Politics of Hate category archive
Robert Reich takes exception to a comment by noted fifth columnist Tucker Carlson:
Well, I’m sorry, Tucker. You’re wrong.
Real leadership is the opposite of thuggery.
Follow the link for the evidence.
Sam and his crew find themselves dismayed by the delusional dimensions of this dis coarse discourse.
Thom talks with Tim Alberta about how the confluence of bad history and bad theology are feeding American establishmentarianism.
This is well worth the few minutes it will take to listen to it.
But the folks in Eagle Pass, Texas, say the invaders are not who you might think they are. Here’s a tiny bit from the story:
Residents of the border town at the center of an ongoing feud between Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the Biden administration made it clear over the weekend that the only people they see as “invaders” in their community are the 14 Republican governors and a convoy of Christian nationalists calling themselves “God’s Army.”
While local residents with the Eagle Pass Border Coalition told reporters and supporters that they of course welcome all visitors to the community who respect their culture and diversity in a civil manner, they believe the recent arrival of Republican governors and a trucker convoy of Christian nationalists in support of Abbott’s violent rhetoric helped to spread “hate and descension” in their community over the weekend.
At the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Gene Collier suggests that the liars are winning, benefiting from the “liar’s dividend.” What is the “liar’s dividend”? In his article, he defines it (emphasis added):
First described by law professors Bobby Chesney and Danielle Citron in 2018, it says that when a culture becomes awash in lies and disinformation, the liar benefits from the public’s diminished ability to identify actual truth. The liar’s dividend, of course, is metastasizing as the unscrupulous seize advantage of the described uncertainty.
Methinks he has a point. Read the full piece and decide.
Jamie Stiehm suggests that you skip the movie.
Watch the real mean girls in the House of Representatives instead.
At the Las Vegas Sun, Ricky Kendall asks (to paraphrase), if January 6 was not an insurrection, what is?
Methinks he is onto something.
Methinks Atrios pretty much nails it.
Today’s Republican Party understands buy-partisan. Indeed, it is a treasured Republican Family Value.
In contrast, it finds the concept of bipartisan repelling.