Monday, March 18, 2019

A friend in the White House.

Image result for white supremacistWhen your chief of staff has to tell us that you are not a white supremacist you might have a problem.

The president of the United States has embraced white supremacist and Nazis from day one of his presidency, and it's safe to say that he doesn't plan on changing his tune anytime soon. I guess he feels that they are such a large part of his base that he cannot afford to alienate them. They can always count on their friend in the White House. 

Sadly, he showed his true colors again after the slaughter of 50 Muslims while they prayed in church on Friday.

"Donald Trump had a chance to boldly condemn white supremacy and Islamophobia on Friday morning. Instead, after issuing a muffled statement of sympathy for the victims of murderous attacks on mosques in New Zealand, the president of the United States went back to complaining, in great and extended detail, that special counsel Robert Mueller “should never have been appointed and there should be no Mueller Report.”

On one of the darkest days in history for Muslims worldwide, the president’s initial response to the New Zealand killings failed to mention Muslims, Islam, Islamophobia, white supremacy, racism, bigotry or violent hatred that targets people based on their religion.

Trump will, hopefully, come around to more explicitly and effectively condemning the latest acts of mass violence directed at places of worship by white supremacists. But his every action reminds us that we have a president whose priorities are so warped that he cannot bring himself to lead in the moment when leadership is most needed.

Even the president’s supporters, who make excuses for what they tell us are his “lapses,” and who so ardently reject any suggestion that he encourages or tolerates bigotry, have to recognize that Trump is failing miserably as a leader. The United States is a powerful, influential country. But the measures of American leadership on the global stage are fluid. They depend on the quality of the individuals who occupy positions of public trust and authority.

Yet, whenever the moment demands more, Trump offers less. After the killing of at least 49 people in mass shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, it was immediately clear that this was what New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern identified it as: “a terrorist attack” committed by “people who I would describe as having extremist views that have absolutely no place in New Zealand and in fact have no place in the world.”

By Friday morning in the United States, Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League was telling NPR that the Christchurch attack “clearly was motivated by white supremacy.”

“We’ve got a big problem on our hands and we need to recognize that social media allows white supremacy, much like other forms of hate, to travel across borders, and we’ve got to recognize it for the global terror threat that it really is,” warned Greenblatt, who noted that the killer in Christchurch had referenced white supremacists and white nationalists who had engaged in mass murder in the United States and other countries.

The right response to a big problem is to identify it, and bluntly call it out, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel did when she reacted with grief and horror to the fact that, once again, “citizens who were attacked and murdered out of racist hatred.” And as Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan did when he condemned those those who “collectively” and “deliberately” choose to demonize Muslims, and warned that “I blame these increasing terror attacks on the current Islamophobia.”

There is no point in mincing words about the threat posed by white supremacy and Islamophobia. Indeed, mincing words sends precisely the wrong signal.

Yet President Trump’s response on Friday morning, delivered long after details of the killer’s white supremacist and Islamophobic sentiments were broadcast around the world, was a muted tweet that read: “My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques. 49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured. The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do. God bless all!”

“Warm sympathy” is all fine and good. But, according to news reports, the Australian-born suspect in the mass shooting wrote a 87-page manifesto that described the American president as “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose.” Trump, who invited an international outcry with his suggestion that there were “very fine people” among white supremacists and white nationalists who mounted violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, should have recognized the need to respond in a dramatically better way this time.

This was an opportunity for the president to lead. He refused to take it Friday morning, and he explicitly rejected it Friday afternoon—when asked if he saw white nationalism as a mounting global threat, Trump’s reply was dismissive: “I don’t really. I think it’s a small group of people that have very, very serious problems.”

So what did concern Trump on this awful day? Instead of condemning white supremacy, he erupted in an extended Twitter tantrum about the Mueller inquiry, which concluded with an all-caps declaration that “THIS SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN TO A PRESIDENT AGAIN!


