Anything less than kicking him out of the party and Congress is a "tacit acceptance of racism from the Republican Party," says Rep. Karen Bass.
Rep. Steve King's (R-Iowa) comments on white supremacy and white nationalism have sparked a call by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to kick him out of government altogether.
"If Republicans really believe these racist statements have no place in our government, then their party must offer more than shallow temporary statements of condemnation," said, CBC Chairwoman Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) in a statement.
"Instead, they must actually condemn Mr. King by removing him from his committee assignments so that he can no longer affect policies that impact the very people he has made it clear he disdains."
A clueless mother and "educator" writes about teaching her African daughters not to "see color."
A writer for the
Federalist, a conservative publication that uses tags in its stories like "Black Crime" to catalog incidents, and defended Roy Moore dating teenagers, wrote a story about her African adopted daughters not being Black girls, but Americans.
Georgia Coffey reached a tipping point when her request to condemn white supremacists after the deadly Charlottesville, Va., rally was squashed by a Department of Veterans Affairs communications official, according to emails
The top communications official at the Department of Veterans Affairs reportedly told Georgia Coffey, the chief diversity officer, not to condemn white supremacists after the deadly rally in Charlottesville, Va. Coffey chose to rock the bigot boat, but frustrated by lack of support from the Trump administration, she jumped ship.
"I think, at this point, everybody's qualified and everyone should run," Obama said, in jest. "I might even tap Sasha!"
We've never had a POTUS and FLOTUS like the Obama's before, and we've never had a Trump before. Two very different presidencies, one wrought with bigotry, racism and rampant white supremacy, and scandal, the other full of hope, unity and service. Former FLOTUS Michelle Obama says we need to pay attention to who is qualified in the next presidential election.
"I implored people to focus and think about what it takes to be commander-in-chief," Obama told Robin Roberts in a "20/20" interview, in reference to women electing a misogynist in 2016 instead of a qualified female candidate.
She expressed the importance of voting, but went beyond that to describe the kind of person qualified to run this country.
"The commander in chief needs to have discipline, and read, and be knowledgeable. You need to know history, you need to be careful with your words," she said.
"I'm going to be looking to see who handles themselves and each other with dignity and respect so that by the time people get to the general (election), people aren't beat up and battered," the former first lady, who said she will not run for president, stressed.
"I think this (Democratic nomination) is open to any and everybody who has the courage to step up and serve."
She even joked that at this point, anyone is qualified to run for president —even her daughter.
"I think, at this point, everybody's qualified and everyone should run," she said on Good Morning America "I might even tap (her younger daughter) Sasha!"
.@MichelleObama on whether Hillary Clinton should run for president in 2020: "I think at this point everybody is qualified and everybody should run. I might even tap Sasha!" https://t.co/E6lGKfK6oR pic.twitter.com/Axrvs7SDZQ
— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 13, 2018
Obama and her husband were about service before, during and after the presidency.
Candidates like Trump, drunk with power, have a past, present, and future that mirror that intoxication.
Coming off midterms there are questions about what to do next — investigations of Trump, what lessons did we learn articles, predictions of the 2020 election, but getting back to what a leader, a public servant of this country is supposed to do — lead by serving its people — is a message that voters can review candidate criteria with.
"It's amazing to me that we still have to tell people about the importance of voting," she said. "People have to be educated, they have to be focused on the issues and they have to go to the polls if they want their politics to reflect their values."
Obama explained, "Where I'm at right now is that we should see anybody who feels the passion to get in this race, we need them in there. Let's see who wants to roll up their sleeves and get in the race. That's what the primary process is for."
In looking at Trump's record, most of his decisions have been made to serve himself. His record of cheating employees out of money, not paying taxes, discriminating against Blacks in terms of who could claim residency in his buildings, misogynistic comments, scandals around payoffs for affairs — none of it shows signs of service.
Obama writes in her new memoir "Becoming" how Trump's division and bigoted messaging tactics to garner a movement to propel his campaign impacted her own family's safety:
"The whole [birther] thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed. But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks."
In current times, his decisions in the White House usually involve a lot of divisive words to spark attention from white supremacists, "look what I did" moments on twitter for validation, and little about what the country needs, but instead what the country should be afraid of.
And that is not why you get the job in the first place.
Meanwhile, his wife's social media refers to Nazi death camps as "work camps."
A Halloween event for families, "Trail of Treats," took place in Owensboro, Ky., and one father thought it would be a good idea to dress his 5-year-old as Adolf Hitler and himself as a Nazi soldier.
Bryant Goldbach's response: Anyone that knows us knows we love history.
The public and social media were not amused.
Goldbach said on Twitter, in defense of his son, that people came up to him shouting obscenities and threatening to rip that costume off him.
