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Seig Heil West Virginia


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Let’s start 2020 with a cartoon about racism in Trump’s America.

In defending why about 30 of her students from her basic training class from the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation were giving the “Sieg heil” salute in their class photo, instructor Karrie Byrd said, “Look there is nothing wrong with it, we have people of all colors and backgrounds in the picture and every one of them are participating. That’s why they do that. Because I’m a hard-ass like Hitler.”

Do you find that reasoning acceptable? Beyond giving a salute to Hitler, antiSemitism, and racism, finding that excuse reasonable should be a reason why that a person doesn’t work for the state.

Now, those cadets in the state corrections division have been fired by the governor based upon recommendations by the department.

The salute was used often in class and some students weren’t comfortable with it but were peer pressured into giving it for the photo. According to a report, Byrd was the one who encouraged them to make the gesture and even reciprocated it. According to officials, “Ten of the cadets reported they did not make the gesture until Byrd told them to. These cadets stated that they only did it at that time due to fear of not graduating for disobeying the direction of an instructor. Seven of those cadets, in order to comply with Byrd’s direction but not make the gesture, held up a closed fist.”

I’m sure those cadets will appeal their firing.

Two other instructors reprimanded the class when they saw them doing it, which was rebuked by one student saying, “Look at me I am black, and I am doing it.” So at the very least, all the white students doing it can use the black-friend defense.

This also makes me ask; What the hell is wrong with these people? I have friends and readers in West Virginia so I know this isn’t the attitude of the entire state. But then again, most of my friends are liberal like myself as I refuse to hang with troglodytes.

In case you’re a Republican, giving the salute to Hitler is racist. Even if you say it’s not racist and it’s for something else, it’s still racist. Case in point: The instructor said it was given because she’s a “hardass like Hitler.” Please focus on the part where she used a reference to Hitler in her defense.

Whether you’re Laura Ingraham, or at a white nationalist meeting the day after Trump’s inauguration to celebrate your victory, or attending a Trump rally, or marching with tiki torches in Charlottesville, or attending a Trump rally, it’s still a racist symbol. And now, these things are more common because Donald Trump is in the White House.

You may argue that I can’t blame Trump for this. Yes, I can. Hate crimes have gone up since Trump became president. They went up after he announced his campaign which was managed for a white by white nationalist Steve Bannon. Today, one of his senior advisors is white nationalist Stephen Baby Goebbels Miller. And when he’s being reckless, Donald Trump retweets neo-Nazis and white nationalists. So yeah, Trump has a lot of blame for this kind of business. This is what happens when we have an openly racist president.

Maybe there are openings for these students in the White House. We know there is a revolving door in that place but usually, it’s not the openly racist ones who are bailing on a sinking racist ship. Stephen Miller is still there.

But instead of taking this firing lightly, these candidates should appeal and tell the governor it’s not a salute to Hitler but to Donald Trump. The governor, Jim Justice, is a huge fan of Trump which means racism isn’t always a deal-breaker for him. He switched parties from Democratic to Republican and announced it at a racist Trump rally.

Here’s some advice: In the future, when you’re told to goose step to fit in, instead, you march to your own beat.

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Imus In The Mourning


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Radio shock jock Don Imus died yesterday at the age of 79. While he pioneered the “shock jock” genre that was eventually taken over by Howard Stern, Imus was at times, a little too shocking.

A shock jock says things that can’t be said on the radio until they say it. It’s why people listen. But Imus said things that nobody should say on the radio or anywhere…unless they’re a Republican supporting Donald Trump. Don Imus had a history of racism and he displayed it multiple times on the air and in private.

The racist controversy Imus is best known for is his “nappy-headed hos” comment toward the Rutgers women’s basketball team in 2007 when they made the finals for the national championship.

That conversation started with Imus referring to them as “rough girls” because of their tattoos. His executive producer, Bernard McGuirk, called them “hardcore hos” which lead to Imus’ infamous “nappy-headed hos” comment. I guess they were trying to one-up each other’s racism. McGuirk may have “won” when he said the upcoming game between Rutgers and Tennessee looked like a match between the “jigaboos and the wannabes.”

This is why I never listened to shock-jock radio. At what point was any of that humorous?

Imus was initially suspended for the comments before being fired. McGuirk, who also has a history with racism and once called President Barack Obama a “jug-eared neophyte,” was also fired (but he’s currently hosting a morning drive-time show in New York City).

