Saturday, August 11, 2018

The Republican Party-- Racist From Top To Bottom


When Trump buddy Omarosa, a kind of a jester in his court for a short time, decided to "write" a book-- and especially after the title, Unhinged, was revealed, no one expected it to be less than scathing towards Señor Trumpanzee. Yesterday, The Guardian reported that she finally admitted that Trump is a racist, as if there was anyone with two brain cells to rub together who didn't already know that. She wrote that he was always saying "nigger" during the filming of The Apprentice and she asserts that there are tapes to prove it. She also claims that she personally witnessed Trump use racial epithets about Kellyanne Conway’s husband George, who is half Filipino and who Trump referred to as "a fucking flip. Disloyal! Fucking Goo-goo." She wrote that eventually "It had finally sunk in that the person I’d thought I’d known so well for so long was actually a racist. Using the N-word was not just the way he talks but, more disturbing, it was how he thought of me and African Americans as a whole."

But he's not just a racist. That's just one part of the essence of Trump. He's also unqualified and a narcissist. Just as important is the fact that he's the most corrupt man to ever get his hands on the U.S. government. Nixon, Buchanan, Harding and Trump's favorite, Andrew Jackson, were all angels compared to Trump. Wish Dawsey reported for the Washington Post yesterday that he offered Omarosa $15,000 a month-- campaign hush-money-- to not spill the beans on him when she was fired. His daughter-in-law offered her a typical Trumpanzee nondisclosure agreement like the ones he makes prostitutes sign. She'll be on Meet The Press tomorrow.
The proposed nondisclosure agreement allegedly said Manigault Newman could not make any comments about President Trump or his family; Vice President Pence or his family; or any comments that could damage the president. It said she would do “diversity outreach,” among other things, for the campaign, according to her account.

...She questions Trump’s mental state, describes him as unstable and portrays him as unable to control his impulses while describing the extensive lengths that staff members have gone to in attempts to keep him in line.

“All we need to remember is that Trump loves the hate,” she writes in the book. “He thrives on criticism and insults. He delights in chaos and confusion. Taking to Twitter to call him names only fuels him and riles his base. To disarm him, starve his ego; don’t feed into it.”
Better yet, Omarosa is telling people she's afraid the Trump Mob will murder her-- so she wears a baseball cap as a disguise. I'm sure we all hope it says MAGA. She's given her family copies of taped conversations with Trumpanzee that includes instructions to release them if Trump kills her. (Come to think of it, Roger Stone was threatening to harm his own godson, the young son of the Manhattan Madam, Kristin Davis, if she spills the beans on him to Mueller and the grand jury.)

Perfect for the Party of Trump, which is, if you want to admit it, a racist, xenophobic organization. It shocks me that normal people are still willing to vote for Republicans. On Thursday, the Kansas City Star published a piece by Ed McKinley, 'Hitler Was Right': KC Area Winner Of Missouri House Primary Leaves Trail Of Bigotry. Steve West is a hate-talk radio host, so it's not like Republicans didn't know what he was all about before they voted for him in Tuesday's 4-way GOP primary. District 15 is a pretty blue Kansas City (Gladstone) district and the incumbent is Jon Carpenter. He was renominated-- without opposition-- with 3,757 votes. The Trump Party primary drew 3,003 votes between the 4 candidates. West came in first with 1,485 votes (49.5%). His closest competition was Timothy Harris with 24.4%. People who listen to the show would be the Q-Anon types. West babbles nonsensically about how "Jewish cabals" are "harvesting baby parts" through Planned Parenthood, which tortures and molests children and which runs run Republican Party. But instead of committing him to an insane asylum, Trump votes decided he belongs in Jefferson City representing them in the state legislature.
“Looking back in history, unfortunately, Hitler was right about what was taking place in Germany. And who was behind it,” West said on a show on KCXL radio on Jan. 23, 2017.

...Besides his radio show, he also has a YouTube channel and a website. Donning a wig and fake beard and calling himself Jack Justice, he has unleashed an array of bigotry including homophobia, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and outright racism.

...The Missouri Republican Party late Thursday afternoon issued a statement about West’s “disgusting comments”:

“Steve West’s shocking and vile comments do not reflect the position of the Missouri Republican Party or indeed of any decent individual. West’s abhorrent rhetoric has absolutely no place in the Missouri Republican Party or anywhere. We wholeheartedly condemn his comments.”
State Republican parties around the country-- from North Carolina and Virginia to Chicago and Wisconsin even to California-- have been apologizing after the party's voters nominated Nazis and racists again and again. Many of these candidates, emboldened by Trump and his dog whistle racism, have won the nominations with open records of racism and fascism, just like West in Missouri. Why?

