While "political correctness" can occasionally go to far, isn't the
basic form of it just simple manners?Don't be rude. That's
it. Don't be sexist or racist or homophobic. It's not that difficult,
it's the golden rule.
Mad Hatter,Fox news is a joke. I don't identify with them.With a high national debt, and welfare state, there's no doubt of
past corruption, and misleading news reporting.Not that difficult to
Thid Barker - Victor, IDAug. 18, 2017 8:40 a.m."Anyone,
including President Trump, is branded a racist if you don't agree with
their PC nonsense . . . "What do you call someone who supports
white supremacist ideology? Do you call them "good people" and disregard
the racist ideology they support?If is talks like a racist and acts
like a racist, then it must be a racist. White supremacists are racist.
There's no argument here. There's nothing PC about it. If one
can't be civil and mindful in one's speech, perhaps he/she didn't
learn proper manners growing up.Donald Trump has a long history of
racist behavior. It didn't begin with his Birther nonsense. It goes back to
when he and his father would refuse to rent to black people in their NY
apartment buildings. He is a man of privilege and entitlement and feels he
doesn't have to respect others because he is so much better than them.So you can take that any way you want. But a racist is a racist is a
worf - McAllen, TXAug. 18, 2017 2:49 p.mYou really need to
learn your history. The Southern Democrats of the 19th Century are not the
Democrats of the 21st Century. In fact, the rebellion of the Dixiecrats started
taking place in the late 1940s and ended in 1965 with their moving over to the
Republican Party.As for Donald Trump, he did not cause the problems
we have today, but he enables those who continue creating them and keeping them
central to their cause. No president in history has said that there are
"good people" among neo-Nazi's and members of the KKK. Good people
don't endorse white supremacists.As for the media and its
complicity with promoting racism, just continue reading Breitbart News and
watching Fox News. These are among the numerous Far Right media outlets
promoting a racist agenda of intolerance and white supremacy.Don't reference fraudulent history cited in the conspiracy-laden
propaganda of Breitbart, Drudge, Fox, InfoWars and Daily Stormer. These white
nationalist media groups promote the very racism that Trump espouses.It's too bad that John Kelly can't remove the root of the problem in
the White House. It may be that Trump will remove him.
Hawai'i is one place of relative calm during these turbulent storms that
emanate from the White House. Donald Trump's influence is far distant from
here as his attitudes and policies appear to exist in another country. We are
fairly independent of that craziness and nonsense and our state government
continues to fight against Trump and his racist ways.When
Hawai'i was being considered as the 50th state, Southern racists were
opposed because they did not want a non-white state existing as part of the
United States. Additionally, they didn't want a state that contained a high
proportion of Asian-descended people mixing with their imagined ethnically-pure
country.t.Perhaps this is why much of the opposition to Trump and
his white supremacist values are so ingrained in the islands. They have no place
here, as they have no place anywhere in America. We lead the way in social
justice and cultural diversity. If you are a racist of any type,
stay away from Hawai'i as you are not welcome. There is no Aloha spirit in
you. You cannot inflict your racist ways on us. We are a friendly and caring
people and do not want Trump and his mean-spirited and callous energy infecting
* Democrats put up these statues, and now want to tear them down? Crazy!* Trump did not cause the ills of our country. Only a fool would
believe this rubbish.* Racism is fuel by the media, and liberal
politicians. Not Trump!* The media, corrupt politicians, and a
gullible public are the greatest threat to America. This is why most people
through history have lived in poverty, and with wars.
@Mcclark....Right wingers say "don't ask me to do anything for my
country, not one thing."Is that right?.......Republicans give
more to charity than Democrats and always have?We are tired of
carrying your alt-left water........
Thid; I recall all those thousands of racist emails when Obama was elected. I
lost a few friends over their disgusting emails. Suddenly, Trump
supporters are whining and melting over Trump's failed presidency. They
forgot how ugly they treated Obama supporters. Fact remains, Thid,
Trump is leaning towards the alt-right and their beliefs. We have no place in
America for such ugliness!
@Californian: Was it "PC" when Barack Obama refused to call the jihadist
attackers all over the world Muslim terrorists? My point: Getting angry about
President Trump's word choices is just as silly as getting all bent out of
shape about Obama's word choices, isn't it? Calling President Trump a
supporter of white supremacy is as truthful and saying Obama supported Muslim
jihadist attacks! Both are lies! Is one lie better than the other, really? This
is classic PC!
Heaven knows I get annoyed and frustrated with political correctness. That sets
me apart from many other "minority" Americans.But it is a
sad, sad day for our country when asking its President to repudiate Nazi
sympathizers and the Klan is labelled as "political correctness."
The Donald supported the supremacists alt right since his birther days. It is
one of his main tools to divide and fracture.
@Utah Girl: President Trump did not cause that Nazi nut to drive his car into
that crowd any more than Bernie Sanders caused that left wing nut to shoot up a
GOP baseball game! Rational American's rejection of left wing PC is why
President Trump sits in the WH and Hillary never will! @ One vote:
Impeach President Trump for what? That you don't like him?
45 HAS to go. It's time to begin impeachment proceedings.
@ thid"And Democrats think rational Americans will support
that?"If being PC means Americans won't be mowed down by
cars by hate groups, yes. Trump could not call Heather Heyer's
death an act of terrorism.
@ One vote! If President Trump supports white supremacists then Barack Obama
supports Muslim jihadists! Neither is true! Try to be honest!
Right wingers say "don't ask me to do anything for my country, not one
Trump thinks they're students of history. Hijackers of history, maybe, but
Trump has proven beyond what Mitt Romney stated "He's a fraud and a
phony". He's proving that plus he's inept and clueless. Did anyone
expect leadership and knowledge from a guy that managed to bankrupt casinos?
Every week with Trump is worst than the last.
What has happened to the Democratic party? The once noble party of JFK: "Ask
not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your
country" has been replaced by misguided PC police who constantly look for
any reason to be "offended"! Anyone, including President Trump, is
branded a racist if you don't agree with their PC nonsense! And Democrats
think rational Americans will support that?
The Donald support of white supremacists disqualifies himself to continue to be
in a position that he does not understand.
Trump will be berating everyone in his own party the way it's going. Sen.
Corker and others are seeing what is up. Does Trump have self-loathing or
something? It's like he wants to go down.
Our generation has put the worst President in the history of our country into
office, Donald Trump. Let us hope the Muellar investigation finds enough
evidence for impeachment.