What kind of monster is this?

“You rape our women and you're taking over our country.”

 He was known to make racist jokes.

He posted a picture of himself with a Confederate flag license plate and the flags of the racist Rhodesian and South African regimes. 

He drove over a hundred miles, through areas thick with churches, to find one that was predicably occupied by black people.

He sat with the people in the church for an our. 

Yet, somehow, the motivation is a mystery to the Republicans.

Jeb Bush:  “I don't know what was on the mind or the heart of the man who committed these atrocious crimes.

Rick Santorum:  “you know, you talk about the importance of prayer in this time and we’re now seeing assaults on our religious liberty we’ve never seen before.”

Carly Fiorina:  “We ought not to start immediately rushing to policy prescriptions or engaging in the blame game.”

Donald Trump:  “The tragedy in South Carolina is incomprehensible.

Rick Perry:  “Anytime there is an accident like this, the president is clear: He doesn’t like for Americans to have guns, and so he uses every opportunity, this being another one, to basically go parrot that message.

Seriously, this goes beyond the standard moral obtuseness we see from the Republican Party. A politician who absolutely refuses to admit that the motivation of this attack was racism, and who abolutely refuses to consider the role of guns in this kind of terrorist act, is a monster.

3 thoughts on “What kind of monster is this?

  1. (actually two fools, since he also had Ann Coulter for comic relief.)

    This guy tied himself in knots trying to avoid admitting that this was a racially motivated crime.  He kept attempting to argue that it was an attack against “Christianity!”

    He also rolled out what may be the new Republican default position on Climate Change in the wake of Pope Francis’ slam to the solar plexus of Denialists.

    He seemed to be admitting that it exists, but immediately turning on the ‘economic arguments’ against addressing it.  You know, the old job loss bull that’s supposed to win over the working class.  Only it’s quite obvious to Maher’s audience that the job creation opportunities in such a monumental undertaking tremendously outweigh any job losses in the fossil fuel industry.

  2. Both Scott Walker and Chris Christie said that racism was a motivation.  Not that they’d actually want to DO anything about systemic racism, but still…credit where credit is due.

  3. Because the Rich and Wall Street have created an economy where lower middle class Whites are on the edge of survival, I think Republicans are sending out a clear message that it’s okay for Whites to vent their frustrations on Blacks.  After all, the COPS have been doing it.

    It’s Okay to kill Blacks.  

    We don’t want Blacks killing Whites and we certainly don’t want Blacks and Whites killing the people who really need killing (See Jack’s list above).

    An attack on CHRISTIANITY?!  That’s a good one.  Thought only the Muslims did that.

    Boy, if we had a Black Liberation Army now, like in the 70s, that went on a ‘Kill Whitey’ rampage, I’ll bet all those listed above and many more would be calling for an All Out War on BLACK TERRORISM.  How’s come our goddamn Patriot laws aren’t invoked against White Cops and White Nazis who commit terrorism?

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