KCXL did not reply to a request for comment.

...Pressed to clarify his Hitler comment, he questioned its validity until a reporter cited the date and time of the recording. West then said that he’d been taken out of context. He said that he believes all men are created equal, but not all ideologies are equal. Specifically, he said, he finds fault with Islam and Judaism.

He said Islam is a political movement masquerading as a religion and that it’s trying to create an autocratic theocracy in the U.S., and that it should be stripped of all benefits religions receive.

“Jewish people can be beautiful people, but there’s ideologies associated with that that I don’t agree with,” he went on. “Jews today are a remnant of the tribe of Judah that rejected Christ.”

West again asked to speak about issues related to the job of a state representative. When asked about Jewish people in Missouri, he said, “Well, maybe they shouldn’t vote for me.”

At no point did West apologize for or retract his comments. He asked that The Star link to his website within the story and expressed hope that readers would listen to his remarks in full to make up their own minds.

Although West’s most overtly bigoted and offensive statements were sent anonymously to a reporter on Thursday, he had enough “dog whistles” before the election that voters should have known better than to support him, [Anti-Defamation League regional director Karen] Aroesty said... "There is a level of political rhetoric and anger out in the world today that is providing people with more extremist views a comfort to come forward and share those extremist views,” she said. “I’d like to say he is unusual this year… but there are a whole variety of folks.”

The internet gives so many people a voice, she said, that it’s easy to think that people with extreme, hateful beliefs are everywhere. They’re not, she said-- the ones who are out there are just making a lot of noise.

“The fact that Mr. West won the primary should highlight to people-- did they really know what they were voting for?” Aroesty said. “One thing I’ve said for years about extremists is that they’re out on the fringe and we should keep them there.”

State Rep. Jon Carpenter, the Democratic incumbent for the district, responded to the news of West’s statements in an email.

“It is my hope that folks who voted for Steve West in the Republican primary weren’t aware of any of this stuff. I sincerely hope that’s true… I can’t think of a single American political candidate in the 21st century who has engaged in this level of hate speech and unhinged conspiracy-mongering who actually won a primary election,” he wrote.

“I just want everyone who lives in this community to know that they’re welcome here. Muslims, Jews, Catholics, the LGBTQ community, people of all races and national origins, and everyone else Steve West has targeted with hate. His views do not reflect our values. We’ll stand together and love will conquer hate, as it always does.”

Yesterday, writing for the Washington Post, Michael Gerson opined that the Republican Party needs to be euthanized-- for its own good: The Only Way To Save The GOP Is To Defeat It. Fine, I'll take it. Gerson, you may recall, was George W. Bush's chief speech-writer from 2001-2006 and is probably best known as a hawk on Iraq. "In November," he wrote, "many Republican leaners and independents will face a difficult decision. The national Democratic Party under Nancy Pelosi and Charles E. Schumer doesn’t share their views or values. But President Trump is a rolling disaster of mendacity, corruption and prejudice. What should they do? They should vote Democratic in their House race, no matter who the Democrats put forward. And they should vote Republican in Senate races with mainstream candidates (unlike, say, Corey Stewart in Virginia)."

Why? He wants to see the Democrats "be a check on the president without becoming a threat to his best policies" like, in his conservative mind, the tax cut and Trump's ghastly judicial nominees. "But," he writes, "the House will conduct real oversight hearings and expose both Russian influence and administration corruption. Under Republican control, important committees-- such as Chairman Devin Nunes’s House Intelligence Committee-- have become scraping, sniveling, panting and pathetic tools of the executive branch. Only Democratic control can drain this particular swamp.
Alternatively: If Republicans retain control of the House in November, Trump will (correctly) claim victory and vindication. He will have beaten the political performances of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama in their first midterms. He will have proved the electoral value of racial and ethnic stereotyping. He will have demonstrated the effectiveness of circuslike distraction. He will have shown the political power of bold, constant, uncorrected lies. And he will gain many more enablers and imitators.

Perhaps worst of all, a victorious Trump will complete his takeover of the Republican Party (which is already far along). Even murmured dissent will be silenced. The GOP will be fully committed to a 2020 presidential campaign conducted in the spirit of George C. Wallace-- a campaign of racial division, of rural/urban division, of religious division, of party division that metastasizes into mutual contempt.

This would leave many Americans entirely abandoned in U.S. politics: Catholics who are both pro-life and pro-immigrant. Evangelicals who are conservative but think that character matters, that compassion counts, that racial healing is a Christian calling. Traditional Republicans who miss a time-- not so long ago-- when leaders such as Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush modeled grace and led the West in defending freedom.

