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Right-Wing Extremist: The Taliban Can Be A ‘Model’ For MAGA Takeover Of The United States

A man attending a rally in Iowa for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) told CNN reporter Donie O’Sullivan that the Taliban’s successful and rapid takeover in Afghanistan can easily be used a a “model” for “patriots” to overthrow the elected government of the United States.

O’Sullivan was interviewing attendees of the rally when one man began spouting some terrifying predictions of what he sees happening in the United States:

“There’s millions of guns here. You know, it took eleven days for them to take over Afghanistan. Just ask… how many days it’ll take for the patriots to take over this country.”

That led O’Sullivan to ask:

“You don’t want that to happen here, do you?”

The man replied:

“I don’t want it to happen! But if our country and our government and our Congress and Biden don’t get their heads out of their butts, it’s going to happen! I assure you, it’s coming!”

The man is right about there being “millions of guns” in the United States, but not all of them are in the hands of those who want to stage a coup. Liberals and progressives own guns, too, and the government has unlimited power and weapons to counter with.

That doesn’t mean right-wing extremists aren’t a threat. They are, as we learned on January 6th. Even the Department of Homeland Security says domestic terrorism is the biggest threat to the country.

But there’s another threat, too: The rhetoric and vitriol being spewed out by people like Marjorie Greene, Donald Trump, and others. They’re also dangerous, and they need to be treated as such.

 

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Don Jr. Compares American Teachers To Terrorists In Disgusting Fundraising Email

It seems that anyone with the name “Trump” is capable of just about any malign or malicious act or utterance you can conjure up from the darkest corners of the human psyche, and now we have further proof that the Trump family is indeed a malignant tumor on the United States.

As part of a fundraising email sent out to MAGA faithful by the 1776 Project PAC, Donald Trump Jr. begs for money to help fight against the teaching of “critical race theory” in schools, asserting that anyone who would dare to share the ugly racial history of this country to a child is no better than a terrorist, Salon reports:

“There are people out there in the far-off corners of the world who hate everything that the United States of America stands for — and they have made it their life’s work to destroy our country. But they’re not who I’m worried about. I’m worried about the people right here in our own backyards who share the same hatred for our country as the terrorists hiding in the caves of Afghanistan.”

Oh, and there was also this bit of incredible irony as Junior begged for bucks despite the fact that he and his father had urged their supporters to stage an insurrection on Jan. 6 at the Capitol:

“Because when President Lincoln said ‘America will never be destroyed from the outside … if we lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves’ he was RIGHT. The most dangerous threats to our republic aren’t hiding in caves — they’re hiding in plain sight in our K-12 classrooms.

“They’re training the next generation to hate our country, hate our freedom and hate our Constitution. Because they know the generation taught to hate our country from kindergarten to college will be the one that destroys it, and surrenders us to socialism once and for all.”

Can you tell what Don Jr. is driving at? He’s calling anyone who disagrees with him or his father the enemy, which is also a call for violence, Chauncey Devega warns:

“Donald Trump Jr.’s fundraising email for the 1776 Project PAC is not a version of stochastic terrorism. It is something worse and more dangerous. That email is an explicit encouragement to engage in acts of right-wing terrorism and other violence against ‘the enemy.’ The encouragement is working: Public opinion polls and other research have shown that a large percentage of Republicans and other self-identified Trump supporters and ‘conservatives’ increasingly view political violence as an acceptable means of winning, holding and expanding political power.”

Why are Republicans resorting to such language? Because they know it works with their already radicalized core audience. It pushes all the wrong buttons, which is precisely what the extreme right-wing in this country wants. They want to turn their acolytes into soldiers who will kill or die for a false narrative. And as we saw yesterday at the Library of Congress and in January at the Capitol, it’s working.

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Matt Gaetz Gets Pelted With Mockery When He Favorably Compares Trump To The Taliban

We’ve known for some time now that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is a complete idiot whose only purpose in life seems to be self-promotion. It’s the Donald Trump school of politics: Always keep your name in the news.

Of course, much of the publicity Gaetz has received in recent months is due to his alleged sexual trafficking of an underage girl, which could send him to prison for the rest of his life.

And yet, Gaetz continues to draw attention to himself, as if desperate to make a complete fool of himself on social media, which he did once again Wednesday after reading an article on a right-wing blog that suggested Twitter was allowing the Taliban to post on the social media site.

