Trump’s campaign is betting on another terror attack

Posted by on Dec 09, 2015 at 7:24 am

My first reaction to Donald Trump’s call to ban new Muslims from entering the United States was that he had simultaneously won the GOP nomination and lost the general election. My second reaction was that events will prove one of those predictions wrong.

If there are no more terror attacks in America before the end of the primary season, most Republican voters will see Trump’s plan as too radical and he will lose the nomination.

On the other hand, if there are more attacks in the homeland, many more voters will move in Trump’s direction and he would almost certainly win the nomination and maybe the presidency.

In effect, Trump is betting his campaign on there being more attacks. I hope he is wrong, but fear he will be right.

To be clear, I don’t support his plan. Singling out all Muslims is vulgar and probably unconstitutional. A religious test is unAmerican.

The idea is so toxic that it has the unfortunate effect of making President Obama look right for once. Obama warns repeatedly about Islamophobia, including in his grating Sunday-night lecture, even though there wasn’t much of it. Jews suffer disproportionately from religious hate crimes, not Muslims.

Trump obliterated those facts in a heartbeat, a development that could, temporarily at least, contaminate all get-tough approaches on terror and boost Obama and Hillary Clinton.

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2 Responses to “Trump’s campaign is betting on another terror attack”

  1. Greg Hall on 9/09/15 at 8:48 am

    You know, the problem with you squishes is you approach everything, anything, all questions pertaining to American culture, exceptionalism, and values, like:

    Is it Constitutional?:

    Usually with a negative descriptor; “vulgar” and in this case a pejorative initial reaction “and probably unconstitutional.”, that clouds you research, if you do any at all, your cognitive thought processes and your freaking legacy genetic code.

    The manifesto of the islamic cult requires all infidels, to pay a tax to the mosque, convert to islam or DIE. All islamic cultists believe that Sharia law trumps Government, government laws, logic, decency, civilizational, and culture exceptionalisms.

    I’ve found numerous Legal, Federal Laws, and learned opinions just this morning that validates our Constitution is not a suicide pact to facilitate our murder by the members of the islamic cult, by banning their infiltration into our country.

    They are not a religion, they are uneducated, skilless, disease ridden 3rd century misogynist that are incompatible with America culture.

    Unless a leader is elected that will reverse the tide of the physical and cultural suicide imposed on our US of A by the progressive haters,

    I’ll see you “from” the trench on the bank of the Neches

    build the wallS

  2. Mike191 on 9/09/15 at 10:21 am

    Post 1: Well stated , Greg Hall.

    The simplistic narrative the “fourth estate” employs: “moderate vs. radical Islamists- Moderates want to embrace jazz, ballparks , bbqs, sans pork, and embrace the Constitution and all that America offers. While the radicals have a bloody knife, gun ,bombs to kill the infidel. People like Mr. Trump push the moderates into Radicals with racialism and stupid nativism.

    If our cultural diversity leaders wanted to be honest of Muslim assimilation- look at the 1st and 2nd generation children of Muslims in Germany writing about The killings of French Cartoonists, who had the audacity to print cartoons about Islam ,it was almost 100% in favor of those who killed the cartoonists.

    In essence those people who embraced Mr. Moderate Muslim at the workplace , having a baby shower, letting the Moderate Muslim go home to prayer 5 times , have a “holiday “party for all the workers . must have been cultural overload that made him Mr Radical Muslim , yet Mr. Trump is the biggest threat to our Republic.