Tag: GOP

The GOP has mainstreamed white nationalist anti-Semitism | +972 Magazine

A white supremacist seen during the Unite the Right rally, Charlottesville, Virginia, August 12, 2017. (Evan Nesterak/CC BY 2.0)

In order to protect our communities, we must deepen solidarity between Jews, immigrants, Muslims, and all groups targeted by white nationalism and the racist rhetoric of the Trump camp. This means engaging with our differences in a shared understanding that it is the right which seeks to exclude and scapegoat our communities and silence our allies. The future of multiracial democracy depends on it.

The GOP has mainstreamed white nationalist anti-Semitism | +972 Magazine

Old Dog Thoughts- Trump Sponsored Ethnic Clensing, Free Speech banned or Racism Mr Dutton? GOP betrays Democracy

New video shows abuse of slain female fighter by Turkish forces

Fighting Fake News with REAL,25/10/19; LNP and Free Speech or simply Racism; Trump’s sponsored War Crimes and Ethnic Clensing; The Republicans are even more guilty;

Robert Reich: The GOP Is the Most Corrupt Party in Living Memory

Robert Reich: The GOP Is the Most Corrupt Party in Living Memory

Not since Warren G. Harding’s sordid administration have as many grifters, crooks and cronies occupied high positions in Washington.

Trump has installed a Star Wars Cantina of former lobbyists and con artists, including several whose exploits have already forced them to resign, such as Scott Pruitt, Ryan Zinke, Tom Price, and Michael Flynn. Many others remain.

via Robert Reich: The GOP Is the Most Corrupt Party in Living Memory

The GOP is Demonizing the Left in New Red Scare, but US Public wants . . . Socialism

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The policies Republicans smear as Stalinist are a good deal more popular than their own. By Jim Hightower | May 1, 2019

“Socialism,” snarled Donald Trump at a recent pep rally of far-right Republicans. The obedient crowd of Trumpistas snarled back in unison: So-sh’ll-izz-ummm!

There you have the entire intellectual content of the GOP’s 2020 re-election strategy under Generalissimo Trump: Slap Democrats with a scurrilous campaign branding them as Lenin-Trotsky-Stalin re-incarnate.

It’s not just Trump hissing out the socialist label in a frantic McCarthyesque attempt to make it stick by mindless repetition, but also Republican lawmakers. Unfortunately for them, they’re overplaying a weak hand and bumbling over their own ignorance.

Texas Senator John Cornyn, for example, compared Democrats who support ideas like Medicare-for-All to Mussolini.

Apparently, Cornyn is unaware that the brutish Italian dictator was no socialist, but a fascist. Mussolini’s ideology of ultra-nationalism, masculine authoritarianism, suppression of democratic rights, and rule by wealthy elites is the opposite of the progressive agenda. Indeed, it describes the policies of — guess who? — Trump and his acolytes, including Cornyn!

via The GOP is Demonizing the Left in New Red Scare, but US Public wants . . . Socialism

Murdoch family launches a new Fox; former House Speaker Paul Ryan joins company’s board

The GOP Fox Corp marriage is now official. If America could only become a one party state officially Mussolini would be pleased. (ODT)

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has spun off various television assets – including the Fox News Channel and Fox broadcast network – to form a new company that will be known simply as Fox Corp.

Fox announced its board members, including former US House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis. Other board members include Rupert Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch, Anne Dias, Chase Carey, Roland A. Hernandez and Jacques Nasser.

The new Fox is now “a standalone, publicly traded company,” the company said. Its shares are listed on the Nasdaq market; Tuesday marks the first day of trading.

Murdoch family launches a new Fox; former House Speaker Paul Ryan joins company’s board

Right Wingers Flail About Trying To Blame Democrats For New Zealand Shooting | Crooks and Liars

Right Wingers Flail About Trying To Blame Democrats For New Zealand Shooting

 

What is the best way shallow thinkers and Right-Wing Nut Jobs can deflect blame for the awful things their words and deeds have wrought? Why, blame the Left, of course! We’re so awful, just trying to distribute power and wealth more evenly and fairly in our society, and all.

via Right Wingers Flail About Trying To Blame Democrats For New Zealand Shooting | Crooks and Liars

Donald Trump to award biggest campaign donor’s wife medal of freedom | The Independent

Sheldon Adelson poses with his wife Miriam, who is set to receive the Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump

Donald Trump will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to seven “distinguished individuals,” including the wife of the Republican party’s largest donor, the White House announced.

Philanthropist Miriam Adelson, the wife of billionaire Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, is set to be honoured at a ceremony later this week.

via Donald Trump to award biggest campaign donor’s wife medal of freedom | The Independent

Donald Trump flags end to ‘ridiculous’ citizenship rights

Ever seen a lying POTUS? You can find one in Trumpland a curiosity theme park intended to terrify like Jurassic Park (ODT)

“We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years with all of those benefits,” Trump said during an interview with Axios scheduled to air as part of a new HBO series.

via Donald Trump flags end to ‘ridiculous’ citizenship rights

Paul Ryan Fires House Chaplain For Too Much Empathy For The Poor | Crooks and Liars

But perhaps the most striking aspect of this story is the fact that Ryan has spent the last two years studiously avoiding from offering the least bit of criticism of Trump – whether it be for his womanizing, his bragging of sexually assaulting women, his overt racism or his repeated endangerment of national security. But let a priest remind him about his responsibility to help the poor, – why them there’s fighting words! And apparently just cause, in Ryan’s zombie eyes anyway, for termination.

via Paul Ryan Fires House Chaplain For Too Much Empathy For The Poor | Crooks and Liars

Republicans defend Russia probe as Trump openly attacks Mueller

Washington: Republican senators warned US President Donald Trump on Sunday against firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller and said he must let federal investigators looking into Russian meddling in the US election do their jobs.

