Wisconsin's own "reality"TV star, turned dancer, turned lumberjack, turned Congressman, just killed a former peer without breaking a sweat. When being pushed on why White Terrorism is not a concern but POC terrorism is something to hide behind your couch because of, Mr, Duffy, tries to save some face by pointing out that White Terrorism comes only from the Left.
His exact line is "look at Gabby Giffords, a Marxist, a leftist took here life."
The biggest problem with Duffy's Alternative facts is that Ms. Giffords, is very much alive. Another problem with Mr. Duffys garbling is that Jared Lee Loughner, the person who shot Ms. Giffords, is far from a marxist, leftist. As a matter of fact, while he was not really political, he was paranoid along the lines of our friends on the extreme right.
The director of research on hate groups for the Southern Poverty Law Center noted that Loughner's political positions were a "hallmark of the far right and the militia movement." In the aftermath of the shooting, the Anti-Defamation League reviewed messages by Loughner, and concluded that there was a "disjointed theme that runs through Loughner's writings", which was a "distrust for and dislike of the government." It "manifested itself in various ways" – for instance, in the belief that the government used the control of language and grammar to brainwash people, the notion that the government was creating "infinite currency" without the backing of gold and silver, or the assertion that NASA was faking spaceflights.
Those pesky facts. However it is much better to be thought of us the fool he is than the unbelievable racist thing that came out of his mouth earlier(emphasis mine):
At that point, Duffy dismisses the Oklahoma City bombing as irrelevant to the discussion because it happened 20 years ago. He argues that the past ten years have presented only rare instances of white extremists committing terrorism. In doing so, he doesn’t take Aurora, Sandy Hook, or Colorado Springs into account, and when Camerota brings up how the Charleston church shooter was a white extremist, all Duffy can do is sputter, “Yeah, h-h-h-he was, okay?”Of the Charleston massacre, Duffy then adds, “Good things came from it,” which probably was not the wisest thing to say, although he was likely only referring to Nikki Haley’s removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse.reread these words very very slowly:
Good. Things. Came. Of. It!??
9 innocent African American men and women were all executed inside a local church, simply because they had one thing in common - the color of their skin. In Sean Duffy's world, this was a sacrifice that v was not in vain because it forced the hand of South Carolina to finally bring down the Confederate flag.
Quick pause here. While I understand that it is part of their heritage, it needs to be recognized as a huge black eye on their heritage(It would be like Wisconsin having a Joe McCarthy day). There is nothing more anti American than flying the flag of a region that was traitorous and attacked their own nation. Secondly, it appears their sacrifice was in vain, because the Confederate flag flies again in South Carolina. Finally this was the scene in West Bend, WI when The Donald(who the MTv Congressman was one of the first supporters of)
I wonder how many people have to get shot in Wisconsin for Sean's supporters to stop flying the Confederate flag (PS: in Wisconsin, we actually FOUGHT the Confederates and over 12,000 Wisconsinites died. When you fly the Confederate flag in WI, you celebrate their deaths not honor them!).WEST BEND, WI- Outside Trump rally in my ongoing series "Confederate Flags Around America." Vendor says he's sold 5 pic.twitter.com/suqlwp7hwv— Candace Smith (@CandaceSmith_) August 16, 2016
Ok so when Sean Duffy, who of course has no answers but Democrats are bad....ends with this
The lawmaker asked what could be done to address terrorism from white Americans.
"How should we vet that to keep ourselves safe? I will join you in that effort, what do you do," he asked. "It's horrible. What do we do on the white supremacy front to make sure we don't have another attack like Charleston?"
Once you get past the fact that a sitting Congressman, went on a national news program to discuss how to stop terrorism and asks the host for advice, you know that even a "bad high school student" would know the answers to this question.
* Stop allowing the Confederate Flag to be sold at your campaign events.
* Refuse to speak at these events if it is.
* When you flat out call someone a racist, DONT SUPPORT THEM for President!
* When the KKK Supports the same person you do for President, maybe rethink what your doing!
* When you hire a white supremacist as your chief adviser, white supremacists will be empowered.
* When as President, you make a speech opening Black History month about yourself, then there might be a problem.
* When you appoint a person who has a history of racism as your Attorney General, that might empower racism.
* When you shut down a fellow Senator who wants to read a letter from Coretta Scott King during Black History Month, you might be empowering racism.
What amazes me, is that a Hollywood star gives a speech,asking us to be nicer to each other, while accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award,
And we get inundated with crap like this hammering us on a daily basis:
Liberals constantly lose elections because of saying things like:
“this instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life, ’cause it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”
Yet, A sitting Congressman can talk about "all the good things" that happened when 9 African Americans were slaughtered, and how its different if you get killed by a Brown person instead of a White person and he gets re-elected?
American Exceptionalism is not the phrase we are modeling!