It’s been a busy week on the racist far Right here in the cradle of the Confederacy. Actually, New Orleans surrendered in 1862, so I guess we’re more like a runaway stroller. Anyway, white supremacy continues to rear its ugly head; in part because of the Insult Comedian’s appeal to the “poorly educated,” xenophobes, and morons.
We begin with my old nemesis, Gret Stet Fuhrer Wannabe and former Klan leader, David Dukkke. While not formally endorsing Trump, Duke had this to say about two of his GOP rivals:
“Voting for these people, voting against Donald Trump at this point is really treason to your heritage,” Duke said about Cruz and Rubio, in a segment first reported by BuzzFeed news. “I’m not saying I endorse everything about Trump, in fact, I haven’t formally endorsed him. But I do support his candidacy, and I support voting for him as a strategic action.”
Nice, he said in a voice dripping with sarcasm. Dukkke went on to urge his neo-Nazi fanboys to volunteer for the fake billionaire’s campaign:
“I am telling you that it is your job now to get active. Get off your duff. Get off your rear end that’s getting fatter and fatter for many of you every day on your chairs. When this show’s over, go out, call the Republican Party, but call Donald Trump’s headquarters, volunteer,” he said. “They’re screaming for volunteers.”
“You’re gonna meet people who are going to have the same kind of mindset that you have. Educate them.”
I’m not sure how the Insult Comedian squares the support of the nation’s leading anti-Semite with his love for Bibi Netanyahu, but nothing he’s said so far makes a lick of sense. So why change a winning formula?
David Duke is not the only white “nationalist” who likes neither Tailgunner Ted nor Marcobot Rubiodroid because of their Cubanness. Here’s the text of a robo-call from the racist American National Super PAC:
The American National Super PAC makes this call to support Donald Trump. I am William Johnson, a farmer and white nationalist.
The white race is dying out in America and Europe because we are afraid to be called “racist.” This is our mindset: It’s okay that our government destroys our children’s future, but don’t call me racist. I am afraid to be called racist. It’s okay to give away our country through immigration, but don’t call me racist. It’s okay that few schools anymore have beautiful white children as the majority, but don’t call me racist. Gradual genocide against the white race is okay, but don’t call me racist. I am afraid to be called racist. Donald Trump is not a racist, but Donald Trump is not afraid.
Don’t vote for a Cuban. Vote for Donald Trump. (213) 718-3908. This call is not authorized by Donald Trump.
Remember all the media outlets that fell for wingnut stories about the so-called New Black Panther Party and its so-called support for Barack Obama? That was pure fantasy unlike the wave of white supremacist support for Donald Trump. TPM is calling him on it. Let’s hope the MSM does likewise, but I’m not holding my breath. They’ll accept his winking rejection of support from malakas like Johnson and Duke as well as others of their icky ilk. After all, Trump’s love for the poorly educated is pure…
Meanwhile next door in Mississippi, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant is trying to pull a fast one:
Two weeks before the Mississippi Legislature allowed 19 state flag bills to die in committee, Gov. Phil Bryant took out a pen and signed an official governor’s proclamation, declaring the month of April “Confederate Heritage Month,” a routine occurrence in Mississippi and several other southern states.
The proclamation, which does not appear on the State of Mississippi’s website with other proclamations, such as about emergency inclement weather, is posted on the website of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, which is ferociously against changing the Mississippi flag to remove the Confederate battle flag—which supporters like to call the “Beauregard flag”—from its canton.
This is all very Neo New South of Gov. Bryant. He’s trying to have it both ways: he confirms the biases of the white supremacist past while trying to lock them in the attic lest they come out when company is around. I prefer open racists like Duke and Johnson to those who cloak their bigotry in niceties such as Gov. Bryant. I’m not quite sure where the Insult Comedian fits in here. He’s a bigot who denies being one but he’s not big on niceties.
That was a depressing post, wasn’t it? That’s why I’d like to conclude with some reassuring words from baseball historian and sabermetrics guru, Bill James. I’m a longtime reader of Bill’s and have always thought of him as a sane conservative. Let’s just say he’s more likely to make jokes about Ted Kennedy or Bill Clinton than Ronald Reagan. But Bill James has had a bellyful of the Insult Comedian as you can see from this excerpt from a piece at his website entitled Trump as in Rump:
I don’t think that Trump can win, frankly, because I don’t think there are enough morons to elect him. A certain percentage of the American public is just morons; that’s the way it is. When you divide the public in two and then divide the voters in one of those halves among five candidates or more, a candidate can win by dominating the moron vote because it only takes about one-seventh of the total population to take the “lead” under those circumstances. But when you’re talking about needing 51% of the WHOLE population, rather than needing 30% of half of the population, you run out of morons.
There you have it, sports fans, the straight dope from Bill James: scourge of the morons. I hope he’s not just whistling Dixie.