We heard it in the 1930’s:
“The streets of our country are in turmoil. The Universities are filled with students rebelling and rioting. Communists are seeking to destroy our country.” – Adolf Hitler
We heard it in 1950:
“I have here in my hand a list of 205 [State Department employees] that were known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping the policy of the State Department.” - Senator Joseph McCarthy
We heard it recently:
“Like it or not, we are becoming a communist country. That’s what’s happening, the radical left democrat communist party." - Donald Trump
We even heard it in the previous comment thread:
"I never said "democrats are communists who hate America". But since you brought it up, prove they aren't." - Peter Henderson
“Commies are everywhere! The democrat communist party wants their Marxist CRT in grade schools and math books! Commie teachers are brainwashing our children!”
The following exchange is from the comment thread at fellow blogger Tom Degen’s post on Marjorie Taylor Greene, “The Queen of Accidental Comedy”. And yes, she also said, "The Democrats are launching a communist takeover of our country with their so-called "infrastructure" bill and Biden's budget."
The best thing I can say about Marshall Marge is, it's better to have someone evil and stupid in Congress than someone evil and smart.
MTG is a nut job. Luckily she is a rarity on
the conservative side and on the far fringe.
The left's nut jobs are many and currently in positions of great power, hence the calamitous decline in our nation and world standing. Biden should be in the Alzheimer's wing of an assisted living home and not in the oval office. I guess the leftist lunatics really in charge find him to be a useful mouthpiece despite the nonsensical crap he spews each time he tries to speak to the public though. It is scary because the leftist fringe IS the mainstream of that failed political movement now.
"MTG is a nut job."
Darrell is correct, but he follows Dear Leader's Big Lie and calls Democrats commies.
These delusions are held by most conservatives these days.
I recall when Democrats were for the average Joe. Now Joe is for the far left fringe special interest groups, including ones that are self-avowed Marxists that do indeed despise America. These are not your father's Democrats anymore.
Darrell and MTG are on the SAME PAGE in that
hateful ideological position. They think Democrats are commies.
They really do.
Lately it seems anyone who supports democracy, voter rights and public education and healthcare is a "commie" to the fascist Trumpists.
Republicans have ALWAYS supported the rich and their agendas. They will cut food stamps for the poor and gut Social Security to give the rich more profits and tax breaks. We all know this.
Darrell has no problem with those who serve mammon over human beings.
I challenge Darrell to show us the names and statements of "avowed Marxists who indeed despise America" that Biden supports.
Yeah, we know. He can't.
But he BELIEVES it, and that is all that matters to him. Beliefs and Trump both trump facts with the radical Right.
Hell, the Republican Party claims Trump's attempt to overturn the election by sending his mob to storm the Capitol was "legitimate political discourse".
Can they be any more pathological in their lies?
Your fathers' Republicans were NOT Trumpists who stormed the Capitol to overturn a fair election because their Dear Leader is incapable of admitting he lost.
Just ask Darrell for evidence that the election was stolen.
I hope you have a long time to wait for his answer. He banned me before responding to this question.
He'll take just as long to inform us of the "Marxists" that Biden supports.
Darrell doesn't know how radicalized he's become. He's now a full-fledged Trumpist. A true believer.
I like Darrell, but I've witnessed him go from condemning Trump's incitement of his violent mob to defending the Big Lie that resulted in this horrible violation of our democracy and termination of our legacy of peaceful transition of power.
Who really hates America here?
Biden administration, that's who really hates America."
Vern the Anonymous Troll said, "Biden administration, that's who really hates America."
This is from a supporter of Trump and his coup.
We know what's behind this hatred. It's because the Biden Administration are all "communists", amirite?
This patently dishonest and delusional red-baiting and commie-calling serves only one purpose. It lends justification for the radical Right to HATE their fellow Americans who happen to disagree with them.
This is exactly the scapegoating and demonization that fascists and white nationalists employ to ramp up their false sense of victimization and blame for their opponents.
"If you don't agree with me, and believe Republicans and Trump, you obviously hate America! Trump won! Stop the steal! You're ALL commies."
One recent example is their hysteria over Critical Race Theory.
They inflame moral panic and bitter resentments by falsely saying CRT is taught in public elementary and high schools. They don’t understand this is not true, nor do they comprehend what CRT even is. Their propagandists define it for them, saying it is “Marxist indoctrination that teaches kids they are racists who hate America”.
Pure 100% bullshit.
We've seen this movie before. Their hate and lies are self-fueling and self-fulfilling.
If Trump can incite a mob to storm our Capitol, he can incite his cult into even more acts of violence and terrorism.
Remember he told the thugs they were "special" and he loves them.
All he has to do is declare open season on liberals, progressives and Democrats, and his enraged cult would start picking us off.
The hate and false justification for their hate are already in place.
They see dangerous enemies in those of us who promote racial and gender equality, equal justice under law, fair elections, voter rights, public healthcare and public education.
Their culture war is only one command away from open civil war. They await their Dear Leader's order to start shooting.
This is proven by the arrests of his Proud Boys and Oath Keepers who have admitted to it. They were told to “Stand back and stand by”.
They lust for the blood of Americans whom they've been indoctrinated to hate, and see as enemies.
Sounds just like a cult, doesn't it?
I pity them, but fear them. They are dangerous, and have proven to be a domestic threat as great as Jihadist terrorists.