I think the last straw is a Victor Davis Hanson’s NRO column. Or, then again, it could be the vile anti-Hispanic racism that continues to spew out of Steve King’s bigoted mouth. He says that for every one DREAMer who is a valedictorian, there are 100 young Hispanics carrying drugs across the border. Naturally King wants DREAMers, who are here because of decisions their parents made, immediately deported and sent back to countries with which they have no relationship. You know, back during the 1930s there were people like Steve King who didn’t want Jews from Europe coming in, to destroy the country, the same way Steve King thinks Hispanics are going to destroy the country. They were sent back to Germany. The rest is history, even though many of Steve King’s most ardent supporters have a tendency to deny anything bad happened to the people they shipped back to Hitler’s Germany. And – they can even prove it did not happen. They work quite closely with various ultra conservative publications and pundits, slithering in and out of the mainstream, never being held accountable for their misc. bigotry against people who deserve not being treated as equals. You know: Jews, Blacks, Hispanics, Women, Muslims, Gays, Lesbians and anyone else who does not fit in their tight little “Western” “Christian” mindset, promoting the embattled white western male.
Funny thing, hanging out with these people who only want certain races, ideologies, religions, genetic profiles, and preferences is not really helping the GOP. To his credit, John Boehner completely repudiated what Steve King said, but it doesn’t make any difference. King has done so much damage to the GOP, there is no way it can be undone, unless people like King are kicked out of the party and completely repudiated. We all know that’s not going to happen.
To make matters worse, the Kids Act, that Eric Cantor, the most corrupt House Majority Leader the GOP has ever had the misfortune to create has, with the help of Bob Goodlatte of Virginia come up with an ever worse idea. Those who were brought to the US as children may stay, but their parents will be deported. Now, I thought the GOP claimed to be the party of family values. I guess that’s white, male family values. No one else need apply.
“…Barack Obama knows that if non-African-Americans were to cease all inordinate scrutiny of young African-American males, the latters’ inordinate crime rates would probably not be affected — given other causation for disproportionate incidences of criminality. Yet should their statistical crime profiles suddenly resemble those of other racial and ethnic groups, the so-called profiling would likely cease.
The president, I think, spoke out for three reasons: 1) He is an unbound, lame-duck president, with a ruined agenda, facing mounting ethical scandals; from now on, he will say things more consonant with being a community organizer than with being a nation’s president; 2) he knows the federal civil-rights case has little merit and cannot be pursued, and thus wanted to shore up his bona fides with an aggrieved black community; and 3) as with the ginned-up “assault-weapons ban” and the claim that Republicans are waging a “war on women,” Obama knows, as a community activist, that tension can mask culpability — in his case, the utter failure to address soaring unemployment in the inner city, epidemic black murder rates, the bankruptcy of Detroit, and the ways his failed economic policies disproportionately affect inner-city youth….”
Is this racism? I think it is racism. I think that the likes of Victor Davis Hanson are destroying the GOP, but that’s just my humble opinion. Hanson goes on to tell about violent crimes committed by evil, out of control African-American youths. I suppose it wouldn’t help to remind him that Ted Bundy was a Republican. Does it help to mention that, thanks to the likes of Hanson and his scared little white male friends, the GOP is becoming almost hated?
Now, getting back to Hanson, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
“…The interesting question to me is how this sentiment is different from that of John Derbyshire, who wrote almost the exact same column as Victor Davis Hanson did a little over a year earlier, framed around exactly the same trope – mocking the “Talk” parents give to African-American boys by explaining the “Talk” non-black parents give to non-black kids. Derbyshire’s rant was in a different magazine, but he was still fired from National Review for it. The difference is that Derbyshire tells his children to avoid all “blacks”, while Hanson focuses on advising his children solely about young black men. Any young black men they don’t know….”
Somehow, I don’t think the late, great William F. Buckley would even allow the likes of Hanson to go anywhere near the National Review. The great unspoken tragedy of the GOP is, since the demise of Buckley, the intellectual giant of the right, everything has basically gone to hell.
