The Hill: Reagan disparaged ‘monkeys from those African countries’ in call with Nixon in unearthed tapes

BREAKING NEWS: So it turns out the Republican Party has been harboring white supremacists with racist agendas for decades. Who knew?

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CNN: Lou Dobbs Peddles Conspiracy Theory About Suspicious Packages

The banality of right-wing conspiracy theory peddling is truly limitless. I suppose many of you have heard about the explosive packages that someone has been sending to Democratic politicians across the country. Lou Dobbs of the Fox Business Network would like us all to think that this is really a “false flag” operation that is being carried out by Democrats “to make the Republicans look bad.” There are a few serious errors in Dobbs’ theory here:

  • The Republicans don’t need any help in looking bad. They have already permanently tarnished their party’s reputation by selling themselves out to Donald Trump. There is literally nothing the Democratic Party can do to make the opposition look any worse when it is already taking it up the ass from a self-proclaimed nationalist who behaves like a would-be dictator.

  • Common sense dictates that if you are receiving bombs in your mail, the person sending them really doesn’t like you. One does not normally send lethal devices to people one appreciates. While it is entirely possible that some whacko thinks he might be helping the Democrats by doing this, the chances of this actually being the case are infinitesimal. It’s much more likely that this person just wants to intimidate and kill high profile Democrats.

Yeah, I know it’s pointless. It’s not like Lou Dobbs gives a shit what I think. But for the record, I think he belongs in a padded cell with Alex Jones, who shares a similar interest in “false flag” fearmongering.

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CNN: McConnell Says Federal Efforts to Prevent School Shootings are Limited to Appropriating Funds

“You would think, given how much it takes to get on an American plane or given how much it takes to get into courthouses, that this might be something that we could achieve, but I don’t think we could do that from Washington, I think it’s basically a local decision,” said the Kentucky Republican, who is a staunch Second Amendment advocate.

It’s funny how conservatives seem to think that banning abortion or same-sex marriage should be federal decisions that are handed down from on high; yet when it comes to  things like guns and the safety of our children while they are at school, they fall back on the old “Local government is better” routine. Considering that Kentucky has just cut dental and vision coverage for nearly 500,000 Medicaid recipients, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that Mitch McConnell apparently thinks mass murder is a more humane and effective population control method than educating kids about contraception or allowing women to terminate their unwanted pregnancies.

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