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Friday, July 24, 2015

The TPI Morning Gazette: Trump, Ron Johnson, Maddow, Santorum, Conservatism

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When people are desperate, they do desperate things!
Why did Rick Santorum agree to an interview on the Rachel Maddow show last night? Maddow even pre-empted the interview with that very question. In a humorist sense: "Why are you here" as a segue to commercial.

While I felt the interview was a bit of a let-down considering all the hoopla prior to the segment, the minutes revealed and highlighted another aspect of US conservatism. It spotlighted "GOP Speak" harsh and insensitivity and delivered without an iota of emotional control.

Words embodied in "GOP Speak" mean nothing as is frequently the case from conservatives commenting as social issues approach legal adjudication or legal resolution. Rush Limbaugh five years ago threaten to leave the country, if ObamaCare became law.

Prior to the recent SCOTUS ruling on Same Sex Marriage, Texas pastor Rick Scarborough, threatened to set himself afire if the ruling was adjudicated to allow such legal unions. 

Limbaugh is still broadcasting from Florida and the Texas pastor is still collecting tithes. Since we know Limbaugh nor the Texas pastor have concerns with credibility, we are left with the fact their rhetoric was mere entertainment for people who give them an ear. 

"Conservatives commenting on social issues."

Let's move back to Maddow and Santorum. Maddow question Santorum about LGBT issues and his comments prior to the 2003 decision. His comments: 
If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything. Does that undermine the fabric of our society? I would argue yes, it does … [I]t destroys the basic unit of our society because it condones behavior that’s antithetical to strong healthy families. Whether it’s polygamy, whether it’s adultery, where it’s sodomy, all of those things, are antithetical to a healthy, stable, traditional family … In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That’s not to pick on homosexuality. It’s not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be.”
Alas, the conservative clap-trapper went here:
It’s not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be.” 

After labeling the comment "flippant", Santorum was forced to respond to Maddow. “Why did you say the word ‘dog’?” she asked.
“I wish I’d never said that. It was a flippant comment made to a reporter who was not being particularly professional,”
Maddow went on to question Santorum about his thoughts on being gay is a choice. (Maddow interview linked in second paragraph above).

In Sanotum's run-up to the 2012 election, he emphatically stood by his "man on dog" comments with CNN's Piers Morgan.

“I wish I’d never said that." Santorum.

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) has joined the pack with GOP Speak.

Talking Points Memo
 “Used with permission from the TPM websites, a service of TPM Media LLC.”

"Obviously I am a huge supporter of school choice, it infuriates me that these young inner city kids are trapped in poverty," he said. "I was being, that quote is, I’m being very sarcastic in that’s how liberals view these underprivileged kids. That is not my viewpoint in any way."

But he told the Post that he realized how bad the phrase "idiot inner city kids" sounded during the radio interview.

"It wasn’t the best word," he said. "Trust me I wish I would not have said that. That’s not what I mean."
"It wasn't the best word."  Ron Johnson.

GOP Speak!  How can we avoid the realty of core values that lend to perceptions of bigotry and racism?

Do you remember the following former Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan?

Huffington Post 2014
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday that his remarks on men not valuing work in the "inner city" were "inarticulate" and had nothing to do with race.
"We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work," the Wisconsin Republican said on Bill Bennett's "Morning in America" radio show. " There is a real culture problem here that has to be dealt with."
After immediate and severe charges of racism, Paul went here.
“After reading the transcript of yesterday morning’s interview, it is clear that I was inarticulate about the point I was trying to make," he said. Yes, of course.
Other than Joe Biden's occasional gaffe or misspeak, why do we not hear similar bigotry, racism and crass remarks from the Left?

From Your GOP to people who undoubtedly share voting preferences.
Right now is a good time for supremacists"Posted by Think Progress on Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Duggars are channeling "God."  

Crooks & Liars
The cancellation came two months after a 2006 police report surfaced revealing that Josh Duggar had been accused at age 14 of molesting five underage girls – including two of his sisters, Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald. (He apologized and said he had "acted inexcusably" after the report became public.)
The source says the evangelical Christian family, who often discussed their religious faith on their TLC show, is "heartbroken that they've now lost that platform." 
"The Duggars want to return to TV because they truly believe it was part of God's plan for them to spread the word about their faith," the source says.

Chris Hayes literally nails the business of "Trumpism". The carnival barking egomaniac clown is in fact the embodiment of US conservatism and the manifest model of its spirit. Trump has been spewing racist remarks from on high since President Obama took office in 2009, and he has become "The Ugly" of uber wealthy plutocrats who care nothing about people beyond their families and their businesses.  

Chris Hayes gets it right: "Donald Trump is not some outlier in the Republican Party. His stance on Mexican immigrants is largely in line with what you hear across the GOP—and particularly the conservative media."Posted by Media Matters for America on Friday, July 24, 2015
In my opinion, we can take Trumps anti-Mexican rhetoric and in some conservative circles add "Black", LGBT", Unmarried women and the poor. 

Mocking the white supremacist comes in many forms. The following protest mocking is quite unique.  This is neat ad the softest of protests.

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