This dude is f*cking nuts. “Tolerant left." 😂. You can't justify this one man. #nazidad pic.twitter.com/EazvMd4Vt5
— Amber Burdette (@AmberBurdette) October 26, 2018
He initially was angry, telling people how dare they threaten a child.
He continued, "Yes liberalism is alive and well. And we had the displeasure of dealing with the fruits of the so called 'Tolerant Left.'"
When the backlash continued, Goldbach then told the The Owensboro Times, "I wasn't trying to make a statement or put my son in any position. It was bad judgment. I want people to know I am sorry."
"My brother is half-Iranian," Goldbach said. "I have Black friends. My last name is Jewish."
Local Rabbi Gary Mazo at Temple Adath B'nai Israel said:
"The fact that the father apologized is important; the fact he did not know the costumes would be offensive is a very sad reflection on our society.
"A good rule of thumb would be: 'if your costume calls to mind an event where millions were killed, choose another costume.' As we are learning through Megyn Kelly's words as well, costumes where someone dresses up deliberately to mock someone's race, religion or nationality should be avoided. If the purpose of Halloween is to have fun - bigotry, anti-Semitism and racism are not fun. That should be common sense. This is not being "politically correct" this is simply being respectful, understanding and kind.""
While Goldbach performs in both Civil War and World War II reenactments and dressed as a Confederate soldier for Halloween last year, he denied being a racist, referring to white supremacy as "disgusting."
But wait—if he didn't know the costumes we be offensive, why does it still smell like racism? Let's ask his bride, MaryAnne Goldbach, because she's not shy about her anti-Semitism. Posts recovered by Huffington Post showed comments in response to the backlash:
"This is what the mass media has portrayed the Holohoax. The truth is the media is controlled by Zionists. The so-called 'gas chambers' were delousing showers. He created work camps, not death camps."
Social media uncovered that Goldbach has had some rhetoric posted on his social media account:
"White pride doesn't mean hate… There is no need to feel guilty because of the past. If that offends you, your racist" said a flyer.
He lives in my town. He owns Goldbach's Watch Repair on Frederica St. It is not fake pic.twitter.com/OGS5x832Ev
— Les Hail Yes (@LesHailYes) October 26, 2018
They also claim that he works for Verizon and that his kids are in danger of his parenting:
This is Bryant Goldbach, an employee of yours in Owensboro, KY. He enjoys cosplaying himself and his family as nazis. And follows a few dozen Nazi/right wing extremist groups on social media. But I'm sure he just “appreciates history" pic.twitter.com/paUuepYRmE
— Tom Wolfson (@tom_wolfson) October 26, 2018
@CNN @NBCNews @GMA @TODAYshow Saw this man who calls himself Bryant Goldbach from Owensboro, KY and works for @verizon. This is not ok. @MSNBC @14news pic.twitter.com/DPdeuRhf4O
— Amber Burdette (@AmberBurdette) October 26, 2018
Someone from children's protective services needs to do an interview with the parents! I fear these kids will be taught hate to harm others.
— Mary Elizabeth 2Ω3Ω (@OldSoul_1111) October 27, 2018
This tone-deaf act happened just days before a shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue that ended 11 lives.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo blames Trump and Republicans for the violence. But, New York City has a history of violence from racists.
The far-right men's organization "Proud Boys" violently beat protesters Friday night following a Republican event in Manhattan. After inaction by the New York Police Department during the attack, three members of the racist gang were arrested — finally.
"I had more people at my niece's baby shower than this," said a counter-protester.
White supremacists gathering for the Unite the Right 2 rally on Sunday in Washington, D.C., showed up 40 strong. Meanwhile, thousands of people met in the city prepared for a counter-protest.
We are long past needing to be understanding of his supporters.
It's been one year since the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va. And now, we are all bracing for what is being called Unite the Right 2, planned for this weekend in the Washington, D.C. area. A state of emergency has been declared in Virginia ahead of the gathering of white supremacists and Neo-Nazis.
Products with anti-Black imagery as well as items with Nazi imagery for kids are being sold as corporate policies need to tighten.
Neo-Nazis are able to generate revenue, propagate their ideas and grow their movements because of the Amazon affiliate program's "inadequately enforced policies," according to a report released Friday.
"They see campuses as a fertile recruiting ground," said Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt.
White supremacist group Vanguard America vandalized a Black History Month poster at Middle Tennessee University last week with propaganda, along with "plastering college campuses with fliers, demonstrating the trend shows no signs of stopping," according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
John Schnatter is axed by the board. Crappy pizza, not protests about law enforcement injustice, to blame for declining sales.
John Schnatter, founder of Papa John's International and basher of NFL protests and the Affordable Care Act, will step down as chief executive weeks after the brand was coined the "official pizza of the alt-right."
DeAndre Harris, almost killed during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, faces the same charge as the men who assaulted him.
DeAndre Harris was almost beaten to death at the white supremacist "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12. Harris' bloody image circulated social media, resulting in shock and outrage.