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Marjorie Taylor Greene Humiliates Herself With Hateful, Misspelled Tweet Attacking A GOP Colleague

An attempt by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) to attack a GOP House colleague went hilariously wrong when Greene posted a tweet with a blatant misspelling that wound up leaving her humiliated while simultaneously proving that her command of the English language leaves a lot to be desired.

Greene’s anger was aimed at Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC), who had criticized Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) for a nasty Islamophobic smear she fired at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), according to The Hill:

The controversy between Omar and Boebert began after a video surfaced over the Thanksgiving weekend of Boebert saying that she and a staffer were getting on a Capitol elevator when she saw a Capitol Police officer racing toward them.

She then turned and saw Omar standing nearby. “I said, ‘Well, she doesn’t have a backpack. We should be fine,’ ” Boebert recalled, drawing laughs from the audience. “And I said, ‘Oh, look. The ‘jihad squad’ decided to show up for work today.’”

Omar denied that the encounter ever happened and accused Boebert of inventing a false story to smear her.

That led Rep. Mace to remark on CNN that she condemned Boebert “100 percent.”

Mace’s comments drew Greene’s ire, and she attacked her on Twitter:

Mace was quick to call Greene out for not even knowing how to spell:

Sounds like a civil war is breaking out in the Republican Party. Here’s hoping it escalates and destroys the entire GOP. The country would be better off without them.

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Kevin McCarthy Slammed For His ‘Pathetic’ Statement On Boebert’s Islamophobic Comments

 

Earlier this week, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) made a disgusting remark in which she referred to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) as a suicide bomber:

Boebert later issued a half-assed apology for her comments which sounded less like contrition than it did a desperate attempt to tamp down controversy:

Despite calls for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to condemn Boebert, he waited over 24 hours before he said anything, finally issuing a tepid statement that read:

“I talked to Congresswoman Lauren Boebert today. She has apologized for what she said and has reached out to Congresswoman Omar to meet next week.

“I spoke with Leader (Steny) Hoyer today to help facilitate that meeting so that Congress can get back to talking to each other and working on the challenges facing the American people.”

Be sure and note that nowhere in that statement did McCarthy criticize Boebert or call her out for her bigotry.

McCarthy’s belated comment was the topic of discussion on MSNBC Saturday, with host Yasmin Vossoughian asking GOP strategist Susan Del Percio if we should “expect more” from the minority leader. Del Percio replied:

“We should expect more from leadership, but Kevin McCarthy has shown no leadership, so I don’t expect more from him because he’s incompetent and is just bound to whatever he thinks — and that’s the key, whatever he thinks — will make Donald Trump happy. So that’s his audience and that’s who he’s playing to. … Kevin McCarthy is trying to maybe look like something — I can’t say like a leader, because he’s just not — and he’s just become pathetic.”

McCarthy is indeed pathetic, and so is the vast majority of the GOP in both the House and Senate. They have no shame and no plan to help the country. Instead, they use hatred, lies, and bigotry to try and pretend they’re more than just a cult masquerading as a political party.

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Gorka ‘On Thin Ice At White House,’ Likely To Be Next To Get The Ax (DETAILS)

With Steve Bannon now just a bad memory at the White House, it appears that Chief of Staff John Kelly is determined to get rid of every staffer who has ties to the alt-right, which means that deputy assistant to the president Sebastian Gorka is likely to be next to get the boot.

CNN’s Jim Acosta is hearing that Gorka is on shaky footing:

During a segment Friday evening on CNN, several counterterrorism experts noted that Gorka pretends to be fluent on the topic of terrorism, but is little more than a “fake terrorism expert.” Mia Bloom, a professor of Middle East studies at Georgia State University said no one takes Gorka seriously and recalled that when she was on a panel with Gorka at the Defense Intelligence Agency, he made numerous glaring mistakes:

“He was making basic errors––errors about the Arab Revolt that all you would have to do is see Lawrence of Arabia to know they were mistakes. We all looked at each other like, ‘Is someone playing a joke?’”

Senior Investigative Reporter Drew Griffin commented that he had spoken with experts in the field of fighting terrorism and they all said Gorka:

“Lacks practical experience in government, is not an expert on terrorism, and has never served in a diplomatic agency.”


What function does Gorka serve if he doesn’t even have any expertise in the field he supposedly gives advice to the president on? Griffin noted that Gorka’s main role is to “defend… the president on TV” and fuel “right-wing media with talking points the alt-right craves.”

Sebastian Gorka is a disgusting right-winger who only contributes hatred and lies. He is also known to wear a medal from the Hungarian nationalist organization Vitezi Rend. Vitezi Rend was founded in 1920 and is known to be sympathetic to the cause of Nazism in Europe. It’s founder, Miklos Horthy, once commented:

“I have always been an anti-Semite throughout my life.”

