FUREY: This Trump hysteria serves no one, least of all, impoverished Haitians

Give us all a break. This obsession with disingenuously interpreting everything Donald Trump says in the worst possible light needs to stop.

It benefits no one. Now, it was one thing to twist his words during the campaign, as many political operatives and media foes did with wild abandon. But the “shithole” incident is different. This latest example of derangement comes amidst a very serious public policy debate.

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  • Raymond Hietapakka

    “Once again, Trump has stepped into a shithole, and comes out smelling like a rose.” Kenneth Felton, McMinnville TN

    • disqusW6sf

      Lol. Sounds like my grandmother.

  • Watchman

    So why are impoverished Haitians the responsibility of the US Government to bring out of poverty or to allow them to come to the US to live?

    • The reasoning, I think, has to do with the inability of progressives to understand the influence of culture in human behavior. They believe that because all human beings are capable of rational thought and objective observation that that is what they are doing. They do not even know that that they are looking through the rosey prism of their own “intellectually arrived at” misunderstanding of human behavior – let alone understand that people from shithole countries are just denizens of shithole cultures and need to be assimilated (a better word would be re-cultured) in order to be a successful (or at least, non-toxic) immigrant into our culture. The truth is, progressives are rotting our culture from the inside, at the same time they are brining in the rot from shit holes.

      • Watchman

        In other words, “psychological projection” and a belief in Marxist zero-sum Economics, where if one country is poor and another is rich the rich country must have stolen their wealth from the poor country regardless of any interactions between the two countries.

        • Yes, they think they are so smart and superior because they “see” the disparity. They are so busy gnashing their teeth about it and trying to find ways to assuage their own guilt over it that they cannot allow themselves to be “politically incorrect” enough to actually observe the true situation. The rest of the world is jealous and angry at Western Civilization because of the huge rise in personal wealth we have achieved as a culture while more and n=more of out fellow westerners are losing nerve over our success. The progressives see themselves as the hyper moral, educated elite, advanced guard of a more civilized human kind while they are really nasty little caricatures of every previous utopian cultist of the past.

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    • Bernie

      To busy protecting the Clintons and the Democrat Party after $1.5 Billion stolen from Haitians.

  • ontario john

    And of course the CBC had a special report on Sean Penn’s reaction to Trump. Yes the same Sean Penn that was embroiled in scandals regarding Haiti, and the fellow who loves shithole countries so much.

    • Ed

      Spicoli cultivates this “sullen anger” persona, because he thinks it makes him authentic.

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  • Dana Garcia

    People from nice, non-sh!thole countries normally don’t want to immigrate. For example, only 362 Norwegians got US green cards in 2016 out of a total of 1.8 million foreigners.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/01/trump-shithole-norway/550382/

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  • Martin

    Newscasters do their best to respond to Trump’s shithole comments. It didn’t go well.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_NwN3kkfGs

    • Norman_In_New_York

      The newscasters discovered that it feels good saying “shithole.”

  • John

    Trump’s remark further erodes the left’s stranglehold on language. Everone has know for years that many third world countries were shitholes, but no one dared say it. That term was like a torpedo blowing a huge hole the hull of the leftist boat.