The nation is, at the moment, very polarized. The last two elections could have swung on just around 100,000 votes. So it behooves both the Democratic and Republicans parties to embrace all types of voters.
Last week, the news was focused on Marjorie Taylor Greene. Despite her racists statements and wild conspiracy theories, the majority of the party had her back.
There are, however, some Republicans that want to fight back against the rise of QAnon within their party. And Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney is one of them. Nicolle Wallace and Tara Setmeyer discussed Cheney’s fight this afternoon.
For years Tucker Carlson was telling his audience that white nationalism doesn’t exist. The Fox News host even continued to make this argument after his top writer, Blake Neff, resigned over racist and misogynistic remarks he had made.
Just a few weeks ago, a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol. A number of those participating in the insurrection belonged to militia or white supremacist groups.
The actions of those rioters were completely indefensible. That doesn’t mean, however, that people weren’t going to try. On his Tuesday night show, Tucker Carlson argued that white supremacists shouldn’t be called domestic terrorists.
During this past week, there was yet another debate over Trump’s sanity, which to be honest, is beside the point.
Crazy or not, Trump is a danger to Americans, to our troops and to the democratic political system. But a crazy Trump is preferable to the very real possibility that the president and commander-in-chief betrayed our troops to Vladimir Putin.
(Reuters) – Police have arrested a man suspected of setting fire to three predominately black churches in a southern Louisiana parish, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday.
“A suspect has been identified in connection with three church burnings in Opelousas, Louisiana, and is in state custody,” David Joseph, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, said in a statement.
The suspect’s name was not released.
The sheriff’s office in St. Landry Parish where the fires occurred declined to comment and referred questions to the fire marshal’s office.
Ashley Rodrigue, spokeswoman for the State Fire Marshal’s Office, said there will be an announcement regarding the case at a press conference on Thursday attended by Governor John Bel Edwards and law enforcement officials.
Authorities said this month they found suspicious “patterns” among fires that burned down three churches between March 26 and April 4 in the parish, about 100 miles (160 km) northwest of New Orleans.
The fires destroyed St. Mary Baptist Church in the community of Port Barre, and Greater Union Baptist Church and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Opelousas, the seat of the parish, the Louisiana equivalent to a county.
All the churches have mostly black congregants, raising authorities’ suspicion that the fires could have been racially motivated hate crimes.
(Reporting by Rich McKay, additional reporting by Gabriella Borter; editing by Darren Schuettler)
Sutton, who has led the publication for the past 50 years, told the Montgomery Advertiser newspaper last week he had written the editorial which called for a return of the KKK and railed against Democrats.
Many U.S. law enforcement and security officials now believe that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has its priorities wrong. According to these highly-experienced professionals DHS resources are being wasted on the so-called “threat” posed to our southern border by the caravan of poor refugees making its way north through Mexico from Central America.
Instead, these experts believe, more resources should be deployed to fight the growing threat to our country posed by white nationalism and white supremacist groups. It is these groups of U.S. citizens within our own borders who have grown increasingly violent and have started to threaten more and more Americans in different racial and religious groups.
For example, on Tuesday DHS officials had a conference call to discuss the Central American migrants. There was no discussion about the murder of 11 Jews in Pittsburgh on Saturday.
According to reporting by The Daily Beast:
“Some participants were flummoxed: In the face of the most lethal anti-Semitic terror attack in American history, was DHS really focused, exclusively, on migrants?”
An Alabama organization designated as a white supremacist hate group has launched a new website to attempt to
form an alliance between Russia and the American South.
While mass deportation of people based on race or ethnicity may appear to be more “humane” the objective is the same: it’s about destroying the community in whole or in part.
This is the kind of unhinged and crackpot rhetoric that is common on Info Wars, but it has no place in American government.
While we must continue to condemn the white supremacists working in the White House and those this leadership has aroused from the margins of society with renewed legitimacy and fervor, it will be transforming the subtle and structural racism that people of color must face every day of their life that will be the true testament of our condemnation cry.
There has been a lot of conversation in the media about "white non-college educated economic anxiety" being the motivating factor for Trump support, but after Charlottesville, the press can no longer deny that racism is the real motivator of many Trump supporters.
"If this is not who we are as Americans, let's prove it," Hillary Clinton said.
The willingness of this president to ignore what is specifically fueling the outbreak of deadly violence and hatred in Virginia will only give oxygen to those causing it.
Meanwhile, the President of the United States remains silent as, at this hour, he is likely teeing off from one of the fairways at his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey.
The GOP senator said the ideas spewed by the alt-right marchers "have no place in a civil society."
The counter-protesters gathered Saturday to deliver a message of unity and tell the hate group, "Love has always won."
The response from the Trump administration to the dangers from homegrown white terrorists, or the arrest of three in one week, is non-existent.
“What, if anything, distinguishes the alt-right from more hidebound racist movements such as the American Nazi Party and the Ku Klux Klan. The answer is very little."