Republicans Are The New Confederacy

The New Yorker, racist Trump blows

It is now Monday and no Republicans have gone on record opposing Hair Füror’s very racist tweets. Even the email thingie from Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) has noted it:

IF YOU HAD ANY QUESTION that the Republican Party has fully become the party of the president … NOT ONE elected Republican has called out TRUMP for his go-home remark.

Axios notes in their morning email:

Between the lines: With Republican officials staying silent yesterday, the Trump ally told me, “If anything, history has said that this stuff does go away and that it’s not worth the potentially catastrophic political cost of weighing in against him (as a Republican).”

Racism is the price of selling your soul for tax cuts? Sure, why not?

Republicans elected Trump and continue to enable him; he’s not some sort of quirk, he is the party. Trump is the product 40 (or more) years in the making, from Saint Ronnie’s Cadilac-driving welfare queens and t-bone eating bucks, to Poppy Bush’s Willie Horton ad, to Chimpy’s response to Katrina (and who can forget Babs-the-Impaler saying that the mostly black refugees—with corpses all around—inside the wretched, sewage-filled, Astrodome never had it better!), and now to Trump’s Mexican rapists et al and go back to where you came from rhetoric, all of that racism is Republican, every last drop of it.

Country Club Republicans need to consider their life choices; it’s not a dog whistle anymore.

 

 

 

Posted in racism, The New Confederacy, White Punks on Dope | 1 Comment

Bad Signs, Cont.

I never get invited to the fun parties.

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Dennis Cole)

Posted in Bad Signs | 17 Comments

Sunday Palate Cleanser

There’s a joke in there somewhere.

Posted in cats, Palate Cleansers | 3 Comments

To Infidel’s With You!

Don’t Let The Happen to you! Didn’t go to Infidel753’s blog last week.

Infidel753’s blog round-up is especially good on sciency-stuff this week, and there is a Captain Kirk gif that reminds me of my favorite trumpertantrum gif. Highly recommended, and yes, it is a blog tradition here to spend Sunday there…

Posted in blog whoring | 1 Comment

‘White, Like Me’ – UPDATED

Preznint Shithole speaks!

We’re back to “shithole countries” territory again:

Hair Füror didn’t specifically name anyone he thinks should “go back,” but he’s talking about Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.). Omar was born in Mogadishu, Somalia; the rest were born here. I don’t think he could have been clearer who he meant.

Anyway, Nancy Pelosi is having none of that:

I do not know if Prznint Stupid is a racist, but I do know that the racists think that he is one of them, and that is sad enough. Naw, I take it back: he’s a racist.

UPDATE 1: Late Sunday afternoon, Axios sends an email thingie letting us know that:

“Republican members of Congress said nothing when President Trump told minority congresswomen to “go back” to where they came from.”

Wow. I guess that Republicans are OK with naked racism and straight-up white nationalism.

Posted in Comrade Preznint Stupid, The Russian Usurper, Nancy Pelosi, racism, White Punks on Dope | 17 Comments

Republicans Go (Concentration) Camping

The Republicans visited the concentration camps at the border:

…and met with Carla Provost, the Border Patrol’s Chief:

…and saw the conditions of the detained people for themselves:

(I think that this picture was taken at the moment that the vestigial remains of Senatorette Lindsey Graham’s soul left his body. He realized he’s a monster now.)

“I was not surprised by what I saw,” Pence said after touring a facility near McAllen, Texas. “I knew we’d see a system that was overwhelmed.” But he also said:

“I hope first and foremost that we put to the lie this slander against Customs and Border Protection. People saying that families and children are being held in concentration camps is an outrage,” Pence told CNN.

“The Nazis killed people. Our Customs and Border Protection, as you heard today, are saving lives every day,” he added.

Nazi concentration camps did not start off as death camps, they started off as detention centers.

(Full disclosure: I get triggered writing about these camps, but this is where we are today. I wouldn’t blame the world for shunning us now, or even invading to rescue these people. This is a crime against humanity.)

Posted in immigration, racism, White Punks on Dope | 5 Comments

The GOP Wants To Take Away Your Healthcare, Part Infinity

¡SNAP!

