Todd Starnes, Fox News’ resident fabulist, can always be counted on to weigh in on almost any political issue by saying the stupidest thing possible. He makes no exception when commenting on the increasing violence at Donald Trump rallies, almost all of it from Trump’s supporters. It’s all Obama’s fault, of course.
“The person responsible for fomenting political unrest is not Donald Trump,” Starnes said, “It’s President Obama. For the past seven and a half years, this man has been stoking division and discord. You want to talk about creating controversy? Fine. Let’s talk about Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, and Trayvon Martin. President Obama is the one who told his followers if they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun. That’s what he said.”
After dismissing the concerns that the “establishment overlords like Mitt Romney and the uppity-ups at the National Review” have about Trump, Starnes declared that “the folks who pay the bills in this country are fed up. We’re tired of being called racists and homophobic and xenophobic. The Silent Majority is mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore.”
If you don’t want to be called racist, homophobic and xenophobic, you should stop being racist, homophobic and xenophobic. The rest of this is just the standard right wing inanity that says that it isn’t police departments being totally out of control and systematically racist and oppressive that causes unrest, it’s calling attention to that fact. If everyone would just pretend that everything’s wonderful then everything would be wonderful. We just need to join them in their fantasy world and all would be fine.