The United States was a shooting gallery from coast-to-coast over the weekend. What is the common thread to all these shootings? Easy access to guns, and a Congress which is paralyzed from taking any action by campaign donations from the merchants of death, who can use the Senate’s Jim Crow relic filibuster rule to block any meaningful legislation from passing.
But a mass shooting in a grocery store in Buffalo, New York was the result of another legacy of white supremacy in this country.
The Washington Post reports, 10 killed in racially motivated shooting at Buffalo grocery store:
Ten people were killed during a mass shooting Saturday afternoon at a Buffalo grocery store in what law enforcement officials described as a racially motivated hate crime.
Law enforcement authorities said Payton Gendron, an 18-year-old White man, approached the store in a predominantly Black neighborhood and opened fire on shoppers and employees, shooting 13 people including a security guard.
The massacre ended when Gendron surrendered to police outside the store. Later Saturday, he was charged with first-degree murder and held without bail. He pleaded not guilty. [Because he wants a trial where he can take the stand and spew his white supremacy manifesto.]
Stephen Belongia, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Buffalo field office, said law enforcement officials were investigating the shooting as a hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism. Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said 11 of the 13 people shot were Black.
Gramaglia added that the gunman, who was heavily armed and wearing tactical gear, used a camera to live-stream the attack and shot several victims in the parking lot before entering the store.
The Associated Press adds, Buffalo shooter targeted Black neighborhood, officials say:
The white 18-year-old who fatally shot 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket researched the local demographics and arrived a day in advance to conduct reconnaissance with the intent of killing as many Black people as possible, officials said Sunday.
[A] preliminary investigation found Gendron had repeatedly visited sites espousing white supremacist ideologies and race-based conspiracy theories and extensively researched the 2019 mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, and the man who killed dozens at a summer camp in Norway in 2011, the law enforcement official told AP.
Federal agents served multiple search warrants and interviewed Gendron’s parents, who were cooperating with investigators, the law enforcement official said.
[As] the country reeled from the Buffalo attack, new details emerged about the gunman’s past and Saturday’s rampage, which the shooter livestreamed on Twitch. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Buffalo native, demanded technology companies tell her whether they’ve done “everything humanly possible” to make sure they’re monitoring violent content as soon as it appears.
“If not, then I’m going to hold you responsible,” she said.
Twitch said in a statement that it ended the transmission “less than two minutes after the violence started.”
The Buffalo shooter appears to have been openly planning this mass shooting for several months on Discord.
Those of us who monitor white supremacist Discord and Telegram channels will not be surprised. There's a lot of this stuff on there. pic.twitter.com/T4jZmCMmho
— Chad Loder (@chadloder) May 14, 2022
Wendy Rogers has previously described white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups as "feds." She also has warned her followers about "false flags" on the horizon.
— Nick Martin (@nickmartin) May 15, 2022
Promoting the Great Replacement conspiracy theory just hours after a white man, apparently motivated by the theory, targeted Black people in a mass shooting is definitely an interesting political strategy for a US Senate candidate. pic.twitter.com/iuJnjua5Jo
— Nick Martin (@nickmartin) May 15, 2022
Portions of the Twitch video circulating online showed the gunman firing volley after volley of shots in less than a minute as he raced through the parking lot and then the store, pausing for just a moment to reload. At one point, he trains his weapon on a white person cowering behind a checkout counter, but says “Sorry!” and doesn’t shoot.
Screenshots purporting to be from the broadcast appear to show a racial slur targeting Black people scrawled on his rifle, as well as the number 14 — likely referencing a white supremacist slogan.
Authorities said he shot, in total, 11 Black people and two white people Saturday.
“This individual came here with the express purpose of taking as many Black lives as he possibly could,” Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said at a news conference Sunday.
The lengthy statement attributed to Gendron outlined a racist ideology rooted in a belief that the United States should belong only to white people. All others, the document said, were “replacers” who should be eliminated by force or terror. The attack was intended to intimidate all non-white, non-Christian people and get them to leave the country, it said.
