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Unearthed Video Shows McConnell Bragging: ‘My Party Does Really Good With White People And I’m Proud Of That’

Earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) got caught in a controversy of his own making while discussing the issue of voting rights, telling reporters:

“The concern is misplaced because if you look at the statistics, African American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans.”

As the AP reported, that set off a wave of criticism for obvious reasons:

The comment implied that Black voters are somehow not American and underscored the concerns of voting rights advocates that Republicans in state legislatures across the country are explicitly seeking to disenfranchise Black voters. The timing was also notable, coming the same day that McConnell engineered a filibuster to block voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy.

Mitch tried to walk back his remarks as the full fury of the online shitstorm hit him:

McConnell addressed the controversy at a news conference in Kentucky, calling the criticism an “outrageous mischaracterization of my record as a result of leaving one word out inadvertently the other day, which I just now have supplied to you, is deeply offensive.”

Now, however, Patriot Takes has unearthed a video of McConnell circa 2015 in which he proudly brags that Republicans do well with white voters:

“My party does really good with white people and I’m proud of that.”

During the same 2015 Aspen Institute forum where McConnell expressed pride in being popular with white Americans, he mused on why blacks don’t want to join the GOP, according to Mediaite:

He accused Black voters of being “locked down against Republicans,” and the only hope he expressed for making inroads was the existence of some Black Republicans.

But perhaps most strange was McConnell’s assertion that “it certainly hasn’t been helped by having the first African-American president be a Democrat. I mean, that didn’t do us much good on that front” — as if Barack Obama just fell to Earth and into the Oval Office in a stroke of misfortune for the GOP.

Republicans love to say they’re not bigoted, racist, or opposed to civil rights for minorities in the United States. But that’s just another lie they tell along with all the others.

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Stephen Miller: White Americans Must ‘Push Back’ Or They’ll ‘Lose Their Heritage’

Before we get to what he said Monday during an appearance on Fox News, it needs to be stated that former White House aide Stephen Miller is one of the most disgusting bigots on the face of the planet and should be behind bars instead of giving interviews.

Miller was a guest on Laura Ingraham’s nightly propagandapalooza/TV show, and she teed up Miller nicely with this bit of compete nonsense:

“This kind of goes hat in hand with their entire agenda about America as a country being awful rotten racists, we have to atone for all of the past sins and the only way to do that is to take money and power from one group based on race and give it to another group based on race. But this is where it’s going if people keep electing Democrats.”

Bullshit! What Democrats want is for systemic racism in this country to be acknowledged and dealt with. And they also want to see the rich pay their fair share of taxes that can be used to help benefit all of us, no matter what race we may be.

As you’d expect, Miller took Ingraham’s statement and ran with it, not even bothering to hide the fact that he was eager to spew fear and hatred:

“Correct. This is where it’s going and this is just the beginning. The left’s goal is power and they’ve figured out that the way they can accumulate power, power over your healthcare decisions, power over your finances, power over life and death is to use race as their cudgel. To use race as their sword, and that’s what we’re seeing right now.

“And they’re saying that because you are a racist country, because you are systemically bigoted, we need to take all the power and decide as a government who gets medicine, who gets to live in safety, who gets rights and who doesn’t.”

That’s some dandy psychological projection you got going there, Steve. Republicans pretend they believe in freedom while they simultaneously pass laws that tell women what they can do with their bodies and restrict the right to vote based on skin color and economic status.

But Miller wasn’t quite finished with his blatant projection, using a word that is best applied to him and anyone like him:

“It is fascist and if we don’t push back and reclaim our heritage as a nation of legal equality, equal justice, we are going to lose everything that we love about America.”

Fascist? Hmm. Let’s take a quick look at the definition of fascism:

“Fascism is a system of government led by a dictator who typically rules by forcefully and often violently suppressing opposition and criticism, controlling all industry and commerce, and promoting nationalism and often racism.”

Violence and suppression of criticism. Promoting nationalism and racism. That sounds a hell of a lot like the basic tenets of Trumpism and right-wing authoritarianism that’s become the calling card of the GOP in the Age of Trump.

So spare us the bullshit, Stephen. You’re the one who stripped immigrant children from their parents and put them into internment camps. You’re the problem with this country, and you cannot be allowed to ever have power again.

Here’s the video:

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Claims The GOP Is Diverse Because It Includes ‘Yellow People’

According to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), there’s simply no way that Republicans can be bigoted or racist because the GOP contains “yellow people” in its ranks.

Speaking at “AmericaFest,” a conference sponsored by the right-wing youth group Turning Point USA, according to HuffPost, Greene began her remarks by noting that she’d “never been” to a conference for young conservatives, adding:

“When I walked in yesterday, I was like, what kind of people come here? So I’m walking around and seeing some good people, and I see white people, Black people, brown people, yellow people.

“And then there’s talk of freedom and loving America and conservative principles, some crazy people in here were talking about how much they love this guy named Jesus. And I heard — someone I really like — I think I heard that a lot of people here like a guy named Donald J. Trump.

“And then I said, ‘Oh, oh, I know exactly what this is. The left calls this a white supremacist party.'”

Yellow people? Really? The GOP must indeed be a white supremacist party based on the “yellow people” remark from Greene, because it’s a long-used racist trope that’s been around for centuries in the United States:

“Yellow” has long been a charged term to describe Asian people and is widely perceived as a slur. “Yellow Peril,” for example, was used as far back as the nineteenth century to vilify Asian people and cast Asian nations as a danger to Western values.