In the same year as his attack on the Rutger’s team, Imus made a racist comment following the suspension of NFL cornerback Adam Pacman Jones. After asking, “What color is he?” and being told he is black, Imus said, “Well there you go. Now we know.” Imus later said his comment was misinterpreted and that he was actually defending Jones.

Imus feuded with Howard Stern, despite having the same employer. In 1984, he said Stern was a “Jew bastard who should be castrated and put in an oven.”

Imus said a black reporter for The New York Times was a “quota hire.”

A New York Times columnist reported that during the course of an interview with Mike Wallace for 60 Minutes, he told a producer off-camera that McGuirk was hired to do “nigger jokes.”

Stern’s co-host Robin Quivers claimed Imus caller her “nigger” to her face when they both worked at WABC, and she supported Stern’s claim that he once said the same thing to a black secretary at the station.

Imus also referred to Arabs as “ragheads” and homosexuals as “faggots” on multiple occasions.

I’ve stated before I’m not a fan of obituary cartoons and especially drawing St. Peter and the Pearly Gates. I think it’s lazy writing. But for Don Imus, today I’m making an exception.

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Toasty Racist Symbols


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Touching the thumb and forefinger together with your remaining three fingers outstretched is mostly associated with meaning “OK,” but there are several other meanings internationally as well. But over the last few years, it’s been appropriated by white supremacists to mean “white power.” The idea is that it forms “WP” for “white power.”

The gesture is turned upside down when used as a white power symbol, and it’s usually displayed in a way the racist can claim they were doing something else. It’s commonly displayed in the background, behind someone who is the focus of a photo or video, or while adjusting a button, or any other way the user can claim innocence while flashing a wink to their fellow racists that they’re one of them. It beats screaming something racist like “I hate black people” or “Trump 2020!”

Since the symbol has had other meanings for decades, it allows the racists to defend it and claim they weren’t flashing a racist symbol. One way to tell it was a racist symbol is if it was flashed upside down, in a group setting, or when conservatives defend it as something harmless. Why does that conservative want to defend it so badly?

During the Army-Navy football game last Saturday, several cadets and midshipmen flashed the symbol. Why? Were they wanting viewers at home to know they’re all OK? Usually, this is the most boring game of the year (there were only seven attempted passes in the entire game), but the hate symbol flashed in the stands made it controversial. Do you know who won the game? Probably not and you don’t care. Now, officials at West Point and Annapolis are investigating to find out if it was used to express racist sentiments. Spoiler alert: It was.

In 2017, it started as a hoax. Some users of 4chan, a racist online message board, began what they called “Operation O-KKK,” to see if they could trick the wider world, and especially liberals and the mainstream media, into believing that the innocuous gesture was actually a clandestine symbol of white power. What these idiots don’t understand is that their use of it turned it into a racist symbol. It’s no longer a hoax, if it ever was one. Think about it. Why would a non-racist want to trick someone into thinking they were flashing a racist symbol?

Racists Milo Yiannopolous and Richard Spencer have used it. White House racist aide Stephen Baby Goebbels Miller has used it. Roger Stone has used it. Former White House aide, Zina Bash, flashed it while sitting behind Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings.  Brenton Tarrant, the white supremacist accused of killing 50 people in back-to-back mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, smiled and flashed the sign to reporters at a court hearing on his case. The United States Coast Guard suspended an officer for flashing it on TV. Four Alabama cops were suspended for flashing it in a photo. The Chicago Cubs banned a fan from Wrigley Field for flashing it behind a black sports commentator while he was on camera.

The symbols use is wide enough for us to stop wondering if it’s something racist.

The military academy had to remove a slogan associated with racist groups from its spirit flag earlier this month. So, the defense that the symbol was used as part of a made-you-look punching game doesn’t really fly. There are racists at our military academies.

West Point’s superintendent, Gen. Darryl Williams, said in a statement, “The United States Military Academy is fully committed to developing leaders of character who embody the Army values.”

Donald Trump was present at the game wearing one of his “Keep America Great” hats, which has also been deemed a racist slogan.

I’m going to help the schools’ investigators out. If these students support Donald Trump, then you know they don’t have any values. They don’t have ethics, principles, or morals and perhaps you should go ahead and drum them out of your schools and their uniforms. They don’t deserve to wear them.