The Republican President renewed his Twitter attacks on both the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Mueller’s probe since the firing on Friday of the bureau’s deputy director, Andrew McCabe, days before he was eligible to retire with a full pension.

via Republicans defend Russia probe as Trump openly attacks Mueller

White House merry-go-round flings Reince Priebus from the ride

At the end of a week of convulsions, Donald Trump is punting on the appointment of a politically inexperienced US Marine general to magically halt the chaos.

Source: White House merry-go-round flings Reince Priebus from the ride

Exploring the Beltway press’ enduring fantasy: Media never stopped blaming Obama for radical GOP obstruction – Salon.com

By the end of Obama’s second term, Republicans weren’t even trying to hide their radically obstructionist ways

Source: Exploring the Beltway press’ enduring fantasy: Media never stopped blaming Obama for radical GOP obstruction – Salon.com

Paul Street: How the Republican Party Rules a Nation That Hates It – Truthdig

The strange political dominance of the Grand Old Party can be explained by 12 factors, including the neoliberal agenda of the Democratic Party, gerrymandering, the politics of fear, and mass ignorance in much of the U.S. populace.

Source: Paul Street: How the Republican Party Rules a Nation That Hates It – Truthdig

Republican Establishment Longing For Sensible, Coherent Days Of George W Bush

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With the prospect of Donald Trump winning the Presidential primary seeming increasingly likely, moderate Republicans have started to wonder whether they will ever return to the days of their last President, when policy was balanced, thought-through and well-articulated.

“Back then the most outlandish thing we had to worry about was the occasional dodgy war in the Middle East, or the odd collapse of a financial market. Whereas now, well, it’s all gotten a little crazy,” Republican strategist Ted Nailsworth said.

“It’s the incoherent babble of these current candidates too. It really is difficult to know what they’re talking about sometimes. But Bush, he had a way with words”.

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Republican Base Bewildered By Last Night’s Debate

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MIAMI – (CT&P) – Interviews conducted by Fox News today indicate that last night’s presidential debate has left most of the Republican base confused and bewildered.

Although most of the candidates’ statements were outright lies or feeble attempts to mask a desire to return to the Middle Ages, the debate mostly featured policy issues and little of the name-calling and childlike behavior of earlier contests.

“The debate was much more civil than the others,” said Chris Mathews of MSNBC. “For the most part the candidates acted like adults, albeit dumb ones.”

This change in behavior and shift towards arguing about policy issues has apparently stunned GOP voters and left them wondering who to trust.

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“I didn’t understand a God damn thing they said up thar last night,” said Cyrus Buttplug, a longtime Trump supporter from Panama City Beach, Florida. “Just how the hell we gonna make ‘Murica great again talkin’ ’bout social security and fern relations? I don’t know who to vote fer now.”

Reverend Billy Bob McSneed, a kooky religious zealot and pastor of Our Lady of the Malfunctioning Scrotum Baptist Church in Putrid Springs, Texas, has been a supporter of Ted Cruz since he first announced his candidacy.

“I’m disappointed in Ted,” said the pastor. “I didn’t hear him mention the Baby Jesus one time. Not once! Just how in the hell are we gonna run this country without consulting the Baby Jesus? Tell me that!”

After the interview segments ran on Fox today campaign spokesmen have been scrambling to get on the air with the major networks to assure voters that the candidates will be back to name-calling, gutter humor, and mindless insults at the next debate, so the poorly educated base of the Republican Party has nothing to worry about.

“I think the potential nominees have seen their mistake and will do their best to correct it,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “With so much at stake in 2016, we just can’t afford to start making sense right now.”

 

 

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No Easy Answers – Antiwar.com Original by — Antiwar.com

 

The Republican wing of the War Party – and their Democratic doppelgangers – sure are having a field day over the San Bernardino massacre. At last they have a superficially plausible rationale for invading Syria and sticking Uncle Sam’s foot into yet another hopeless Middle Eastern quagmire – and they can cite poll numbers in […]

Source: No Easy Answers – Antiwar.com Original by — Antiwar.com

The GOP’s venomous Pope tirades are the ultimate example of hypocritical right-wing rage – Salon.com

As the Pope heads to the east coast today, it’s worth examining just why Republicans are so angry

Source: The GOP’s venomous Pope tirades are the ultimate example of hypocritical right-wing rage – Salon.com

Murdoch’s America, Denial of Ferguson,Baltimore and Institutionalized Racism. It was the Reverend’s fault. 21st Century Schizoid Mann

Fox’s Scramble To Make The Charleston Shooting About Religion, Not Race

WSJ Editorial Page On Charleston Shooting: Institutionalized Racism No Longer Exists In America

NRA Board Member Blames Murdered Reverend For Death Of His Congregants In Charleston Church Mass Shooting