Denouncing Nazis Is ‘Leftist Crap’?
In a rare statement Mitt Romney Friday morning took to Facebook to urge President Trump to apologize for his “both sides” comments, to denounce white supremacists, and to state “unequivocally that racists are 100% to blame for the murder and violence in Charlottesville.” He’s getting attacked by the thousands for it.
The former GOP presidential nominee penned a strong and wise statement in which he says that no matter whatÂ Trump may have meant, “what he communicated caused racists to rejoice, minorities to weep, and the vast heart of America to mourn.”
Romney last year denounced candidate Trump during the campaign, calling him a â€œphonyâ€ and a â€œfraud,â€ and saying his â€œpromises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University.â€Â But he met withÂ President-elect Trump to discuss becomingÂ Secretary of State in a dinner that some say Trump set up only to embarrass and humiliate theÂ former MassachusettsÂ governor.
Other GOP politicians have also come out strongly against Trump remarks. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) delivered a stunning rebuke of Trump on Thursday, saying he has not demonstrated the qualities or skills to do the job of president.
Romney on Friday also said Trump’s “apologists strain to explain that he didn’t mean what we heard. But what we heard is now the reality, and unless it is addressed by the president as such, with unprecedented candor and strength, there may commence an unraveling of our national fabric,” he warned.Â
He also warned, “who would want to come to the aid of a country they perceive as racist if ever the need were to arise, as it did after 9/11?” and added: “TheÂ potential consequences are severe in the extreme.”
Trump “shouldÂ address the American people, acknowledge that he was wrong, apologize,” Romney advised. “State forcefully and unequivocally that racists are 100% to blame for the murder and violence in Charlottesville. Testify that there is no conceivable comparison or moral equivalency between the Nazis–who brutally murdered millions of Jews and who hundreds of thousands of Americans gave their lives to defeat–and the counter-protestors who were outraged to see fools parading the Nazi flag, Nazi armband and Nazi salute.”
In two hours there are alreadyÂ over 15,000 comments.Â
It’s impossible to read them all, but wading through some of the top comments may make a decent American weep for this country.
“Take your leftist crap back to Utah, buttercup. Better yet, take it all the way out of the US.”
“Did Obama hack Mitt Romney’s FB account? I am confused because Mitt sounds like a liberal right now.”
Denouncing Nazis is now “leftist crap”?
“the president told the truth. BLM and Antifa are both domestic terror groups, and filled with hate,” wrote one commenter. “By this logic, you defended Antifa and helped create credibility for left-wing violence,” wrote another.
“They’re exactly the same. They both use violence to gain their ends–or did you miss the anti-fa riots and BLM chants somehow?”
Both Black Lives Matter and “Antifa,” which does not exist as a group in any formal sense,Â are working to fight racism and fascism. If that terrorizes someone, what does that say?
The “left-wing violence” trope is pure Fox News bunk, by the way.
“The vast majority of anti-fascist organizing is nonviolent. But their willingness to physically defend themselves and others from white supremacist violence and preemptively shut down fascist organizing efforts before they turn deadly distinguishes them from liberal anti-racists,”Â The Washington Post reportsÂ in an article titled, “Who are the antifa?”
The vast majority of domestic terror attacks are from right wing extremists.
“While the September 11, 2001, attacks were perpetrated by foreign violent extremists, from September 12, 2001 through December 31, 2016, attacks by domestic or ‘homegrown’ violent extremists in the United States resulted in 225 fatalities, according to the ECDB. Of these, 106 were killed by far right violent extremists in 62 separate incidents, and 119 were victims of radical Islamist violent extremists in 23 separate incidents,” a 2017 report by the U.S.Â government reads. “According to the ECDB, activities of far left wing violent extremist groups did not result in any fatalities during this period.”Â
But back to the Fox News crew on Mitt Romney’s Facebook page.
“You must not realize that 50 % of the people in the USA actually love Trump and are 100 % for him. Go away nobody wants to hear any remarks from you.”
“Um, which ‘racists’ are you talking about? The ones that had a permit to exercise their Fist [sic] Amendment right (whether you like the content or not), or the ones that violently attacked them? Please clarify, or else you might look like a complete moron.”
“You are part of the problem. Yes you! If you listen to The President’s words they were entirely reasonable.”
“The President told the truth and you should stand behind him. Instead all you’ve done is shown you’re part of the problem in Washington. Just another Rino.”
“Trump was 100% accurate — BOTH SIDES IN CHARLOTTESVILLE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT VIOLENCE AND SHOULD BE CALLED OUT! Trump did not equivocate or excuse the Nazis and White Supremacists. He is absolutely correct that ALL SIDES are responsible. I believe anything less is nothing but pandering.”
“Oh and FYI obama started this race War you are speaking of but NO ONE stood up.”
“Quit blaming everything on the president. You people only hear what you want to hear, you yourself are spreading hate by your lies.”
“What about the incendiary comments coming from the racist liberals and democrats? Why aren’t you condemning them? Obviously being politically correct is more important to you than doing the right thing.”
“Mr Romney you are clueless; one side is bigoted, racist, enemy of the country and the other side is delusional racist neo nazis. When you accept that one hate group is worse then the other you identify yourself as the problem.”
There’s noÂ question that thanks to Trump this is an America that may haveÂ existed before, but was largely unseen. Now, thanks to Trump and Fox News, denouncing Nazis and white supremacists is “leftist crap”?
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‘Oddest’: Legal Experts Mock Trump’s ‘Nutty’ and ‘Doomed to Fail’ Emergency Supreme Court Motion
It weighs in at 240 pages but legal experts are still mocking Donald Trump’s emergency petition to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an 11th Circuit Court ruling and allow the special master to continue to inspect the 103 classified documents retrieved from him Mar-a-Lago home.
