I invite the “conservatives” here to think about this and not reject the story because it is told by Mother Jones. It is a good example of the right wing fake outrage machine in action without regard to ethics, law or common sense.
The “issue” is that while it is difficult to find baby formula right now Biden and “leftists” are providing formula to “illegal babies” held at the border. Do these jackasses not understand that when you hold babies in prison you have a legal and moral obligation to feed them? It is not a hard concept really.
Let me repeat – There is a legal obligation to feed prisoners. The mothers of these babies are not free to go out and search for formula or substitutes.
And how significant is this terrible drain on available supplies? The figure is not published but estimates on the number formula-using babies in custody range from 300 – 1,000. Let’s say 1,000. In the United States there are approximately 10 million infants two and under. Less than a drop in the bucket.
This is a good example of the hard-core dishonesty that now permeates “conservative” America. This is NOT an issue. The government has done NOTHING wrong. Spreading the news of this “favoritism” for “illegal babies” is deliberately divisive. What a bunch of losers!
The Anti-Defamation League has released this new compilation on deadly political violence over the last ten years. The findings are clear. Deadly political violence is mostly committed on behalf of right-wing ideology. This fact has been noted before, but this careful compilation makes it even more clear – Political violence is a right-wing thing.
For the ten years ending in 2021, there were 443 deaths caused by politically motivated killings. 75% were the acts of “conservatives.” 4% were the acts of “leftists” and “black nationalists.” Almost all the rest was the result of the Islamist who killed 49 people at an Orlando night club in 2016.
The most recent example – the Buffalo massacre – is after the period studied but it illustrates how the inciteful and divisive rhetoric that is common on Fox News and other “conservative” outlets gets turned into deadly action. In this case, the maniac was literally quoting nonsense spread by Tucker Carlson.
This deadly pattern is not going to go away until EVERYBODY – not just Democrats – condemns the lies, distortions and hate speech that fuels it.
“Conservatives” have been working hard to spread the word about the threat to our nation of Critical Race Theory (“CRT”) the formerly obscure academic theory based on the evidence that there is systematic and often unconscious bias in our society and institutions that works to the detriment of non-white citizens. And while they have been spreading the word about CRT they have been spreading a theory of their own – White Replacement Theory (“WRT”). The theory that there is a monumental conspiracy afoot to replace white people, organize white genocide, and end European civilization as we know it.
You will find WRT being spread by many “conservative” journals and web sites, but there is one leading media figure with a bully pulpit who has made himself a vocal champion of WRT – Tucker Carlson. Here is a catalog and timeline of his promotion of WRT and related nonsense on his program. . .
This is some dangerous bullshit, and we see many of these absurd ideas and outright lies being repeated in forums like this one all over the country. Harmless rhetoric and hyperbole? Uh, No! Here is the latest tragic outrage directly caused by this racist agitprop that people spread without thinking.
At least according to Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance who recently made this remarkable claim. . .
“If you wanted to kill a bunch of MAGA voters in the middle of the heartland, how better than to target them and their kids with this deadly fentanyl? … It does look intentional. It’s like Joe Biden wants to punish the people who didn’t vote for him and opening up the floodgates to the border is one way to do it.”— GOP Senate candidate J.D. Vance, in an interview with Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit, April 29
This is compelling evidence of the sorry state of the Republican Party. Ohio is an important state. United States Senator is an important office. In a party controlled by the sane such nonsense would be disqualifying, but this race-baiting, Trump-endorsed jackass is the Republican nominee for that high office.
Obviously, the claim is beyond demented but MAGA Republicans eat this stuff up. But not everyone does. It triggered a detailed factcheck by the Washington Post which awarded Mr. Vance the coveted Four Pinnochios award!
For those without access, here is the conclusion. . .
“The Pinocchio Test
In just about every way, Vance’s outrage at Biden is misplaced. Fentanyl seizures have increased, not fallen, under Biden. Overdose deaths jumped sharply under Trump. As for Trump voters being supposedly targeted, people of color die at a higher rate from opioids than Whites. It’s bad enough to suggest that the president is deliberately trying to kill off Trump voters with illicit drugs. But it’s especially appalling to make such hyperbolic claims based on zero facts.
Activist federal judge who was found “Not Qualified” by the American Bar Association has thrown a monkey-wrench into the CDC’s efforts to control the interstate spread of Covid. This would be funny if the consequences were not so serious.
This is for you people who say you are FOR states rights, FOR the rule of law, and AGAINST “activist judges.” The Trump SCOTUS just acted against everything you SAY you stand for.
In 2020 Trump ordered a change in the interpretation of the Clean Water Act that for FIFTY YEARS had allowed states and other affected entities to be involved in the process of permitting pipelines, coal terminals and other facilities affecting waterways and wetlands. In response to a lawsuit by twenty-four states, various environmental groups, and tribes a Federal Court vacated the Trump order. Industry groups and eight GOP states immediately appealed. Without that appeal being resolved and without ANY argument or reason the Court voted 5-4 to vacate the initial court ruling and restore Trump’s usurpation of states rights to protect their own wetlands.
This decision was such a clear abuse of the process that Chief Justice Roberts voted with the dissent. The “shadow docket” is for emergencies. This was NOT an emergency. Five activist Justices just want the outcome of faster approvals without those annoying locals having a say.