s own words to illustrate his point:

    Seth Meyers DESTROYS GOP Refugee Hatred, Bludgeons Cruz’s Hypocrisy (VIDEO)

    The relentless Republican hatred of Syrian refugees seeking asylum away from their war-torn nation and rampant extremism is utterly reprehensible. For being such “compassionate conservatives,” you sure wouldn’t know it by this representation of their actions and behavior.

    Taking them to task over this horrific behavior is none other than Seth Meyers on Late Night. He completely destroyed them, calling them out one by one, even going after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie when he said he wouldn’t take in five-year-old orphans. Meyers said:

    Muslim US Marine DESTROYS Donald Trump In Single Tweet, Drops Mic

    ...Donald Trump, who has spent the week embracing his inner Nazi, has officially been put in his place by a Muslim U.S. Marine.

    Sergeant Tayyib Rashid, a veteran of the Marine Corps, took a special offense to the GOP presidential front-runner calling for Muslims to have to wear ID badges to track and identify their religion.

    In perhaps one of the greatest mic drop moments of all time, Rashid tweeted, “I’m an American Muslim and I already carry a special ID badge. Where’s yours?” He finished the tweet off with his identification card for the armed forces.

    1. Anonymous3:27 PM

      "Where’s yours?”

      Excellent! I'd also like to know why we don't require Christians to wear IDs then, they have been responsible for many acts of terrorism in this country. Far more than Muslims.


  4. Anonymous2:58 PM

    So Trump is advocating larger government? Can you say Republican Political Suicide? Very good, Donny, now take Palin to hell with you!

  5. Anonymous2:58 PM

    If You Didn't Think Trump Was A Fascist, Consider His Database Idea

    .... Later, Trump was repeatedly asked to explain the difference between requiring Muslim to enter a database and the requirement the Jews register in Nazi Germany.

    He responded four times by simply saying, "You tell me."

    I repeat: This is the guy who leads the field for the GOP nomination. Nothing says small government like forcing an entire group of people to register in a government database on the basis of their religion, right?

    Why isn't the press blowing a gasket over this?

    1. I'll tell him.


      I'm sure he'd like to chip them like dogs.

      Maybe make them wear armbands and all live in a designated community with fences to protect them. They'd need passes to leave and have curfews.

      Good old Donald Der Fuhrer Trump.


      Of course a lot of the Republicans are just plain old Fascists.

  6. Anonymous3:01 PM

    Where the hell are the so-called "leaders" of the Republican Party on this? Are they so impotent, incompetent and insane that they let this pass with no outcry whatsoever?

    This is arguably their leading candidate, and they seem content to let everyone know that they are giving Trump's nasty plans tacit approval by remaining mute.

    What a sorry country this is when so many people refuse to speak out against a bully with a Twitter account. I'm disgusted and appalled that this country has sunk so low as to have a vast number of its citizens lend support to a murderous past.

    1. Anonymous5:21 PM

      I am speechless as to what this country gas become.

      I was a child in the 60's. My father worked on the Apollo 11 project (helped design the electrical systems for the lunar module.)

      The sense of hope. The sense that America could be better, that we could even go to the moon!!

      And now, ID bracelets and internment camps!!!!??????

      Is this America?

    2. Leland3:02 AM


      No, this is NOT America. This is a country they wish to make christian - or at least, THEIR version of it!

      I grew up in the 50's and 60's. It was - aside from the fear of a nuclear holocaust - a great time to live and work. You're so right about the attitudes. And our politicians worked together to make things happen. Most of the time they were able to get things done. Were they perfect? No, but they TRIED. Look at what we became when no one listened to Goldwater's warning about religion taking over the republican party.

  7. Anonymous3:02 PM

    I laughed in 1999 when "W" decided to get into the race. "That tool doesn't have a chance", I remember saying.

    This is could be the sequel to "Comedy turns to Horror Show." I'm not laughing anymore.

    1. Anonymous4:55 PM

      Me, too. It was such a joke and now I lokk back in horror.

  8. Anonymous3:06 PM

    Trump has made homophobic, misogynic, and racist comments, but he continues to be number one in the republican race. Making xenophobic comments will not change that.

    1. Leland4:32 PM

      Maybe not, 3:06, but bear this in mind. Those polls are usually taken from those who are likely repube voters, or something like that.

      What is good about this is it is adding another voting bloc to the strong list of people who have been insulted by him and those numbers of people who won't vote for him are getting bigger and bigger and....