The language of “Never Again!” should have been employed on Friday. But not with regard to a legitimate investigation into political and presidential wrongdoing. It should have been employed to condemn racist hatred and violence that has targeted churches, synagogues, and mosques. But Trump could not get there. Instead, he literally repeating his attacks on the woman who won 2.9 million more votes than he did in the 2016 presidential election. Yes, Trump found time on Friday morning to attack “Crooked Hillary,” but no time to attack white supremacy or Islamophobia.

And what was former secretary of state Hillary Clinton saying at roughly the same time?
“My heart breaks for New Zealand & the global Muslim community. We must continue to fight the perpetuation and normalization of Islamophobia and racism in all its forms,” wrote Clinton. “White supremacist terrorists must be condemned by leaders everywhere. Their murderous hatred must be stopped.”


That is how a president of the United States is supposed to respond in a moment of horror that demands clarity—and leadership." [Source]

*Pic from pbs.org

64 comments:

dinthebeast said...

Fergus is terrified and betting on the only group he believes will still support him as the truth comes out and the walls close in: those who behave even worse than he does.

Our job is to make his bet lose so spectacularly that nobody tries it again for a while.

-Doug in Oakland

dinthebeast said...

From Taegan Goddard:

Peter Wehner: “It doesn’t take a person with an advanced degree in psychology to see Trump’s narcissism and lack of empathy, his vindictiveness and pathological lying, his impulsivity and callousness, his inability to be guided by norms, or his shamelessness and dehumanization of those who do not abide his wishes. His condition is getting worse, not better—and there are now fewer people in the administration able to contain the president and act as a check on his worst impulses.”

“This constellation of characteristics would be worrisome in a banker or a high-school teacher, in an aircraft machinist or a warehouse manager, in a gas-station attendant or a truck driver. To have them define the personality of an American president is downright alarming.”


-Doug in Oakland

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

That is how a president of the United States is supposed to respond in a moment of horror that demands clarity—and leadership."

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You're out of luck if you expect Donald Trump to ever act as a leader or to do the right thing. It ain't happenin'


Anonymous said...

Well, now we know why Devin Nunes has been such a loyal defender of Trump, launching fraudulent House investigations against Democrats to cover the flabby orange presidential heinie. It turns out, Nunes is a mini-Trump himself!

Yep, Nunes is a thin-skinned, fragile snowflake who throws hissy fits whenever anyone makes fun of him.

Devin Nunes is suing Twitter over mean tweets from parody account of his mom

What an utter jackass.

dinthebeast said...

We kinda cleaned house of Republicans here last fall, and I was really hoping he'd be gone, but it just goes to show that we vote for some fucked up shit in California sometimes.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

Somehow, I got that link wrong. Here is the corrected version:

Devin Nunes is suing Twitter over mean tweets from parody account of his mom

Anonymous said...

Fraud Negro, are you representin' Moe riss Dees against those raciss joos who fired him at SPLC ? You know jus like all da bruvas dat Moe riss defended all dem years, he dindu nuffin either. It jus be dat evil YT dat always be evil against us. Dindu Nuffins needs reeperashunz.

Paradoctor said...

Q: Why did the troll write in dialect?
A: In order to sound foolish.
Q: Was the effort necessary?
A: No.

anotherbozo said...

Meanwhile the tributes keep coming. Anthony Comello, accused assassin of Gambino crime boss Frank Cali, showed the palm of his hand to the press, revealing a MAGA Forever" written in ballpoint. Had to give props to the Thug-in-Chief, the blond Corleone.

Anonymous said...

"When your chief of staff has to tell us that you are not a white supremacist you might have a problem."

The problem America has is racist, lying pieces of shit like you who hate white people so much that anything but abject groveling and self-abnegation from any white person is equated with supremacist ideology of the worst sort. An entire trillion dollar communist news media industry that spreads lies and hate in the ruthless pursuit of power. You hate Trump not for who he is, but because he represents what you really hate: The White Man.

Donald Trump isn't one percent as racist as Field Negro is, whose entire life revolves around dehumanizing anyone who doesn't share his base hatreds as either racists or house negroes.

Fuck you and everyone who thinks like you.

Anonymous said...