The document said Gendron researched demographics to select his target, and picked a neighborhood in Buffalo because it had a high ratio of Black residents.
Gendron traveled about 200 miles (320 kilometers) from his home in Conklin, New York, to Buffalo to commit the attack, police said.
He conducted reconnaissance on the store and the area on Friday, a day before the shooting, Gramaglia said.
The New York Times reports, A Fringe Conspiracy Theory, Fostered Online, Is Refashioned by the G.O.P.:
Inside a Pittsburgh synagogue in 2018, a white man with a history of antisemitic internet posts gunned down 11 worshipers, blaming Jews for allowing immigrant “invaders” into the United States.
The next year, another white man, angry over what he called “the Hispanic invasion of Texas,” opened fire on shoppers at an El Paso Walmart, leaving 23 people dead, and later telling the police he had sought to kill Mexicans.
And in yet another deadly mass shooting, unfolding in Buffalo on Saturday, a heavily armed white man is accused of killing 10 people after targeting a supermarket on the city’s predominantly Black east side, writing in a lengthy screed posted online that the shoppers there came from a culture that sought to “ethnically replace my own people.”
Three shootings, three different targets — but all linked by one sprawling, ever-mutating belief now commonly known as replacement theory. At the extremes of American life, replacement theory — the notion that Western elites, sometimes manipulated by Jews, want to “replace” and disempower white Americans — has become an engine of racist terror, helping inspire a wave of mass shootings in recent years and fueling the 2017 right-wing rally in Charlottesville, Va., that erupted in violence.
But replacement theory, once confined to the digital fever swamps of Reddit message boards and semi-obscure white nationalist sites, has gone mainstream. In sometimes more muted forms, the fear it crystallizes — of a future America in which white people are no longer the numerical majority — has become a potent force in conservative media and politics, where the theory has been borrowed and remixed to attract audiences, retweets and small-dollar donations.
According to the shooter's manifesto, he appears to have been motivated by "replacement theory", the idea that white people are being replaced by non-whites — a theory pushed relentlessly by Tucker Carlson on FOX News to millions of people every night. https://t.co/ZJzu4ULkwM
— Chad Loder (@chadloder) May 14, 2022
[No] public figure has promoted replacement theory more loudly or relentlessly than the Fox host Tucker Carlson, who has made elite-led demographic change a central theme of his show since joining Fox’s prime-time lineup in 2016. A Times investigation published this month showed that in more than 400 episodes of his show, Mr. Carlson has amplified the notion that Democratic politicians and other assorted elites want to force demographic change through immigration, and his producers sometimes scoured his show’s raw material from the same dark corners of the internet that the Buffalo suspect did.
“It’s not a pipeline. It’s an open sewer,” said Chris Stirewalt, a former Fox News political editor who was fired in 2020 after defending the network’s decision to call Arizona for then-candidate Joseph R. Biden, and who wrote a forthcoming book on how media outlets stoke anger to build audiences.
“Cable hosts looking for ratings and politicians in search of small-dollar donations can see which stories and narratives are drawing the most intense reactions among addicted users online,” Mr. Stirewalt said. Social media sites and internet forums, he added, are “like a focus group for pure outrage.”
In just the past year, Republican luminaries like Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker and Georgia congressman, and Elise Stefanik, the center-right New York congresswoman turned Trump acolyte (and third-ranking House Republican), have echoed replacement theory. Appearing on Fox, Mr. Gingrich declared that leftists were attempting to “drown” out “classic Americans.”
The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism. History has taught us that what begins with words ends in far worse. @GOP leaders must renounce and reject these views and those who hold them.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) May 16, 2022
In September, Ms. Stefanik released a campaign ad on Facebook claiming that Democrats were plotting “a PERMANENT ELECTION INSURRECTION” by granting “amnesty” to illegal immigrants, which her ad said would “overthrow our current electorate and create a permanent liberal majority in Washington.” That same month, after the Anti-Defamation League, a civil rights group, called on Fox to fire Mr. Carlson, Representative Matt Gaetz, Republican of Florida, stood up both for the TV host and for replacement theory itself.