At first I thought that the servers at Politico must have burped during the power outage in NYC, because the lead story could have been written almost anytime in the last 10 years:

Republicans ready to dive off a cliff on Obamacare
GOP senators hope the courts strike down the health law — even if they have no plan to deal with the ensuing chaos.

You don’t really have to read past the headline, but you know, here’s the lead paragraph:

“Republicans have no real plan to establish a new health care system if the courts strike down the Affordable Care Act before the 2020 election. But plenty of them are rooting for its demise anyway — even if it means plunging the GOP into a debate that splits the party and leaves them politically vulnerable.”

Now why the Republicans do not get the Democrats in Disarray treatment is a mystery of the ages, only known to the Sphinx, and the editors at Politico, who might actually be the Sphinx, come to think of it.

Let’s push on, because you know that there is going to be someone offering a secret plan to get out of the Vietnam War, er, well to do something. Who will it be?

“I have a plan that I would be delighted to have Congress pick up and go forward with,” added Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) of a proposal to protect pieces of the law. “Necessity is the mother of acceptance. I hope that we reach that necessity and that would propel my proposal to see a good deal of support.”

Yup, Willard, the guy who invented the 1.0 version of the ACA in Massachusetts, wants to replace his own signature plan with sumpin’ else.

But the Red Team is already shifting the blame (should the lawsuit succeed) to the blame the Democrats for proposing Universal Healthcare/Single Payer/Medicare for All:

“You know, you see the Democrat presidential candidates. They want to scrap it, their own creation.”

Expect to hear that a lot.

Posted in 2020 Goat Rodeo, Healthcare Repeal | 2 Comments

Saturday Palate Cleanser

Look at that jerk imitating the cool kidz!

(hat tip: Scissorhead Caterwaul)

Posted in snark | 3 Comments

So, You Wanna Do Something to Help #ITMFA?

Little Kremlin-on-the-Potomac

Bob Mueller be like…

Hey guys! Do you have your calendar marked to watch Mr. Mueller testify in public next Wednesday about the Little Kremlin-on-the-Potomac investigation?

Guess what?! (Chicken butt!) – you need to change dates!

So instead of doing 2 two-hour testimonials, Mueller will do 2 three-hour testimonials, but it will be a week later, and right before Congress goes on summer recess.

Because we believe that more testimony from Mueller is better than less, we are Okay with this, and it gives us an opportunity!

So, you wanna fight to save our democracy, here’s your chance to do something:

  1. Today, right now: call your Representative’s office (202-225-3121, ask the operator to connect you to the individual office), and demand that s/he have a town hall during the summer recess. Get the eff’ing ball rolling.
  2. Clear your calendar for the town hall meeting and make whatever arrangements that you must to be there. Be prepared to arrive early, and sit in the goddamn front row. This isn’t high school, and you’ve done the assignment! Time for the teacher to call on you!
  3. Work on questions to ask your Representative. Don’t give lengthy background statements (this isn’t about you, it is about THEM), use your time to ask pointed questions, have back-up questions if they try to get off the hook. “Do you support impeachment, yes or no?” is a great place to start. Get them on the record.
  4. Your Rep is GOP, you say? Then you ask them: “Are OK with the 10 instances of obstruction of Justice in the Mueller Report, yes or no?” Get them on the record. Back-up question: “Did you read the Mueller Report, yes or no?”

Yes, it is all about framing the question, but it is what they do to us. Remember the video last night? Fight back, even if it means fighting dirty.We are in a Cold Civil War. 

Nancy Pelosi is not going to let an inquiry go forward unless she’s convinced that enough representatives will go with her. This is your moment to “take the streets” in the most effective way possible: face-to-face with the people who have the power. 

You’re all heroes and heroes don’t let the monsters win.

Thank you for all you do, Scissorheads,

Regards,

TG

Posted in Activism, ITMFA, Little-Kremlin-on-the-Potomac | 5 Comments

Great Signs, Cont.

Seecreet Scissorhead @NamelessCynic on the Tweeters tells us this is a sign in Florence for DO NOT ENTER, which seems pretty great and OH, MY!

Posted in Great Signs | 3 Comments