Mark Bowen: Just take a look at the increasingly bigoted behavior of the quintessential personification of this divisive form of politics, first mocking Native Americans this past summer, and now this blatant attempt to go after Trump voters by hatemongering Muslims.
Sam Husseini: there’s a logic to the nativist Muslim bashing. It’s obviously wrong, but it’s rational given the skewed information the public is given.
Lance Simmens: Donald Trump is scary in so many ways, not the least of which is a childish obnoxiousness that begs adult supervision and discipline.
Michael T. Hertz: The corker of all stories came out today when Trump said that Clarence Thomas is very strong and consistent and his favorite member of the Supreme Court.
efore a cheering and whooping crowd in Mount Pleasant, S.C., Donald Trump, spewing the blustery rhetoric of a demagogue, declared that the United States should ban all Muslims from entering the country. He claimed to have Muslim friends who supported his position. He claimed that Muslims want “to change your religion.” He claimed that […]
Larry Wines: Throw in a media insider’s (reality TV star’s) understanding that lets you evoke “I’m-as-mad-as-hell-and-I’m-not-going-to-take-this-anymore,” the iconic Howard Beale from “Network,” and you get Donald Trump.
Ken Wolf: Perhaps we have never before in the history of our country seen such a clear, widespread and dramatic demonstration of angry immorality as we see in the 2015 Trump phenomenon.
Joseph Palermo: Who exactly from the Republican National Committee or the Republican-controlled Congress is going to step up to jettison Trump? Reince Priebus? Paul Ryan? Mitch McConnell? Mitt Romney? There’s no indication that the RNC or any prominent Republican figure can hit the brakes on the Trump clown car.
Michael T. Hertz: When Time magazine asked for people to nominate its “Person of the Year,” on November 17 Bernie Sanders had 10.3% of the votes (first place) and Hillary got 1.4% (behind such people as John Kerry, Elan Musk, and Stephan Colbert).
Brent Budowsky: GOP leaders and their smartest strategists are terrified because the campaign has entered a phase that promises to bring an intraparty bloodbath of epic proportions that could continue until the Republican national convention.
Berry Craig: Trump personifies everything the rest of the world despises about America: casual racism, crass materialism, relentless self-aggrandisement, vulgarity on an epic scale. He is the Ugly American in excelsis
Steven Singer: Astonishing are the chauvinistic and possibly illegal actions of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel—and the fact that no major Democrat of note is calling him out for any of it.
Sam Husseini: The actual political correctness is how torture is used by war makers to get the tortured “evidence” they want to have a pretext for war and other hideous policies.