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From: Vote out the Repukes in 2018 (1markl78)Aug-12 11:44 PM 
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— "I'm not going to make any bones about it. I place the blame for a lot of what you're seeing in American today right at the doorstep of the White House and the people around the president." — Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer, a Democrat.

— "Mr. President - we must call evil by its name. These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism." — Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., on Twitter.

— "Very important for the nation to hear @potus describe events in #Charlottesville for what they are, a terror attack by #whitesupremacists" — Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Twitter.

— "@POTUS needs to speak out against the poisonous resurgence of white supremacy. There are not "many sides" here, just right and wrong." - Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., on Twitter.

— "As @POTUS Trump said, "We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation... & true affection for each other." #Charlottesville" — Vice President Mike Pence on Twitter.

— "There is only one side. #charlottesville" — Former Vice President Joe Biden on Twitter.

— "Even as we protect free speech and assembly, we must condemn hatred, violence and white supremacy." — Former President Bill Clinton on Twitter.

 "The violence, chaos, and apparent loss of life in Charlottesville is not the fault of "many sides." It is racists and white supremacists." — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat.

— "We reject the racism and violence of white nationalists like the ones acting out in Charlottesville. Everyone in leadership must speak out." — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican and Trump supporter.

— "We should call evil by its name. My brother didn't give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home. -OGH" — Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, on Twitter.

— "We must ALL condemn domestic terror & stand together against racism, hate and evils that if left unchecked will tear us apart #Charlottesville — Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., on Twitter.

— "White supremacists, Neo-Nazis and anti-Semites are the antithesis of our American values. There are no other "sides" to hatred and bigotry." — Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., on Twitter.

— "The President's talk of violence 'on many sides' ignores the shameful reality of white supremacism in our country today, and continues a disturbing pattern of complacency around such acts of hate." — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.


— "Trump comments were good. He didn't attack us. He just said the nation should come together. Nothing specific against us. ... No condemnation at all. When asked to condemn, he just walked out of the room. Really, really good. God bless him." — Daily Stormer, a white supremacist website promoting the Charlottesville demonstration as part of its Summer of Hate edition.

  • Edited August 12, 2017 11:45 pm  by  Vote out the Repukes in 2018 (1markl78)

From: gattoclassAug-13 6:52 AM 
To: Vote out the Repukes in 2018 (1markl78)  (2 of 59) 
 207885.2 in reply to 207885.1 

The Donald pontificated endlessly over the need to explicitly name one extremist movement as "radical Islamic terrorists" on the grounds that you can't effectively combat them without clearly identifying them. But when white supremacists are the culprits, suddenly the Donald gets uncharacteristically coy and can only bring himself to condemn violence "on many sides"? Why is that? Because a politician can't afford to publicly repudiate his own base.


From: EastofWestAug-13 7:28 AM 
To: Vote out the Repukes in 2018 (1markl78)  (3 of 59) 
 207885.3 in reply to 207885.1 

I have to say I am surprised but pleased that so many Republicans are coming out and criticizing Trump for protecting his base and blaming it on "many sides".


From: BerryStephAug-13 8:06 AM 
To: Vote out the Repukes in 2018 (1markl78)  (4 of 59) 
 207885.4 in reply to 207885.1 

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., on Twitter.

Evil bitch.

U.S. House backs resolution to condemn Goldstone Gaza report - August 15, 2010 - Resolution denouncing report passed 344-36; Palestinian endorsement to be brought to GA on Wed.

... The Ros-Lehtinen/Berman resolution defines the report as ... biased and unworthy of further consideration, ... U.S. Representative Howard Berman, chairman of the Foreign Relations committee, said recently at the Jerusalem Conference.

And at Wikispooks:

Ros-Lehtinen recieves considerable campaign donations from Irving Moskowitz, believed to be profiting from Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.[1] The lobby group J Street has called on Ros-Lehtinen to return campaign contributions from Moskowitz, saying he "actively works to derail the chances for a two-state solution".[2]

Ros-Lehtinen is a strong supporter of Israel and opposes US support to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the Palestinian Authority (PA).[3]

After comments by State Department over Israeli settlements, she demanded that the Obama administration halt its "condemnations" of "an indispensable ally and friend of the United States."

