Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Rant: Donald Trump Continues To Be A Terrible Person

Posted By on Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 12:23 PM

In case you missed it, Donald Trump went a bit nuts last night after the major news networks began calling the presidential election for Barack Obama.

Like, calling-for-revolution nuts.

He's since deleted some of his most reactionary, absurd tweets, likely upon realizing how stupid they were, but they still exist on websites such as Mashable:

Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump): He lost the popular vote by a lot and won the election. We should have a revolution in this country!

Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump): The phoney electoral college made a laughing stock out of our nation. The loser one!

(Note: Neither of those things are true as of this writing. And they won't be true in a week's time, either.)

And, of course, he followed that brilliant series with this:

Are you f—king kidding? Out of all of the things that are wrong with this tirade, I've got two comments:

1.) These problems you're identifying are democracy. Sometimes things you dislike happen because a majority of people that you don't identify with won. I'm not crazy-go-nuts about the fact that Joe Arpaio happens to have pulled out another victory over reason in his re-election as sheriff of Maricopa County, but I'm not calling for people to storm Phoenix's Fourth Avenue Jail in an effort to revolt against Arpaio — that'd be irresponsible and stupid, even with my limited reach.

2.) If you make a call for unity after saying that you hope that one group completely stonewalls another unless they do what they want, you are an idiot. You're calling for the House of Representatives to hold our entire damn legislative process hostage over a law that was passed by the House of Representatives before the mid-term election that brought a mass of obstructionists to power.

There will, hopefully, one day be unity in our country again. At least, a unity of the majority of folks — there will always be dissidents, idiots and misguided supporters of fringe third-party candidates.

But that unity can't come when we're vehemently, rudely, obnoxiously vilifying the people who have different political beliefs because of their political beliefs.

We're not on the path to socialism, communism, or straight-up totalitarian regimes. We won't lose our guns, and this health-care program can only help the young people who have yet to find work because of an economy that's still finding its footing as we recover from one of the worst economic situations in our nation's history.

Calm the hell down, people. Take a deep breath. Go to Washington or Colorado and take advantage of their new laws.

But stop calling for revolution — and for the love of God, stop talking about moving to Canada. If you think our taxes and "socialized" health care plans are awful, wait 'til you get a load of theirs.

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