The nastiness crosses to the other side of the street. The Democrat pundits are worse than Republican candidates when it comes to stirring the pot of disagreeable, distasteful, vile, foul, abominable, and loathsome verbiage!
[Source: Race Baiting, Polarization and the Attacks on Donald Trump, by John C. Goodman]
Writing in The New York Times Brent Staples tells us that Donald Trump “has functioned for years as a rallying point for … extremists and racists who are apoplectic about the fact that the country elected a black man president.”
He goes on to say that: “Racial hatred is a threat to the country and [the GOP’s] leading candidate is doing everything he can to profit from it.”
Not to be out done, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman claimed yesterday that “Donald Trump … promises to make America white again.” (No, that’s not a misprint. Check it out.) In an earlier column Krugman chimed in with this nugget: “Republican political strategy has been exploiting racial antagonism, getting working-class whites to despise government because it dares to help Those People, for almost half a century.”
Then, there is Ben Cohen at The Daily Banter: “To anyone familiar with Republican electoral tactics, it is clear that Trump is basically saying what their constituency believes — that black people are lazy, Mexicans are stealing their jobs, torturing Arabs is fun, and women should stay in the kitchen. Of course Republicans cannot come out and say this … but the insinuation is enough to rile up and activate their base of angry white voters.”