In a democracy, a vote is usually not a matter of good and evil. It is a matter of weighing competing goods and choosing lesser evils. The possible outcomes this November come down to this: Trump contained, or Trump triumphant.

Democrats, I suspect, will make a victory harder than it should be. A significant number seem to view Trump’s vulnerability as an opportunity to ideologically purify their party. They are actively undermining the job of containing the president by alienating centrist voters they need to turn the House.

But this does not change the political and ethical reality. The only way to save the GOP is to defeat it in the House. In this case, a Republican vote for a Democratic representative will be an act of conscience.

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At 6:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


They've gone from the party of majority greed to primarily hate-based just since 2000. They kept their voters invested with more subtle dog whistles for 50 years (since LBJ signed voting rights and civil rights) because they needed the racists to win elections. But as of the 2016 Nazi primary, it's entirely the PURIFIED party of hate and colossal stupid (read: white crackers).

We need also to finally come to terms with American politics as a tribal war. The tribes will self-protect even at the expense of the nation that feeds them.

If even the Nazis were more interested in preserving the union that sustains them, they'd have impeached this pos and his entire cabal of dumbfuckery long ago. They never will. They have the top spot and congress and the courts. They'll never relinquish that power, even if it turns out to be lethal to everyone.

OTOH, the democraps have rerun their 2005 strategery of vowing to not do anything to prevent further carnage on the off chance that it might provide a tailwind for their own tribe's opportunities in the next cycle or two. They will NOT do their jobs wrt checks and balances hoping the continued shit show fertilizes their own field. This is exactly what Pelosi and reid did in 2005/6.

So, voters, you really need to come to terms with this. Nazi voters clearly don't care. But lefty voters should. And YOU need to come to terms with your own support of the other anti-union tribe.

Can America save itself? NOPE. Would it *IF* it could? Almost certainly not.
Will DWT ever experience an epiphany? No fucking way.

At 7:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and now dwt is holding up this woman as our newest hero?

Never forget that this opportunistic asswipe worked for he whom she so describes. She fucking WORKED for him!! ON PURPOSE!!

She's the biggest hypocrite and is also nucking futs.

But the enemy of my enemy (today that's the case, anyway) is my friend... right DWT?!?

At 7:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Republicans may have freed the slaves, but they never delivered on promises of equality. Because American Blacks "never raised themselves up" despite all of the racism and violence across the years, it's clear that the Republican Party grew to despise non-whites. As the years passed, a desire to "return" to bestowing privileges only upon White Anglo-Saxon Protestant Male Property owners has grown. Nothing grates these people more than seeing that Lebron James had $41 million to invest in a school intended to help the disadvantaged rise in society.

Such efforts challenge those who believe that their superiority is innate and not something earned.

At 7:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lincoln freed the slaves pretty much on his own. The republican party was formed as an anti-slavery party, but that didn't make them pro-equality. They just found slavery to be abhorrent.

From the time of the EP, the democrats became the party of southern racists (simplistic reaction of simpletons to the fact that Lincoln was a republican). So using the weight of those 'yellow dog democrats' is how FDR affected his socialist changes which assuaged the carnage of the great depression, fought WWII and gave the WH to Truman and JFK (in spite of his civil rights rhetoric).

But as soon as LBJ signed Civil Rights and Voting Rights, the southern racists suddenly became republicans. And from Nixon to Trump, this is the consequence.

You can generalize that racism wins elections. Only when the racist admin was a total shit show could the democrats win elections (Carter because of Nixon/ford; Clinton because of Reagan; obamanation because of cheney/bush).
However, by extension, one must also resign one's self to the fact that the democraps' refusal to find their inner FDR is why they never hold on for very long. Carter lasted one prez cycle. Clinton lasted 2 because he was lucky in his timing, economically. And obamanation lasted 2, though he never earned either one.

The democraps are now so abominable that they'll never retain relevance for more than an anti-red cycle or two.

As we whiplash back to the racist rule, the next white guy will be much worse than trump. And it'll probably be named pence.

At 11:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve West: AIPAC has owned this nation since before the USS Liberty was attacked by Israeli Armed Forces.

Generally speaking, the Republican Party was always racist. "Freeing" the slaves during the Civil War was an act of economic war against the Southern States. Slaves by the thousands fled their owners which seriously damaged the Southern War effort and probably did shorten the conflict by a noticeable amount.

Just like foetuses today, freed slaves only mattered as long as their were in bondage. As soon as the slaves shed those iron links, the GOP had no use for them and pretty much left them to the mercy (pun intended) of the angry white Southerner rather than keep promises made prior to the collapse of the Confederacy.

At 1:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:33, your last sentence is absolute truth. Once Lincoln was dead, the party abandoned the former slaves utterly and forever.


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