By Chris Rossini
When people are down and out, it opens up the doors for the "take charge" types. We've been witnessing that with the Donald Trump campaign.
Now that the Paris blowback has occurred, we're starting to see some ugly stuff from Trump. First, he's using the phrase "we have no choice but to [do what Donald wants]" By using that phrase, Trump is shutting down debate.
So for example, Donald says that "We're gonna have no choice, absolutely no choice," in having to close mosques. Of course there's always a choice! However, it is the nature of "take charge" types to present the argument as if it's their way or the highway.
When asked about clamping down on Muslims, Donald says:
“We’re going to have to do things that we never did before. And some people are going to be upset about it, but I think that now everybody is feeling that security is going to rule. And certain things will be done that we never thought would happen in this country in terms of information and learning about the enemy. And so we’re going to have to do certain things that were frankly unthinkable a year ago.”
Donald would not rule out special ID cards for Muslims either. Again, pay attention to how Trump argues it:
“We’re going to have to — we’re going to have to look at a lot of things very closely.”
Are we seeing a preview of a Trump Presidency?
If so, this is very troubling.