These white supremacists, neo-Nazis and/or Holocaust deniers are running as Republicans. Coincidence? I think not. Your Republican Party.
In at least five state and national races across the country, the Republican Party is dealing with an uncomfortable problem. Their party’s candidates are either a card-carrying Nazi, a Holocaust denier, a proud white supremacist, or all of the above.
Racial animus helped fuel the rise of Donald Trump. Since the end of the civil rights movement and under Republican strategist Lee Atwater’s “Southern strategy” that used racism as an unstated cudgel against Democrats, the Republican Party itself has played a welcoming host to racial tensions and fears. Simultaneously, it has depicted itself, as conservative columnist Jeff Jacoby put it in 2012, as “the party of color-blind equality and “a party that doesn’t think with its skin.”
Your Republican Party is led by an Alex Jones conspiracy nut.
InfoWars host Alex Jones claimed this week that President Donald Trump both requests and receives transcripts of his show. Jones’s comments came as he faces backlash for a segment of his show in which he claimed without evidence that Robert Mueller, the special counsel heading up the investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 election, was part of a child-sex ring and mimicked shooting him.
During the last presidential campaign, after Mr. Jones had been spouting vicious nonsense about Sandy Hook for years, Donald Trump appeared on his show to tell him: “Your reputation is amazing. I will not let you down.”
But Mr. Trump has truly done Mr. Jones proud as the potential legal peril the president faces from the special counsel’s investigation has broadened and deepened. With the files of his chief fixer, Michael Cohen, in the hands of investigators, and Mr. Cohen’s future cooperation with the special counsel a strong possibility, one can feel the panic as the president promotes one bizarre claim after another about the inquiry.
The links among Vladimir Putin, President Trump, and segments of both the Republican Party and the American conservative movement seem bizarre. How can this be, given the Russian president’s KGB pedigree and a Cold War history during which antipathy toward the Soviet Union held the right together?
In a prescient March 2017 article in Time magazine, Alex Altman and Elizabeth Dias detailed Russia’s “new alliances with leading U.S. evangelicals, lawmakers and powerful interest groups like the NRA.”
Russia is equally keen on cultivating links to Republicans. Some of the officials who attended the dinner--including a deputy central banker and former Russian senator named Alexander Torshin, and his protégée, a young gun-rights activist named Maria Butina--have been part of a years-long campaign to build connections between Russia's leaders and American conservatives. The crusade, which predates the rise of Trump, has garnered scant attention but achieved significant success, sparking new alliances with leading U.S. evangelicals, lawmakers and powerful interest groups like the NRA.
Chair of RNC. I guess we can all agree in fact she is an idiot. Oh, and the Deputy Finance Chairs were until recently: 1) Michael Cohen and 2) Elliot Broidy.
And she has indeed been highly deferential. She fell in line after Mr. Trump insisted last month that the Republican National Committee put resources back into the Senate race in Alabama to aid Roy S. Moore, who had been accused of preying on girls as young as 14.
A year ago this week, the Republican National Committee issued a press release that, at the time, seemed entirely forgettable. It read in part:
Today Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and RNC Finance Chairman Steve Wynn announced additional members of the RNC’s Finance leadership team:
“I am delighted to announce the addition of these longtime friends of the Party and supporters of this administration to our Finance leadership team,” said Chairwoman McDaniel. “Elliott Broidy, Michael Cohen, and Louis DeJoy will serve as National Deputy Finance Chairmen….”
If I was doing stuff like this, I would definitely be afraid of a young lady in the Bronx who runs on a platform designed to help struggling Americans...
TRUMP’S TAX CUTS DIDN’T BENEFIT U.S. WORKERS, MADE RICH COMPANIES RICHER, ANALYSIS FINDS
President Donald Trump’s corporate tax cuts might not have trickled down to American workers in the way that he suggested they would.
Trump and Republican leadership have long touted their tax cuts as a massive boon to America’s working class, if not through direct tax reductions or refunds, then through the trickle-down effect of bonuses and wage increases from their employers who receive massive corporate cuts. “Tax reform is working,” Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan said in January, mentioning Apple’s decision to reward a bonus of $2,500 in stock grants to some Apple employees. “Workers are coming home and telling their families they got a bonus, or they got a raise or they got better benefits.”