“You hate Trump not for who he is, but because he represents what you really hate: The White Man.”

No, he represents the Rich White Man. Middle- and lower-income whites are fools to believe he represents their interests.

And Trump for damn sure doesn’t care about the welfare of anyone who isn’t white.

mike from iowa said...

Devin Numbnut's fasmily dairy is located about 40 miles from me in NW iowa and has been since 2007.

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2018/10/01/devin-nunes-immigration-undocumented-illegal-immigrants-nustar-farms-sibley-iowa-california-esquire/1485010002/

and they use undocumented workers and couldn't survive without them. Hypocrisy, thy name be wingnuts.

mike from iowa said...

Former SOH Lying Ryan takes job with Fake noize parent company Fox. Whoever could have guessed this?

Anonymous said...

"No, he represents the Rich White Man. Middle- and lower-income whites are fools to believe he represents their interests."

Rich, poor, liberal, conservative - it doesn't matter. In the end, the only thing that unites the Left is anti-white hatred.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Anonymous said:

"In the end, the only thing that unites the Left is anti-white hatred."

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Bull shit! Obviously you don't read our posts, or you are to stupid to understand them. Take you talking points elsewhere.

PilotX said...

Yeah, those "anti-white" talking points are all over. Check out comments on Media Matters. They are consistent if nothing else. Not too bright though.

PilotX said...


"In the end, the only thing that unites the Left is anti-white hatred."

As anti-blah, Moooslim and scary Mexican hate unites the right. And remember Jews will not replace us🙄

bobsboats said...

Donald Trump is a racist, sexist, Islamaphobic liar and business fraud, as well as serial molester/harasser.(Any of these descriptors should have made him unelectable/inelgible to be dogcatcher, much less President.) The fact that he was actually caught discriminating against African Americans in his buildings tends to indicate that he did so regularly and blatantly. His first act, the "Muslim Ban" should prove his Islamophobia, although he clearly has an exemption for ultra-wealthy and dictatorial Muslims. Sexist pig? Tax cheat? Fraudulent businessman? How much proof does anyone need?
Bottom line...He won't do anything constructive about the problem of white nationalism/creeping fascism, here or abroad, because he believes in both. He wants a cadre of fascist thugs at his command-just one more way that he imitates Mussolini. They are just the farthest fringe of his base, and he seeks their adoration.

Anonymous said...

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...
"Bull shit! Obviously you don't read our posts"

I skip most of yours, Granny NPC.

Anonymous said...

PilotX said...

"In the end, the only thing that unites the Left is anti-white hatred."

As anti-blah, Moooslim and scary Mexican hate unites the right. And remember Jews will not replace us
---

What do blahs, Muslims, Mexicans and Jews have in common other that hatred of the white man?

mike from iowa said...

Magat hats have many nefarious uses such as hiding racist POVs. A Drumpfuck supporter used his to hide a stolen purse. Sounds like something a Drumpfuck would do.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/03/trump-loving-florida-man-caught-video-using-maga-hat-steal-purse-police/

mike from iowa said...

"In the end, the only thing that unites the Left is anti-white hatred."

Actually most of us want to protect and save the environment, clean air, clean drinkable water, equality for all people, save the whales, make sure the poor and least among us get better care than the koch bros. We be here to save the constitution and our democracy. We want healthcare that is affordasble to all to be available to all. We want women to have sole autonomy over their reproductive organs and lives. We want stoopid fucking religion pushed back into the closet where your lord and saviour told you to shove it. We want speech to be free again. We want korporAte monies out of the buying pols and favours business. I want every single wingnut pol for the last 40 years in prison, even if they are dead. I want the whole Drumpf crime syndicate in stocks on the kremlin annex lawn year 'round weather permitting. I never want to see another wingnut congressperson/pol ever again.

Anonymous said...

Actually most of us want to protect and save the environment, clean air, clean drinkable water, equality for all people, save the whales, make sure the poor and least among us get better care than the koch bros.

Which is why you want open borders to get us to a billion Americans, making none of those things possible.

