Tuesday, April 19, 2011
OBOT, LEFTIST AND RACE CARD PROVOCATEUR, EUGENE ROBINSON LAMENTS AND RIDICULES TRUMP'S EFFORTS TO EXPOSE "OBAMA"...AND OF COURSE MISSTATES AND AVOIDS THE TRUTH...
...The consensus is that Trump is not really running -- that this is just another of his over-the-top publicity stunts. In the unlikely event that he goes through with a semi-serious candidacy, the political establishment seems to believe, he'll never win the nomination. These skeptics scoff when it's pointed out that stranger things have happened. Name one, they say.
That's hard to do. Still, if this is all a big joke, I'm having trouble laughing. For one thing, the likely Republican field is so timid that nobody seems to want to step out there -- and so lackluster that Trump's pizzazz could prove overpowering. No, I don't believe that Trump is seriously running for president. But what if he continues this charade past the point of no return? What if he pulls away from Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney and the others? What if he wins primaries and caucuses? What if ...
It's all too absurd to contemplate. For the record, though, it should be noted that not all of Trump's headline-grabbing bombast is funny. A lot of it is ridiculous and untrue. Much of the rest is offensive and objectionable.
Begin with his adoption of the "birther" line of attack against President Obama. Questioning the president's birthplace obviously began as a ploy to grab attention -- and it worked -- but then swelled into a central theme of Trump's "candidacy" as he gained traction among the conspiracy theorists who actually believe such nonsense.
For the record, Trump now gives credence to a theory that requires a massive coverup, spanning nearly five decades, that includes not just Obama and his family but also officials of the state of Hawaii -- and the cooperation of long-ago clerks and perhaps editors at Honolulu newspapers who printed a "fake" birth announcement in 1961 and waited patiently, all these years, for that baby boy to become president of the United States.
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