Late Night Horrorshow Open Thread: The GOP Rushes to Reclaim Its ‘Most Racist’ Crown

A couple of middle-aged Democrats in Virginia get outed for their yearbook photos, and suddenly the lamestream media forgot all about the GOP’s multigenerational Southern Strategy…

*I* don’t think the Oval Office Occupant came up with that analogy on his own either, but he surely awarded Stephen Miller an extra frozen rat for explaining it to him. And he’ll keep gleefully repeating ‘Trail of TEARS! hur dur snurf at his rallies until Mueller or the Grim Reaper haul him off the public stage permanently.

The Repubs have carefully molded themselves into the Party of Bigotry, and now the bigots are in charge of the party. Trump is the GOP is Trump, and BabyDick is their prophet:

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  1. 1
    joel hanes says:

    200 accesses to per *minute*

    What the everlasting fuck is going on ?

  2. 2
    Ruckus says:

    And here I thought that they were holding on to their racist hearts like it was the mother lode.

  3. 3
    West of the Rockies says:

    Lynn Cheney is a very drab, smug individual.

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    SFAW says:

    @joel hanes:
    I have no idea what that means (in a detailed sense), and I don’t need/want you to ‘splain it to me, but for a long time, something keeps causing Chrome to continually access who-knows-what, and it eventually sucks up memory (I think) and frequently crashes the page. It doesn’t seem to be doing that on this page, however — maybe you’ve exorcised the demons?

    ETA: Spoke too soon: it keeps calling a routine or page or script or whatever. [Hey, I’m a hardware gut — what do I know?]

  5. 5
    GxB says:

    @ 1 joel hanes

    I finally broke down and installed NoScript just for BJ today. Haven’t had connection issues since and that effin connetix player that needs to be launched into the sun is now fucking gone altogether. Side effect: reply function no longer works, edit functions gone, and formatting isn’t too pretty – cest la vie.

    Worth it.

    Wonder if it’s possible to make a NoTrumf plugin?

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    Well, Twit, I mean, Brit. What else could he mean by “TRAIL”? Why else would he emphasize that particular word? What, like trail as in a “western” sense? Traveling the Oregon Trail? How could Trump be so stupid not to understand what people might think, even if I grant your premise? I’d like to know Hume’s answer to this.

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    Mike J says:

    @joel hanes: Video ads. Run uBlock Origin and don’t allow that nonsense.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @West of the Rockies: She’s every bit as evil as her undead sire.

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    Mike in NC says:

    Stephen Miller must own an amazing collection of kiddie pornography, which even Steve Bannon is jealous of.

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    Duane says:

    @Villago Delenda Est: Liz Chaney doesn’t worship Satan.
    Satan worships her.

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    Aleta says:

    Media is acting like Republicans are hammering on a deep issue of importance to everyone. Most white Americans are indifferent to the issues NAs care about. The media is predominantly indifferent to NA issues too. So WTF. If they think NA heritage is important they would report on it instead of Warren.

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    smike says:

    “Likey” button engaged.

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    Aleta says:

    Field of Vision, 7 minute short film directed by Marshall Curry (Oscar nom)

    In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism — an event largely forgotten from U.S. history. A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN, made entirely from archival footage filmed that night, transports audiences to this chilling gathering and shines a light on the power of demagoguery and anti-Semitism in the United States.

    (Marshall Curry)
    A friend of mine told me about [the rally] last year, and I couldn’t believe that I’d never heard of it.

    When I found out it had been filmed, I asked an archival researcher, Rich Remsberg, to see what he could find. It turned out that short clips had been used in history documentaries before, but no one seemed to have collected together all of the scraps of footage—there was some at the National Archives, some at UCLA’s archive, some at other places. So he gathered it, and I edited it together into a short narrative.

    The first thing thing that struck me was that an event like this could happen in the heart of New York City, a city that was diverse, modern, and progressive even in 1939.

    The second thing that struck me was the way these American Nazis used the symbols of America to sell an ideology that a few years later hundreds of thousands of Americans would die fighting against.

    It really illustrated that the tactics of demagogues have been the same throughout the ages. They attack the press, using sarcasm and humor. They tell their followers that they are the true Americans (or Germans or Spartans or…).

    And they encourage their followers to “take their country back” from whatever minority group has ruined it.