This rhetoric led to xenophobia and hate toward Asian immigrants, which flared again during the pandemic, due in part to other racist language like the terms “Kung Flu” and “China Virus” coined by former President Donald Trump.

Greene was taken to task on Twitter for her disgusting remarks, with former “Star Trek” star George Takei noting:

“I honestly haven’t heard someone use ‘yellow people, for decades. Perhaps she meant ‘yellow bellied people’ because there are certainly lots in that crowd.”

Sophie Zhang echoed Takei’s tweet:

“I’ve recently been called a ‘Chink’, a ‘Jap’, a ‘gook’, and more. Racists don’t excel at distinguishing ethnic background. But ‘yellow people’ is something that I haven’t heard in a decade or two.

“What is this, the 1960s?”

Greene and her ilk probably wish this was the 1960s so all non-white people had to drink from different water fountains and could be lynched on a whim without any legal repercussions. That’s what Trump Republicans call “the good old days.”

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Enraged Newsmax Host Says Simone Biles Shouldn’t Be Athlete Of The Year Because ‘She Quit!’

Earlier this week, Time magazine named American gymnast Simone Biles as their “Athlete of the Year” for 2021.

In their essay on Biles (who was also featured on the magazine’s cover) writers Alice Park and Sean Gregory noted:

While supporters lauded Biles, critics lambasted her for “quitting.” But what Biles did transcended the chatter: she fought the stigma that has long silenced athletes, and shrugged off the naysayers who belittled her decision. “If I were going to quit, I had other opportunities to quit,” she says. “There is so much I’ve gone through in this sport, and I should have quit over all that—not at the Olympics. It makes no sense.”

One person who was especially upset by Biles receiving the honor from Time was Newsmax host Greg Kelly, who used part of his broadcast to attack Biles as “un-American.”

The Daily Beast reported on Kelly’s disgusting take on Biles:

He bellowed, “Time magazine’s Athlete of the Year is Simone Biles. Remember? She quit, she quit in the middle of the Olympics. Time made her ‘Athlete of the Year.’ The world has gone mad!”

Even though Biles is widely considered to be the greatest female gymnast of all time, Kelly couldn’t resist taking as many cheap shots as possible at her, closing his enraged rant by whining:

“This is ridiculous, this is insulting, this is un-American, in my opinion.”

We’ve all heard the old saying that opinions are like assholes: Everybody has one. But Greg Kelly chooses to wear his directly where his mouth is supposed to reside, spewing out fetid, nausea-inducing blasts of hatred, bigotry, and heartlessness aimed at a young lady who was molested by the doctor of the U.S. gymnastics team.

If the same thing had happened to one of Greg Kelly’s loved ones, how do you suppose he’d react? He’d probably be righteously outraged and angered. And he’d also probably think that person deserved an award just for carrying on with bravery despite the horror she’d had to endure.

Do us all a favor, Greg. Sit down and shut the hell up while the rest of us give Simone Biles a well-deserved standing ovation.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Claims Democrats Are Plotting A ‘Race War’

According to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Democrats are planning to start a “race war,” so Republicans have to get their guns ready and protect themselves “with the full armor of God.”

Posting her deranged conspiracy theory on Twitter, Greene wrote:

The radical Marxists in this country are currently building their attack to dismantle our #SecondAmendment. They will stay on their lying message constantly about “angry white men are a threat to black lives.” Building fear & propaganda into the mainstream is their tactic.

Greene then referenced the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in Wisconsin on Friday:

Their fake outrage and lies about Kyle Rittenhouse is their vehicle on the road to disarming America. Communist Democrats will call for “gun control now to protect peaceful BLM protestors first amendment rights.” The media will glamorize BLM and “victims of white supremacy.”

From there, she went right to guns:

All lawful gun owners & freedom loving God fearing Americans DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT fall into this trap. This is a time of great testing. You have a duty and responsibility to our future to not be baited into the awful lies and insults that are being hurled in your face.

Of course, Greene also included the patented conservative line about not being a racist, which is always a signal that the person making the claim is indeed a racist:

All of us who believe know that none of us are racist or believe in white supremacy, we believe ALL are equal. All of us who believe know that our American gun rights are the only thing holding back the Communist Revolution the Democrats are waging with the help of the media.

The radical Marxists are going to do everything they possibly can to try to cause you to stumble. Do NOT allow them. Give them nothing. Because if you do, they will take everything, starting with our guns first. During this time of testing, men must be the strongest.

And it wouldn’t be complete for a fake Christian like Greene without a mention of God:

They want a race war in a country where we aren’t racist. Protect yourself with the full armor of God. Follow the commands of Jesus and love one another, pray for your enemies, and forgive those who have hurt you as God forgives you. Steady yourself under Him. God wins!!

That talk about a race war sounds familiar. Where have we heard it before? From mass murderer Charles Manson, as Newsweek noted when Manson died back in 2017:

Manson called for a war against black Americans by racists, a movement that he referred to as “Helter Skelter.” The mass murderer, who had a swastika tattooed on his forehead, used racism to manipulate his followers into killing people in 1969 with hopes that it would spark a race war where white Americans would emerge triumphant over other races, and Manson would lead.

The term “Helter Skelter” was swiped from the Beatles song of the same name. Manson believed the band left a secret prophecy on its album The Beatles, more commonly known as the “White Album,” where white Americans would kill black Americans during a race war.

When you think about it, Marjorie Taylor Greene does indeed have a lot in common with Manson: She’s filled with hatred and delusions of grandeur.