Posts Tagged ‘Rightwing Extremists’

May 20th, 2023 - 12:14 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Colorado offers new evidence the GOP is turning off its own voters

Do Republicans’ problems go beyond voter antipathy to Trump? Is the GOP a Superfund site? At this point, that’s a belief and attitude among Democrats, but there’s not a lot of hard evidence. GOP candidates underperformed in 2022, but the high-profile losers were almost exclusively [...]

April 25th, 2023 - 7:43 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

“Trump made me do it”

“A lawyer for former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio of Florida said Donald Trump is to blame for the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, and federal authorities are using Tarrio as a scapegoat for the former president’s actions,” the Associated Press reported on Tuesday, Ap[...]

March 27th, 2023 - 3:26 pm § in Biden, Politics, Republicans

Why do Republicans think crazy is a winning election strategy?

Probably because they’ve been around their own voters too long, and need to get out of the barn more. After 3 teachers and 3 kids were murdered by an AK47-wielding woman at a Nashville Christian school on Monday, March 27, 2023 (see story here), a survivor of the July 4, 2022, Highland Park pa[...]

February 13th, 2023 - 1:59 pm § in Biden, Politics, Republicans

Are conservatives as crazy as they sound?

Charlie Kirk (photo, left), a community college dropout, is the founder and leader of Turning Point USA, a controversial rightwing campus-activism group sometimes called a “cult” (read details here). Although Kirk lacks academic or other credentials, it would be hard to conclude he’[...]

December 27th, 2022 - 4:40 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Whitmer kidnap plotter gets 16 years

Adam Fox, 39, described as “co-leader” of a rightwing plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, dodged a life sentence but will spend 16 years in prison. Prosecutors portrayed Fox as a dangerous terrorist, but a federal judge questioned whether he has the brains to be a leader, and [...]

December 11th, 2022 - 4:46 pm § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

Sunday, 12/11/22, political stories

Elon Musk said Dr. Anthony Fauci should be “prosecuted,” but didn’t identify a crime Fauci committed. Recent events have exposed Musk as a far-right extremist who, more than once, has made libelous comments about other people (read story here). Trump “wasn’t particularl[...]

December 11th, 2022 - 1:56 am § in Politics

You need a bigger castle than this to overthrow the real government

Germany was to be a monarchy again. Until they were arrested last week, they had guns and ammunition, intended to force their way into parliament, handcuff its members, and hold off police. (Sound familiar?) “These so-called Reich citizens are individuals … who don’t recognise the [...]

December 4th, 2022 - 1:32 pm § in Christianity, Politics

Why do we let these people call themselves Christians?

Until his double life was exposed, Thomas Achord (photo below) was headmaster of a Baton Rouge school for “classical Christian education.” Hiding behind a pseudonym, he advocated “Christian nationalism,” a far-right ideology that respects neither democracy nor religious freedom (see [...]

November 24th, 2022 - 9:34 pm § in America, Politics, Religion

The New Right’s dangerous idea

The New Right, Vox writer Zach Beauchamp says (here), is “a loose grouping of conservative thinkers who advocate aggressively wielding state power to promote a more conservative culture.” One of their apostles is Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has presidential ambitions. He has aggressiv[...]

November 9th, 2022 - 10:16 am § in Politics, Republicans

Election post-mortem: First, GOPers need to get their facts straight

As the dust settles on the 2022 elections, and dazed Republicans wonder why their party underperformed, they should begin by getting the facts straight. Conservative commentator Marc Thiessen is a bad person who endorsed torture during the Bush regime, see his profile here, but let’s skip over[...]