We be here to save the constitution and our democracy.

By eliminating First and Second amendment freedoms and the electoral college.

We want healthcare that is affordasble to all to be available to all.

Also known as low-quality healthcare that will have to be rationed by the DMV.

We want women to have sole autonomy over their reproductive organs and lives.

Hello infanticide.

We want stoopid fucking religion pushed back into the closet where your lord and saviour told you to shove it.

By violating the Establishment Clause of the first amendment.

We want speech to be free again.

By using Trillion dollar tech corporations to censor dissent.

We want korporAte monies out of the buying pols and favours business.

The Left is 100% funded by such.

I want every single wingnut pol for the last 40 years in prison, even if they are dead. I want the whole Drumpf crime syndicate in stocks on the kremlin annex lawn year 'round weather permitting.

Yes, we know what communists want.

I never want to see another wingnut congressperson/pol ever again.

Nothing more American than eliminating all political opposition.

Anonymous said...

Wolf......Wolf......Wolf......

Anonymous said...

Progressive=Communist

Anonymous said...

“Devin Numbnut's fasmily dairy is located about 40 miles from me in NW iowa and has been since 2007.”

Well, then you will surely enjoy the Devin Nunes’ Cow account on Twitter.

Which is one of the things that Nunes is mad about, prompting him to file this frivolous lawsuit.

Anonymous said...

Commie left promoting phony narrative to disarm people so bad things will happen.

New Science™ said...

Race is a Social Construct:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2DU3mMWkAAKPTi.jpg

Karma said...

Communist protester hit by truck while running across the street to attack a 'March for Jesus' rally goer in Portland:

https://www.rt.com/usa/414096-portland-antifa-hit-truck/

LOL. I could watch videos of Antifa scum getting run over all day long.

Paradoctor said...

Riddle me this:
Why do anonymoid trolls see hatred everywhere?

For the same reason that a man with jaundice sees yellow everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Why does Field Negro see racism everywhere?

PilotX said...

"What do blahs, Muslims, Mexicans and Jews have in common other that hatred of the white man?"

To be left alone and not continuously harrassed by racist whites. We don't hate whites, just racist asshole whites.

mike from iowa said...

Anonymous said...
Wolf......Wolf......Wolf....

mfi says my wolf....wolf....wolf.... is bigger and meaner than yours. Go big or go back to your ancestral tree.

PilotX said...

https://www.theroot.com/rep-steve-king-posts-racist-meme-on-facebook-no-one-i-1833405657

PilotX said...

trump accuses social media of bias and trying to silence conservatives. Boo hoo.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/thehill.com/homenews/administration/434768-trump-claims-social-media-platforms-are-colluding-to-discrimate-and%3famp

PilotX said...

Awwwwwww, conservative snowflakes abound. Devin Nunes sues twitter because his fefes are hurt. Poor baby. I hope he gets his quarter of billion. He can party with the Covington kid who thinks his fefes are worth a quarter billion. Man, maybe I need to be a conservative so I can get in on this racket.🤔

PilotX said...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/03/19/us/politics/devin-nunes-twitter-lawsuit.amp.html

White Man's Burden said...

PilotX said...
"To be left alone and not continuously harrassed by racist whites."

LOL. You are joking, right?

Immigrating into white countries, moving into white neighborhoods, appropriating white institutions, tearing down white symbols, and using the government to "fundamentally change" everything about white countries while receiving special legal status and privileges is being "harrassed by racist whites"?

Being left alone is the last thing these groups want.

Anonymous said...

Before Devin Nunes' dumb lawsuit, the Twitter account Devin Nunes’ Cow had around 1,200 followers.

Now it has over 200,000 followers.

Excellent job, Devin.

mike from iowa said...

Magat hat brat is going for half a billion from 2 different outlets. I mind the time back in the Raygun reign of terror and later when wingnuts whined about litigious Dems and then wingnuts reigned in "frivolous" lawsuits, changed tort laws and shrunk damages for pain and suffering, etc. Now they can't file lawsuits fast enough.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Anonymous said:

"I skip most of yours, Granny NPC.


