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Letter: One explanation for Trump's popularity

By Mike Bogle, Windom Carly Fiorina said it best when she said America isn't meant to be governed by career politicians. Political correctness is the product of politicians wishing to offend no one except their opponents.What passes for racism to...

By Mike Bogle, Windom

Carly Fiorina said it best when she said America isn’t meant to be governed by career politicians. Political correctness is the product of politicians wishing to offend no one except their opponents.
What passes for racism today is an insult to Martin Luther King Jr. Racism is nothing more than hatred looking for an excuse to express itself. In the military, I had close friends who were black and blacks who hated me because I was white. Racism is a heart condition, not a skin color.
To call Donald Trump - who employs hundreds of Muslims and Hispanics - racist because he wants to stop illegal immigration is political pandering. Trump’s popularity is because people believe he will actually do something about it.
In the short term, Trump is a gift to Hillary Clinton. She can ignore the issues on focus on the Big Bad Wolf. Ever hear her mention the national debt?
The recent public raping and molesting of German women by Muslim refugees makes Trump look like a prophet. Hillary, though, will likely fail to get the message.
Islamaphobia-phobia is becoming an epidemic in the West and is far more dangerous than simple Islamaphobia. Exhibit A is Barack Obama’s obsession with the gun show loophole - while ignoring the visa loophole and the big hole on the southern border.

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