Friday, August 10, 2018

Laura Ingraham Pulls Back the Curtain on What Motivates Today's GOP

Laura Ingraham pleads the case of white nationalists and exposes the GOP agenda.

Last night during her Fox News broadcast, Laura Ingraham flat out enunciated the real motivation of Trump supporters and much of today's Republican Party. It boils down to basically one thing: racism and animosity towards those with different skin color - and by extension, different faiths or different sexual orientation.  While Ingraham endeavored to be slightly less blunt about the hatred and bigotry driving the GOP base, her statement still made it overtly obvious that racism now defines the Republican Party: 
“In some parts of the country, it does seem like the America that we know and love doesn’t exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted upon the American people, and they are changes that none of us ever voted for, and most of us don’t like. From Virginia to California, we see stark examples of how radically, in some ways, the country has changed. Now, much of this is related to both illegal, and in some cases legal immigration that, of course, progressives love.”

"Demographic change" is Ingraham's code phrase for Hispanics and other non-whites and non-Christians.  What I find so shocking is the utter inability of Ingraham and so many Republicans - including a number of Trump supporting "friends"- to see any shred of shared humanity in those who look different, hold different beliefs, or love differently.  Yet, many of these same people park their wide modern day Pharisee asses in church pews every week.  

As Ingraham began to experience some blow back for her thinly veiled racism, the haters came out applauding her.  Among those praising Ingraham was David Duke, former KKK Imperial Wizzard.  The Daily Beast reports on Duke's praise of Ingraham.  Here are excerpts:
David Duke tweeted: One of the most important (truthful) monologues in the history of MSM –“
It should be no surprise that Ingraham’s rhetoric got the endorsement of an open white supremacist. Ingraham’s fellow Fox News host Tucker Carlson also echoed white nationalist rhetoric when he said immigrants were leading to “the collapse of the American family” in June.

Ingraham and Carlson’s monologues borrowed the rhetoric of what white nationalists falsely call “white genocide,” an innuendo that refers to racist fears about people of color coming to outnumber white people in the United States. A large segment of white nationalists also hitch their fears to the claim that the left and/or Jewish people are encouraging immigration to dilute the white race.

A piece in The Hill looks at the much deserved blow-back aimed at Ingraham.  Here are highlights:
Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu (Calif.) on Thursday took aim at Fox News host Laura Ingraham's lamentation that the “America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore” because of immigration, tweeting that he served in the military to defender her “right to make racist statements.”
Ingraham’s comments sparked backlash from social media users who accused her of using racist and white nationalist rhetoric.
Conservative television host S.E. Cupp tweeted, "Speak for yourself, and every other last gasp of a dying gen, @IngrahamAngle. WE love this country’s diversity," while Los Angeles Times reporter Matt Pearce called Ingraham's remarks "The swan song of white nationalism."
Ingraham also praised President Trump for his immigration policies, including his “zero tolerance” policy for individuals crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, a practice which led to thousands of migrant children being separated from their parents.
Lieu, a frequent critic of Trump and his immigration policies, was one of many lawmakers who pressured the Trump administration to reunite immigrant families separated under Trump's policy.
Ingraham is what I would describe as a horrid person, especial given her praise of the Trump/Pence regime's inhumane force separation of children from their families.  It truly doesn't get much more heartless and inhumane. 

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