Village media idiot Zeke Miller the other day after Clinton’s speech on the
Alt-Right the unreconstructed racist fucks who don’t deserve a knew name:
This Clinton speech is basically one big guilt-by-association attack. AKA politics as usual
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) August 25, 2016
Well what do we have here:
Longtime Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway and Stephen Bannon, executive chairman of the far-right Breitbart News operation, were named on Aug. 17 as, respectively, the Trump campaign’s manager and its chief executive officer. The appointment of Bannon was by far the more controversial choice, given his role at a “news” outlet known for bashing immigrants, Muslims, women and others.
The CNP is an intensely secretive and shadowy group of what The New York Times once described as “the most powerful conservatives in the country.” It is so tight-lipped that it tells people not to admit their membership or even name the group. Revealing when or where the group meets, or what it discusses, is also forbidden. The organization, which can only be joined by invitation and at a cost of thousands of dollars, strives mightily to keep its membership rolls secret.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which publishes Hatewatch, obtained a copy this spring of the CNP’s 2014 membership directory, a closely held document. It shows that Conway was a member of the CNP’s executive committee that year, and that Bannon was a regular member. It is not known if they remain.
The CNP is not controversial so much for the conservatives who dominate it — activists of the religious right and the so-called “culture wars,” along with a smattering of wealthy financiers, Congressional operatives, right-wing consultants and Tea Party operatives — as for the many real extremists who are included.
They include people like Michael Peroutka, a neo-Confederate who for years was on the board of the white supremacist League of the South; Jerome Corsi, a strident Obama “birther” and the propagandist hit man responsible for the “Swift boating” of John Kerry; Joseph Farah, who runs the wildly conspiracist “news” operation known as WorldNetDaily; Mat Staver, the Liberty Counsel leader who has worked to re-criminalize gay sex; Philip Zodhaites, another anti-gay activist who is charged with helping a self-described former lesbian who kidnapped her daughter from her former partner and fled the country; and a large number of other similar characters.
The only way these motherfuckers have changed in 100 years is they know not to wear their fucking Klan robes in public anymore.
Hello Cole, how about an update on your new house?
I don’t know why talking heads complain about politics-as-usual. With politics-as-not-usual they got Trump.
The conspiracy is vast and right wing.
@Baud: I don’t know, it seemed half-vast to me.
@Baud: I recall a lady talking about that about 20 years ago, what ever happened to her?
Well, at least not during daytime hours anyway.
Half-vast but full-fascist.
Cole, I saw on your twitter feed that you gave up the NFL. Why? I couldn’t ask you there, I don’t have twitter, sorry. You will save a lot of money, that stuff is nearly as overpriced as the college football stuff.
My dr put me on Singulaire for sinus infections. Has this worked for anyone else?
@?BillinGlendaleCA: We could use someone like her right about now.
Yes. But you see they are all guilty of different things! I wish they would name some of the financiers.
Yeah but Sid Blumethal, dude.
Where’s the BJ 2017 calendar email address?
I’ve been in Charleston SC for 4 hours and I have heard the horrible church shootings mentioned 3 times on the radio in different contexts.
We must remember what the results of the right wing racist hate are.
@Baud: This lady was right as well.
Bruce Bartlett @BruceBartlett
It’s reprehensible that four Supreme Court justices supported North Carolina Republicans’ efforts to restrict minority voting rights.
3:50 PM – 31 Aug 2016
Josh Marshall is the Steve Benen of this election cycle….
Josh MarshallVerified account
LOL! Trump Surrogates now saying: Who cares who pays for the wall!?!?
So the Know-Nothings yet again. Just a bunch of bananas
@rikyrah: but why is it surprising?
@rikyrah: Josh has been great, but I don’t want to take anything away from Benen, who is also great.
They’re the surviving members of the 5-4 majority that voted to gut the VRA in Shelby County. Fuck them with AsianGrrlMN’s rusty pitchfork.
Correction John. It has been 151 years since Appomattox, and 155 years since Ft. Sumter, and this December it will be 156 years since the Charleston Mercury announced that the “The Union is Dissovled.” And they were agitating for 25 years before that event. These are awful, awful people and they have not really changed in a century and half.
mike in dc
It is my hope that, some 10-12 generations hence(200-300 years from now), racism will be something that is only known as a historical subject.
Reprehensible, yet about as surprising as the fucking sun rising in the east.
I kept getting weird sinus infections and non-allergic rhinitis (runny nose) because of my asthma. They put me on Singulair and it did help.
Also, Zeke Miller clearly has no fucking clue what “guilt by association” means.
@Mnemosyne: How is your migraine?
