JUST IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING WHY THE DONALD IS SO POPULAR
NOTE: Nasty postings on comment boards about Obama and the First Family are nothing new. But Donald Trump's populist "Tellin' It Like It Is" and "Non-PC Approach To Everything" has unleashed a tidal wave of unabashed racism, xenophobia, and nativism among The Donald's "Silent Majority." In fact, it's not "unabashed" which generally means "bold" or "brazen" but its been more like a shameless tsunami of downright foul, vile, ugliness. It's hard for me to imagine that anyone can be so ugly. But, as we all know, overt racism has recently become acceptable again since, you know, we live in a post-racial society since we elected a Black Man as our President eight years ago. (That last sentence might sound ambiguous, but it's quite similar to the right wingers' explanations for their racism and abominable behavior.) But I have to say that when Fox News, that champion of all things right wing, takes action to shut down one of their comment sites due to the ugliness of the posts, I'm thinking we've entered a whole new era where even conservatives are embarrassed by their brethren's actions.
May 1, 2016
While is is certainly good news — that the oldest of the First Daughters is following in her father’s footsteps and becoming a successful human being, that still isn’t enough for Fox News’ racist fans. After the right-wing propaganda network masquerading as a news agency reported that Malia (who can’t so much as look at a school or even wear a t-shirt without becoming the target of insane right-wing harassment), will be going to a good school, conservatives lost their minds and responded with such vitriol that Fox had to shut down the comments section on the article.
The White House announced the good news on Sunday. Fox reported:
Malia is the eldest of the Obamas’ two daughters. She’s 17 and a senior at the exclusive Sidwell Friends School in the District of Columbia.She’s set to graduate high school in June, then celebrate her 18th birthday on the Fourth of July.Obama recently said he turned down an invitation to speak at Malia’s high school graduation because his emotions would get the best of him.
Malia decided on Harvard after visiting at least a dozen colleges, ultimately deciding to attend the school where her father earned his degree. Before she does this, she will take a year off school like many young people choose to do before going to college.
There’s nothing controversial about this at all. She did nothing wrong, but if you were to judge from the comments that flooded the website soon after the article went up, you would think she performed an abortion while marrying two undocumented immigrants inside a church while taking the congregants’ guns and stomping on a flag. Readers called her a “n*gger,” a “monkey,” an “ape,” and made it very clear that her skin color is something they consider important in determining her worth as a human being.
Already, the Stupid Part of America suspects that she was granted special favors, that her blackness prevents her from getting grades good enough to earn her a spot at the prestigious school:
Any more questions about The Donald is so popular among certain groups of Americans? Welcome to the new world of "Making America Great Again" through ugliness.