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    akryan says:

    No shit. We go after our own hard for a 34 year old yearbook photo, which we really should because consistency matters, but the GOP has not a peep about a Trail of Tears pun. The media doesn’t do story after story after story about it either. We’ve just accepted that everything he says sounds like something a comment on Breitbart article. It’s so normal that no one is shocked by it anymore, not that Republicans ever were. We run Al Franken out of the Senate after he apologized for some pretty minor indescretions and asked for a full investigation of him. Jim Jordan overlooks sexual abuse as a college coach and they make him a leader in the House. They elect a guy who assaulted a reporter and joke about it just being “Montana justice”. Any Democrat would have been called on, by Democrats, to drop out of the race if they did that even if what only a few days from the election. I could go on forever about the double standards they give to Trump. We care about character, they don’t, and that makes it asymmetric warfare. When we behave by one set of standards and they behave by a much lower one, it lends to the bothsiderism the media is so addicted to because they can always say “well, look at the Democrats who have been in trouble,” when that’s only because we hold our own to a much higher standard.

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    Aleta says:

    @Aleta: Editing won’t work.
    The name of the film is A Night at the Garden.

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    Ryan says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: I will admit I missed the reference too. Had Warren been nicknamed Cryin’ Elizabeth Warren, I would have seen it immediately.

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    rikyrah says:

    Tell it.
    They would report on the issues and problems facing Native Americans

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    Ryan says:

    @Duane: Well, she is his literal offspring.

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    Ryan says:

    @Aleta: They report on it because she is female and has impeccable email management practices in place.

  21. 21
    Jay says:


    The Media are not your friends.

    The Media are not interested in policy.

    The Media are your enemy.

    The Media are Nazi’s.

  22. 22
    Aleta says:

    @Ryan: They’ll be telling us everything she does is wrong (T set this up for them, labeling her wacky) for a year and beyond. But we don’t have to get used to it.

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    hervevillechaizelounge says:


    Not only does the media normalize republican racism but they never bother to ask native American or POC republican-enablers about it.

    Will reporters continue to write innumerable articles featuring native Americans angry about Liz Warren”s tone deaf DNA test? Fuck yeah. Will these same reporters ask these same angry native Americans how they feel about Trump’s genocide joke? Not on your life.

    When that evil Liz Warren is vanquished and the Trump regime confiscates all the reservations to build golf courses my schadenfreude will runneth over.

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    Jay says:


    99% of Indigenous Peoples pissed at Warren, arn’t American.

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    Just Chuck says:

    @GxB: Click the NoScript button in the upper right of your toolbar, and set and to “Trusted”. Leave everything else at defaults. That should get the editing features back and leave the rest of the rogue scripts disabled.

    I also recommend uBlock Origin — the defaults seem to do pretty well. When you do that though, do send a fiver or two at JC’s way with the paypal link.

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    Just Chuck says:

    @Jay: So Maddow is a Nazi, eh? Christ, dial it down, there’s more loons here than a lake.

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    trnc says:

    I sent a news tip to NPR asking if they will cover the DT genocide tweet the way they covered 30 year old blackface pics?

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    trnc says:


    Will reporters continue to write innumerable articles featuring native Americans angry about Liz Warren”s tone deaf DNA test?

    In fact, according to a story I read recently (can’t look for the link right now), there weren’t that many NAs upset about Warren getting the DNA test. The media found one or two and hyped them endlessly.

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    Tata says:

    If you follow Native Americans on social media, you can hear them speak for themselves. This is not that hard.

    Did you know there’s a whole, vile thing where white women dress up for Halloween as dead Native Americans and take selfies? You wouldn’t think that level of depravity would be standing room only, but it is.

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    Aleta says:

    You’re angry at msm reporters for who they talk to and what they write. (You could include who the media co.s hire. + Who the editors assign to those stories.)

    But you conclude how happy you’ll be when “Trump regime confiscates all the reservations.” ?

    You haven’t read all of the online NA opposition to Trump since 2016?

    Your conclusion, turning the blame on NAs for how the msm report on them, without any other explanation, comes across as illogical, uninformed and a racist projection.

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    Aleta says:

    @Jay: You’ve said that before without a link or how it’s relevant.

    You don’t have to be a US citizen to criticize things that happen here or our gov’t officials. (I think you know that : ) — are you Australian or am I mistaken? )

    Especially so for indigenous issues, since borders and relocations were imposed on tribes and families w/o their agreement.

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    Aleta says:


    Could be you’re trolling for Trump but, benefit of the doubt:

    I guess what I’m trying to say is, you can’t use the msm’s framing of the issue or the explanations of their white reporters to argue against criticism of Warren. It’s especially illogical if you understand and despise all the flaws of the msm.

    Quote what a NA leader has said and respond directly to that. Like Tata said above, you’d need to read their independent press and twitter and social media to do that.

    Attacks on NAs in general just follow Trump’s fascist game plan.

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