Trump as the Anti-Obama
It has been said that Donald Trump is the exact opposite of Barack Obama and therefore the perfect antidote for those stricken deathly ill after eight years of a knee-grow president.
Trump’s spewing of racist and bigoted commentary and the support he draws putsÂ Obama’s blackness center stage and seals the deal that Obama’s haters hate him most for the color of his skin.
The proof is that Republican party leaders readily acknowledge in concrete words that a racist is now their chief.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has describedÂ Donald Trump’s rhetoric as “the “textbook” definition of racist comments.”
Before Trump’s nomination, Obama haters could make clever attempts to disavow their racism but not any more.
The phrase they use is striking back against “political correctness” as if employing the speech of hate is an American ideal.
Republican leaders have clearly and repeatedly called Trump out for his bigoted and hateful speech and in doing so have unmasked his supporters who either stay silent about his conduct or gleefully cheer him on.
The Hillary Deficit
Many Democrats are not exactly over-enthused about Clinton’s candidacy.
The rise and powerful showing of Bernie Sanders is proof enough of that.
And, of course, Republicans despise her.
But, Hillary Clinton is clearly professionally qualified to be president with both the temperament and the experience to do the job.
And, if morality is really an issue, she imuch more qualified than Trump will ever be.
Still, for some Democrats she compares poorly with President Obama in many ways.
He has a fix for that.
The Obama Effect
It’s not surprising that Obama haters completely dismiss his legions of committed supporters who believe that his presidency is both a tour-de-force and a true American moment.
Those supporters are fiercely loyal to his example, his legacy and to him personally.
That loyalty, devotion actually, means that where the future of our country is concerned, they look to him for guidance and direction.
This past week he gave it.
In a powerful and personal message he asked his followers to vote for Hillary Clinton because this is a moment when experience, maturity and sanity is essential.
They will, too.
And what will be most ironic is when Donald Trump, the racist antidote to Obama, is beaten in no small part, not because of love for Hillary, but rather because of the extraordinary veneration for the man they call Barack.
That will be the anti-racist masterstroke, bar none.