GOP wingnut cool-aid

Wingnut Weekly – 8 Dec 2019

GOP wingnut kool-aid
Cartoonist Rob Rogers, who was fired for drawing cartoons that were critical of Trump, drew the above this past week to point out … “Republicans have been guzzling the Russian Kool-Aid about Ukraine and the 2016 election meddling. Why are they so eager to be used as Russian agents? Remember when the GOP was tough on the Soviets?“

A rather consistent wingnut strategy is not to make a compelling argument, but to instead falsely brand your opponents as literally evil incarnate. This quite literal demonisation is very blatant emotional manipulation that is designed to provoke an emotional response within their base that overrides any possibility of analytical thinking.

We see labels such as “demonic” and “evil” commonly applied to critics and opponents in a political context (see below). The actual “crimes” that many of these “evil” and “demonic” opponents are actually guilty of is open fact-based criticism of the lunacy and a desire to improve the lives of countless numbers with decent healthcare and education (Oh the evil … shudders).

We might be tempted to think this is new, but it is not. It is an old card being played. The word is Untermensch. It is quite literally a Nazi propaganda tool that involves labelling others as sub-human and inferior.

Wingnut proclamations from the last 7 days

Here for your enjoyment is this week’s selection of wingnut gems. It has all been mined from the stream of befuddled right-wing / religious proclamations …

The Cult of Trump ..

Paranoia …

  • Dave Daubenmire declares that Christian men are the most discriminated-against people in America.

Impeachment …

  • Joe Hoft calls for Democrats to be hanged for attempting to impeach Trump: … “This is another Democrat attempt to remove a President through any means necessary. It is seditious and treasonous. The Democrats in the 1860’s that were in on the Lincoln assassination were killed in their escape or hanged high. We are entering a new phase when it’s time to hold all seditious and treasonous Democrats who actively act to remove President Trump from office to the same fate!
  • Chris McDonald: ‘If They Committed Treason, They Need to Swing From Nooses’

Homophobia on Steroids …

  • E.W. Jackson Opposes Trump Judicial Nominee Because Gay People Cannot Be Fair and Objective
  • Mychal Massie vows that he will … “never bow before the altar of Baal. It is time we stand up to the alphabet homosexual offal cabals that think they can force and bully their chosen sexual perversions to be accepted as normal. Their arguments for invasion into every facet of culture are not persuasive; they are an insult to sanity.

Conspiracies …

The Pete Buttigieg fan club

The “I’m not convinced that’s a great comparison” category …

Highlight of the week

This InfoWars insider confession has turned up …

  • Former Infowars Employee: ‘We Made It Up’ ….”The information did not meet our expectations, so we made it up, preying on the vulnerable and feeding the prejudices and fears of Jones’s audience. We ignored certain facts, fabricated others and took situations out of context to fit our narrative

What else came out of the Wingnut fantasy land?

Lots of other stuff. 

As always, it is an endless stream. Some of it is sad, some is rather grim, and some is quite frankly hilarious. Here are a few more samples …

And in the good news section we have …

To finish, here are some items related to the season …

Finally, this Newspaper Typo accidentally announced that you could have pictures with Satan

…and that inspired this guy dressing up as “Satan” and Showing Up at a Christmas Parade to deliver what was promised …

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