Donald Trump is a liar. He assaults women. He’s a racist. He’s a Russian asset. He’s made it clear he’ll accept and even solicit a foreign nation’s help in his reelection. The man is proud to cheat. There are no values in supporting Donald Trump. Anyone who supports him has a very loose and shaky relationship with the truth, honesty, and ethics.

And anyone who supports Donald Trump, including cadets and midshipmen, is “OK” with racism.

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Scumbag Lawsuit


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Is it defamation to call someone a “scumbag?” Because George Zimmerman, the man who was acquitted for shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012, isn’t done being one.

Zimmerman has a history of being scum.

He instigated a fight with Trayvon Martin after calling the police to report him walking through a neighborhood wearing a hoodie while being black. The police told Zimmerman to stand down, but Zimmy got out and confronted Martin, proceeded to get his ass kicked by the teen, then shot and killed him. The shooting was initially deemed legal under Florida’s Stand-Your-Ground law, but he was later charged, then acquitted.

In September 2013, his estranged wife accused him of threatening her and her father with a gun. No charges were filed.

Quick on the rebound, Zimmerman’s girlfriend accused him of pointing a shotgun at her in November 2013. Police leveled several charges against him which were all dropped at the request of the girlfriend.

In 2016, he claimed he was punched in the face at a bar after a fellow patron accused him of bragging about killing Trayvon Martin. Also in 2016, he was removed from another bar after yelling at a waitress and, according to a sheriff’s deputy, saying, “I didn’t know you were a nigger lover.” Zimmerman said he intended to sue the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, but no suit ever surfaced.

In 2018, he was charged with stalking a private investigator who was working on a documentary with Jay-Z. According to the investigator, Zimmerman contacted him with 21 phone calls, 38 text messages, and 7 voice mails in two and a half hours.

He was kicked off the dating app Bumble in 2018 for posting shirtless pictures of himself, and Tinder in 2019 where he was posting with the name “Carter” and “looking for carefree, fun!”

In 2013, he started selling paintings on eBay with one going for over $100,000. It was later revealed he copied the painting from Shutterstock. He was caught copying another painting in 2014, this one from an Associated Press photographer. In 2015, he started selling paintings of the Confederate Flag in conjunction with a Florida gunshop that had banned Muslims.

Zimmerman has had a lot of fun with Twitter too. In 2015, he tweeted that Obama was an “ignorant baboon” and also alluded to his shooting of Martin in a tweet about people wanting to hurt him in that the United States understands “how it ended for the last moron that hit me.” Also that year, he retweeted a photo of Martin’s slain body with the text, “Z-Man is a one man army.” Staying busy that year, he tweeted topless photos of a woman he claimed was an ex-girlfriend along with her email and physical address.

Still attempting to profit from murderabilia, in 2016, he auctioned the gun he says he shot Martin with and later claimed the winning bid was $250,000.

Now, George Zimmerman is suing Trayvon Martin’s family and others alleging he is the “the victim” of malicious prosecution, abuse of process, civil conspiracy and defamation. Oddly enough, Zimmerman claims he was only prosecuted for the political purpose of “creating racial controversy.” Zimmerman also is also suing prosecutors, the family’s lawyer, Ben Crump, his book publisher, and others involved in the case, claiming he was prosecuted on false evidence. No word on if he’s suing any political cartoonists yet.

Zimmerman’s lawyer is Larry Klayman, a right-wing activist who, like Donald Trump, helped fabricate the birther lie and petitioned to deport President Barack Obama. He has a history of filing unsuccessful lawsuits based on every right-wing crackpot conspiracy theory you can name. Zimmerman hiring this guy is about as insane as Donald Trump hiring Rudy Giuliani. Since I may get in trouble, I might as well do it properly: Larry Klayman is a racist scumbag, too.

Getting off killing an unarmed black teenager, whose only offense was walking at night while wearing a hoodie, isn’t enough for George Zimmerman. He’s attempted to profit off Trayvon Martin’s blood again and again. For the past eight years, he’s been a champion for many of the same people screaming about Jussie Smollett.

There are two things Zimmerman will never be able to wash off: Trayvon’s blood and being a scumbag. If anything, he revels in them.

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Miller Gets His White On


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Last April, Trump supporters lost their collective shit after Representative Ilhan Omar tweeted that White House senior racist policy adviser Stephen Miller is a white nationalist.

