Shame On Huckabee, WH Cowards; Praise For Ivanka

We can already see the fracture lines forming, and how President Trump thinks he’ll sail through his non-condemnation of white supremacists in Charlottesville.

Trump’s daughter Ivanka wasted no time and minced no words in her tweets against the evil Citronella dork gangsters in Charlotteville.

If her father had tweeted her first message, things might not be where they are. But Trump must do more than he’s done, and in fact, his non-condemnation and failure to repudiate these diseased rats will only encourage them and lead to more violence.

Everyone knows that white nationalists felt empowered by Trump’s rise. Everyone knows that he used his Twitter account to dog whistle them and retweet their garbage. Everyone knows that Steve Bannon destroyed Andrew Breitbart’s life’s work by turning it into an “alt-right” apologist rag and shameless propaganda outlet for Trump.

These are unquestionable facts.

And now the shameful parade of moral equivalence preachers has begun, starting with Mike Huckabee. He should be ashamed before man and God–a preacher of the Gospel defending murder.

“If Donald Trump has suddenly jumped on Marine One … down to Charlottesville, walked into the jail where the young man was being held, shot him between the eyes, I guarantee you people said he didn’t use the right caliber bullet,” Huckabee said.

Okay, so what? Some people are against everything Trump says or does, even if they agree with it. Huckabee’s implication is despicable.

Trump was “explicitly clear in condemning what happened and the fact was he will never satisfy those who hate his every word,” Huckabee said.

No, in fact Trump was not explicit, nor was he clear. Nothing highlights this fact more than the White House–where Huckabee’s own daughter serves as press secretary–refused to go on record with Trump’s explicit condemnation.

“The president said very strongly in his statement yesterday that he condemns all forms of violence, bigotry, and hatred,” the White House spokesperson stated. “Of course that includes white supremacists, [Ku Klux Klan], neo-nazi and all extremist groups. He called for national unity and bringing all Americans together.”

Whoever said this refused to go on record, would not give his or her name, and would not give reporters in New Jersey a reason why the statement was unattributed, according to the Washington Examiner.

Why? It’s such a simple thing.

The KKK, neo-Nazis, and purveyors of evil, hateful ideologies, who would kill others because of the color of their skin, or ram their car into a crowd because of a political disagreement, must be specifically, unequivocally, condemned.

But here we are, with the Daily Stormer and KKK claiming victory.

Knowing Trump, we can expect some kind of bombshell to get the media to change the subject. But we must not change the subject here. Homegrown evil is a show stopper.

All the moral equivalence in the world, all the “but Obama…” whataboutisms, all the “Trump could never say enough” defense of the indefensible can’t and won’t get us beyond this open festering wound.

I don’t care if Antifa and BLM killed 10,000 times more people than white supremacists (they haven’t, but I used an extreme example on purpose). That would be like saying that Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro is okay because Pol Pot killed a million of his own countrymen.

Evil ideologies and those who espouse them, even if they voted to put someone into office, must be condemned. The fact that Trump has not done so indicates that he values their support more than he opposes their benighted ideals.

The fact that the White House staff is unwilling to attach a name to a statement of condemnation gives us the answer here. Shame on Mike Huckabee, and his daughter with him. Praise to Ivanka Trump for showing a modicum of courage. But I guess the president can’t fire his own daughter like he can fire Mike Huckabee’s.

These Photos Speak A Thousand Words

No words are needed. The pictures speak a thousand words. Especially the featured image above.

Notice the shoe of a victim hanging on the bumper
From a demonstration a few months ago, sake location, same PD.

David Duke, Trump’s Friendly Racist Parasite

Ever since Donald Trump was slow to denounce David Duke, former KKK grand wizard and Louisiana politician last February, the man has become a gadfly of sorts to the Trump campaign.

The problem isn’t what you’d typically see in a gadfly, where the fly annoys, criticizes and otherwise causes mayhem for the target. Sort of like Trump did to Jeb Bush. But Trump is immune to normal gadflies, at least they don’t seem to bother him. Duke, however is a friendly gadfly, a parasite feeding off Trump without any kind of symbiotic benefit for the host.

In a Robocall reported by Buzzfeed, Duke urges voters to “stand up and vote for Donald Trump for president and vote for me, David Duke for the U.S. Senate.”

“Hi, this is David Duke. I’m sorry I missed you. I’m running for U.S. Senate. I’ll tell the truth that no other candidate will dare say. Unless massive immigration is stopped now, we’ll be out numbered and outvoted in our own nation. It’s happening. We’re losing our gun rights, our free speech. We’re taxed to death. We’re losing our jobs and businesses to unfair trade. We’re losing our country. Look at the Super Bowl salute to the Black Panther cop killers. It’s time to stand up and vote for Donald Trump for president and vote for me David Duke for the U.S. Senate. I’d love to hear from you. To find out more contribute or volunteer for the Go to Together, we’ll save America and save Louisiana. Paid for by the Duke campaign.”

Trump’s campaign has denounced the robocall. Spokeswoman Katrina Pierson called it “absolutely disturbing.”

But here’s the problem. The kinds of voters who would listen to a pitch by a former KKK grand wizard believe Trump really supports him, with a wink and a nod. So that kind of pitch is actually effective among the small segment of pig-eyed sacks of manure who yearn for the day when the white sheets can come out in public.

And the kinds of voters (everyone else) who find such a pitch to be repugnant also believe that Trump must be okay with Duke using his name, and the denouncement is just a wink and a nod.

We call this, in highly political science-y terms, “crying wolf.”

A politician can’t make certain statements about Mexicans and American judges of Mexican heritage, retweet racist trope from the dungeons of the alt-right, including in-your-face anti-Semitism and fascist quotes from Mussolini, and then later claim to “disavow David Duke,” who runs with all the same fellow travelers to whom he previously pandered. Only Donald Trump thinks he can do this and get away with it.

Because “magical thinking.” Just like the polls are skewed, the election is rigged, and the “silent majority” will rise up. David Duke has more chance of winning retiring David Vitter’s Louisiana seat in the U.S. Senate than Trump has of winning the White House.

Which is to say, no chance.

How Do You Show Up at a David Duke Event and Not Know What It Is?

In 2002, a year after not long before Trent Lott was driven from office in December of 2002, for his statements about support Strom Thurmond, [mc_name name=’Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’S001176′ ], now the number three Republican in the House of Representatives, went to a David Duke organized event.

How do you not know? How do you not investigate?

David Duke is the reasons I am no longer a resident of Louisiana. After supporting Edwin Edwards in the gubernatorial race against David Duke in 1991, I knew I had to get the hell out of a state where those were the two most popular choices.

I moved to Georgia to go to school and could only now consider moving back thanks to the hard work of Governor Bobby Jindal.

By 2002, everybody knew Duke was still the man he had claimed not to be. EVERYBODY.

How the hell does somebody show up at a David Duke organized event in 2002 and claim ignorance?

Trent Lott was driven from the field in 2001 for something less than this.

And the very GOP establishment now lining up behind Steve Scalise threw Chris McDaniel under the bus for speaking to a Sons of the Confederate Veterans event.