“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They bring crime. They’re rapists… And some, I assume, are good people.”
“Our great African-American President hasn’t exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore.”
“My IQ is one of the highest — and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure; it’s not your fault.”
“…total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”
39%. The man quoted above is leading the Republican Party’s primary election with 39% of the vote*. I won’t go into a dramatic tirade about how racist or horrible Donald Trump is. We know that. He is incredibly racist. He disrespects women and the disabled. So who are these voters? Many have told me it’s just the extreme parts of the GOP. That’s fine. But about 40%? Keep in mind that the passionate are the ones who most often vote. Voter turnout in America hovers around 58%. Young people vote less than anybody**. Your uncle at Thanksgiving who says racist things sometimes but means well is the guy most likely to vote in primaries and the general election, by the numbers.
We all know the facts, if we want to know them. So rather than pour more and more out, I will simply make a few predictions:
- Donald Trump will win the Republican Primary
- Ted Cruz will be the last candidate to make a surge then fall back
- GOP Candidates remain staunch about not dropping out, ego will split votes letting Trump walk into a win
- Trump continues to rally white nationalism into November, 2016
- With every racist comment Trump makes, backlash follows. This will not stop, and it is dangerous (i.e. violence against black people at Trump rallies; violence against Muslim people and Sikhs in U.S.)
- He loses the general election to Hillary Clinton
- The Republican Party is severely damaged after Trump’s shit throwing method loses the election
- Republican voters who up until the primaries have disregarded Trump, will be forced to choose between him, their arch nemesis Hillary Clinton or a third-party option (Ralph Nader circa 2000)
- They will choose that third-party option costing the GOP the election
If I’m wrong about any of these in the coming months, I will own them. Check back for updates.