“The ideology of racism promoted by the @FoxNews and Co. breeds the terrorists who commit #CharlestonShooting”
“No alternative health care plan besides repealing #ACA or government shut down? Hack the ACA website. Conservative governance at its finest.”
“But what is also true is the likes of Alex Jones, the guy that has screamed abuse at me when he came on the show, a lot of these more extreme gun rights lobbyists, and I would actually put Wayne LaPierre from NRA in that category. They are whipping up the rhetoric to such an extreme level – ‘Obama is going to grab your guns, defend yourselves, arm yourselves,’ record gun sales after Sandy Hook and so on – is it surprising that you’re getting some people now flipping and doing this kind of thing [sending ricin-laced letters to Obama and Bloomberg]? Doesn’t surprise me.”
“This whole IRS thing has a whiff of Breitbart to it, peut être?”
“The IRS “scandal” is merely a Rovian pushback on C-4/C-3 regs. Now, there will be no regs. Which was the goal.”
“My thinking was when we beat them in 2012 that might break the fever, and it’s not quite broken yet.
I genuinely believe there are Republicans out there who would like to work with us but they’re fearful of their base and they’re concerned about what Rush Limbaugh might say about them. And as a consequence we get the kind of gridlock that makes people cynical about government.”
“Jeb Bush helped pave the way for this senseless tragedy and remains silent. What a political tragedy.”
“Left unchecked or unchallenged our biases, bigotry or stereotypes take over our better judgment. People – in Trayvon Martin’s case a teenager walking home from the store – are dehumanized into some form of ‘other’ unworthy of respect, and it’s justified as a way to make people some kind of separate and unequal status.
So, when Newt Gingrich, presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says that, quote, “really poor children in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working and have nobody around them who works. They have no habit of I do this and you give me cash, unless it’s illegal,” or Rick Santorum says, “I don’t want to make black people’s lives easier,” or Rush Limbaugh calls a presidential candidate, Senator Barack Obama a magic negro, or Mitt Romney says nothing at all, the effect is dangerous, because they reinforce and validate old stereotypes that associate the poor and welfare as criminal behavior with African-Americans and people of color, calling us lazy, undeserving recipients of public assistance. In the case of Trayvon, those festering stereotypes had lethal consequence.”