But a new analysis of all Fortune 500 companies found only 4.3 percent of workers will receive a one-time bonus or wage increase tied to the business tax cuts, while businesses received nine times more in cuts than what they passed on to their workers, according to Americans for Tax Fairness, a political advocacy group devoted to tax reform. The analysis also found that companies spent 37 times as much on stock buybacks than they did on bonuses and increased wages for workers.
this [analysis shows] that 433 corporations out of the Fortune 500 have announced no plans to share their tax cuts with employees.”
The newest projections by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that the Republican tax plan led to, in part, a 2018 deficit $242 billion higher than previously estimated.
America will never be a socialist country but Republicans do stuff like this on a regular basis...
"Every day in courtrooms around this country, the children of American citizens are separated from their parents by operation of law.
In Kamalaland, the children of non -citizens deserve more protection."
After all, despite once declaring themselves the party of family values, Republican politicians have more recently ceded this territory. The GOP is now the party of state-sanctioned child abuse, of taking health care away from poor children, of leaving young immigrant “dreamers” in legal limbo.
It is GOP policy, and GOP policy alone, that has ripped thousands of immigrant children from their parents and locked them in cages, where they cannot be held or comforted when they cry.
32.6 Trillion for the “Medicare for All” plan she favors.
That scares the hell out of me.
If we have learned anything In this country, it is that nothing is free. Not free college, not free healthcare, not free anything.
It is cost-shifting plain and simple.
So since Republicans always manage to find a trillion here or there for giveaways to their donor class, should a I vote for more tax cuts for the wealthy, or for increasing access to healthcare for me and my family? 🤔
I'm also trying to figure out what's more scary. The deficit/debt you managed to forget exists since Trump became President, or not having healthcare available for you and your family? 🤔
So I get why you are scared of her because yours is not a winning argument. They've already shifted wealth in this country from the middle class to the wealthy over the last 40 years. It's way too tilted towards the rich already. Despite that, you guys just exploded the deficit to give the wealthiest american's a trillion dollar tax cut. So nobody in the middle or below cares that it's a cost shifting plan when the cost it's shifting is perceived to be off their back. As you said about the tax cuts: "I vote with my wallet". So assume they will do the same. Americans already spend 3.5 trillion a year on healthcare, and the koch study was for 10 years. 35 trillion is more than 32 trillion..
Koch-funded study finds Sanders’ "Medicare for All" bill would lower healthcare spending by trillions: hill.cm/8paDgSG
For all the talk about coastal elites, how out of touch do you have to be to believe a person struggling to get by cares about what you mentioned above over their family's access to healthcare. You wouldn't feel that way, and neither do they. So I get why you're scared of her message..
Shows he understands what Americans face on a daily basis by proving he's never bought a gallon of milk for himself...
Every single day:
elvado This reminds me of the fact that Republicans gave a trillion dollar tax cut for the wealthy while they were trying to strip healthcare from the poor.
If my party was being lead by an out of touch Billionaire who brags about making the Republican donor class richer while real wages for low and middle class Americans have fallen into the negative territory (-.03), I'd be scared too...
“The plight of working-class people is the same no matter the city,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
“Struggling to make ends meet in the Bronx is not too different from struggling to make ends meet in Detroit.”
[L]et’s not be surprised when 35 percent or so of voters consistently tell pollsters that the president is the victim of a witch hunt or that they agree with every policy position and action he takes. Trump fans’ politics is not the politics of rationality, considered judgment or empirical observation. Blind hatred and unthinking boorishness are not moderated by new facts or observable phenomena. We should stop marveling as his “success” in holding his base as if this were a reflection of his political skill, let alone the efficacy of his policies. Rather, the unbreakable and unblinking devotion of his unhinged base is confirmation that he now must rely on support from people oblivious to reality.
About par for the course for an Alex Jones loving President:
What’s particularly troubling about QAnon’s embrace of Trump rallies is its love for armed conflict and quasi-military associations: This crowd likes guns.
As Will Sommer’s QAnon primer in the Daily Beast put it: “The general story . . . is that every president before Trump was a ‘criminal president’ in league with all the nefarious groups of conspiracy theories past: the global banking elite, death squads operating on orders from Hillary Clinton, deep-state intelligence operatives, and Pizzagate-style pedophile rings. In an effort to break this cabal’s grip, according to Q, the military convinced Trump to run for president.”