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A Female Veteran is Knocking Down Political Doors

This Air Force veteran's campaign, "Doors," has gained over 4 million views on social media.

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A female Air Force veteran with 4 million ad views on her side is not only opening doors for others, but is actively trying to bulldoze them down in the state of Texas by running up against Rep. John Carter (R-Texas).

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Coming off the heels of political chaos at the border, Americans are still feeling emotionally affected by Trump's family separation immigration policy.

According to the Washington Post, Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant, called the Red Hen, while out to dinner with friends.

"The cheese course was already on the table" when the owner pulled her to the side and asked that she leave because of her political party's policies.

The Post reported that the owner, Stephanie Wilkinson, politely refused to serve Sanders because "Sanders works for and defends an inhumane and unethical administration."

"I'm not a huge fan of confrontation," Wilkinson said. "I have a business, and I want the business to thrive. This feels like the moment in our democracy when people have to make uncomfortable actions and decisions to uphold their morals."

However, the decision to ask Sanders to leave seems to boil down to basic human ethics rather than because of her being simply a conservative.

Just last week, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirsten Nielsen was heckled by a crowd of protesters while eating at a Mexican restaurant in Washington, D.C.

According to CNN, Nielsen was sitting quietly in back of the MXDC Cocina Mexicana restaurant, not too far from the White House, when she began getting booed and sarcastically questioned:

"Aren't you a mother too?"

"How do you sleep at night?"

"Do you hear the babies crying?"

"If the kids don't eat in peace, you don't eat in peace."

Those are many examples of statements that seem to have less to do with being a Republican, and more to do with being undoubtedly immoral.

Dean Obeidallah, a former attorney and political op-ed contributor for CNN, expressed similar observations regarding recent oppositions.

"Let's make it clear, this is not about asking someone to leave or heckling them simply because they are Republicans or conservatives," he wrote.

"That would be wrong. This is about targeting people who are very publicly involved in formulating and defending Trump's immoral policies."

Obeidallah pointed out that people didn't yell, "Get out of here because you're a Republican" but instead made chants that were specific to Trump's family separation immigration policy literally, "speaking truth to power."

Additionally, Trump is just a percentage point away from former President Richard Nixon when it comes to the total of Americans who want him impeached, according to Newsweek.

And though Sanders was offended by Wilkinson requesting that she leave by – ironically – writing, "I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so. Her actions say far more about her than about me," Wilkinson has no regrets.

"I would have done the same thing again," Wilkinson said. "We just felt there are moments in time when people need to live their convictions. This appeared to be one."

Conservative Media Sued by Brother of Murdered DNC Worker As Crazy Conspiracy Theories Continue

Aaron Rich is suing for defamation, saying conservative figures and media have behaved with "reckless disregard for the truth."

Nearly two years after his death, Seth Rich's family is still dealing with a nightmare from the conservative media that continues pushing conspiracy theories surrounding his murder. But they're not taking it lying down.

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The Capital of Shithole Country Is in Florida

The president knows exactly how to feed his base. That's why you don't hear Republicans complaining or even criticizing. Meanwhile, the old white man billionaire administration and its agenda keeps rolling along.

Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida / MAR-A-LAGO WEBSITE

Trump knows exactly what he's doing. After being told by the Mercers that he had to fire Bannon, he had to prove to his base that he is indeed the real king of Shithole Country.

He did that by giving his base a little of the "he's saying what we're all thinking" magic, a phrase I often heard from white people during the campaign (admit it, white people, you heard it too).

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The President of the United States said, "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

But you know what? He's right! Not about the people emigrating, about the shithole country within our own borders.

We are already infested with millions of people in states that chronically drag down our economy. States that dramatically lag — and have for 100 years — in national averages for per capita GDP, healthcare, and education, and exceed national averages on opiate prescriptions, poverty and social security disability recipients (Alabama is #1, Mississippi is #5). States that take more federal money than they give. Laggard states are where the core of Trump's 35 percent support base lives. People who welcome and reward overt appeals to racism. People who enable the white billionaire's agenda.