    2. Only goes to show it is the party of racists, bigots and fascists.

  9. Anonymous3:08 PM

    This is exactly why some folks have always been wary of the web, the ability to track everything about you. Why some people seek LESS web presence. Of course, it's already too late.

  10. Anonymous3:10 PM

    Muslim databases and 'rabid dogs': Trump, Carson and GOP in explosion of rhetoric over Syrians

  11. Anonymous3:13 PM

    We are such sheep. A large percentage of "us" will wring our hands and tremble at the thought of another "foreign terrorist" attack. Meanwhile, we blissfully ignore the fact that we are statistically at higher risk from one of Our Fellow Americans, armed to the teeth courtesy of the NRA and their perverted interpretation of the Constitution, coming into our school, theater or mall and blowing many of us away. Guess it's just more chic to be xenophobic.

    1. Anonymous5:29 PM

      I know!! When ISIS said, in the wake of the Paris attack, that "You will be afraid even going to the market," I thought big deal, I'm an American, I'm already afraid going to
      the market!

      America! All hail the ammosexuals!!

    2. Anonymous6:40 PM


    3. Maple8:29 AM

      When fear takes over, rational thought flies out the window. Here's an example: the chances of dying in a car accident are a thousand times greater than dying in a plane crash. Yet, so many of us fear flying and but think nothing of getting in our cars to go shopping (and statistics show that most accidents take place close to home).
      The Repubs are hyping the fear factor largely because history has shown that when personal and economic security are at higher risk, the GOP wins.
      Please, neighbours, don't let them.

  12. Anonymous3:15 PM

    How anxiety about terrorist attacks could change our politics

    ‘Rabid’ dogs and closing mosques: Anti-Islam rhetoric grows in GOP

  13. Anonymous3:19 PM

    If this latest response, from the bastard, doesn't take him down, I cannot imagine what else would!

    He is just plain nasty! Plus, he looks obese and as though he carries a mass amount of fat on his frame. Just look at his face, chin and neck! He doesn't move easily or quickly either!

    Doubt seriously he'd be able to handle the pressure and job of POTUS. He looks like the kind that would have a major heart attack and keel over dead!

    Also, doubt he'll get the nod from Republicans. Yea, the extreme right seem to favor him, but few in the minority groups favor him. And, there are many more of them than the white voters!

    I'm white and think the guy is nothing more than a first-class asshole and an embarrassment to America.

    1. Anonymous4:59 PM

      But he just said this past week that he has lost 15 pounds since he's been campaigning. That just must be an old photo of him before he lost the 15.
      I agree with you that he is disgusting to look at. I would hate to have that represent me in this country for the next four years.

  14. Anonymous3:19 PM

    Donald Trump Has Gone Full Nazi - And If The GOP Doesn't Repudiate It They Own It

    If the Republican Party is ever going to wake up and shut down this misanthropic racist it had better be now. Donald Trump's latest hateful howling has crossed a line of indecency that is impossible to ignore. And Godwin be damned, he is articulating Nazi rhetoric on a scale not seen since the originals.

  15. Anonymous3:20 PM

    Two words: Japanese internment

    1. Warsaw ghetto.


    2. Anonymous2:28 PM

      Right 3:20. I first saw this on a post from George Takei. He's very upset about Trump spouting off and he has a YUGE following.

  16. Anonymous3:26 PM

    Yeah? They going to make them wear yellow stars? These are some fucked up Xtians.

    1. They'll make them wear moon and star armbands.

      Knowing trump, maybe he'll have all their foreheads tattooed.

      Chip them like dogs.

      He will certainly set aside an education camp for them to all live together.

      Of course they'll need passes to leave and have a curfew to return.

      Maybe require GPS tracking anklets when leaving.

  17. Anonymous3:54 PM

    Trump is a not so closeted Nazi.

  18. Anonymous3:58 PM

    Donald Trump's bigotry against Muslims has safety implications we can't ignore

    People who wouldn’t dream of voting for Donald Trump still mostly perceive him as a joke – with a platform far too outlandish and racist to win him the presidency. But Trump’s candidacy is no laughing matter. Whether or not he has a chance at the White House, the racism and white supremacy that Trump is tapping into runs deep in the American psyche, and his incitement is strengthening a violent and racist undercurrent.

    His latest comments, calling for unprecedented levels of surveillance of Muslim communities – including a database to track them and possibly including special identification cards – are appalling. But what really sends chills through my body – as an American and as a Jew – is the lack of serious and sustained public outcry in response.

    Thus far in his run for president, Republican candidate Donald Trump has made headlines in his fanning of fears, xenophobia, racism and religious bigotry against immigrants, people of color and Muslims.