Jennifer Rubin recently wrote that Obama is not the best person to discuss racism, since most Americans have never experienced racism. Up front, The Pink Flamingo should state that I find Rubin one of the single most repulsive human beings I have had the misfortune to observe. I swear, even though I’m overweight, and not all that attractive, if I looked like Rubin, I’d kill myself. Saying this, it has dawned on me, one of the reasons the woman is so repulsive is because of what she is, inside. This woman, who slobbered all over Mitt Romney with truly weird devotion says that she doesn’t think that Barack Obama is a good man. When one considers that she basically worshiped at the feet of a narcissistic financial sociopath who though nothing of destroying the lives of the little people who worked for the companies he took over, we might wonder if she even knows how to judge character. Obviously she had none.
Rubin, and her ilk think that the problem, the reason young black men are so evil and criminally inclined is because they are born out of wedlock, take too many drugs, and don’t take responsibility for their lives. She says that she feels Obama is concerned about the dysfunction in the black community is due to America’s violent past.
“…“Exactly,” Rubin continued. “You know, the sad part about it, or the disgusting part about it — however you think of these things — is that he doesn’t address then the current problems, he doesn’t address broken families, he doesn’t address kids who grow up without fathers, he doesn’t address the broken schools, he doesn’t address the drug problem, so all of these things are never addressed because its slavery or Jim Crow or whatever, and it is a complete lack of responsibility. I feel like we’ve gone backwards decades in the race issue.”…”
Is there anything any more dysfunctional than the far right, white community which is ruled by poor, scared little white men who can’t function without Viagra. Let’s talk dysfunction where Republicans think that there is no reason for a woman to have an abortion – even if she is going to die. What’s a woman’s life worth if she’s going to produce a white male child? There is nothing more dysfunctional than the current tea party culture. They are men and women who worship at the altar of Ayn Rand, who was nothing but a sociopath.
Is there anything more dysfunctional than Rand Paul and his former little white supremacist aid, Jack Hunter? Is there anything more dysfunctional than the white supremacist culture these men are embracing, then lying about?
“...Confederate nostalgics like Jack Hunter are a dime a dozen; more relevant is what he can tell us about his former boss, a sitting U.S. senator and leading 2016 Republican presidential candidate. So what was it that endeared Hunter to Rand Paul? Prior to joining the senator’s staff, Hunter had worked as the official blogger for the 2012 Ron Paul presidential campaign. In one of his final columns, a “tribute to the retiring congressman who changed the country and my life,” Hunter gushed, “Where I reside, my friends, my career trajectory, my everyday thinking about political principles, job opportunities, even something as intimate as my love life has been revolutionized in some way by the remarkable achievement of Dr. Paul.” The Ron Paul movement has long had a cultish aspect to it, detectable in the way the former congressman’s followers speak of him as the one man who can save the Republic from a disastrous fate; indeed, the fate of humanity itself rests on us sheep heeding his dire calls.
But the most important lesson to be gleaned from this episode is that Rand Paul defended Hunter to the end. Indeed, by all accounts it was Hunter who decided to quit. He was not forced out. That should hardly come as a surprise, as cavorting with extremists is a key part of the Paul family playbook. In the midst of the newsletter scandal, when many of Ron Paul’s most die-hard supporters urged him to do it, he never distanced himself from Lew Rockwell, his former chief of staff who most likely penned the screeds. Paul could have easily salvaged some degree of his reputation had he fully explained Rockwell’s role in their production. Not only did he choose to protect Rockwell, but immediately after stepping down from Congress, he established a foreign-policy think tank on whose board sits Rockwell, along with a bevy of other conspiracy theorists, anti-Semites, and all-around cranks….”
Is there anything more dysfunctional than the House and Senate extreme right, tea party culture that Rubin finds acceptable? Right now, maybe 37% of the American people think that the GOP is heading in the right direction. In politics, you dip below 35% and it is the kiss of death. Maybe it’s time that dysfunctional racists like Steve King, Victor Davis Hanson, Rand Paul, and their apologists like Jen Rubin go the way of Jack Hunter and the Dodo Bird.