Wednesday, August 16, 2017

"The Lowest White Man . . ."

Boston Globe phote

President Lyndon B. Johnson once said, "If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you."

Or vote for you -- which probably explains DT's reluctance to call out the White Supremacists. (I thought it was sweet that many of them adopted Trump's Casual Friday look of khakis and a white polo shirt.)

A look at their faces and a look at some of their comments and actions -- especially the vile spewings of The Daily Stormer, a website devoted to White Supremacy and run by a wormy-looking little pissant named Andrew Anglin -- confirms LBJ's words -- these guys are the lowest, losers every one with nothing to be proud of but their skin color. 

This website was taken down by its host, after Anglin attacked the victim in the Charlottesville attack -- calling her fat, useless, as she wasn't married and had no children, adding that she was probably a slut who'd had multiple abortions.

I have a real feeling this guy has trouble getting dates.

And bravo to GoDaddy and Google for refusing to host his repugnant vitriol any longer.

Now, about the Tweeter-in-Chief. After being shamed into finally expanding his condemnation of the Charlottesville violence, he at last called out the KKK and the White Supremacists, reading a carefully crafted statement that included condolences to the family of the young woman mowed down by a car driven by one of his supporters.

But evidently he had his tiny fingers crossed.

His Orangeness took to Twitter to retweet an image of the Trump Train smashing into a CNN reporter.

Really classy. Was this a subtle nod to his base base? As in, 'Way to go, fellas.'? Or was it just his chronic pathological insensitivity?

Oh, if only Twitter would suspend his account. Or if some adult would pry his phone from his tiny fingers and dispose of it in a fitting manner.

And then, then, to make it absolutely clear where his sympathies really lie, the Orange One gave a press conference, doubling down on his first assertion that both sides in Charlottesville were to blame.

Quoting The New York Times: "President Trump buoyed the white nationalist movement on Tuesday as no president has done in generations -- equating activists protesting racism with the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who rampaged in Charlottesville, Va,. over the weekend."

Davis Duke, former KKK head, and Richard Spencer, white nationalist who has threatened to 'flood' Charlottesville with more protests, were quick to praise their Dear Leader's words.

The POTUS is out of control. He is demeaning his office and bringing shame to our country. He is empowering evil and it's time and past time for the Republican Party -- the one that calls itself the party of Lincoln -- to stop pretending anything else.

Kevin Siers/ Charlotte Observer


Anvilcloud said...

Well said. Meanwhile, I am pretty much speechless.

Barbara R. said...

I keep waiting for the end of this...oh dear, what more can happen before then!

Joni said...

Well said. I love the idea of shutting down his twitter account. Of course,that will not happen because it might cost them a nickel or even two. Surely these morons are in violation of some TOS involving hate speech.

Martin said...

Bravo, Vicki!

Bernie said...

I'm so angry Vicki. I have always had, shared and gave opinions but since yesterday's press conference, I have no words. I cannot believe this so called President stood there and made excuses for the evil, vile groups which because of their actions caused 3 deaths. Families lives have been changed forever and the weak frighten GOP will not stand up to this man. Oh Vicki, he has got to go, these groups must be stopped and adults must take charge. This is 2017 for God's sake.

piggie zee said...

Meanwhile, the Daily Stormer is posting that their buddy Donny intervened with Putin for them to get them their new Russian website......

Vicki Lane said...


katy gilmore said...

"Wormy little pissant" is my favorite - a whole collection of "wormy little pissants" and one big one!