tea klan

The Campaign of Unprecedented Hatred. #NeverTrump

Trump is white resentment, and decades of failed GOP promises, looking to burn the whole place down out of spite. His privilege and racism made it a cakewalk to get the nomination. The Tea Klan and alt-right media were harbingers. Trump made AM radio his platform. Hatred is their diet, and Trump fed them well.

Birther Boogaloo: You Tell Me
  • Reality Check: Okay, now, what are the specific requirements in the [TN Ballot Access] bill?
  • TN State Senator Mae Beavers: That they have to have the long-form birth certificate.
  • RC: What is the long-form birth certificate?
  • Beavers: Now, you’re asking me to get into a lot of things that I haven’t really looked into yet.
  • RC: [...] Are you aware that a lot of states now only give the short-form birth certificate?
  • Beavers: No, I only know about Tennessee, and I was born in Alabama. So I only know what I have seen.
  • RC: What if someone was not born in a hospital? It wouldn’t have an attending physician signature, so they wouldn’t be eligible to run in Tennessee if this bill passes. Is that correct?
  • Beavers: But they would have a birth certificate.
  • RC: Sure, but your bill doesn’t say birth certificate. It says “an original long-form birth certificate that includes date and place of birth, name of the hospital, the attending physician, and signatures of the witnesses.”
  • Beavers: And that’s normally what’s on a long-form birth certificate.
  • RC: It used to be, but as a matter of fact, the state of Hawaii, where President Obama was born, for people born since, I believe, around 2001, only gives the time of birth, the name of the parents, and the place of birth. Are you aware of the section of the Constitution called the full faith and credit clause? It’s in Article 4, Section 1.
  • Beavers: Yes.
  • RC: Well, do you know what it says about state documents?
  • Beavers: You tell me.
  • RC: It says that any state is required to accept the documents from another state. So that basically means that Tennessee has to accept a valid birth certificate from Hawaii or any other state.
  • Beavers: I have no knowledge of short-form birth certificates in Hawaii.
  • RC: [...] Mitt Romney may not be eligible under this bill. Are you aware of that?
  • Beavers: No, I wasn’t.
  • RC: Well, George Romney, his father, was born in Mexico. Mexico confers citizenship by jus soli, which is place of birth. So he was born with dual citizenship, and it also passes down. Unless George Romney somehow gave up his Mexican citizenship, Mitt Romney has dual citizenship.
  • Beavers: Obviously you’ve studied this whole thing.
Viewership of Al Jazeera is going up in the United States because it’s real news. You may not agree with it, but you feel like you’re getting real news around the clock instead of a million commercials and, you know, arguments between talking heads and the kind of stuff that we do on our news which, you know, is not particularly informative to us, let alone foreigners.
—  Hillary Clinton, in a statement that both praises Al Jazeera as a fine and uniquely informative news source and calls out the utterly defunct American MSM. Compare and contrast with W. Bush’s plan to blow up Al Jazeera headquarters.
Naturally, it is the Obama administration that is “dangerous to American values.”

Republicans have gone “full racist”. 

The coded “the other” narrative and Tea Klan movement was the start. Emboldened by Trump’s populist racism, the Senate right wing have done the unthinkable: they have vowed to destroy the Constitutional authority of the President and refuse to uphold their oath to protect and preserve the Constitution.