There is a civil war brewing within the Republican Party in Nevada. According to The Las Vegas Sun, tensions began to rise when members of the Clark County Republican Party (CCRP) expressed concern about the state party’s director Michael McDonald who is accused of recruiting members of the far-right group The Proud Boys to run for public office. The move was reportedly an effort to increase the extremist presence in the state’s political party. On July 20, CCRP members held a meeting to select officers. However, that meeting was interrupted when individuals affiliated with The Proud Boys crashed it. The publication offered a clear depiction of how the scene erupted.
Source: GOP’s Civil War in Nevada Erupts into ‘Ugly Scene’ as Far-right Extremists Try ‘To Bully Their Way into a Takeover’ | The Smirking Chimp
Morrison’s advice “It’s up to you”
Except that was never going to happen. A brief perusal of Brad ‘Bradster’ Vinnard’s Facebook page shows a deep antipathy towards COVID vaccines, a love of Trump and other right-wing causes, and his love of Harleys. His Facebook comments were the usual hodgepodge of extremism and conspiracy theory, that the vaccines were unsafe, unproven, no worse than the flu, a means for government control, etc. Just the usual paranoid delusion so often seen by followers of Donald Trump.
Source: Dying Trump Supporter’s Last Words: ‘Please Go Get Vaccinated…This Is Nothing Nice’ | Crooks and Liars
On Sunday night, we got strong evidence that, for the most part, Republican voters understand that the Big Lie is indeed a lie. They just repeat it because they view themselves as co-conspirators in perpetuating it. In his speech at the second “annual” Conservative Political Action Conference of the year, Trump bragged about how he lies about polls and elections when he doesn’t win them. “You know, they do that straw poll, right?” Trump asked, referring to the 2024 GOP nominee straw poll CPAC conducted of attendees. “If it’s bad, I say it’s fake. If it’s good, I say, that’s the most accurate poll perhaps ever.” The “humor” of this not-actually-a-joke is due to being a sly reference to the Big Lie — an admission on Trump’s part that he didn’t win in 2020 and is merely saying otherwise for political gain. And it’s no surprise that Trump went there. He loves to brag about how much corruption and crime he gets away with. What is perhaps more important is the audience’s reaction to this not-a-joke.
Source: Trump supporters think they’re players — but they’re still just pawns | Salon.com
Sloganeering is a slog on hearing the worst of what America has been reduced to (ODT)
Trump’s campaign people are already talking about holding rallies as Trump blackmails the states by pushing his “open up” madness. “Lock her up” chant doubles down on hatred for Hillary Clinton, or these days for Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden, for those in love with Trump, by loudly calling for his political opponents to be imprisoned without trial for unspecified crimes. If you don’t believe me, listen to the chant the next time he holds a rally. Trump’s followers are both swearing allegiance and saluting him. “Lock her up” is Trump’s “Heil Hitler.”
via “Obamagate” And “Lock Her Up”: Pointing the Way Toward “Heil Trump” | The Smirking Chimp
Trump does this himself so therefore it must be alright(ODT)
The fabricated Time cover is just one in a string of Chang’s listed accomplishments and resume line items that has come into question after an NBC News investigation found the 35-year-old Trump appointee embellished her work history and made misleading claims about her professional background. It has been a persistent problem for President Donald Trump’s administration: an apparent failure to recognise red flags when vetting potential hires and appointees.
The President himself has overstated – often to an absurd degree – everything from his personal wealth to his charitable giving and his own IQ.
And in June 2017, half a year after Chang debuted her cover story, The Post found that Trump had his own fake copies of Time magazine – on display in at least five of his golf clubs.
She inflated her resume, peddled a fake Time cover. And Trump hired her
Trump made Bannon his chief strategist in the White House.
Bannon praises Benito Mussolini, who is not as widely vilified in today’s America as he should be. His armies slaughtered 330,000 Allied troops during World War II, including large numbers of Americans. Of 45,000 Italian Jews, 8,000 were delivered to Nazi death camps and a similar number were forced to flee abroad. Some $1 billion was stolen from them as a community.
But guess what. In an opinion poll, 72% of Jewish respondents said they hold that Trump is at least somewhat responsible for the synagogue massacre.
His SOTU spectacle cannot cover up that he helped galvanize those Nazis who invaded Charlottesville.
via Trump Can’t escape having called Nazis “Very Fine People” by SOTU Spectacle
A man executed two black people at a grocery store, but didn’t engage a white man outside because “whites don’t shoot whites.” A Donald Trump supporter and apparent anti-Semite who looked up to white supremacists sent bombs in the mail to the president’s opposition. An avowed anti-Semite walked into a synagogue and killed 11 people after screaming, “All Jews must die!”
it was given tacit endorsement through violent rhetoric coming from our pundits and our president; and it had a strong community in which to fester and grow. His act capped off a week in which hate showed what it is truly capable of in America.
This was one week in American hate.
via A Week Of American Hate: Bombs Mailed, Black People Executed, Jews Slaughtered | HuffPost
When the President of the United States Donald Trump is the greatest danger to National Security. A proud Nationalist, Pro guns, anti- refugees, enabler of violence whose rallies are broadcast by Murdoch media across America a resounding call to Trumpsters to arm hate and show themselves. (ODT)
A social media post by Bowers said a Jewish refugee organisation, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, “likes to bring invaders in that kill our people. I can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I’m going in.”
Trump told reporters later that the killings might have been prevented if there had been an armed guard in the building.
“If they had some kind of a protection inside the temple maybe it could have been a much more different situation, they didn’t,” he said when asked about a possible link to US gun laws.
In the United States that year, a white supremacist murdered nine African Americans during a prayer service in Charleston, South Carolina.
In 2012, a neo-Nazi gunman with white supremacist ties walked into a Sikh gurdwara – or house of worship – in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and murdered six Sikh Americans.
Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves several dead, official says
Trump is enabling Voter Suppression, Terrorism while blaming Immigration for everything (ODT)
- The packages sent to Mrs Clinton and Mr Obama were intercepted during mail screening
- A live explosive device and white powder was sent to CNN’s bureau in New York
- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says the incidents were “clearly an act of terrorism”
The head of CNN has slammed US President Donald Trump for his media attacks after police intercepted suspected pipe bombs sent to the network, former US president Barack Obama, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and other public figures.
via CNN head slams Trump media attacks as the network, Clinton and Obama targeted by ‘possible explosives’ – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Next week, Ingraham, 53, will take over one of the most coveted slots on cable television: 10 pm on Rupert Murdoch’s conservative Fox News. At the event for Ward, she served up some of her high-dudgeon populism to a Hilton hotel ballroom filled with several hundred fans, denouncing the “Democrat-media complex” before launching into an acidic attack on Flake, a critic of Trump.
Source: ‘The Trump red meat’: Laura Ingraham prepares to take centre stage on Fox
President’s son quoted Sadiq Khan out of context after Westminster attack but mayor actually said: ‘Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism’
Source: Donald Trump Jr called ‘a disgrace’ for tweet goading London mayor Sadiq Khan | UK news | The Guardian