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Dec 04 2015

The GOP’S Worst Nightmare

The problem that Republicans are having with presidential candidate Donald trump is that he is everything that they have embodied since the 1960’s. Senator Lindsey Graham bluntly stated the problem: “If you’re a xenophobic, race-baiting, religious bigot, you’re going to have a hard time being president of the United States, and you’re going to do irreparable damage to the party.”

He forgot misogynist.

Today The Donald spoke before a Republican Jewish Coalition in Washington, DC and promptly displayed his antisemitic side.

“Stupidly, you want to give me money,” he began. But he added that “you’re not going to support me because I don’t want your money,” suggesting that Jews are unwilling to back people whose purse-strings they can’t control, a classic anti-Semitic trope. [..]

Trump spoke about the infamous $43 million gas station in Afghanistan, asking the crowd, “How many of you think you could have done it for less?” His question was greeted with silence, so he moved on. “I’m a negotiator, like you folks,” he said while discussing what he considers to be the failures of the recent nuclear deal struck with Iran.

“Is there anyone in this room who doesn’t negotiate deals?” he later asked. “Probably more than any room I’ve ever spoken.” You know — because it’s full of Jews.

Now the GOP has the problem that The Donald is the odds on favorite to win the nomination and, at this moment, there is no alternative.