Kevin Drum lost his even keel yesterday (just a bit, and he’s back today) with a post titled “The Press Needs to Stop Encouraging Republican Lunacy Toward Muslims“. His point is that the press is just trolling with questions like “should Muslims be registered?” or “should Muslims have special identity cards?” and perhaps they should cut it the fuck out, since these guys are crazy enough without someone prompting them.
I have a slightly different opinion: the press is under no obligation to treat Republican candidates for President with the same care as escaped mental patients, or your mouthy racist uncle after a half dozen boilermakers. I want more questions like the ones that Trump’s been asked, and the more outrageous, the better: “Should Muslim babies be implanted with trackers at birth or in utero?” “How many vaginal and/or anal probes per week should Muslims be given to be sure they aren’t vaginal or rectal suicide bombers?” (BTW–can someone explain to me why vaginal/rectal suicide bombing hasn’t become the latest media fixation? Shouldn’t we all be piss pants scared at that possibility?)
Just let these fuckers lose their shit over the best vetted refugees in the history of human exodus. Let them alienate the few rational Republicans left in the party (like this guy). In short: show us on the map where you would put your internment camps, Donald.