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I hadn't planned on posting again today, but this simply has to be seen to be believed. The GOP has had a lot of so-called "experts," both inside and outside the party, who have lectured them on their need to appeal to minorities in order to stave off demographic extinction in the wake of Mitt Romney's defeat. Some have been taken seriously, some are complete and utter jokes (Jonah Goldberg's completely inane column on black outreach the other day a prime example of the latter). And yet, the identity of the latest public figure to harp on the GOP's poor treatment of minorities will likely make your jaw drop. Yes, it's the one, the only...Donald Trump.

Yes, you heard right. And no, this is not snark. I would not dare to be that audacious. In an interview for Newsmax appearing today entitled "Donald Trump: Mean-Spirited GOP Won't Win Elections," Trump said the GOP would continue to lose presidential elections if they come across as "mean-spirited" and "unwelcoming" toward minorities. As Trump says:

Whether intended or not, comments and policies of Mitt Romney and other Republican candidates during this election were seen by Hispanics and Asians as hostile to them, Trump says.

"Republicans didn't have anything going for them with respect to Latinos and with respect to Asians," the billionaire developer says.

"The Democrats didn't have a policy for dealing with illegal immigrants, but what they did have going for them is they weren't mean-spirited about it," Turmp says. "They didn't know what the policy was, but what they were is they were kind."

Trump also criticized Romney's infamous "self-deportation" stance and urged the GOP to develop a "comprehensive" immigration policy.

Now, normally this would come off as a relatively reasonable statement of the GOP's current problems with minorities, especially the nasty attitudes. (I've said on numerous occasions that it doesn't matter what your policies are, people won't vote for you if you treat them like shit.) But you need to look at the messenger here and the messenger is Donald Trump.

Donald Trump.


This man would have the gall to lecture anyone on the art of race relations? The King of the Birthers himself? The man who has dog-whistled racist conspiracies about Obama for years, culminating is his pathetic "gimme your college transcripts for 5 MILLION DOLLARS!" offer before the election? The man whose response to Obama's reelection was a racist, unhinged  meltdown for the ages?

And this man has the gall to lecture anybody on the subject of race?

I swear, either Donald Trump is the most self-unaware man on the planet or the biggest egomaniac alive. Or maybe he's just stupid. (Or a little bit of all three.) I'm starting to agree with Bill Maher; it may be time to get this man some serious help.


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  •  Birtherism hits us Asians too (13+ / 0-)

    All the Asian-Americans I know are either immigrants themselves or the children of immigrants. Or maybe whose grandparents are immigrants. So, whenever we here that Obama may not be "American," that could be us too! After all, we who were born here have already experienced this questioning in our own lives.

    This, of course, is probably also felt by Latinos and, in a very good article I read recently, by the Muslim communitiy, obviously. The author said Muslims used to be Republicans, but after hearing all the anti-Muslim and Birther talk, no more.

    •  What we need to do is come up with more (4+ / 0-)
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      Anak, anastasia p, devtob, skrekk

      minority groups. The GOP will set out to offend them, too.

      Maybe we can go back to the days of "no Irish need apply".

      Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

      by blue aardvark on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 04:22:40 PM PST

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    •  Typo: "Whenever we HEAR that" (1+ / 0-)
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      Here's a link to the article on Republican's losing the Muslim vote.

    •  It's clear birtherism hurt the GOP this election (3+ / 0-)
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      Anak, skrekk, Youffraita

      And all the talk of Obama being "not an American" and "not one of us." Like you said, if you're a child or grandchild of immigrants, especially one of color and you hear that, it hits home. And the more the GOP acts like that, the more it pushes those people away.

      As I said, it doesn't matter what your policies are, people will not vote for you if you treat them like shit. And those goes for women and the young as well. You think young women are going to vote for a party that calls them sluts just because they want to practice safe sex? Or young people for a party that calls them free-loading moochers who should just hit their parents up for a $10,000 loan?

      •  It also doesn't sit well with Jews (6+ / 0-)

        Most of us have family histories of getting kicked out or escaping other countries. Having anyone's American-ness questioned sets all our warning buzzers off.

        The comment above about the days where "No Irish Need Apply"... So think about what a minority the nativists would have if they didn't accept anyone but Anglo-Saxon Protestants as "real Americans."  I remember a time when Jews were still excluded from some clubs and nobody thought that was wrong.

        My mom's folks came from Russia/Poland (border kept shifting) at the turn of the century. The last century, not this one. I knew those people.  My father was an immigrant.  This birthers movement is anathema to most Jews and I don't see how the Republicans plan to win anyone over if they keep the Tea Party types.

