A speech on race triggers the cons.
Quick question, Charles; historically, who are the true and real and original "native Americans"?
Just one point about immigrants and innovation in the US. Many top Ph.D.'s in engineering and the sciences are foreign-born or the children of immigrants. If we cut off that pipeline, US inventiveness and innovation, which has been a major source of our economic growth, would suffer substantially.
Nothing authoritarian about it. I don’t want old political signs up trashing my neighborhood. And many communities do have laws against it. Nikki Haley herself in NC took down confederate stratues as have many other R and D leaders. I’m sure many of my neighbors have different political views but don’t plant garbage on their lawns to declare their views in such an in-your-face nasty neighbor. They are much more respectful of others about that. Nor I to them. If you want to live in such neighborhoods, go for it. But spare me your accusation that not wanting these trash signs all over people’s lawns way past elections is somehow authoritarian. That’s nonsense. I live in a modest development and no way would it allow trash signs as I described and the disrespect it pushes.
Kudos to any good work he and his wife may do in Haiti. But he’s my Governor who needs to take the corruption out of our state - not add to it. He’s a horrible Governor ruled by the extreme right Republican Party. He’s lost all credibility for me.
Apologies for the off topic comment, but I do sincerely hope one of the journalists on The Bulwark conduct some investigation into DeSantis 'big government' authority in terms of stripping localities from local rule as well as the news out of Texas today where the state passed a bill also stripping local governments of local control. This runs exactly contrary to the platforms Repubs/conservatives traditionally advocated for. It would be funny, if it wasn't so sad (and scary).
Fox News hosts joined in the pile-on, insisting that no way was America a racist country and that it was, in fact, the “least racist country in the world.”
Pardon an education lacking in details, but I do recall an intramural debate or something like that called the American Civil War. I also once heard the South argued on the side of slavery but got really, really mad and shot up the place to "preserve our way of life." As in, you know, white supremacists owning human slaves. But I could be all wrong about this. Sometimes I don't remember things very well.
Sort of like FOX and white supremacists of the GOP ilk. On purpose.
Worrying but very enlightening articles. Thank you.
I was just wondering what was going on with Rudy lately, and voilá! Giuliani is what Trump would’ve been with liquor and a law license.
Hopefully more people will realize, like that assistant, that you do not have to take it.
“ the Democratic Party is trying to replace the current electorate, the voters now casting ballots, with new people, more obedient voters from the Third World.”
I dunno. One of the constant worries in Democratic circles is the number of Latin voters who supported Trump in 2020. Lots of digital ink has been spilled on this question. OBEDIENT?? Where’d they get that idea??
On the other hand, Trump says something stupid and MAGA rises as one to salute.
Tucker Carlson asks: "Do you get along better with your neighbors, your co-workers if you can’t understand each other or share no common values? Please be honest as you answer this question."
My honest answer: Unfortunately no, when my neighbors and co-workers are MAGA Republicans. We have no common values. So I don't get along with them.
It used to be that Americans all had some common values, such as respect for the Constitution and democracy. Even when your neighbors spoke a different language or were of a different race, you knew you had something in common. I miss those days. In that sense, Carlson makes a good point, but not the point he meant to make.
It is hilarious how rapidly the Right jumps all over any statement about racism or gets upset over talk about institutional racism... because they resemble that remark AND they know it.
As the saying goes: methinks thou dost protest too much. My apologies to Shakespeare for the generalized paraphrase.
"America is the least-racist country in the world!" Riiight. Let's talk once your whole country can admit that the Civil War was about slavery.
“Let’s concede that Joe Biden has, on occasion, been guilty of verbal incontinence,....”, says Charlie. UGH! UGH!
Okay, Charlie, I’ll concede as long as you concede to your own “verbal incontinence”, like this statement.
The right wing is projecting their own feelings and motivations on to Biden. They have neatly categorized the country into the groups that are good (white Christian republicans) and bad (people of color and their fellow traveler democrats). This was no more apparent than the reaction of the right to the killing of Jordan Neely in New York. Obviously Mr. Neely was "bad" because of his color and his state of homelessness therefore it was perfectly acceptable for the "good" Mr. Daniels to dispatch him. I make no judgement of Mr. Daniels here, that is for the law to do. However IF their roles had been reversed and say Mr. Neely was minding his own business and Mr. Daniels experienced a mental health crisis, maybe PTSD triggered flashbacks, and Mr. Neely felt it necessary to subdue him and that resulted in Mr. Daniels death, what do you think the reaction would be?
nearly half of all Republicans believe that there is a plot to “replace” native-born Americans with immigrants...
Interesting poll: Do these people not realize that already happened when the indigenous (a.k.a. Native American) population declined - and declined substantially - after the arrival of Europeans in the Americas?
But, hey, who needs history?
Regarding Biden's speech on White Supremacy, methinks the GOP doth protest too much.