In September 2011 she she introduced a bill to cut off US funding to any UN organization that recognises Palestinian statehood.[4] This was most unpopular with the US State Department who "slammed" the bill.

She played the leading role (with Tom Lantos) in enacting the embargo on the Palestinian Authority in 2005. As revenge for the Mecca agreement she influenced the congress to withhold $86 million in "security assistance" meant for Mahmoud Abbas (which was promised in return for collaboration against Hamas with US-Israel). To preempt the Baker-Hamilton Commission’s recommendations for opening talks with the Hamas-led Palestinian government, Ros-Lehtinen, along with Tom Lantos, authored and got congressional approval for the Palestinian Anti-Terror Act of 2006, on behalf of AIPAC, which put a ban on any such talks. With Tom Lantos, she also spearheaded a resolution "that calls on the president to instruct government officials to match any reference to Palestinian refugees in international fora with a reference to Jewish and Christian refugees from Arab lands." [5]

According to her House biography, she is a proponent of "increased support for Israel," and "continues to be a fighter for our U.S. ally, Israel, participating in the Jewish Federation’s fund-raising phone-a-thons in Miami, as well as numerous visits to Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, and the Golan Heights".

And terrorist:

Ros-Lehtinen stirred controversy by calling for the assassination of Cuban Leader Fidel Castro. She appears in the British documentary 638 Ways to Kill Castro, saying: "I welcome the opportunity of having anyone assassinate Fidel Castro and any leader who is oppressing the people." After a 28-second clip began circulating on the Internet, she claimed the filmmakers spliced clips together to get the sound bite. Twenty-four hours after the controversy erupted, director Dollan Cannell sent unedited tapes of his interview with Ros-Lehtinen to reporters.[6] The uncut version contradicted Ros-Lehtinen's response and showed that she had twice welcomed an attempt on Castro's life. Though she attempted to distance herself from her denial, filmmaker Cannell requested an apology, which has not been forthcoming.[7]


From: Vote out the Repukes in 2018 (1markl78)Aug-13 9:10 AM 
To: gattoclass  (5 of 59) 
 207885.5 in reply to 207885.2 

Trump is afraid of Steve Bannon....that's it in nutshell.   I'm betting Trumpie is going to be totally pissed at Fox News for agreeing about the white supremacists/KKK/Neo Nazi rally.  Already David Duke is calling Fox News Fake News.    LOL

David Duke

Unbelievable - FOX has proved themselves to be FAKE NEWS (once again)... these people are subversive entities who simply talk a good game.  


From: Vote out the Repukes in 2018 (1markl78)Aug-13 9:12 AM 
To: EastofWest  (6 of 59) 
 207885.6 in reply to 207885.3 

Yep....and this will tick off Trumpie too.  David Duke already tweeted that Fox news is Fake News.   I was surprised that these 3 folks were condemning the rally.

Click on post then click on link to see the 3 TRUMP hero's picture on Fox.  This will totally get Donnie boy upset!  Yipee



From: doowright DelphiPlus Member IconAug-13 10:57 AM 
To: Vote out the Repukes in 2018 (1markl78) unread  (7 of 59) 
 207885.7 in reply to 207885.1 

I must have missed all the calls from Democratic leaders and legislators for investigations into the domestic terrorism at Berkeley.

"If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free."-P.J. O'Rourke

From: EastofWestAug-13 10:58 AM 
To: doowright DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 59) 
 207885.8 in reply to 207885.7 

There you go again, false equivalency boy.


From: doowright DelphiPlus Member IconAug-13 11:05 AM 
To: EastofWest  (9 of 59) 
 207885.9 in reply to 207885.8 

EastofWest said...

There you go again, false equivalency boy.

Where is the fallacy? The Berkeley terrorists specifically wanted to discourage free speech. And they were domestic, unless you have evidence that they were mostly illegal immigrants. Oh, I think I see, antifa has an organized agenda of terrorism, whereas the idiots at Charlottesville are just vandals and thugs. Point taken.

"If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free."-P.J. O'Rourke

From: EastofWestAug-13 11:10 AM 
To: doowright DelphiPlus Member Icon  (10 of 59) 
 207885.10 in reply to 207885.9 

Which specific acts of terrorism are you talking about? Please post a link.


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