    As Republican governors rush to keep Syrian refugees out of their states, it is clear that Trump’s rhetoric is revealing and emboldening a revanchist nativist strain in the Republican party. Treating Trump as a joke gives his noxious ideology room to grow. The climate he is creating has very real implications for the safety and lives of people of color, Muslims and immigrants.

    I’m reminded of Hannah Arendt’s warnings that the world’s greatest tragedies are not just the result of leaders misusing their power, but also of average people who simply stay quiet and go about their business. This is a moment when all of us who find Trump’s ideas repellent need to make our voices heard. He isn’t funny. He isn’t colorful. And he certainly isn’t harmless.

    Demagogues are quick to use the Holocaust as a prop to make their points, so like many Jews, I am hesitant to compare current day politics to the violence and virulent anti-semitism of the Nazis. But the parallels between what Trump is proposing and what European Jews faced in the first half of the 20th century are too blatant for me – or the US Holocaust Memorial Museum – to ignore.
    Isis wants Christians and Muslims to fight a war. Will Republicans take the bait?
    Ali Gharib
    Read more

    In 1938, Jews were described as a threat to German national security. The German government forced all Jews to carry identification cards with the letter “J” to indicate their Jewish heritage. Jews with “non-Jewish” first names had to add “Israel” and “Sara” to their given names on their IDs. Each step further threatened their rights and safety; each was deemed necessary for the wider public good. And most average Germans failed to speak out in protest against these affronts to their neighbors.

    Asked in today’s interview whether he would support “registering Muslims in a database or giving them a form of special identification that noted their religion”, Trump told reporters that: “certain things will be done that we never thought would happen in this country in terms of information and learning about the enemy”. He added: “We’re going to have to do things that were frankly unthinkable a year ago”.

    Americans think that the tragedies of yesterday could never repeat themselves. But with each racist incitement, Trump is making the “unthinkable” more and more possible in our country. We need every American who rejects racism and the politics of fear to demand that Donald Trump and his ideas be marginalized and seen in the true depth of their racism and xenophobia. If we don’t act now, we risk allowing a truly dangerous climate to develop – one that we will regret for decades to come.

  19. Anonymous4:03 PM

    The ONLY immigrants that come into the US of A without any checks are Cubans, examples would be Rafael Cruz Jr and Sr and Marco Rubio.

  20. Anonymous4:07 PM

    While his methods are a bit over the top I bet that countries such as Belgium, if they could go back in time and know what they know now, might enact a bit stricter controls on immigrants from the Middle East. Rather than harass those that are already in our country we should certainly exercise the tightest controls regarding those who wish to travel or emigrate here from muslim jihadist hot spots.

    An ounce of prevention, and all that, is what will save us from having to clean out a mess of jihadists, such as Belgium, and now France, will have to, rather than just nip this thing in the bud.

    1. I imagine that the native Americans have a similar wish.

    2. Leland4:38 PM

      Good one, Gryphen!

  21. Just to let you know: In the recent election in Canada, 78% of the Muslim population voted. That is a huge increase from the last election in 2011 (~47%). They were given election platforms (from all parties) in their own language and encouraged by 48 Imans in Mosques that it was their civic duty to vote in their adopted country and look at the result.

    You think they won't vote in America? You bet they will if this enlightened Canadian approach was emulated.

  22. Anonymous4:25 PM

    I am the child of a German mother who lived through Nazi Germany as a child. When this comes to peoples attention, a common theme I hear is "what is it about the Germans that they could allow Hitler to come to power". My response is that this level of hate is possible in any country and with any religion or race. The factors have to be just right for it to bubble to the surface and take control.

    My prediction is that this revelation on his part will strengthen Donald's standing with the republican base, not weaken it. If that comes to pass, I will consider that as a piece of evidence that my assertion is correct.

  23. Anonymous4:46 PM

    It's time to turn Donald Trump's trick back on him. Who vetted his wife when she came to the US. How do we know that she isn't a secret agent,

    1. Anonymous6:17 PM

      How do we know that she isn't a secret agent,
      She's probably not smart enough? She's married to that imbecile she?


  24. Anonymous5:08 PM

    This re-enforce's the story of the Donald has a book of Adolph Hitler's Speeches which was given to him by an associate, he supposedly keeps it in his bedside table. It was in the media not all that long ago. When asked he did not deny this.

    1. Anonymous8:15 PM

      Is he using it as his campaign guide?

  25. Anonymous5:43 PM

    When asked whether Muslims would be legally obligated to sign into the database, Trump responded, "They have to be — they have to be."

