Friday, March 25, 2016

Republican Presidential Candidates Use Brussels Terror Attacks To Gin Up Hate, Fear And Votes

Republicans have never shied away from the act of whoring out the dead bodies of people killed by terrorists to frighten people for political gain. It's what they do, they do it a lot and they do it well. They know it helps to solidify their base of fear bathed lizard brain followers by whipping them up into a xenophobic hate frenzy.

This is why it was not exactly a surprise that immediately after the terror attacks in Brussels on Tuesday the two leading Republican presidential hopefuls used the dead and dying for quick and easy political capitol. 

Remember it was the morning of Western Tuesday and both candidates wanted to sweep what primaries and caucus' that were to take place that day. It wasn't a perfect scenario seeing how the attack took place half a world away but luckily for them the victims were white and the terrorists were Muslims... So let the hate and fear mongering begin!


TRUMP

Let's start with the frontrunner Donald J. Trump. Before the bodies were even counted Trump used the mangled bombing victims to treat the nation to a big old Trump style helping of "I told you so".

Trump first dropped this tweets at 8:04 am to get things moving...


After that Trump showed up in the friendly confines of Fox & Friends where he told them them "I've been talking about this for a long time, and look at Brussels"...

This is what I’ve been saying for a long time, and I guess it’s at least a small part of the reason why I’m the No. 1 front-runner. I mean, people are very concerned about this, and they’re very concerned about the security of this country.

Trump then went on to say...

We have no idea what’s happening. Our government has absolutely no idea what’s happening, but they’re coming into our country They’re coming in by the thousands and just watch what happens I’m a pretty good prognosticator just watch what happens over the years. It won’t be pretty.

Trump then spoke with CBS News on Tuesday morning via phone and when asked about the attacks offered this...

"You look at what just took place in Brussels, and that's peanuts compared to what's going to happen. Because we're not tough enough, and frankly, our leaders aren't smart enough. We have to have very strong borders And people by the way from certain parts of the world, like Syria, without documentation, should not be allowed in our country... We have no idea who they are, where they come from. They could be ISIS-related. We can't allow that to happen."

Trump finished the interview by stating...

"This is going to happen in the United States,"

Don't forget that earlier in the week on an appearance on NBC’s Today Show,  Trump said, that he’d support breaking international law by waterboarding the recently captured Paris bombers, Salah Abdeslam, despite the fact that the practice has been denounced by interrogators and typically doesn’t produce good intelligence.

Frankly, the waterboarding, if it was up to me, and if we changed the laws or had the laws, waterboarding would be fine, If they could expand the laws, I would do a lot more than waterboarding. You have to get the information from these people.

First of all we don't even have custody of Abdeslam and in addition, all of the attackers identified in the Paris attacks Abdeslam included, were European nationals.

To finish the theme off in style last night Trump tweeted this...





CRUZ

Next in line is Ted Cruz. The Texas senator took to the airwaves within minutes of the mornings bombings to see if he could literally scare up a few extra votes for the primaries and caucus' that took place later in the day.



Later that morning Cruz released a lengthier statement making the same point but included the right wing trope of criticizing President Obama for refusing to say “radical Islamic terrorism” out of PC concerns. But in addition to talking about border security and fighting ISIS, Cruz also said he would "patrol and secure Muslim Neighborhoods"....


"Our European allies are now seeing what comes of a toxic mix of migrants who have been infiltrated by terrorists and isolated, radical Muslim neighborhoods.
We will do what we can to help them fight this scourge, and redouble our efforts to make sure it does not happen here. We need to immediately halt the flow of refugees from countries with a significant al Qaida or ISIS presence. We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized."

Though he never said how he would achieve this feat or which areas he would lockdown the consensus is that any and all of it would be "Counterproductive" And "A Clear Violation Of Both The First And 14th Amendments".

Cruz then moved onto Fox News, where he said...


"ISIS has declared jihad on Europe and on the Unites States of America. They have declared their intention to murder as many innocents as possible."

Cruz then thought it best to reiterated his December 5th call to carpet bomb ISIS into oblivion...


This kind of incendiary speech is nothing new. What is surprising is that this type of bomb throwing goonery is usually relegated to the fringe politicians like a Gohmert or a Bachmann. To hear a presidential frontrunner spewing this kind of unrepentant hate filled bile is truly frightening.

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