“@TuckerCarlson is CORRECT about Replacement Theory as he explains what is happening to America,” Rep. Matt Gaetz wrote on Twitter. In a statement after the Buffalo shooting, Rep. Gaetz denied that he had “never spoken of replacement theory in terms of race.”
One in three American adults now believe that an effort is underway “to replace native-born Americans with immigrants for electoral gains,” according to an Associated Press poll released this month. The poll also found that people who mostly watched right-wing [fascist] media outlets like Fox News, One American News Network and Newsmax were more likely to believe in replacement theory than those who watched CNN or MSNBC.
Huffington Post adds, Rep. Elise Stefanik Flamed For Pushing Racist Theory Embraced By Accused Buffalo Shooter:
Right-wing Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) was denounced by her local newspaper for touting the racist “great replacement theory” just months before an accused mass killer used it to justify a racist massacre in Stefanik’s state.
“How low, Ms. Stefanik?” the editorial in the Albany Times Union asked in September.
Stefanik, a Donald Trump disciple who’s now the third-ranking House Republican, was condemned by the newspaper for a Facebook campaign ad campaign that promoted the racist conspiracy that whites are being replaced by people of color through immigration or, eventually, violence. Other right-wing figures, including Fox News personality Tucker Carlson, also have pitched the racist falsehood.
Stefanik’s ads didn’t specifically name the theory, but clearly evoked its racist vision. The Republican lawmaker “isn’t so brazen as to use the [usual theory] slogans themselves; rather, she couches the hate in alarmist anti-immigrant rhetoric that’s become standard fare for the party of Donald Trump,” the Albany Times Union editorial charged.
“The idea of America as a melting pot is not some idealistic fiction of the left; it is part of the foundation of this nation’s greatness,” the paper wrote. “If there’s anything that needs replacing in this country — and in the Republican Party — it’s the hateful rhetoric that Ms. Stefanik and far too many of her colleagues so seamlessly spew.”
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Stefanik was roundly attacked last week for blaming mysterious “pedo grifters” for somehow causing the shortage of infant formula in the U.S. Some critics viewed it as a dog whistle to QAnon conspiracists who baselessly believe Democrats are running an international child sex trafficking ring.
Critics warned that such outlandish claims could trigger violence against imagined enemies. A gunman opened fire in 2016 on a Washington pizzeria that was identified as a headquarters for the nonexistent trafficking operation. No one was injured. The gunman was sentenced to four years in prison.
Max Boot writes, The Buffalo shooter’s views are mainstream on the right:
It was a conservative writer who coined the phrase “ideas have consequences.” The mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket on Saturday, which left 10 people dead, shows the consequences of two of the horrific ideas that have taken root on the American right: support for the “great replacement” theory and opposition to gun control.
[E]choing the Christchurch, New Zealand, shooter, who killed 51 people at two mosques in 2019, the Buffalo gunman attacked ethnic diversity. “Why is diversity said to be our greatest strength?” his manifesto demanded. “Said throughout the media, spoken by politicians, educators and celebrities. But no one ever seems to give a reason why. What gives a nation strength? And how does diversity increase that strength?”
This is close to what Tucker Carlson, the most popular host on the Fox “News” Channel, said in 2018 and has often repeated: “How, precisely, is diversity our strength? Since you’ve made this our new national motto, please be specific as you explain it. Can you think, for example, of other institutions such as, I don’t know, marriage or military units in which the less people have in common, the more cohesive they are?”
In 2021, Carlson went even further and openly embraced the “great replacement” theory that inspired the Buffalo shooting as well as the earlier white-supremacist attacks in Pittsburgh, El Paso and Christchurch. He suggested that “the Democratic Party is trying to replace the current electorate, the voters now casting ballots, with new people, more obedient voters from the Third World.” (His Fox News colleague Laura Ingraham has said the same thing.) The Anti-Defamation League demanded that Fox fire Carlson. But Fox’s chief executive, Lachlan Murdoch, stood by him, allowing his network to continue spewing racist vitriol.
