Saturday, August 22, 2015
What the rednecks saw.
Poor Donald. He was convinced that his arrival in Alabama would fill all 40,000 seats and then some at Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium. But when he began his speech it was only half-full. Not that 20,000 rednecks isn't impressive. That's still a mighty powerful number of drop-jawed bigots hee-hawing at every nasty comment and knee-slapping at every mention of that wall.And how proud he must be to have been compared to George Wallace— wow, what a tribute. One of the attendees, a 59-year-old retired psychiatrist from Tuscaloosa, said she isn't offended by the insults Trump has directed at women, like "dog" and "bimbo." One can only imagine how successful her practice was with that kind of thinking. Yes, it was the kind of event that reminds us all that "The Heart of Dixie" is in bad need of several stents.