In the 1960s, racists drifted, or stampeded, from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party. Have you seen Republicans post memes about how their party freed the slaves and advanced voting and civil rights? All that’s true. It’s true that the greatest accomplishments in history that Republicans boasts about are liberal ones. Today, racists are Republicans.
It started with Richard Nixon’s southern strategy where he was courting racist southerners. Ronald Reagan advanced the southern strategy with a major campaign speech in Neshoba County, Mississippi, where three civil rights leaders were murdered in Freedom Summer. For a long time, Republicans courted racists by winking and nodding. When George H. W. Bush ran the Willie Horton ads, suggesting that if you voted for Michael Dukakis, then black felons would rape you, it was barely a wink.
After Willie Horton, some Republicans started to feel a little shame. Being in the same party as racists was starting to become an embarrassment. I mean, if racists are in your party then how good is your party? If you and a racist want to advance the same cause, how worthy is that cause? If racists are Republicans then why the fuck are you a Republican?
Also, if you invite racists to a party, what do they bring? Something with marshmallows because of the whiteness? Pigs in a blanket? Doritos because they’re shaped like little cheddar-flavored Klan hoods?
The GOP went from being the party of the radical left, to being responsible (Teddy to Ike), to secretly courting racists in a very open way, to kinda being ashamed of them, to being afraid of offending them, to openly recruiting them. When you elect a president (sic) who built his political profile on birtherism, campaigned on building walls to keep out Mexicans who are “rapists” and “murderers,” enacts a Muslim ban, throws brown kids into cages, shouts, “Send them back,” defends tiki-torch Nazis chanting, “Jews will not replace us,” and incites a bloody coup attempt with the help of white supremacists, you are the racist party. If you’re not a racist but still a Republican, why are you still a Republican?
We used to say, “Not all Republicans are racists but all racists are Republicans.” Now, all Republicans are racists. When you vote for a racist who’s been screaming racist stuff for over a decade, you know you’re voting for a racist. All Trump supporters are racists.
And it gets even worse. All Trump supporters are psychotic, terrorist-supporting, conspiracy-believing racists. The belief, the Big Lie, that the election was stolen from Donald Trump isn’t just a crazy stupid conspiracy theory. It’s a racist conspiracy theory. Where do you think they believe all the “fake” ballots came in from?
Qanon is a racist conspiracy cult. They’re not harmless. And the people who stormed the capitol were led by white supremacists. And of course, the biggest white supremacist, Donald Trump, goaded them. He invited them to Washington then told them to march to the capitol and overturn an election.
It was really bad when all the cultists were just online coordinating terrorist attacks. Now, they’re in Congress.
You have Georgia Qnut Marjorie Taylor Greene advancing racist conspiracy theories about the stolen election and Jewish space lasers. You have Lauren Boebert tweeting to the terrorists that Nancy Pelosi was off the House floor. And then you have Senator Ron Johnson from Wisconsin.
Wisconsin went to Joe Biden. It went twice for President Obama. Donald Trump only won it over Hillary Clinton by a few thousand. So I know this: Wisconsin can do better than Ron Johnson. He’s up for reelection in 2022. Hopefully, Wisconsin fixes this shit.
During the joint House/Senate hearing on the terrorist attack on the capitol, Ron Johnson floated conspiracy theories and defended white supremacists. The conspiracy theories he threw out have already been debunked. After the hearing, he doubled down.
Johnson blamed the attack on “agent provocateurs” and “fake Trump protesters.” He said the real Trump supporters who gathered in Washington on January 6 were only there to protest against an election, which is bad enough you point out they were protesting because they lost. Johnson described them as “jovial, friendly,” and had an “earnest demeanor.” Johnson said there was no white supremacist element to the attack, which has been debunked by everyone who knows better, and that all the people who broke into the capitol, fought with police, and murdered people were “fake Trump supporters.”
And, this is believed by a lot of stupid people. They’re probably the same people who believe Donald Trump won the election.
But again, how can you defend the attack like it was something great then go and blame other people? Try to pick talking points that don’t contradict each other, M’kay?
Illinois Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger, said, “It’s disgraceful for a sitting Senator to spread disinformation so blatantly. It’s a disservice to the people he serves to continue lying to them like this. It’s dangerous and it must stop.”
Ron Johnson has always been a fan of bullshit. Between the election and inauguration day, Johnson was asked by a reporter if he wanted to congratulate President-elect Biden. Johnson didn’t even stop walking when he said, “No,” and that he didn’t have anything to congratulate him for. Can someone please ask Johnson now who won the election?
During the hearing, Johnson read from a racist right-wing website and quoted it, blaming the attack on “plainclothes militants, agent provocateurs, fake Trump protesters, and disciplined uniformed column of attackers.”