A number of Republican politicians, including Rep. Matt Gaetz (Fla.), Rep. Scott Perry (Pa.) and Sen. Ron Johnson (Wis.), have openly espoused the “great replacement” theory too. A few hours after the Buffalo shooting, Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters (R) posted a video saying: “The Democrats want open borders so they can bring in and amnesty **tens of millions** of illegal aliens — that’s their electoral strategy.” J.D. Vance, the GOP Senate nominee in Ohio (who, like Masters, is bankrolled by billionaire Peter Thiel), offers an even sicker twist on this demented theory: He says that Democrats are not only opening the borders to create “a shift in the democratic makeup of this country” but that President Biden is deliberating letting fentanyl into the country “to kill a bunch of MAGA voters in the middle of the heartland.”
Little wonder that a poll taken in December found that nearly half of all Republicans believe that there is a plot to “replace” native-born Americans with immigrants. Fox talking heads and Republican politicians have mainstreamed white supremacist ideology.
Republicans, of course, will insist that they never intend for anyone to commit murder, but a growing number of GOP politicians have engaged in violent rhetoric. Even those who don’t advocate violence have made it easier to carry out by eviscerating the gun laws.
[A]fter the Buffalo attack, Biden issued a statement: “Hate must have no safe harbor.” Unfortunately hate continues to enjoy a safe harbor on the American right. And the casualties pile up.
Eugene Robinson writes, The Black victims of the Buffalo shooting were killed by white supremacy:
Do not dare look away from the bloody horror that left 10 dead in Buffalo. Do not dare write off the shooter as somehow uniquely “troubled.” Those Black victims were murdered by white supremacy, which grows today in fertile soil nourished not just by fringe-dwelling racists but by politicians and other opportunists who call themselves mainstream.
[W]hat we need to talk about is how politicians and thought leaders on the right are using the vile poison of replacement theory to further their own selfish ends — garnering campaign donations and votes, boosting television ratings, achieving fame. And we need to talk about how most of this demagoguery is coming from people who should know, and probably do know, that what they are telling potential killers, such as Payton Gendron, the man in custody after the Buffalo shooting, is complete fiction.
“Now, I know that the left and all the little gatekeepers on Twitter become literally hysterical if you use the term ‘replacement,’ if you suggest that the Democratic Party is trying to replace the current electorate, the voters now casting ballots, with new people, more obedient voters from the Third World,” Fox News host Tucker Carlson said last year. “But they become hysterical because that’s what’s happening actually. Let’s just say it: That’s true.”
I know Carlson. I was a frequent guest on his low-rated show on MSNBC years ago. He is smart enough and well-educated enough to know that there is no cabal plotting to “replace the current electorate.” But by playing with this racist dynamite, he has made his nightly show the highest-rated on cable television by far.
J.D. Vance, the Republican candidate for Senate in Ohio, claims on the campaign trail that Democrats are trying to import enough voters so that “Republicans would never win a national election in this country ever again.” Vance is a best-selling author and a graduate of Yale Law School.
Blake Masters, a Stanford-educated venture capitalist who is seeking the Arizona GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, said recently on a podcast: “If you connect the dots as a candidate for office and say, ‘Look, obviously the Democrats, they hope to just change the demographics of our country, they hope to import an entirely new electorate,’ man, they call you a racist and a bigot.”
Note: Both J.D. Vance and Blake Masters are financially supported by Tech billionaire Peter Thiel and his New Right (same as the Old School Right) fascist politics. They are Thiel’s tools.
Yes. That’s exactly what I call those who spread such trash.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who is running for reelection this year, also flirts with replacement theory. Last month, in criticizing President Biden’s immigration policies as too lenient, he posed his answer in the form of a question: Is it really that “they want to remake the demographics of America to ensure that they stay in power forever?”
A poll this month by the Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that nearly half of Republicans agree at least to some extent with the proposition that there is “a group of people in this country who are trying to replace native-born Americans with immigrants who agree with their political views.” This isn’t fringe stuff anymore. It’s becoming central to the modern GOP’s worldview.
