Monday kicked off the Republican National Convention which concluded its first half with a protest from anti-Trump delegates for the chair’s denial of a roll call vote on the platform’s rules to unbind delegates from a candidate and allow them to vote their conscience. But according to this delegate for Trump, they were just “sour grapes.”
The C-SPAN reporter asked why not just do a roll call vote if the pro-Trump delegates would win anyway, asking “Why have this air of uncertainty moving ahead?”
The Trump delegate says:
You know that’s above my pay grade but, uh, I’m glad it turned out like this, you know? And at the end of the day I think it would have saved, ah, ah, hard feelings. I think that’s the reason why they didn’t do it.”
The reporter then changed course and asked the delegate why he’s supporting Donald Trump. His answer is so stupid it’ll make your head spin:
I’m worried about this country. I’m 55-years-old and I’ve never seen this country in the shape that it’s in right now. I’m tired of having to think that I have to apologize for being a Christian. I’m tired of letting everyone else in this world come first. We’re America, we feed everybody in this world. You know it says in the Bible that charity starts at home, we need to take care of here before we go an take care of anyone else.”
It’s like Fox News has been shitting in his brain for a decade. The notion he feels like he has to apologize for being a Christian when they’re in a very comfortable majority in this country is ridiculous and reeks of Christian conservative propaganda that somehow their religion is under attack when it’s really their ability to impose their religion on others that is being called into question. And no, dude, America does not feed the world.
Alright, back to excruciatingly annoying guy. The reporter asks the delegate what he wants to hear Trump say when he makes his big speech, Trump’s supporter says:
I want him to say, we’re going to have a strong military. I want him to say we’re going to take care of retirees and veterans. I want to hear him say that we’re not going to say that, uh, we’re sorry to be Americans anymore. Uh, I don’t want to apologize for being an American. We’re the greatest country in the world. Like I said, we have fed the world, now everybody wants to try and kick us.”
First, America already has a strong military, we have the strongest military in the world. That’s a reality with or without Donald Trump. And speaking of apologizing, there’s a line between over-apologizing, which Obama has been criticized for by right wing media, but others call that diplomacy and healing old wounds. But there’s the other side of the line where Donald Trump sits and that’s never apologizing for anything, no matter how in the wrong he is.
Then the narrative that’s been hammered into this delegate’s head turns toward President Obama, like it always does with Republicans:
For the last eight years Obama has let us sink lower than I’ve ever seen it in my lifetime and it’s not because of race or anything like that. It’s because of his policy.”
Eight years is literally the time frame Republicans believe the problems started and ended in this country. Eight years, that’s it. Nothing could ever be George W. Bush’s fault in their world, as if when he left his post the country wasn’t in utter shambles; like the economy wasn’t spiraling before he even left office. Like Bush didn’t leave us with a mess that’s taken almost a decade to climb out of, nope, never his fault. It’s that famous Republican amnesia. Eight years.
The Trump delegate then harped on Obama for not saying anything about police being killed and for only talking about the black lives matter movement. Which isn’t true either — at all. The President went to Dallas and then Baton Rouge, and when this was pointed out to the delegate he said it’s because the President had to do it. So which is it?
It just goes to show what full-on submersion in right wing propaganda can do to a person’s brain, and it isn’t good folks. His worldview is utterly skewed, his political beliefs have blinders on, and sound eerily familiar to every sound bite that comes from Fox News.
Watch at your own caution, this video will make you scream NO! for four minutes straight.
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