Increasing repudiation of Trump’s Nazi and Racists views: No Press Releases from the Lincoln Club and the OCGOP. (A brief OJB reader reminder).


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The silence of the OCGOP and the Lincoln Club, which both had issued a few press releases this week, on the horrific events in Charlottesville has been disappointing. A significant number of conservative voices has expressed their repudiation, such as this one:

“From the very start of his run, one of the most serious charges against Mr. Trump was that he panders to racists. Many of his supporters, myself included, managed to convince ourselves that his more outrageous comments — such as the Judge Gonzalo Curiel controversy or his initial hesitance to disavow David Duke’s endorsement — were merely Bidenesque gaffes committed during the heat of a campaign.

It is now clear that we were deluding ourselves. Either Mr. Trump is genuinely sympathetic to the David Duke types, or he is so obtuse as to be utterly incapable of learning from his worst mistakes. Either way, he continues to prove his harshest critics right.

Mr. Trump once boasted that he could shoot someone in the street and not lose voters. Well, someone was just killed in the street by a white supremacist in Charlottesville. His refusal this weekend to specifically and immediately denounce the groups responsible for this intolerable violence was both morally disgusting and monumentally stupid. In this, Mr. Trump failed perhaps the easiest imaginable test of presidential leadership. Rather than advance a vision of national unity that he claims to represent, his indefensible equivocation can only inflame the most vicious forces of division within our country.”

It is not that all of the sudden here in OC we are immune to the toxic message of Trump and his remaining top white supremacists aides and advisers. As a reminder to Republican Party of Orange County Chairman Fred M. Whitaker, this is a short list of of OJB posts on the Trump’s impact in our county:

Trump brought his Social Indigestion Tour to Anaheim; Acid Reflux Ensued.

“Helicopter Rides!” HB Trump-Right Yearns for South American Genocides of the 70’s.

The KKK’s bogus journey to Anaheim.

When Trump, the Boogeyman, Came to Town.

Delmer Berg : Anaheim’s Original “Antifa.”

Pandering or not, Kris Murray took a Bold Stand Against Bigotry and Racism.

Here’s John Oliver on the topic:


About Ricardo Toro

Anaheim resident for several decades. In addition to political blogging, another area of interest is providing habitats for the Monarch butterfly. http://www.orangejuiceblog.com/2013/12/caterpillars-crossing-in-a-city-at-a-crossroads/