The wingnuts went bonkers, accused her of being the one who is truly anti-Semitic, and pointed out that Miller is Jewish. How can you accuse someone who is Jewish of being a white nationalist? A better question would be: How can a Jewish guy be a white nationalist?

I can only throw out a few theories on the second question because I’m neither Jewish or a white nationalist. But maybe Baby Goebbels squares it with the fact that he is white in addition to being Jewish. Maybe he’s self-loathing. Maybe for him, it’s not about religion but all about the color of skin and different cultures. Maybe he’s a believer in the Donald Trump “shithole” country theories. Maybe he doesn’t know he’s Jewish (and I would love to be there when someone breaks it to him). Maybe he’s just stupid.

I’m fine if you think Omar is anti-Semitic. She’s made a lot of questionable comments in the past. But I wouldn’t go after her in sticking up for the likes of Stephen Miller. If Richard Spencer and David Duke get into a spat over who is more racist, I’m not going to pick a side. The fact is, Stephen Miller is a racist. He’s a white nationalist. You don’t push the racist Trump agenda without being a racist. You don’t promote content from websites such as VDARE, a known platform for white nationalists; American Renaissance, a white-supremacist publication; and Infowars without being a racist.

Yesterday, the Southern Poverty Law Center published a report titled, “Stephen Miller’s Affinity for White Nationalism Revealed in Leaked Emails.” 

It’s true. Miller has an affinity for white nationalism. A batch of emails from the forehead that sprouted Stephen Miller to a Breitbart editor (who was eventually fired for anti-Semitic comments) were examined by SPLC. Miller had sent over 900 emails to Breitbart trying to influence their coverage on race and immigration issues. You don’t read Breitbart, let alone send over 900 emails to them without being a racist. And how racist are you to encourage Breitbart to be even more racist?

Michael Edison Hayden, the writer of the report wrote he had been “unable to find any examples of Miller writing sympathetically or even in neutral tones about any person who is nonwhite or foreign-born” (not even an “at least Mexicans know how to make tacos” comment). He told The Washington Post, “the most important takeaway for me is that Stephen Miller found the basis for his ideas on websites that traffic in hate, and made it clear in his emails.” Stephanie Grisham, White House press secretary who doesn’t hold press conferences said she hadn’t seen the report, but that the SPLC is an “utterly-discredited, long-debunked far-left smear organization.” Now remember, she hasn’t seen the report and not because she’s been so busy holding press conferences.

Grisham, who works for a guy who promotes utterly-discredited, long-debunked conspiracy theories said about SPLC, “They are beneath the public discussion, even in The Washington Post.” Hey, Stephanie, are you arguing the emails aren’t real because the SPLC is a discredited organization?  Maybe, since you’re the press secretary for the White House, where an adviser’s emails have been released giving credence to the accusation he’s a white nationalist, you might want to have a comment on the context of the emails. Hmm?

Breitbart issued a statement downplaying the emails, describing them as, “three- to four-year-old emails, many previously reported on, involving an individual whom we fired years ago for a multitude of reasons, and you now have an even better idea why we fired her.”

Help me out here, Breitbart. How do the emails from Miller support your reason for firing the individual without supporting the argument that Miller is a white nationalist? What does it say about your publication, which ran a lot of the stories Miller suggested? For you, I don’t recommend walking and chewing gum at the same time.

Breitbart also said, “It is no surprise to us that the SPLC opposes news coverage of illegal-immigrant crime and believes such coverage is disproportionate, especially when compared to the rest of the media, which often refuse to cover such crimes.” Yes, it’s no surprise the SPLC opposes racist and hate conspiracy websites that pose as news organizations.

Even Breitbart made some attempt to get rid of the appearance they’re anti-Semitic. So, why not the White House?

I know the White House isn’t going to fire the racist-in-chief, and this is an administration that once employed Steve Bannon (formerly of Breitbart). But any other administration, or politician for that matter, would be kicking Miller to the racist curb after the release of these emails.

These emails show Miller has an obsession with white nationalism, the Confederacy, and the denigration of black and Hispanic communities. They were sent while he was on the Senate staff of Jeff Sessions (shocking) and he’s attempting to influence the hate publication’s coverage on immigration, amplify crimes committed by blacks, Hispanics, and Muslims (Breitbart has a “black crime” section. Seriously), and to promote white nationalist conspiracy theories. He rants about immigrants from Central America and discusses Nazi literature.

