Boing Boing reports:
Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, the right-wing hatemonger who is loathed by his own siblings for his reprehensible actions, is seen in this video expressing his approval for two people pretending to be migrant hunters. After they tell him they shoot migrants who cross over to their family farm in Yuma, he responds, “Say a prayer because this country needs you. There’s a bunch of people that are ready to go into action.”
Read the full article. Watch the clip and read the text.
Gosar, you will recall, this year attended the convention of white nationalist neo-Nazi Nick Fuentes. Last year he posted an animated video depicting the murders of AOC and President Biden.
The very smartest political commentators make the point: today’s Republican Party has no “vision,” no lofty goals to better the lives of average Americans. They’re morally bankrupt when it comes to that stuff.
They stand for only the things listed in your graphic there.
What gives them plausible deniability is that some people, at least, seem to have construed the Second Amendment to mean the right to shoot people who cross the border illegally (and/or are on your land, or for being a prominent Democrat or “RINO”, for that matter). Referring to the “Second Amendment” in those circles seems to have become a euphemism for shooting people you have dehumanized.
Reminds me a bit of this Onion headline:
If Trump Republicans take back Congress, democracy in America will already have died. Democracy depends for its survival on strong majority support for certain ideals and values, not just on institutions and elections. Every vote for a Trump Republican is a metaphorical middle finger to democracy.
So if you, JMG reader, know a registered Republican — a friend or co-worker or family member, for instance — ask them whether they appreciate the fact that their continued membership in that party adds number and heft to the party of Paul Gosar, Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Alex Jones.
Tell them, remind them, that their “belonging” to that crime syndicate posing as a political party makes them complicit.
They are complicit in the ongoing, unfolding criminal nightmare.
Gov. Greg Abbott redirects $500 million from other agencies to fund border security mission through end of fiscal year
“Abbott said the money would be taken from the budgets of other Texas agencies, including nearly $210 million from the state’s Health and Human Services Commission over two years and about $160 million from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
He throws taxpayer money at the “crisis” in ways that accomplish nothing, except to swell the bank accounts of his supporters.
Elected officials can suggest shooting unarmed people.
Unarmed people can’t suggest shooting elected officials.
Odd how the law works to protect elected officials. NO?
“Conservatism consists of exactly one proposition, to wit: There must be in-groups whom the law protects but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect.” — Francis Wilhoit