The replacement-theory grifters know that they are stoking the anxieties some White people feel about the nation’s increasing diversity. They also know that they are playing with tropes that have long been popular among unapologetic white supremacists, including those who infamously marched through Charlottesville bearing torches. And they must realize by now that some impressionable White people will take this rhetoric seriously — and act on it.
The accused Buffalo killer took pains to choose a location where he knew the victims would be people of color. Blame him for what he did. But also blame the prominent right-wing voices that egged him on.
Wajahat Ali writes at The Daily Beast, “Republicans Must Answer for ‘Great Replacement Theory’ Violence”, https://www.thedailybeast.com/republicans-must-answer-for-great-replacement-theory-violence?ref=home
Republicans and the conservative media ecosystem have to answer for the blood on their hands.
Either through innuendo or direct statements, they continue to promote the white supremacist “great replacement theory” which has yet again radicalized a terrorist to commit violence against people of color. And they should be held accountable for their role in it.
[E]nough is enough. Until Republican leaders and conservative media stars explicitly renounce this white supremacist conspiracy, condemn it, and disassociate from its peddlers, it’s fair to conclude they are entirely complicit with its message.
Journalists and reporters must repeatedly hound Republican officials with follow up questions about this national security threat. Recall that Democrats and President Joe Biden still are asked about “defunding the police,” even though it is not a mainstream DNC position, or about critical race theory (CRT) panic even after it was revealed to be a bad-faith trojan horse created by right-wing activists to incite racial panic and anxiety.
Leading up to the election, any journalist worth their weight must doggedly ask every Republican elected official the following questions:
-“Do you believe in the replacement theory?”
-“Do you condemn the replacement theory, or do you support the ideology that has inspired numerous mass terrorists?”
-“If you do condemn it, then why are you and your colleagues repeating it?”
In the past few years, these terrorists, all radicalized by the same conspiracy, have attacked Jews, Muslims, Mexicans, and others. This time, it was Black people whom the terrorist blamed for weakening and replacing his people. How do we know? Because he clearly and methodically detailed his poisoned ideology in his alleged manifesto.
In case there was any doubt—or if my media colleagues decide to yet again whitewash the actions of yet another white supremacist terrorist as being a “lone wolf” or infantilize him as a troubled, young man—he describes himself as a white nationalist, fascist, neo-Nazi, and an anti-Semite. He describes his attack as an act of terrorism, which he rationalizes as a “partisan action against an occupying force.”
[Tucker] Carlson, one of the most influential conservative voices, hosts the highest-rated cable news show which repeats the replacement theory—the main conspiracy that fueled the Buffalo terrorist. If you think that’s hyperbolic, don’t take my word for it. Just listen to white nationalists themselves who have repeatedly praised Carlson for echoing their message for them. The neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer loves Carlson, and its founder, Andrew Anglin, has said, “Tucker Carlson is literally our greatest ally.”
The replacement theory, which has inspired and radicalized numerous mass shooters, according to a poll by Associated Press and NORC is now believed by nearly half of Republican voters. Half!
A majority of Republican voters also believe in the Big Lie that Trump won the 2020 election. Increasingly, many also believe the QAnon conspiracy theory, which the FBI deemed a national security threat with the potential of radicalizing both individuals and groups to violence.
A logical question is where did so many otherwise rational and sane people hear these once-fringe conspiracy theories and talking points? How are they being radicalized?
We need to look no further than Fox News, right-wing media, and Republican politicians. In an exhaustive review of Carlson’s influential show, The New York Times concluded that Carlson riles up white grievance and victimhood by actively promoting the replacement theory and xenophobia, often lamenting demographics.
Carlson responded to the piece by tweeting a photo of himself holding the newspaper with a huge, shit-eating grin. He basked in it. He wore it as a “badge of honor.” That is how Steve Bannon recommends the right-wing respond to accusations of racism. “Let them call you a racist. Let them call you xenophobes. Let them call you nativists,” Bannon advised right-wing French politicians in 2018. “Because every day, we get stronger, and they get weaker.” In a Playboy interview in the same year, Carlson said, “I don’t doubt [white supremacists] exist. But the idea that white nationalism is a mainstream position is absurd…I’m pretty moderate by temperament.”