        I know what they tried to do. For the Hispanics, hey look, Marco Rubio here! For the Asians, don't you people believe in business? For the Muslims, you're terrorists, shut up. For the Jews, We'll start a war with Iran, that's what you want, right?


      •  Doesn't work with older women, either: (2+ / 0-)
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        Some of us remember the relief when Roe v. Wade was upheld.  I have always believed that contraception was better than abortion, but hey -- every woman should be able to make the decision.

        This election cycle, it wasn't just abortion: the GOPers were also targeting contraception.

        Doesn't make a difference for me, now: but it would if I were younger.  And I will never, ever vote for those motherfucking sexist pigs.

        To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. Al Franken

        by Youffraita on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:11:57 PM PST

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        •  Targeting contraception was bad enough... (3+ / 0-)
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          ...but then you also had the Sandra Fluke mess and Limbaugh and his ilk making like every woman who wanted to practice safe sex was some wanton slut who wanted the government to pay for their orgies or something. Throw in the efforts of the GOP Rape Caucus and it's a miracle the GOP even got the percentage of women it did this election.

          I'm not surprised Rush has been married four times. I'm surprised four women actually would marry that walking bag of pus.

          •  Thankfully Trump didn't mention African Americans (0+ / 0-)

            because he is admitting his straight out racism toward black folk in his racist rhetoric toward an African American president.

            After his despicable behavior it would be more than incredibly offensive for him to turn around and pretend he isn't a sterling racist at least toward black folk.....

  •  Now that The Donald has spoken (6+ / 0-)
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    can The Sarah be far behind?

    Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

    by blue aardvark on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 04:21:22 PM PST

  •  Nailed it!! (0+ / 0-)

    I have no words to describe the level of shameless audacity exibited by this hump of human waste .


  •  What will it take (0+ / 0-)

    to make Donald Trump vanish from public view entirely?

    Jon Husted is a dick.

    by anastasia p on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 05:24:30 PM PST

  •  I think you have this all wrong... (1+ / 0-)
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    I think what you meant to say was...
    That is all.

    "We will never have the elite, smart people on our side."~Little Ricky Santorum

    by Dahankster on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 05:51:29 PM PST

  •  I read somewhere that in mid-October (4+ / 0-)
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    urnumbersix, Youffraita, Chi, begone

    Trump's older kids met with him and told him to stop the attacks on Obama.  They mustn't have done a good job, judging by Trump's unhinged tweets on election night.

    "Maybe we should march on the campus of the electoral college and occupy it until they change their vote"--some wingnut, Worldnetdaily

    by chicago minx on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 06:07:06 PM PST

    •  Didn't see it (0+ / 0-)

      but it makes sense.

      The Donald's kids must be embarrassed as all hell to be related to him.

      But The Ego With Bad Hair isn't going to listen to anyone, esp. his progeny.

      To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. Al Franken

      by Youffraita on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:15:17 PM PST

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  •  Silly. Asians and Hispanics are not Black. (1+ / 0-)
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    That's the difference.

    "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money." -- JC, Matthew 6:24

    by Chi on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:14:14 PM PST

  •  Maybe you shouldn't encourage your (0+ / 0-)

    children to beat them up so much, for a start.

    Send conservatives to for re-education.

    by filthyLiberalDOTcom on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:32:06 PM PST

  •  Realizing your diary is primarily about the (1+ / 0-)
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    Trumpetmouth, I also picked up on the reference to Jonah G.  I have skimmed his column occasionally, looking for signs of him recovering from ineptitude; which leaves me to ask,  following up on your comment about his column being "inane."  Admittedly I haven't done a 100% review, but I've never seen anything he  wrote that was...well..."ane."  I also note that Jonah hasn't caught up with the world yet on the fact that George Romney--nor Mitt for that matter--did NOT march with Martin Luther King, Jr.

  •  Minorities Should Be Offended By GOP Judges (0+ / 0-)

    Bush appointed a lot of judges to the court of appeals.  A recent news article found that the most GOP court in the country had rejected 30 race discrimination cases in a row.  Courts on average reject about 83% not 100%.

    Furthermore, Romney's backers and many other GOP candidates back corporations that have been found guilty of race discrimination on a mass scale through their businesses.

    Finally, surveys find racism in the GOP is much higher than the rest of the country.  As most people on this forum already know, there's been a multitude of incidents where this racism has been observed.

    Therefore, why would anyone vote for them?  I truly believe its just a matter of getting the word out and people will never vote for them.

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