@mike in dc: Since the human race will be extinct by then, you’ll get your wish.
Major Major Major Major
@El Caganer: it’s been 100,000 years. We aren’t going anywhere in the next 200. Except maybe to Mars.
JR in WV
Who the hell is Zeke Miller, other than an ignorant right-winger?
I watched Hillary’s speech, and she spoke documented facts about people who are proudly bigoted.
There is no guilt by association when a person has joined and worked for an organization that works for an announced goal, and someone opposed to that goal informs the world about that membership. That’s a fact, Jack!
@Mnemosyne: That’s encouraging, thanks!
@Major Major Major Major: You have a great deal of faith in the better nature of your fellow humans. That’s a wonderful quality to have, although I’m afraid I don’t share it.
Major Major Major Major
@El Caganer: I didn’t say there would be a lot of us.
Better-ish. I was able to work all day, but I’ll probably be spending the evening sitting in a dark room again. Hopefully I’ll be all better by tomorrow morning.
who the fuck is zeke miller?
I seem to recall a few people on this blog and others I visit asking how long Ms. Conway would last before quitting in disgust. I think the answer is never. There was some kind of assumption that she was a “reasonable” person.
I guess thats what they mean by “assuming facts not in evidence”.
Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (Formerly Mumphrey, et al.)
It truly is amazing to watch American conservatives try to understand race and racism. They’re in so far over their heads they don’t know what to do or say, so they flail around wildly, sometimes contradicting themselves within a few words.
The country has shifted. They know this, but they don’t understand why, and they deeply resent it. Time was, you could tell a funny, lighthearted nigger joke, and everybody laughed! Oh, there might have been a few tightasses who grimaced, but they seldom said anything. Now, that same joke can lose you friends and get you fired. They know this, but they can’t understand how or why it happened. In short, they don’t understand what happened to their country. And they want their country back.
They try to abide by the rules, but, since they can’t understand the rules, they have a tough time knowing where the lines are. They think that as long as they keep well away from saying “nigger,” they’re safe, only to find that there are other pitfalls they knew nothing about–but that would be plain to anybody with a working soul. So they weep and wail and whine and feel sorry for themselves, and seethe at the injustice of it all. They blame everybody but themselves: Blacks, liberals, political correctness, who knows what else or who else. But it’s always somebody else’s fault.
And since they can’t see racism as anything other than lynching somebody or screaming “nigger!” they just can’t get it right. Their confusion is best laid bare when it comes to Martin Luther King. If you know any of these people, try to get them going on Martin Luther King, if you can, if only to watch them step on their own dicks. They know he’s (rightly) an icon here now, but they still really don’t understand why, or like the fact. But they want to coopt him, and use him to give them some credibility as anything other than a racist. So, if you get them going, likely the first thing you’re going to hear is how he was really a conservative, and he voted for Republicans his whole life, and strongly backed the Republican Party, and, needless to say, it’s the Republican Party that carries on his legacy today, working to reach that color blind society. You’ll likely hear about how Robert Byrd was once in the k.k.k., and how the Republicans passed the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, and about how it’s the Democrats who always were, and still are, the real racists.
But, if you let them go on a little longer, their true selves will begin to seep out, however hard they may work to hide them. You might hear about how Blacks got “special rights” through those “special laws” we passed for “them.” You’ll hear how Blacks just don’t have that hard a time these days, and anything that befalls them does so because they just make “bad choices.” You’ll hear that Blacks are the real racists. You’ll hear that King cheated on his wife, and that he was a communist. You might hear complaints that Black people get a whole month for “their” history, and white people don’t get even one.
You’ll hear all that shit, and more. They’re all over the road on this. It’s amazing. Get one going sometime, if you can. Hell, they’re all over Facebook, and the odds are, you’re friends with a few of them. If you aren’t, somebody you know on Facebook is. They’re still out there, all over the fucking place. We’ll never be rid of them, I fear, but at least we can spot them for who they are, and try to understand what they believe and why. Every year there are fewer of them, and a few of them can even be reached, if you take the time to, again, learn what they believe and why.
@El Caganer: Whether a species persists or not, especially in the face of massive environmental disasters, doesn’t depend on its “better nature”, only on its resilience. Humans haven’t been around for very long so evidence is limited, but what there is suggests that we are, what with spreading across the globe and thriving in most environments even before the agricultural revolution made things really ridiculous. The main drawback is that we’re really big, so something that made it ecologically impossible for large mammals to sustain themselves could drive us extinct, but short of that I’m not convinced much would.
I think my comment on that Zeke Miller tweet was something like, “Did you really just say that or has someone hacked your account?” Then I unfollowed him. Asshole.