    Are you sure that was Donnie Trump? Sounds like Sarah Palin.

    1. Anonymous6:09 PM

      Sounds like me.

    2. What's the difference?

  26. Anonymous7:05 PM

    Only 100 people show up for Sarah's book signing in Orlando - how far the mighty have fallen...

    1. Anonymous7:42 PM

      100 books @ $12.83 = $1,283

      This wouldn't even cover Sarah, the bodyguard Recher or her entourage's expenses.

    2. Anonymous9:15 PM

      Book is going down on amazon - now at 398 in Books. since they stopped the bulk sales from counting, she just can't seem to break into the top 100. What a shame... At this rate, her PAC is going to have to pay for ALL of her travel expense for her and her "entourage".

    3. Anonymous9:16 PM

      There are more books on display at her "signings than she is selling.

    4. We should have started a pool for how long it would take for it to hit the bargain bin.

  27. Anonymous7:39 PM

    Everyone, but especially pubic persons, MUST speak up against the craziness about interning people. This is the limit of evil. It must stop now.

  28. Anonymous7:40 PM

    This kind of talk does not show the United States srength, on the contrary it shows a weakness.

    The Rebublicans would like to have us think that we just let people walk across the border with no background checks. It takes 18 to 24 months to get into the US. meanwhile they are on hold.We have the most rigid system of any other country.

    The Rebublican Party thrives on hate and fear.What happened to the illegal Mexicans? Look! look over here! we have a new talking point !

    Stand up to these idiots and vote, for the first time in my life i fear for the United States Of America because the right wing forgot that part about "United we stand" .

  29. Anonymous8:08 PM

    I read somwhere that the limit would be 750 tickets sold. She really thought the masses would throng to see her royal heinous in all her glory. Can you imagine the money spent on her hotel rooms and private planes for her ego gratification tour? Did SarahPac pay for this or did Regency? They bought a pig in a poke .

    This is your last ghost written pile of crap book Sarah, time to think of a new scam. We all just can't wait until Barstool has this next baby and you can sell pictures of her and go all pro life and maybe get a few bucks from People magazine or TMZ . it's all you have left and you would sell your own Grandchild for a camera in your botoxed face. You would do anything to get your mug on camera and so would Barstool.

  30. Anonymous8:48 PM

    Donny if Muslims are required to register into your database will you eventually require Canadians, Europeans and all non-American born immigrants?

    1. He'll require Muslims, whether immigrants or U.S. born.

      Then it will be another minority.

      Eventually Atheists will be targeted, because, you know, Godless and no morals. Must be criminals.

      And finally all the "libruls and demoncraps" because a fascist dictatorship cannot abide any resistance.

      And we thought the war on women was bad.

    2. Leland3:10 AM

      Why limit the list to NOT include american born citizens? They want total control. If they get what they want, I can see chips insertion (ones that can be scanned remotely) at birth and gene testing, too - unless a person is one of THEM.

  31. Anonymous3:21 AM

    He should use his money to buy a new face, brain and soul because his re all disgustingly ugly through anf through.

  32. Anonymous5:15 AM

    I suppose a database would make it much easier to track the Muslims for when we start putting them into camps. All part of Trump's wet dream. The fact that he hasn't fizzled out yet is what terrifies me.

  33. Anonymous7:13 AM

    I'll think about it...

    After they Register Their Damn Guns...

  34. Anonymous10:42 AM

    Saudi-funded Wahhabi mosques SHOULD BE shut down. They are preaching the same hateful, brutal Islam as ISIS.

    Muslims and mosques are already being monitored in the country. There've been several stories of FBI informants in mosques turning in people.

    I don't pretend that the Islam practiced by the Saudis, and exported with their billions of petro-dollars, is a religion of peace. Saudi court sentences poet to death for renouncing Islam:

    Hillary's coziness with rich Saudi princes, shown by the millions donated to her foundation, means she won't take any effective action against the funders of ISIS, rich Saudi and Qatari princes.

    If Trump would pledge to bomb the rich Saudi / Qatari princes funding ISIS, I might vote for him, if it's a choice of Trump vs. Hillary. Pretending to fight ISIS wile buddying up to the rich guys funding ISIS sure isn't working.

  35. Trump is already backtracking, "clarifying" his comments.

    That's because people are calling a nazi a nazi.

    There are plenty of people still alive that remember the german camps and the U.S. Japanese internment camps.

    George Takei is not going to take this lying down. His followers are legion.

    There are death camp survivors that will speak up. They've seen the likes of Trump before.

    This is his undoing.


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