“Oddest SCOTUS petition. Very technical and not terribly logical,” observed Andrew Weissmann, an NYU School of Law law professor and former DOJ official who served as the General Counsel for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and as special counsel to then-FBI Director Robert Mueller.
The motion was addressed to Justice Clarence Thomas, who oversees the 11th Circuit courts. His wife, Ginni Thomas, is an avowed supporter of Trump and his “Big Lie” claims he won the 2020 election.
“SCOTUS should send him packing,” tweets former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance, now an MSNBC/NBC News legal analyst. “No surprise here, this was why he paid former Florida Solicitor General Chris Kise $3 million to sign on, no one else on his team could handle this.”
“Just watch SCOTUS turn Trump down 9-0. (Or 8-1 if Thomas dissents . . . ),” writes retired Harvard professor of law Laurence Tribe. “Will The Donald start calling ‘his’ three justices traitors? Will he say they have a ‘death wish’ as he did with McConnell?”
Weissmann took another hit at Trump’s Lawsuit, declaring it “nutty.”
“Trump argument to SCOTUS: 11th circuit had power to stay Cannon decision BUT it [could] not take the classified docs away from SM Dearie review. Nutty and if he won Dearie wd just say he won’t review the docs bc they are not Trump’s.”
University of Texas School of Law professor of law Steve Vladeck says that while the lawsuit is “not *entirely* laughable,” but he thinks “it’s both (1) doomed to fail; and (2) unlikely to accomplish much even if it succeeds.”
Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti says, “I would not be surprised if the Supreme Court decides not to hear it.”
Trump Asks Supreme Court to Intervene for Him in Classified Documents Case
Donald Trump on Tuesday petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in his classified documents case, and reverse a ruling from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals that allowed the U.S. Dept. of Justice access to the more than 100 classified and top secret documents federal agents recovered from his Mar-a-Lago residence and resort.
Trump is asking the nation’s highest court to order a special master to continue to inspect the 103 classified documents, despite the special master emphatically stating the government, not Trump, gets to decide what is classified and what is not, especially when Trump refused to provide a list of what he considered declassified.
The lawsuit, which is a massive 240 pages, mostly made up of other documents including the now infamous FBI photo of the classified documents on the Mar-a-Lago rug, is addressed to “The Honorable Clarence Thomas, Circuit Justice for the Eleventh Circuit,” and refers to the former president as “President Trump.”
The lawsuit also mentions the contents that federal agents took, including “89 empty envelopes,” while not noting they were classified document envelopes.
“As part of the 11th Circuit’s decision, the panel allowed the criminal investigation to use the seized documents, something [Judge] Cannon had previously barred,” The Washington Post notes. “Trump’s filing seeks only to reverse the appeals court’s ruling on the special master’s access to the documents, not the part of the decision concerning the investigation.”
This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change.
Biden Will Include DeSantis in His Visit to Support Florida Hurricane Victims
President Joe Biden will travel to Florida Wednesday to support families devastated by Hurricane Ian, and will include the state’s GOP governor, Ron DeSantis, in his trip, the White House announced Tuesday.
Last week, asked if he would meet with DeSantis, a top detractor of the president, Biden told a reporter who asked, “I’ll meet with everybody who’s around. The answer is yes, if he wants to meet.”
President Biden on whether he plans to meet with Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) when he goes to Florida:
“I’ll meet with everybody who’s around. The answer is yes, if he wants to meet.” pic.twitter.com/nJvW9kKH7T
— The Recount (@therecount) September 29, 2022
“This is not about anything having to do with our disagreements politically, this is about saving people’s lives, homes and businesses,” Biden also said last week.
President Biden says he’s had good conversations with Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) about Hurricane Ian aid:
“He complimented me, he thanked me for the immediate response we had, he told me how much he appreciated it … This is not about … our disagreements politically.” pic.twitter.com/SymBlqG75X
— The Recount (@therecount) September 29, 2022
DeSantis asked President Biden for financial assistance for his state, battered by what experts say is one of the worst hurricanes in U.S. history. DeSantis voted against relief aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy when he served in Congress.
President Biden and the First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, will travel via Air Force One to Fort Myers, one of the hardest-hit areas of Florida by Hurricane Ian.
But Fort Myers is also part of Lee County, where officials delayed evacuation orders.
“Lee County, which includes the hard-hit seaside community of Fort Myers Beach, as well as the towns of Fort Myers, Sanibel and Cape Coral, did not issue a mandatory evacuation order for the areas likely to be hardest hit until Tuesday morning, a day after several neighboring counties had ordered their most vulnerable residents to flee,” The New York Times reported. “By then, some residents recalled that they had little time to evacuate.”
“Lee County, which includes the hard-hit seaside community of Fort Myers Beach, as well as the towns of Fort Myers, Sanibel and Cape Coral, did not issue a mandatory evacuation order for the areas likely to be hardest hit until Tuesday morning, a day after several neighboring counties had ordered their most vulnerable residents to flee,” the Times added. “By then, some residents recalled that they had little time to evacuate.”
The St. Louis Post Dispatch blasted the Florida GOP governor, calling his “flip-flop on hurricane relief” a “study in right-wing hypocrisy.”
“DeSantis’ willingness to shelve his usual attacks on the Biden administration to politely request emergency federal aid in the wake of Hurricane Ian is an inspiring example of constructive bipartisanship — as is Biden’s announcement that the government will bear a big part of the expense,” the Dispatch Editorial Board stated. “It’s interesting, though, that DeSantis took exactly the opposite stance a decade ago when he joined other hard-right members of Congress who argued against generous federal recovery aid when Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Northeast.”
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