Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Today In Both Sides Do It


Brother Charles Pierce still has one more week of submarine spotting duty, so while he's away, I have asked our kitchen to whomp up an occasional Stupid For Lunch Suboxone buffet to help his readers with their with jitters.  I'm not going to lie: you are going to find the odd Bandaid in the Shepherd's Pie and I cook with real butter, dammit, butter.  But the bar is fully stocked and no one will look at you funny if you step to the line, make some grandiose toast, and peg your shot glass into the fireplace in the traditional Callahan fashion.

I today's exciting episode, while Trump and Huckabee mesmerize the Beltway by slugging it out Godzilla vs. Mothra-style on the "Say Insane Things and Never Fucking Apologize" Republican main stage, Daily Caller keyboardist and bilaterally-symmetrical-American, Matt Lewis, picks up some beer money working the Both Siderist parking lot (h/t Blue Gal.)

Sure, some people who pretend to be Conservatives appear to have finally gotten up the courage to embrace their Inner Klansman and go abroad in the world nekkid and unashamed, and Lord knows that's not good:
Twitter’s Right-Wing Civil War

For a not-insignificant portion of the online right, a new form of white nationalism is taking root—and it coincides with the rise of Donald Trump.

The newfangled slur “cuckservative”—a portmanteau which combines the word‬ “cuckold” (which has both sexual and racial overtones with the word “conservative”—has been gaining steam online these last few days.‬ So much so that, the other day, it‬ reached a threshold where I felt it warranted comment. So I did, and that’s when the fun began.

Who knows when these things reach a tipping point? But this new term— typically employed in defense of Donald Trump — was especially seedy. The danger is that otherwise well-meaning grassroots conservatives might mistakenly think‬ this term, which, at best, is meant to be emasculating, was merely an‬ anodyne synonym for RINO. Instead, it’s a rallying cry for white supremacists and “neoreactionaries” who, for whatever reason, seem to back Trump.
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Yeah.  "for whatever reason".  Right,

But isn't it great that Moral Exemplars like Ewik Son of Ewik are rising to the occasion and disciplining these pesky outliers who are splashing their icky hatemud on real Conservatism:
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I also think Erickson is also on to something when he talks about his‬ faith. This kind of cynical tribalism doesn’t just thrive in a world‬ based on scarcity and fear (which is the opposite of faith), but it’s‬ also contrary to all the teachings of Christ. As a rising leader of‬ the conservative movement, kudos to Erickson for demonstrating moral‬ courage here.

Sometimes people rise to the occasion, and I think it’s notable that we now have people who made their names as big RINO-hunters—that is, the bloggers and pundits who made their name attacking Republican moderates and movement sell-outs—are now, for the first time I’ve seen, actively trying to police the far-right. Conservatives are waking up to the fact that the racists on our side need to be killed with fire.
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And anyway, isn't the real problem with TheGreatestCountryGodEverMade the extremes on...

...wait for it...

...wait...

...waaaaait...

...Both Sides! (emphasis added)
I‬ fear that more people on both ends of the political spectrum are‬ embracing what should be fringe‬ views in America. I can’t police the left, but my hope in writing this‬ is to sound the alarm on the right. And message is simple: Be‬ optimistic about America. Embrace our pluralistic society. And don’t let these vile goddamn racists pollute our message. They are not our friends, they are not on our team, and conservative leaders must roundly condemn them.
Bon appetite, Murrica!

7 comments:

Jerry B said...

Be careful the monsters you create and don't be surprised when they return to destroy you. - The moral of Shelly's "Frankenstein".

I've been telling RWs that for years but they never listen.

Kathleen O'Neill said...

Shorter Matt Lewis, according to the teachings of Christ, Conservative white supremacists can hurl vile insults at Democrats and Obama but "Conservatives" who do same to Republicans make Jesus cry.

Makes sense to me.

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

Ya know what's really gonna be fun?

The "white nationalist" hatebots are more and more openly expressing contempt for Christianity, which is racially egalitarian, after all.

White Nationalists vs. Conservative Evangelicals!

Let's get ready to RUMMMBLE! ^_^

ad215632-3555-11e5-8ce5-efae10854815 said...

Cuckold has racial overtones? That's news to me, and not according to my dictionary, a Random House Unabridged.

DeistPaladin said...

Last night, I had the weirdest experience. I was listening to some snippets of Trump as played on the Rachael Maddow Show and... I found myself... agreeing with Trump.

Trump was speaking about how Perry's glasses don't make him smart, how the Republicans were just running for office and getting nothing done when they got there and how Walker's administration of Wisconsin has been an unmitigated disaster.

I listen to him make three points and he made 3 for 3.

It was so weird ...until I realized that even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Lawrence said...

The term and concept of cuckold is a big deal on Red Pill and other MRA cesspools. I imagine you would find patient zero there for this new disease vector that is going to replace "RINO" and/or "Squish", the way the Black Death moved in on Leprosy's gig.

DrBB said...

I'm patiently waiting to hear from them which liberal extremists are doing the lefty equivalent of dog-whistling hate groups. I'm not even sure what that equivalent would be, actually. But I don't think Elizabeth Warren going after Wall Street chiselers qualifies. Or Bernie Sanders saying "Hey maybe we should spend some money on schools and infrastructure instead of blowing shit up, just for a change of pace."