Susan Bro, mother of Heather Heyer, who was killed in Charlottesville last week, on _____:
“I have not and now I will not. I’m not talking to the president now. I’m sorry, after what he said about my child. It’s not that I saw somebody else’s tweets about him. I saw an actual clip of him at a press conference equating the protesters, like Ms. Heyer, with the KKK and the white supremacists. You can’t wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying ‘I’m sorry.’ I’m not forgiving for that.”
This woman is one of my new heroes, just like her daughter.
James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox, is giving $1 million to the Anti-Defamation League, after _____’s comments on KKK, Neo-Nazis, and white supremacists:
“These events remind us all why vigilance against hate and bigotry is an eternal obligation — a necessary discipline for the preservation of our way of life and our ideals. The presence of hate in our society was appallingly laid bare as we watched swastikas brandished on the streets of Charlottesville and acts of brutal terrorism and violence perpetrated by a racist mob. I can’t even believe I have to write this: standing up to Nazis is essential; there are no good Nazis.”
It really is that simple, and yet the man in the White House cannot seem to grasp it.
Jerry Falwell Jr., a rabid _____ supporter, defending the Bigot-In-Chief for not calling Charlottesville a terrorist attack:
“[He] has inside information I don’t have. [He] doesn’t say what’s politically correct, he says what’s in his heart…and sometimes that gets him in trouble. He’s not focus grouping every word he says.”
He’s pandering to his base of racists masking themselves as evangelicals like Falwell.
And, in response to Falwell’s _____-Love, Liberty University graduates are calling on fellow alumni to take a stand against him by returning their diplomas, and by publicly “revoking all ties, all support present and future.”
Ah, Free Speech.
Paula White, televangelist, and one of _____’s key spiritual advisers, saying that opposition to _____ is, wait for it, opposition to God:
“Thank goodness. In other words, he’s not a polished politician. In other words, he’s authentically—whether people like him or not, he’s been raised up by God because God says that He raises up and places all people in places of authority. It is God that raises up a king, it is God that sets one down and so when you fight against the plan of God, you’re fighting against the hand of God.”
I am not a religious person, and I don’t wish to harp on those who are, but this loon needs to have God lay Her hands on her because she is all kinds of crazy.
Paul Ryan, GOP Speaker of the House, on doing nothing about censuring _____ for expressing support for those nice white supremacists and neo-Nazis:
“[Censure] would be so counterproductive. If we descend this issue into some partisan hackfest, into some bickering against each other, and demean it down to some political food fight, what good does that do to unify this country? … We want to unify this country against this kind of hatred and this kind of bigotry. I think that would be the absolute worst thing we should do.”
Oh, so let me get this queer, Speaker, when someone praises white supremacists and Neo-Nazis and the Klan we should just smile and let it go?
Yeah, that worked in Germany didn’t it, when the populace looked the other way as Hitler began denigrating the Jews and then rounding them up for a ride to the camps.
I get it, _____ donors gave you lots of cash for your reelection and you don’t wanna make him mad, so you sell your soul.
Oh, and before I forget, ‘Fuck off.’
Tim Sutton, Alamance County North Carolina Republican Commissioner, thinks Confederate monuments should stay put and, naturally, has an interesting take on slavery:
“I will never vote to do anything to take that statue or monument away from here for whatever reason. If it comes down, it goes back up. To heck with facts. The emotions have just gone haywire. I am not going to be a victim of political correctness. I am just not going to do it. Label me all you want, say what you will about me. I am not ashamed of my great-grandfather. He did what he did. It is my understanding that when he died, from Sarah, my grandmother, that some guys on the farm, you can call them slaves if you want to, but I would just call them workers, that they raised a good bit of my family. When the time came, my great-grandmother gave them land. I am not going to be an assault on logic, an assault on the history of this country and the heritage of this area and this country. Not going to do it.”
Workers. You know, stolen from their homes and sailed across an ocean and sold to the highest bidder to work for free and be beaten and raped and tortured and sold again if need be.
This asshat, and his view of history—he also said slaves were happy because they had a place to live—is the exact reason why these monuments should be removed from public spaces.
Hell, Tim Sutton shouldn’t be allowed in public either.
James Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence, on _____’s fitness to serve:
“It’s hard to know where to start. It’s just so objectionable on so many levels. You know, I toiled in one capacity or another for every president since and including John F. Kennedy through President Obama and I don’t know when I’ve listened and watched something like this from a president that I found more disturbing … Having some understanding of the levers of power that are available to a president if he chooses to exercise them, I found this downright scary and disturbing … I really question … his fitness to be in this office. I also am beginning to wonder about his motivation for it, maybe he is looking for a way out ... This behavior and this divisiveness, and the complete intellectual, moral and ethical void that the president of the United States exhibits. How much longer does the country have to endure this nightmare?”
I hope the GOP is beginning to think about impeachment.
I hope _____’s wondering if he could, and should, just walk away because, clearly, he’s unfit and unhinged, but, people who are unhinged don’t realize that and his delusions may just drag us further down.
Ben Ferguson, conservative radio host, defending _____’s insane rant in Arizona after Ana Navarro called the “president” unhinged:
“I think people that criticize the president and they constantly say, well, he’s unpresidential or he’s unhinged or he is outside the realm. The same people that are saying that are the ones that are tweeting things like I think the president has dementia or I think it’s time to unseat the president or I think it’s time to impeach him. If you don’t like the president, it doesn’t mean that you have to go to personal attacks or to somehow say that his mind is not sane.”
Uh, asshat, that’s exactly what it means when a man calls himself a unifier and then divides the country into racists and non-racists; haters and non-haters; us and them.
Ana Navarro, Republican and CNN commentator, responding to Ferguson:
“What I said was that the only defensible excuse, the only defensible explanation is if he is not mentally well because if he is, then he is just such an incredible, self-centered, narcissistic, unfit jerk that it makes it that much worse. This is what I’m talking about. The only thing that would make it defensible is if he really is not well. If sometime later in the future we find out he has something. I’m not saying he has it.”
Look, the man says one thing, then lies about it, and then calls anyone who calls out his lies lairs.
He blatantly lied about his own response to Charlottesville, and if he did it on purpose he’s a lunatic, if he did it because he has no idea what he says from one minute to the next, he’s insane.