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October 25, 2011

Donald Trump And Rick Perry: Birthers Together And Happy As 2 Pigs In Shit


When you grow up in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, you’re taught to tell it like it is. Generally speaking - there’s no pussy footing around, or sparing anyone’s feelings. If you don’t like your food you send it back, if the dry cleaner ruined your sweater you make a stink about it, if the barber does a lousy job cutting your hair - you give him or her a crappy tip and tell them you’re not coming back. We honk our horns when we’re pissed, and sometimes we yell, and sometimes we say it with a smile, but either way you know where you stand.

Here in California the culture is different. If you step into a cross walk the cars stop to let you walk across the street, you rarely hear a car horn honk, and you see people shrug more often than not - when they don’t get what they want. You rarely hear someone raise their voice or scream.

I could write a lot about these differences, and I definitely have an opinion about them, but that's not what this blog post is about today. I’m making a mental note to write that sometime in the future. The point that I want to address is something that makes some people uncomfortable.

I watched a lot of the cable news programs last night. As a news and political junkie, I watch them frequently, as they nourish my soul. I refuse to watch Fox news because Rupert Murdoch is a corrupt bastard, and his news operation has no credibility.

I like Anderson Cooper, Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews and Lawrence O’Donnell - so that’s who I tend to watch. Each show last night touched on Rick Perry and his comments about President Obama and his birth certificate - or the so-called “birther debate.” While each host danced around the issue, I was amazed that no one will come out and say what the real issue is.

New York real-estate developer Donald Trump allegedly flirted with running for President. He’s supposedly very proud that he made a big deal out of the President’s birth certificate, and he's happy as a pig in shit. He still doesn’t believe that the President was born in Hawaii, and that brainiac Rick Perry doesn’t know if he believes it either.

When Rick Perry had dinner last month with real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump, they talked jobs, the economy and....President Obama’s birth certificate. Yes, Trump is still a birther, says Rick Perry in the latest issue of Parade Magazine.

No other President or presidential candidate ever had to produce their birth certificate for anyone to look at, or verify, to prove that they were born in the United States. Why did he? President Barack Obama had to produce that certified copy of his birth certificate, to appease the racists in our country, who refused to accept that a mixed race man with Hussein as his middle name, was born in the United States. What is equally galling to me, is that much of the press corps were complicit in trying to question and shame the President.

We live in a country that’s made up of people of every color, stripe, and shade, you find in a box of human crayola crayons. That’s never going to change in a nation comprised of immigrants, no matter what Donald Trump or Eric Cantor or Mitch McConnell would have you believe.

Donald Trump is a racist. Rick Perry is a racist. Eric Cantor is a racist. Mitch McConnell is a racist. I said it. OK? And I won't hesitate to say it again, because that's what the talking heads on television refused to do last night. Trump, Perry, Cantor, and McConnell, have a vested interest in seeing President Obama fail, and it’s obvious that they will stop at nothing to discredit our President, and I’m tired of it. Parry won't come out and completely disavow his birther bullshit, to appease the wingnuts in the GOP. He does that with

Why are all of these Presidential candidates making pilgrimages to Trump Tower, in order to kiss Donald Trump’s ring? Mitt Romney had the smarts to duck out a back door because he didn’t want to be seen with the comb-over from hell, but not Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann or Rick Perry. They all embraced the Donald, and sang his praises. They love that wealthy man, and smart businessman, who has steered his company right to bankruptcy court 4 times. Hell even the conservative NY Daily News said this about Trump:

TV star and developer Donald Trump tells his Tea Party followers the nation needs a President who is a "winner, not a loser" - and he's just the guy for the job.

What he doesn't talk about is a recurring pattern of Trump companies filing for bankruptcy to dodge creditors and distance him from business failure.

So I feel like I’m doing what none of the cable news hosts would do last night. I’m telling the truth, and telling it like it is -  and doing my duty as a straight talking (but still bent) former New Yorker.

Donald Trump, Rick Perry and their ilk are racists, and there’s no room at the trough of politics for pigs like that.

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