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Ohhh, I see, he’s an opportunistic racist

A “racist” of necessity?

I kind of believe Jared here. Trump isn’t a categorical racist. But if it’s to his benefit to treat black people badly, why wouldn’t he do it? He’d be crazy not to do it. It would be like Russians offering him stolen information about his opponents that could help him win an election. Are you kidding me?? What politician in their right mind would refuse an opportunity to win? It’s just hardball politics.

(Just a note here that Obama’s campaign used these exact arguments about how the Rules committee hearing in May 2008 decided in his favor when it took away elected delegates from Hillary Clinton and gave them to Obama when he wasn’t even on the ballot in Michigan. It was just political hardball. Her 18 million primary voters would just fall in line. Who gives a f*ck about them? No, we won’t forget. We will remember that moment forever and always and we have the benefit of the historical record on YouTube. As far as I’m concerned, the reason we lost Michigan in 2016 started with Obama in 2008. It’s karma. The fact that it came back to bite Hillary Clinton and her 65,000,000 voters? What was that to “no-drama” Obama?)

Anyway, Jared should remember that those who live by the opportunity might also suffer from those opportunities. It’s black people today, maybe Jewish people (again) tomorrow. Maybe not ALL Jewish people. Maybe only the Jewish people who are orthodox and don’t work after the sabbath on Friday. You never know.

It’s nothing personal and I’m sure it doesn’t represent any deep seated and irrational animus towards Jews.

It’s just hardball.

He’d be crazy to pass that up.