So go burn a cross. Worship in a hate-filled tax exempt "church." Tell your little joke about mud people. Fly the flag of your defeated nation over your statehouse. Erect statues of defeated generals and war criminals like Bedford Forrest. Cheer your president. But I don't want to pay for it with my taxes anymore.

We have to stop talking about "unconscious bias" and start acknowledging chronic and overt bias, bigotry and sexism. The things that got the president elected. We need to stop "sensitivity training" and start firing people! Fire them now. Reason? You violate our values! You're offensive! And you drag down productivity.

We all owe Trump a debt of gratitude. There's no point in pretending there are good people on both sides. Trump has proven the futility of trying to accommodate the citizens of the shithole country within our own borders. We have to live with them, I suppose, but no more welfare and white affirmative action!

Don't work for companies that tolerate shithole people. Divest yourself and your company of them. As you escort them out, don't resist the urge to say, "Pssst, Mexico isn't paying for a wall. AMF."

Finally, we white people need to take ownership of the mess we created. An environment where calling Mexicans rapists wasn't a career ending event. An environment where the white Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and the white Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are silent on the fitness of this old white man president. We own this, I don't care who you voted for.

Oh, and by the way, my ancestors came from countries that were considered shitholes when they emigrated.

 

 

Blacks More Likely to Abuse Drugs Due to 'Character Makeup' and 'Genetics,' Says State Rep. Alford

Republican from Kansas cited decades-old racist propaganda to back his claim, then denied he's a racist.

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A 75-year-old white state representative from Kansas over the weekend cited 1930s racist propaganda in his argument against legalizing marijuana.

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Gov. Mike Pence Accused of Voter Suppression

Nearly 45,000 people, mostly African Americans, may not be able to vote in Indiana on Election Day.

Indiana Gov. and Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Mike Pence. REUTERS

A progressive advocacy group is accusing Indiana Gov. and Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence of voter suppression after police launched an investigation into numerous cases of "voter fraud."

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Black Cops Speak Out Against FOP's 'Outrageous Bigot' Trump Endorsement

"The Trump campaign is racist, sexist, anti-gay. It's a divisive campaign that's now dividing law enforcement."

The endorsement of Trump by the Fraternal Order of Police appears to have driven a wedge between many Black cops and their white brothers in blue.

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Charlotte Protesters 'Hate white people because white people are successful'

Republican Congressman Robert Pittenger blamed Black resentment of whites as the reason for the protests, not police injustice.

Black citizens in Charlotte are not necessarily protesting due to police injustice, but rather because they "hate white people because white people are successful and they're not," according to a U.S. congressman who represents a district in that city.

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Trump Jr. Invokes Nazi Propaganda in Comparison of Syrian Refugees to Skittles

A meme on Donald Trump Jr.'s Twitter account has numerous racist origins — including an anti-Semitic children's book published in 1938.

Donald Trump Jr. on Monday night tweeted out a photo comparing Syrian refugees to Skittles that has garnered a lot of attention from social media, political figures and even Skittles' parent company.

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Mike Pence Declines to Call Former KKK Leader David Duke 'Deplorable'

The GOP vice presidential nominee says he doesn't want to be uncivil.

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GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence this week declined to call former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke "deplorable," despite even his fellow Republicans urging him to do so.

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Trump Staffers Blatantly Racist on Social Media

AP investigation finds messages that "were overtly racially charged, supportive of violent actions, or broadly hostile to Muslims."

A report by The Associated Press, examining the social media accounts of dozens of current and former staffers employed by both the Trump and Clinton campaigns, reveals Trump's campaign staff share offensive views publicly.

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White Supremacists See Trump as 'Real Opportunity'

The head of the American Nazi Party says Trump's "campaign statements, if nothing else, have SHOWN that 'our views' are NOT so 'unpopular.'"

While Trump has alienated entire groups of people, from Latinos to Muslims to many veterans, the Republican presidential nominee has been very successful in attracting the support of groups most candidates actually avoid.

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