Gorka maintains he wears the medal to honor his father, but his association with the ousted Bannon could indeed mean that his days in Washington are numbered. If so, few will mourn his leaving.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica

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Senior White House Adviser: There’s No Such Thing As Right-Wing Terrorists (VIDEO)

Ever since Donald Trump became president, members of his administration have been all over cable news telling us about the tremendous danger posed by Islamic terrorism, both at home and around the world. Granted, it is indeed a problem, but is it the only form of terrorism we have to be on the lookout for in the United States?

According to White House adviser Sebastian Gorka, we have nothing to fear from right-wing acts of terrorism, because right-wing terrorists don’t exist.

During an appearance on MSNBC Tuesday, Gorka said only Muslim extremists had carried out terrorist acts in America, adding:

“There’s no such thing as a lone wolf, you do know that. That was a phrase invented by the last administration to make Americans stupid.”

Whereas Gorka and the White House he works for came to us already stupid.

When host Stephanie Ruhle tried to ask a question, the always rude Gorka interrupted her:

“Let me finish. There never been a serious attack or a serious plot that was unconnected from ISIS or al-Qaeda, at least through the ideology and TTPs, tactics and training and techniques and procedures, that they supply through the internet — never happened, it’s bogus.”

That’s total bullshit. Apparently Gorka has never heard of Oklahoma City, where 168 people–including 19 children– were murdered by right-wing extremist Timothy McVeigh. Or what about Dylann Roof, who gunned down nine people at a Bible study just because they were African-American? Both acts are the very definition of terrorism.

Gorka then went on to beat the drum for what the administration is supposedly doing to defeat terror around the world:

“This is an international global threat. What we have to do now is is not only destroy organizations like ISIS, which we are doing — they will be annihilated — but also delegitimize the ideology so it will be become as heinous and reject as fascism and Nazism is today. That black flag of ISIS has to be globally rejected like the swastika and we’ll work with Muslim partners to overtly and covertly delegitimize their message. That’s the definition of victory — when people don’t want to become jihadis, that’s when we’ll have one.”

Asked about a recent attack on a mosque in Minnesota, Gorka downplayed the incident:

“There’s a great rule (that) all initial reports are false. You have to check them, you find out who the perpetrators are. We’ve have a series of crimes committed, alleged hate crimes by right-wing individuals, in the last six months to that turned out to have actually been propagated by the left, so let’s wait and see — let’s allow the local authorities to provide their assessment and then the White House will make its comments.”

Sure they will. Don’t expect to hear a damn thing from Gorka, Trump, or anyone else in this administration. Because according to their perverse logic, a Muslim can only be a suspect, not a victim.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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WATCH A Trump Adviser LOSE IT When A Reporter Mentions The Statue Of Liberty

On Wednesday, President Trump announced his support for a bill written by two GOP Senators which would drastically curb legal immigration into the United States, again trying to toss more red meat to his anti-immigrant base as his poll numbers continue to plummet.

Standing with Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA), Trump heralded a new plan which would decrease the level of legal immigration into the United States by proposing a skills-based immigration system.

Later, at the daily press briefing, White House adviser Stephen Miller went into greater detail about the immigration plan, commenting:

“This is what President Trump campaigned on. He talked about it throughout the campaign, throughout the transition, and since coming into office. This is a major promise to the American people to push for merit-based immigration reform that protects US workers, protects US taxpayers, and protects the US economy, and that prioritizes the needs of our own citizens, our own residents and our own workers.”

When it was time for questions, CNN’s Jim Acosta asked Miller:

“What you’re proposing here or what the president is proposing does not sound like it’s in keeping with American tradition when it comes to immigration. The Statue of Liberty says ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.’ It doesn’t say anything about speaking English or being able to be a computer programmer. Aren’t you trying to change what it means to be an immigrant if you are telling them they have to speak English. Can’t they learn to speak English when they get here?”

Miller, looking as if Acosta had just accused him of being a serial killer, replied angrily:

“I don’t want to get off into a whole thing about history here, but the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of liberty and lighting in the world; it’s a symbol of American liberty lighting the world. The poem that you’re referring to was added later. It’s not actually part of the Statue of Liberty.”

True, the poem was indeed added later, but does that make it any less valid? The Bill of Rights was added after the Constitution had already been written, so does that make it null and void? No doubt there are plenty of amendments in the Constitution the Trump administration would love to take a flamethrower to.

Once again the Trump team shows their true colors, and those colors are all lily-white in order to better match their hoods and robes.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org