Never mind the fact that more than 200 rioters have been criminally charged by federal prosecutors with a lot of them describing themselves as Trump supporters and with several of their lawyers using the defense that Donald Trump goaded their poor, stupid clients into doing these bad things.
Federal officials have said there is no substantial evidence of left-wing provocation or that anti-fascist activists posed as Trump supporters during the riot. It was all Trump supporters, racist goons, white nationalist mother fuckers.
So, Ron Johnson and other Republicans who are not named Adam Kinzinger, Liz Cheney, or Mitt Romney (you have four), why are you so eager to defend racists? Why is it so important that you cater to the hate element? Why are Republicans so afraid of offending white supremacists? Why are Republicans courting Nazis? And, can one goosestep while courting?
Wisconsin Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes tweeted, “Same man who fear mongers with unsubstantiated immigration claims, suggests that health care, food, and shelter are privileges, and continues to dismiss the virus. This is who we know.”
Wisconsin Democratic Representative Mark Pocan tweeted, “a small step away from blaming Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and Hodag’s (have to be from WI to know this reference) for the act of sedition on January 6.”
A little research tells me that a “Hodag” is a creatue with a needled tail and sharp fangs dreamed up by a Wisconsin huckster. Right now, Wisconsin needs to get rid of their Wisconsin huckster blaming his Dear Leader’s terrorism on Antifa.
Fact: Neither, Hodag nor Antifa is a real thing. Ron Johnson as a United States Senator should also not be a thing.
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The evolution of the GOP (GQP) and the inclusion of Ron Johnson and the like … SMGH!!
“The GOP went from being the party of the radical left, to being responsible (Teddy to Ike), to secretly courting racists in a very open way, to kinda being ashamed of them, to being afraid of offending them, to openly recruiting them.”
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I was so embarrassed and chagrined when RoJo was elected over former Senator Russ Feingold. How different Wisconsin would’ve been if Mr. Feingold had won. But then, how different the US would’ve been if former FLOTUS/Secretary of State Hilary Clinton had won. Soooo many what-ifs.
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Actually, a friend of mine is Antifa…. At least, he was. Looks like he’s vanished off the Net again. He went full Commie after being involved with them, and started praising dictators and talking about forming a commune.
A decade ago, the Tea Party wave happened and we booted out Feingold for Ron Anon. ARGH Once, we tried to fix that mistake, but Ron Anon stayed put. For some time it seemed like the state was fully red now. But then 2018 happened and then we voted for Biden, so hopefully we’re tipping back to blue again.
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The horrible (to me) thing about WI going red, starting with Scott Walker and continuing onward [or, should I say, BACKward] is that WI was known for – dare I call it – liberalism. Think Doug LaFollette, Gaylord Nelson and so many others. The school at which I worked for 30 years was named for Walter P. Reuther (American Motors was the main industry in our city). To go from such a people-oriented government to the corruption of the rethuglicans who took over WI was anathema to me. Little did I know that as went WI, so would go the nation a few years later. Heartbreaking. And I still do not understand WHY the rethuglicans were able to do this.
Currently, altho WI has a Democratic governor, it was a rethuglican legislature which has fought, tooth, nail and court cases, anything Governor Evers tries to do to mitigate COVID, and has won, much to the detriment of the people of the state.
(Yes, altho after 60 years of WI residency, I left the state [for an even more corrupt one, BTW], I still keep up with WI politics. I’m ever hopeful it will once again become the people-orientated state it once was.)
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Yep, even the Walker-era turning of ordinary people against each other over politics–the nation went that way, too. 😦 I call Walker our proto-Trump. Or you could call Trump the nation’s Walker…..
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Left wing double standard. In 2018, 1200 people stormed the senate to protest Supreme Court nominee, Brett Cavanaugh.
In 2020 there were the black lives matter violence and riots that cost two billion dollars and 19 deaths. The left cheered that on. Now they’re feigning indignation. Where’s the credibility?
Could you at least spell the name right . . . it’s Kavanaugh.
I don’t remember ‘cheering on’ anything during demonstrations. That must be in the alternate reality in which you’re living. You know, the one in which drumpf claimed to see Muslims dancing and cheering during the 9/11 attacks (you know, before anyone else even knew who the attackers were), etc., etc.
The trouble with the progressives is that they believe that making aggressive and unsubstantiated statements is enough. And of course it has been enough for the past four years.
I suggest you take time out to check out you tube. Enter “anti Kavanaugh protests you tube” and begin with “anti Kavanaugh protesters bang on the door of the Supreme Court”. I’d say that getting your accusations right is more important than spelling Kavanaugh.
You can’t convince anyone you know what the fuck you’re talking about when you don’t even care enough to learn how to spell the name of the subject you’re talking about.
And really, you’re going to talk about progressives making “unsubstantiated” statements? That’s cute coming from a fucknut.