It has been well over a week since an email dump conclusively established that Stephen Miller is not only a racist white nationalist, but a proud one, a proud one who does all he can to encourage others to join him in his faux racial pride and hatred of others. It is fairly easy to mock Stephen Miller as a hopeless, despicable dweeb, because he most certainly is a hopeless, despicable … But he is also one of the few White House advisors to have endured the administration to this point. Stephen Miller works for a president willing to act impulsively upon the advice of whichever advisor last spoke to him, and that makes Stephen Miller one of the most powerful people in the country. And he is still employed. As always @iamsambee right on point! What are we waiting for seriously he should have been forced to resign the day the emails came out. #FireStephenMiller #SundayThoughts pic.twitter.com/X2wO4LyBKx — Skyleigh #GlovesOff????⏰⚖️ (@Sky_Lee_1) November 24, 2019 This is so damned symbolic of everything ailing this nation right now. Stephen Miller has not been forced out of the White House because Donald Trump likes Stephen Miller. Moreover, Donald Trump is at a point in his presidency where he doesn’t want to “pretend” to care what people outside his base think. Because Donald Trump doesn’t care about Miller’s racism, he isn’t going to pretend to care about it. Not a single person within Trump’s base is going to penalize Trump for keeping Stephen Miller on the team. This is not because all of Trump’s supporters are avowed racists, they are not. But every Trump supporter is willing to support whatever Trump thinks or does on any given subject, absolutely. If Trump says something, or believes something, his supporters will back him up on it, god-like. Period. Bear witness, Trump supporters will defend anything Trump does, even stuff done by someone else, but attributed to Trump: Trump supporters have all the traditional characteristics associated with cults, but they also possess an even stronger tribal instinct due to the unbreakable hold social media places upon their critical thinking skills. So, lets apply the problem to Stephen Miller. Just to throw out numbers for arguments sake, let’s say that 50% of Trump’s base supports Stephen Miller’s racist views. They are avowed racists themselves and are damned glad that it is finally okay to be a racist again. And now let’s say that the other half of Trump supporters are “uncomfortable” with express racism. They don’t like it, and were it anyone else, they would demand a resignation. That half, the “non-racist” half, will not punish Donald Trump for keeping Stephen Miller because of the cult-like hold Trump has upon them. They will forgive anything Trump does, including rationalizing keeping Stephen Miller. See the video above, they’ll justify it somehow, even if it makes no sense at all. Trump knows he has this cult hold over his “base.” He now knows that he has permission – granted by his base – to do whatever he pleases, and Trump isn’t going to pretend that he cares about racism. Indeed, he is much more likely thrilled to have a chance to flaunt that the rules no longer apply to him. This is what makes the Stephen Miller situation so dangerous, […]
Down South, Sunday morning means church. But throughout much of blue America, it means the New York Times, the farmers’ market, and Sunday talk shows, the period during which the news is analyzed, not made. Today revealed, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the nation is coming undone. Where to begin? How about Fox News, where none other than Sith Stephen Miller decried the coup instigated by those anti-American Deep Statists against the greatest president to bless this nation. Up with this, even Chris Wallace would not put: Via CrooksandLiars: “This is a deep state operative, pure and simple,” Miller charged. “People who haven’t been in the federal government, who haven’t worked in the White House may not appreciate this but the situation is you have a group of unelected bureaucrats who think that they need to take down this president.” “Enough with the rhetoric,” Wallace shot back. “Let’s talk about some specific facts in this.” Done? Nyet. “How about answering my question?” Wallace interrupted after Miller tried to avoid the topic. “I understand,” Miller replied. “I understand that you have your question, I have my answer.” “It’s a non-answer at this point,” Wallace observed. Well, alrighty then. It must be frustrating to be the Trumpiest of the Trumpers, go on Trump TV, only to get one’s ass grilled for brunch. Over on CNN, yet another Trump apologist got ridiculed by known liberal Democratic-Socialist Bill Kristol, not at all happy that Trumper David Urban refused to actually answer a question, preferring instead to focus upon meany Adam Schiff and his “made-up” story about Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president. “Pathetic” Kristol labeled the attempt, as the two began shouting over each other: via Rawstory: After Urban frantically attacked Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) for reading a parody of the highly redacted transcript of Trump’s conversation with the president of Ukraine, Kristol said he was making too big of a deal about it in order to deflect from the president’s criminality.”This is pathetic,” Kristol began only to have Urban yell over him and what followed was a quick-paced back and forth. “This isn’t about the chairman [Schiff], it’s about the president of the United States,” Kristol charged. “Will you defend the president’s behavior? The real transcript?” Short answer? No. “You think President Trump’s behavior was proper?” Kristol demanded. “Is it proper for Adam Schiff to read something,” Urban attempted, which Kristol dismissed as unimportant. To be real clear, this particular “always-Trumper” believes the real scandal is Schiff’s characterization of the transcript, and not the obvious illegalities within the transcript. Once respectable Republican Lindsey Graham demonstrated that he either continues his descent into madness, or is having an increasingly difficult time fulfilling his role as the wholly compromised U.S. Senator in charge of covering for all things felonious Trump. Lindsey wonders why we haven’t yet heard from all the witnesses and are going forward on “hearsay,” apparently forgetting that Trump admitted to the gist of the charge, and also banking on Trump supporters’ inability to understand the words “impeachment investigation.” Also via Rawstory, from Face the Nation: “The complaint sounds like a legal document,” Graham insisted. “Who helped this guy write it or this girl write it. We are not going to try the president of the United States based on hearsay. […]
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