This one alone should get him fired from the White House: In one email, he recommends to Breitbart’s editors (like they hadn’t read it yet) the “The Camp of the Saints,” which the SPLC described as a “racist French novel” popular among neo-Nazis and white nationalists (French racists should become mimes). The book fictionalizes the “great replacement” conspiracy theory and “white genocide.” Promoting the “great replacement” theory should get him fired except Trump believes it too.

In another exchange, Miller goes on to discuss how SAT scores plummeted because of the forced inclusion of “poor and nonwhite students” into classrooms.

After this, you would have to be an idiot, or a racist yourself to argue that Miller is not a racist. It would be like saying it’s not racist to yell “send them back” or to defend Nazis.

 

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Go Nats!


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When Donald Trump was booed during game 5 of the World Series at Nationals Park in Washington, the crowd wasn’t booing the president of the United States. They were booing Donald Trump.

While a lot of people, even many on the left, are upset the president of the United States was booed, others like myself found it appropriate. Presidents have been booed before, and at Nationals’ baseball games. Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama were both booed by Nationals fans. But neither of them got a “lock him up” chant. Neither saw banners inside the park blaring “Impeach!”

There are a lot of reasons to boo Donald Trump. He’s destroying this country. He aims to be divisive. He only wants to be president for the worst Americans. He caters to Russia. He’s a narcissist engaging in corruption as we speak. He promotes nepotism. He’s a sexist. He’s really stupid. And…he’s the worst president in American history. But maybe the best reason to boo Donald Trump is because he’s a racist. The man has publicly stated he’s a nationalist.

Acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, and former Virginia attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli got into a heated exchange with Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz during a committee hearing Wednesday. Wasserman Schultz accused Cuccinelli of pursuing a “white supremacist” ideology.

She said, “You want to block all immigration and make life harder for immigrants and you have demonstrated that you will pursue this heinous white supremacist ideology at all costs, even if it means making critically ill children your collateral damage in the process.”

The Cooch was upset and said her comments were “defamatory.” She shot back, “there’s nothing defamatory about it.”

Cuccinelli said, “I am not a white supremacist, as you alluded, nor is the president.”

If Ken Cuccinelli is your character witness that you’re not a racist, you’re gonna want to find another character.

Wasserman Schultz said “facts matter” when Cuccinelli argued he’s not a white supremacist. She’s right. It’s not defamatory to call a racist a racist. Donald Trump is pursuing a white supremacist ideology.

If Donald Trump doesn’t want to get booed, then he may not want to invite the Washington Nationals to the White House. If he wants to be in a warm, loving, sycophantic atmosphere that makes him feel squishy inside, then he needs to invite like-minded people, like white nationalists. I’m sure Stephen Miller will want autographs.

You need to boo Donald Trump. I need to boo Donald Trump. The people who aren’t booing him are the ones wearing sheets.

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Trump Lynching


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Yesterday, in one of his greatest reaches to paint himself as being unfairly victimized, Donald Trump used what might be the worst comparison in his presidency. That’s saying a lot because he’s made a lot of terrible comparisons.

Donald Trump equated his impeachment to a lynching. He tweeted, “So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights,” Trump wrote Tuesday on Twitter. “All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here — a lynching. But we will WIN!”

What the Democrats are doing is legal. It’s in the Constitution, which Donald Trump calls “phony.” Lynching is not legal and I don’t believe it ever was in this nation, though it was allowed.

White Christian conservative men (let’s just pretend Trump’s a Christian since he claims it) are the biggest whiners about victimization where there isn’t any. In this instance, one of them is appropriating actual victimization, something that brutally happened to hundreds of Americans. Most of those Americans who were lynched in the past were black men, hung by white, Christian, conservative men.

Hey, Trump cultists. Guess what. Worse things have happened to people than being impeached. What will Trump appropriate next? Slavery? Japanese internment? The Holocaust? No, Donald Trump. Your impeachment is nothing like a lynching, especially since most lynching victims were only guilty of being the wrong color in a hateful society. Donald Trump is guilty of violating his oath of office. Nobody is hanging him because he’s orange.

That’s exactly why Donald Trump is going off the rails and lashing out in every direction. It’s because he’s guilty and America can see the evidence. Asking a foreign nation to investigate a political opponent isn’t just violating his oath of office, it’s illegal. It’s illegal even without a quid pro quo, but we have that, too.

