Last week, when narcissist, real estate magnate, and reality TV star Donald Trump declared that he was running for president, he said that the United States had become “a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems.” He accused the Mexicans who were coming into the United States of being criminals and rapists. He also claimed that they were bringing drugs into this country. The pompous bloviator promised to build a Great Wall on the nation’s southern border.
Trump said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” He claimed that he had spoken with border guards who told him that’s what our country was getting from south of the border.
After hearing what Trump had to say about Mexicans, Dalton Javier Avalos Ramirez, a craftsman from the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, decided to give people a way to beat up on “The Donald”–and receive candy as a reward. Ramirez told The Independent that after listening to what Trump had to say when he announced his candidacy, he was inspired to create a Donald Trump piñata. He reportedly completed the task in a single day.
According to the Associated Press, Ramirez’s Donald Trump papier-mache figure will come in a variety of sizes. Ramirez said that he created the Trump piñata “because of the hatred Trump expressed for the Mexican people.” The Mexican craftsman added that “the piñatas provide an outlet for Mexicans to vent their frustrations at Mr Trump’s controversial portrayal of Mexicans.” Ramirez said that Mexican people are angry and want to burn and break the Donald Trump piñatas.
I’d like to do the same thing to the flesh-and-blood Trump–but I’m a non-violent person. I think I’m gonna get me one of them piñatas.
This Just In: Univision has announced “that the network was ending its relationship with him.” A Univision statement said: “At Univision, we see first-hand the work ethic, love for family, strong religious values and the important role Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans have had and will continue to have in building the future of our country.”
Now “The Donald” is vowing to sue Univision for canceling the Miss USA Pageant.
Capitalism in action: Mexican selling Donald Trump pinatas (Chicago Sun-Times)
Donald Trump Announces Presidential Bid By Trashing Mexico, Mexicans (NBC News)
Mexican Piñata Maker Takes Revenge on Donald Trump (Mother Jones)
An artist created Donald Trump piñatas for Mexicans to beat up on (The Independent)
Donald Trump vows to sue Univision for cancelling Miss USA: It’s ‘common sense’ that Mexicans are rapists (Raw Story)
Sounds like Trump’s been reading Roof’s web page
Considering what “The Donald” is full of I wouldn’t want to be too close after you hit it with a stick.
The man would probably be a pauper if he hadn’t had a rich daddy. How many times have his companies filed for bankruptcy? What a loudmouth loser!
I’m with pete.
you guys forget that there are 200 million white Americans. 60 million latinos, many of whom dislike mexico and Mexicans and 35 million black people some of whom compete with Mexicans and latinos for jobs.
out of all of those people less than 30% identify as liberal. only
Obama got 71% of the Latino vote on 2012, Romney got 27%. I believe the Latino vote includes all Latinos.
“you guys forget that there are 200 million white Americans. 60 million latinos, many of whom dislike mexico and Mexicans and 35 million black people some of whom compete with Mexicans and latinos for jobs.’
And that proves that most of the Mexicans coming into this country are criminals, rapists, and drug dealers?????
Maybe our Bron is bucking to have his own piñata. 😉
Republicans have no discernible ideas, and no visible ideological orientation. We know that they intensely dislike Obama. We also know that they consider marriage as between a man and a woman, and that abortion is murder. Beyond that, it’s anybody’s guess what ideas they have. Perhaps that’s why we see so many Republicans now running for president that they won’t be able to fit on a single stage for a debate. This is what happens when campaigns are about personality, not philosophy or ideas.
Democrats, on the other hand, have very clear-cut ideas. The purpose of the individual, they maintain, is service to the state. Those who produce, must give; and those who need, will receive. It’s as simple as that. Government exists to ensure that those who make money will have that wealth transferred to those who do not have money. They are the party of the welfare-entitlement state, the party of democratic socialism. They say what they mean, they mean what they say, and they decisively implement every aspect of that ideology every chance they get.
But deal making is a tactic and a skill; it’s not a principle of leadership. Deal making is a good skill to have, but the question remains: What deals will you be trying to make? What ideas will you be trying to put into practice when you propose a deal, and why?
If you subscribe to individual rights, freedom and capitalism, for example, then you will propose and negotiate one kind of deal. If you subscribe to socialism, government control over the economy, and collectivism over individualism, as all of the Democrats (and many Republicans) do, then you will propose different kinds of deals.
It’s disturbing that Donald Trump finds Russia’s Vladimir Putin admirable, as a leader. Putin is a bully. He thrashes the individual rights of citizens because the Russian people, after Communism, have not seen fit to hold their government to a higher standard. They have no Bill of Rights, not even a tattered and increasingly ignored one, as in America. Have we sunk so low that Russia is now our standard?
The idea that Putin is admirable rests on a faulty premise, held not just by Trump but by many Americans. The premise is: If you’re forceful and pushing people around, then you’re a leader. But these are not the characteristics of leaders. It’s true that you want a commander in chief to be forceful and pushy when dealing with an enemy like Iran, or ISIS, an enemy who could do mortal damage to important allies, or even ourselves. It would help, in fact, to have a leader who actually views and treats these enemies as enemies.
Trump’s assertiveness and deal making are probably great for business, in many respects. But those qualities cannot save America from itself, or from the wrong-headed collectivist and statist ideas of the action-oriented politicians we repeatedly elect to take care of us, suckle us, soothe us, smother us and shield us from every conceivable pain or bump. Individual lives (including property) are not a business to be “run” by a competent businessman any more than an inept political hack. We are sovereign over our own lives, and the only valid reason for a government is to protect rights — not run our lives for us.
The beautiful and timeless thing about the United States of America is that it was founded on ideas. You can read those ideas for yourself in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Those ideas are timeless, and they respect the facts of human nature — our identity as thinking, sovereign, self-responsible and individual human beings who require liberty to survive and flourish.
Those ideas can and will rise again. They eventually must, because the human race will not survive if we completely abandon them. Unfortunately, Donald Trump does not look like the man who will embody them.
“Democrats, on the other hand, have very clear-cut ideas. The purpose of the individual, they maintain, is service to the state. Those who produce, must give; and those who need, will receive. It’s as simple as that. Government exists to ensure that those who make money will have that wealth transferred to those who do not have money.”
As usual you quote a source that is made ignorant by their pocketbook and political philosophy. This is a total misrepresentation of a political position based on nothing more than blowing smoke out of ones’ nether orifice.
Who TF is Bron talking to?
This resembles a randyjet soliloquy.