3:50 PM
********

No, you don't. Admit it, You love reading my posts.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...


White Man's Burden said...

"Immigrating into white countries, moving into white neighborhoods, appropriating white institutions, tearing down white symbols, and using the government to "fundamentally change" everything about white countries while receiving special legal status and privileges is being "harrassed by racist whites"?"

Being left alone is the last thing these groups want.

9:06 PM

Hey dude, I don't know where your information is coming from, but the reality is that immigrants tend to stick to the neighborhoods of other immigrants from the same countries.

And black people are native born American citizens and have the right to live where they choose. If you want to live with only white people around you, move to Wyoming or Maine. Better yet move to Sweden or Norway.

You will not be missed by normal people.

mike from iowa said...

SPOTUS is going to hear the case of a Black man who was tried 6 times for the same crime. White privilege reeks.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2019/03/18/curtis-flowers-supreme-court-hearing-winona-tardy-furniture-murders/3108204002/

61 of the 72 jurors in 6 trials were wasicus and every one voted Flowers guilty. 5 of 11 Black jurors voted him guilty.

I can heasr anyfuckingmoose screaming white privilege if an all Black jury had a chance to give him the death penalty for a crime he might not have commuitted.

Anonymous said...

TRUMP 2020!!

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Anonymous said:
"What do blahs, Muslims, Mexicans and Jews have in common other that hatred of the white man?"

3:53 PM
**********************
Here's a few things they have in common:
Most people in all of these groups love their children, work hard, and try to get by. In addition all of them are parts of the human race and therefore God's children.

It beyond all understanding why a few people think that everyone in the country should think like they do, act like they do, and believe what they believe. It is impossible to justify the idea that one group is superior to or has special rights that others don't based on skin color, religion, or national origin.

mike from iowa said...

Drumpf death penalty.

Anonymous said...

Trump’s Department of Homeland Security is keeping a list of migrant-supporting “bad guys” — activists and journalists —presumably so they can hassle and abuse these people as much as possible.

Alarm over leaked US database targeting journalists and immigration activists

PilotX said...

https://www.theroot.com/a-virginia-police-officer-serving-a-majority-minority-h-1833432682

White supremacist found to be working at a Blah school. As Rev. Al would say, nice try but we gotcha😂

mike from iowa said...

Wingnut sinator had to make a public announcement that he was gioing to criticize Drumpofuck for criticizing dead McCain. WTF? Where is this tool's intestinal fortitude in doing the right thing for the right reason without having a public debate over it?

Drumpf needs huis pubes shaved with a dull knife and no salve for treating any dead person the way he treats McCain, and I dislike McCain the phony Maverick almost as much as I despise Drumpf.

mike from iowa said...

On a more astounding note, Uncle Tom on the SPOTUS asked his second question in a decade wanting tom know if Black defendant's attorneys struck white jurors during jury selection.

The point in question was whether the prosecutor was racially biased against Black jurors.

PilotX said...

And Antifa outed this asshole. No wonder the racists hate Antifa. Good job guys, I dig ya even more.

Anonymous said...

PilotX said...
"White supremacist found to be working at a Blah school"

Guy who cares about his people = "white supremacist" per PilotX, a man who thinks violent anarcho-communist Anfifa are good guys.

dinthebeast said...

@DevinCow has 406K followers as of 1:00pm EDT, more than @DevinNunes by 11K.
Guess he never heard of the "Streisand effect"...

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

Climate change is not a religion.

12 years a slave said...

Climate change is the Apocalypse myth of the Progressive religion.

Anonymous said...

First day of Spring, that means the black body count in America's Urban shithole Zoos will be increasing till November. Prove me wrong, come on Negro youfs, for once try to go a whole spring/summer without giving in to your low IQ genetics.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Hey Anonymous at 7:20 PM,

Why don't you and all your White Nationalist pals try to get through the rest of the year without killing anyone?

Anonymous said...

Why don't you and all your White Nationalist pals try to get through the rest of the year without killing anyone?
7:33 PM

negroes first.

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