Thanks, in part, to Carlson, white nationalism is now a moderate, mainstream GOP position.
The replacement theory has not only been promoted by the usual fringe cranks in the GOP— Reps. Paul Gosar and Marjorie Taylor Greene, but also Rep. Elise Stefanik, the third highest-ranking Republican leader.
[W]as Rep. Stefanik sad when she bought Facebook ads last year promoting the replacement theory? Why did she deliberately mainstream a white supremacist conspiracy even after she knew it radicalized Robert Bowers, the terrorist who killed 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue because he wanted to punish Jews for helping the “invaders?” Why did Rep. Stefanik promote the hateful conspiracy even though she knew it radicalized Brenton Tarrant, the Christchurch terrorist who killed more than 50 Muslims, and who served as the direct inspiration for the Buffalo terrorist? In fact, does Rep. Stefanik feel sad for deliberately promoting the QAnon conspiracy earlier this week when she tweeted that her Democratic colleagues aligned with “pedo-grifters?”
They might not take direct orders from the “mainstream”—but these terrorists emerge from the same ideological infrastructure of the modern GOP. Although these Republican hatemongers and elected officials don’t pull the trigger, they are providing the ideological bullets.
They are also radicalizing a generation of white men who believe they are the real victims, and as such, they have to use violence to save themselves from the “invaders.”
The question I have for the majority is the following: what are we going to do about this? How many more livestreams of mass shootings, hateful online manifestos, and grieving relatives do we need to see on TV before the majority, especially media colleagues, stand up and ask the right-wing to answer for their role in this stochastic terrorism?
Ask them again and again whether they support these toxic, evil lies. Don’t let them off the hook. No amount of shame is too much.
This is rich … Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal editorial page today: “‘A racist subculture exists in America’: WSJ slams politicians pushing ‘white replacement theory'”, https://www.rawstory.com/gop-2657328320/
In a biting editorial on Monday morning, the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal called out politicians and conservative media personalities for promoting the conspiratorial “white replacement theory” that was at the heart of the horrific mass shooting in Buffalo, New York on Saturday.
[HELLO! Your owner and boss, Rupert Murdoch and his spawn of Satan sons, who run a global fascist media empire and run your newspaper are the principal purveyors of “white replacement theory” in the world. Maybe mass resignations at the Wall Street Journal and demands that Rupert Murdoch be forced to sell the newspaper are in order? Ya think?]
According to the WSJ editors, “We’ll learn more about the shooter’s motives and mindset, but it’s worth noting a report in the Buffalo News that an official in the school Mr. Gendron attended in Conklin, N.Y., said he had spoken of wanting to go on a shooting spree. He fits the profile of other young men who become mass shooters at an age when mental illness often strikes. Keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill isn’t easy, but it’s one form of gun control that would do some good.”
Moving past the mental illness element, the editors said blame must also be placed upon those whose words are writings may have influenced the shooter.
Without naming any media personalities or lawmakers, the editors wrote, “There’s no doubt that a racist subculture exists in America and is spread on social media. Politicians and media figures have an obligation to condemn it and such conspiratorial notions as ‘white replacement theory.'”
The editors’ comments echo conservative CNN commentator S.E. Cupp, who slammed politicians who traffic in conspiracy theories about white Americans being “replaced.”
“The next consequence is those people go out and vote for characters who believe in that, folks like Marjorie Taylor Greene or Lauren Boebert or name your nationalist or anti-Semitic or conspiracy theorist, those people get elevated,” she said Monday. “They feel empowered to run because this garbage that was once disqualifying has been so mainstreamed by political leaders and far right-wing media that they are not wearing hoods anymore. They are not hiding in the basement, they are out in the open talking about this, you know, openly as if it’s no big deal.”
That fascist biotch be crazy! “‘Unreal’: Elise Stefanik accused of ‘doubling down’ on ‘terrorist rhetoric’ after Buffalo massacre”, https://www.rawstory.com/unreal-stefanik-accused-of-doubling-down-on-terrorist-rhetoric-after-buffalo-massacre/
U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) has become the face of the Republican Party’s embrace of the racist, white supremacist, and white nationalist “Great Replacement Theory”[.]