In the summary of the phone call between Trump and Ukraine’s president, Trump is asking him to investigate his opponent. Later in front of the press, Trump admitted it. He asked China to investigate his opponent in front of the press. The terms and quid pro quo are in the texts between U.S. diplomats. Trump’s idiot lawyer, Rudy Guiliani, said he brought up investigating the Bidens to Ukrainian authorities. Trump’s own chief-of-staff explicitly described the terms of Ukraine receiving U.S. military aid in their war against Russia was dependent upon them announcing an investigation into a conspiracy theory over Ukraine meddling in the 2016 election and investigating Joe Biden’s son. Multiple witnesses have testified before Congress about those terms and there being a quid pro quo.

Yesterday, Bill Taylor, a career diplomat and acting-ambassador to Ukraine, testified before Congress that the White House had threatened to withdraw much-needed military aid unless Ukraine’s president announced investigations for Trump’s political benefit. In a 15-page opening statement, Taylor repeatedly (in case you’re a Republican, “repeatedly” means a bunch of times) expressed his shock and bewilderment as he watched U.S. policy toward Ukraine get overtaken by Trump’s demand that newly elected president Volodymyr Zelensky “go to a microphone and say he is opening investigations of Joe Biden and 2016 election interference.” By the way, that 2016 election interference by Ukraine is a debunked conspiracy theory. For some weird reason, Republicans like Trump believe the DNC server, which is still in Washington, is in Ukraine.

Because they don’t have anything to contradict his testimony and the fact that everything is true, Republicans engaged the strategy of attacking the accuser. They cried that since he’s a career diplomat, who’s served under Republican and Democratic presidents, he’s a member of the swamp and deep state. One Republican even complained that he’s unelected. Uh, he’s appointed just like every member of the president’s cabinet. Do you know who was never elected or appointed to serve in the Trump administration? Rudy Giuliani. Fuckers.

In the movie Liar, Liar, Jim Carrey’s character, a lawyer who is magically cursed not to lie by a birthday wish (it’s a stupid movie), objected during a trial and the judge asked why. He said, “because that testimony is hurting my case.”

As for the “lynching” comment, the most Republicans were willing to say against it was, “That’s not the language I would use,” which is what House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said. South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham, who’s from a state where at least 147 lynchings occurred, agreed with Trump and used the term himself and said the House actions amount to a “lynching in every sense,” and it’s “literally a political lynching.” He went on to say, “It’s not just racial, my friend. I’m from South Carolina. I understand it very well. Here’s what you don’t get. Mob rule is what lynching is all about. You grab somebody because you don’t like them. This is what happened to Kavanaugh. You’re guilty unless you can prove yourself innocent.” Graham couldn’t stop saying “lynching.”

I think the mob consists of the guys defending Trump and going after everyone who’s ever said anything truthful about him.

Donald Trump could shoot someone in the middle of 5th Avenue, release a summary of a phone call boasting about the shooting, go before cameras and brag about the shooting while promising to do it again, have his chief-of-staff say “he shot someone on 5th Avenue,” put Giuliani on Hannity to say “he shot someone on 5th Avenue,” and have multiple witnesses go before Congress and testify they saw him shoot someone on 5th Avenue, then have the shooting victim’s corpse paraded in front of them and Republicans would say, “I don’t see any evidence of a shooting on 5th Avenue.” That’s what’s happening here. The evidence is piling up and Republicans are refusing to see it.

Republicans have refused to see Trump’s racism, his stupidity, his inability to do the job, his divisiveness, his collusion with Russia, and even his paying off a porn star. Now, they have direct evidence in their face and they still say it’s not there. Right now, they’re walking into a wall and the wall’s not moving.

Donald Trump is guilty and he should be impeached. So far, his best defense is a horrible, racist comparison that he’s being “lynched.” But Donald Trump is not going to be lynched. In fact, he’s going to stand trial in the Senate. He will possibly stand several trials in the future. He will be judged fairly, not just by his peers, but by people better than he is. Even with impeachment and imprisonment, Trump will receive better than he deserves.

Donald Trump is a repulsive, stupid, whiny, narcissistic, lying human being. And yesterday, he presented one of his greatest examples of the fact he’s a racist. The House will impeach him and the Republicans should join in.

History shows there’s a big difference between lynching and impeachment. History will also show that everyone who is still supporting Trump through all his corruption and racism is on the wrong side of it.

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