Oh Ivanka, I once thought you were the voice of reason in that family, but you have taken to drinking the Kool-Aid from the Golden Chalice.
Ivanka Trump — the daughter whom [t]Rump once famously said he’d date — received the plum post of introducing her bigoted, anti-gay, racist, anti-Semite of a father to the Republican National Clusterf**k crowd.
She surely drew the short straw. But then she had the audacity to say that Daddy is both “color-blind” — unless, I’m guessing, unless you’re Mexican or Muslim — and gender-neutral” — unless you’re one of those “fat pigs” “bleeding from wherever.”
I’m not sure anyone bought it — I doubt even Ivanka believes it — and anyone can see it was just a sad attempt to shore up his sagging poll numbers among women and minorities.
Some of my best friends are women and minorities.
Mostly, though, she played it safe, and played with her hair.
But then it was time for Daddy — “Get off the stage, Ivanka.” — and his new rallying cry:
“I am your voice.”
He spoke of doom-and-gloom for over an hour, not really offering any solutions or any promises, other than that “great” wall. He painted a bleak portrait of America, our police force being attacked — though he made no mention of the Black lives lost at the hands of police — and the terrorism in our cities — which, let’s be clear, for the most part is homegrown.
He called illegal immigration a threat to the nation — though, again, failed to mention how many undocumented workers he employs — and described these undocumented people in disgusting terms:
“Nearly 180,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records, ordered deported from our country, are tonight roaming free to threaten peaceful citizens.”
Yes, every single undocumented immigrant is out there killing and raping and selling drugs.
In front of a bunch of, mostly white, mostly middle-aged, angry people — read: racist and bigots who are tired of eight years of that Black man in our White House — [t]Rump spread the fear of Obama and the terror of Hillary, declaring himself the “law and order” candidate.
I think that means he thinks “Law & Order” is on after the show.
He even made the case that being a billionaire who poops in a golden toilet and lives high above the riff-raff in buildings emblazoned with his name makes him the only person qualified to fix what ails the nation:
“I have joined the political arena so that the powerful can no longer beat up on people that cannot defend themselves. Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it.”
I’ll paraphrase: “Me me me, I’m the best, me.”
Then he said big business — and let’s not miss the irony of the man who calls himself the greatest businessman in all the land — and the media, and Wall Street of stepping up to help Hillary maintain the status quo and, ahem, here’s where he goes pouty, “keep our rigged system in place.”
Isn’t [t]Rump a member of all those groups? Business? Yup. Media? The Apprentice anyone? Wall Street? And yet that same “rigged system” that has allowed him to pay little to no taxes while amassing an ALLEGED $10 billion dollar fortune — though I’ve no doubt it’s far less.
And then he vowed to end “political correctness,” paving the way for hate speech, God Hates Fags, deport the Muslims, kick out the Mexicans.
He spoke for a while — a short while before getting back to his favorite topic, Donald [t]Rump — about foreign policy; he’s the one who can fix ISIS, he can stop terrorism, he can do it all, if only, if only, We The People, would gather together and turn on the [t]Rump Light in the sky and call him to help us.
Seriously. He’s Batman.
He said that “there can be no prosperity without law and order,” but did not say how to do it, or even how he could do it, only that “can be fixed so easily.” He did talk about that wall, though he refrained from saying Mexico would pay for it, so open your checkbooks America … you’ll be financing Trump Wall.
He spoke of suspending “immigration from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism” until new vetting procedures are in place, but made no mention of our homegrown, angry white Christian man terrorism issues.
Oh yeah, I forgot, “White.Christian.Man,”
He said he would help the LGBT community in every way he could, though this is the same man who has also said he would get rid of that “horrible” marriage equality law; the same man who supports for the anti-LGBT First Amendment Defense Act; the same man who has no problem with making it a crime for transgender Americans to use the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity.
“As your president, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful, foreign ideology.”
But he won’t protect us from the hateful ideology here at home ... fueled by the hateful, and hate-filled, rhetoric of his own party.
Let’s be queer: he is not our ally; he is not anyone’s ally, unless your last name is [t]Rump. He is the candidate of the party that says marriage is between one man and one woman — funny, since their candidate is a thrice-married adulterer — and that gay folks shouldn’t be allowed to adopt, and that parents can force their children into conversion therapies.
He is not our ally.
He is not an ally of the blue collar worker.
He is not an ally of women, of immigrants, of anyone with brown-skin, of anyone who isn't "Christian."
And, as he has suggested, if he wins the White House, he'll give Mike Pence all the power while he remains a figure-heard … a bloated Cheetos figurehead.
Mike Pence … one of the most conservative, most anti-LGBT politicians around ... a man who wants religion, his religion, to be the law of the land; can we do that? Can we go back into the closet? Can we deny anyone the right to worship, or not worship, as they choose?
That's a [t]Rump presidency and if that doesn't scare you, nothing will.