[R]ather than pull back and apologize the chairwoman of the House Republican Caucus is being accused of “doubling down” on her “terrorist rhetoric.”
“Democrats desperately want wide open borders and mass amnesty for illegals allowing them to vote. Like the vast majority of Americans, Republicans want to secure our borders and protect election integrity,” Stefanik tweeted Monday morning.
“There is nothing humane or compassionate about Joe Biden & Democrats wide open border and amnesty policies. It is Joe Biden’s Border Crisis. A tragic humanitarian crisis. A national security crisis. An economic crisis. And the American people know it,” she also tweeted Monday.
Immediately before those tweets, Stefanik issued a press release attacking the media for “disgraceful, dishonest and dangerous … smears” that accuse her of the very same “Great Replacement Theory” rhetoric she minutes later went on to invoke.
Noted economist David Rothschild, a frequent political commentator, calls Stefanik’s tweets “terrorist rhetoric.” He criticized her Monday morning, saying the New York Congresswoman “is doubling-down with numerous [tweets] this morning echoing the Buffalo’s terrorist’s manifesto with baseless, hateful rhetoric designed to encourage violence against minorities, immigrants, and Jews.”
Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy Professor Don Moynihan agrees Stefanik is doubling down, in a tweet: https://twitter.com/donmoyn/status/1526204097187221506?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1526204097187221506%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rawstory.com%2Fr%2Fentryeditor%2F2657329764publish
As does historian Kevin M. Kruse, in a tweet: https://twitter.com/KevinMKruse/status/1526201004663914502?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1526201004663914502%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rawstory.com%2Fr%2Fentryeditor%2F2657329764publish
Republicans removed Liz Cheney from the No. 3 leadership post in the party because she supports holding her traitorous colleagues accountable for their seditious insurrection on January 6, 2021. They replaced her with Elise Stefanik, a QAnon cultist and race baiting whte supremacist. There should be demands today for the GQP to remove Elise Stefanik from her leadership post. (Like that’s going to happen).
Fascist fuckwad Steve Bannon says “‘We are ascendant!’ Steve Bannon addresses ‘replacement theory’ after Buffalo shooting”, https://www.rawstory.com/steve-bannon-replacement-theory/
[Fascist] podcaster Steve Bannon on Monday vowed not to back down in promoting a racist conspiracy theory that was allegedly cited by suspected Buffalo gunman Payton Gendron.
On his daily War Room: Pandemic podcast, Bannon insisted reports about the “replacement theory” were meant to distract the public. Bannon has previously promoted a French book that inspired the theory, which claims that white citizens are being replaced by immigrants.
“Of course, all of the morning shows are all over Tucker Carlson and a few others about the replacement theory,” Bannon complained. “They seem to miss the point. And here’s what we’re not going to back off on. For people who have followed this show from day one, we are inclusive nationalists. Right?”
“OK? So, this is not about race,” he continued. “This is about American citizenship! This is about the value of your citizens.”
Bannon said that he was “not backing off one inch” despite the shooting.
“This is why we’re going to take over every elections board in the nation,” he remarked. “This is why we’re going to take over every medical board in this nation. This is why we’re going to take over state legislatures and D.A.s and attorney generals [sic] and secretaries of state and governors. And we’re not going to stop. We are ascendant!”
Hey, you fascist fuckwad – every one of the people executed by your white supremacist fan boy in Buffalo was U.S. citizen. What this should be about is stripping you of your U.S. citizenship and sending your fascist propagandist ass to Moscow, where I’m sure your pal Putin would put you up in fancy digs. How is this guy still on the air inciting violence and insurrection every day?
“Freedom isn’t owning 25 rifles. Freedom is being able to go the mall and not get killed by one.”
Fox and the rest are only in it for the money. Racism sells for millions of people.
And all of that is about getting those people to the polls to vote R so the GOP can give massive tax breaks to rich people and corporations.
Tails wagging dogs wagging tails and tax cuts signed in blood.