That led the congressman to post this tweet:

So Matt Gaetz wants to see the Taliban and Trump on Twitter. And he thinks their “government” is more legitimate than the one that was elected overwhelmingly by the American people last November. Wow! That’s some serious flirting with outright treason.

As for Trump still being banned from Twitter, Gaetz and other Trump acolytes forget that he was repeatedly warned about his postings and ignored those warnings. He violated Twitter’s terms of service, and that’s why he got the boot.

Gaetz, on the other hand, is just a douchebag who loves Trump more than he loves almost anything except underage girls. And he got some serious pushback for his tweet:

Maybe when he gets to prison, Matty can brag to his fellow inmates about how much he loves the Taliban right before they tell him to shut up and put on the dress they gave him.

 

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Donald Trump Jr. Says He Agrees With The Taliban On Freedom Of Speech

Though it has long been clear that Donald Trump Jr. and other members of his family don’t support the U.S. Constitution and think it should be drastically changed, a tweet sent out by the failed former president’s son on Tuesday has some suggesting that Don Jr. is now aligned with the Taliban, the radical religious group that has just retaken control of Afghanistan.

 

Earlier today, during a press conference, a member of the Taliban was asked if there would be freedom of speech for Afghans now that the hardline Islamic group is in charge of the country. He replied:

“This question should be asked to those people who are claiming to be promoters of freedom of speech who do not allow publication of information. I can ask [the] Facebook company.”

Don Jr. saw that video and couldn’t resist adding his take:

Interesting. Don Jr. is now aligning himself with the Taliban, which believes in stoning people for wearing the wrong clothes or listening to rock music. It’s also the same Taliban that invited former Al Qaeda mastermind Osama Bin Laden into their country where he launched the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.

Of course, what Junior and the Taliban don’t bother to note is that Facebook, Twitter, etc. are private platforms that have terms of service. They don’t have to give you a digital soapbox to spew lies and hatred. The First Amendment does not apply to social media. It never has and it never will.

Many on Twitter saw what Don Jr. had to say and wasted no time reminding him that he had just endorsed the ideas of a terrorist group.

Once again, we see that the Trump family will always side with our enemies. First they did it with Putin, and now they’re on the side of the Taliban. Maybe they need to buy some burkas and move to Afghanistan where they can hate others with the approval of the government.

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CNN Claps Back At Ted Cruz For Referring To Their Reporter As A ‘Cheerleader’ For The Taliban

First, let’s begin with some time-tested truths that the vast majority of us know to be completely accurate:

  • Ted Cruz is an asshole
  • Republicans hate the news media

Now that we have those facts on the table, we can move on to an incident that combines both of those two fundamental facts into one neat package that proves just what a pusillanimous piece of human flotsam the senator from Texas is and always will be.

CNN foreign correspondent Clarissa Ward was reporting from Kabul on the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban when she noted that something unusual and incongruous had just happened:

“They’re just chanting death to America, but they seem friendly at the same time. It’s utterly bizarre.”

That’s good reporting. There’s no editorial content, just giving the facts with a note of how bizarre it is to see a crowd shouting death to America but doing so in a friendly way.

But to hear Sen. Cruz tell it, Ward was cheerleading for the Taliban:

Totally uncalled for, not to mention a complete lie. Clarissa Ward wasn’t cheerleading. She was reporting. Leave it to a member of the GOP to not be able to tell the difference.

It didn’t take long before CNN clapped back in a big way at the Texas senator, with the network issuing a statement which read:

“Rather than running off to Cancun in tough times, Clarissa Ward is risking her life to tell the world what’s happening. That’s called bravery. Instead of RTing a conspiracy theorist’s misleading soundbite, perhaps your time would be better spent helping Americans in harm’s way.”

CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski also gave Cruz a piece of his mind:

“Low class tweet about a colleague who has put her life on the line throughout the conflict to bring people news. And takes her out of context to boot and maliciously accuses her of cheerleading for the Taliban.”

And then others got involved, and they too put Teddy on full blast:

It’s no wonder Cruz’s Senate colleagues all despise him. He’s one of the biggest douchebags to ever walk the face of the earth. And he’s a coward to boot.