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Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 11/19/14

  • Bryan Fischer likens being gay to rape.
  • Are we creating robots that will defy the word of God?
  • BarbWire's Gina Miller says that the reason Republicans won't impeach President Obama is because the Left will literally seek to burn America to the ground if they do.
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert thinks he is being quite clever.
  • Finally, thanks to ALIPAC's William Gheen, we learned some new things about ourselves today, like the fact that PFAW apparently supports "the racist mass murder of American citizens by illegal alien and drug importing Mexican gangs!"

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 11/17/14

  • Rick Santorum will reportedly announce by June of 2015 whether he is going to run for president.
  • William Gheen asks ALIPAC members to tell their members of Congress: "My family did not fight two World Wars and a Revolutionary War to protect America's Constitution and freedoms for you to facilitate Obama acting as a dictator and aiding an invasion of the United States of America that is killing American jobs and killing American citizens!"
  • Jesse Lee Peterson defends Bill Cosby: "The liberal elite power brokers in the Democratic Party can’t allow Cosby’s call for responsibility to get a foothold in the black community because it threatens the powerful grip they have on black voters."
  • Matt Barber likens Scott Lively to Jesus.
  • David Lane anticipates that soon "'the piercing arrow from God’s quiver' will open all eyes to the advantages of a Christian culture — a way of life stolen in 1963 by the false god of Secularism."
  • Finally, Glenn Beck reveals that God told him that "what you do in your life will be a pivot point" when he was seven years old.

Gheen: GOP's 'Immediate Focus' Should Be Impeaching And Prosecuting Obama

In the wake of last night's elections, which saw Republicans gain control of the Senate and gave the party complete control of Congress, William Gheen of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC is wasting no time in calling upon the GOP to use its newfound power to "investigate, impeach, and prosecute Obama."

Gheen, a radical anti-immigration activist who once threatened that violence may be necessary to stop President Obama's war on "White America," sent out an email early this morning declaring that the GOP's victories "will be short lived" if it does not immediately take steps to remove Obama from office:

The mandate from the American public in 2014 is not to go to DC to "work together" with Democrats, but to stop Obama and to stop Obama's abuses of power and violations of the existing federal laws and US Constitution on immigration and other matters.

ALIPAC is encouraging lawmakers to build and sustain the momentum of the 2014 elections by making the immediate focus investigating the Obama administration and proceeding to impeach and prosecute all who are found to be in violation of US laws!

"America's problems are not legislative, they are structural! We need Constitutional governance restored in America, illegal activity in the Obama administration stopped and those responsible brought to justice more than we need any legislation from the new Republican Congress!" said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. "If the GOP pursues amnesty, the party will split and be dashed upon the political rocks of history in 2016. If they investigate, impeach, and prosecute Obama, Holder, and Lerner, then the criminal revelations could permanently destroy the Democratic Party which could go the way of Acorn!"

The Obama administration has engaged in many impeachable and criminal activities that were major driving forces in the historic Republican backlash against Obama that manifested in the 2014 elections.

These scandals that need investigation and justice applied include, but are not limited to, the Fast and Furious Gunwalker scandal, Eric Holder's contempt of Congress charges, the mishandling of the Benghazi crisis, Obama's first DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) amnesty decree, the Obama border surge federal smuggling ring, ATF Grenade Smuggler scandal, using the IRS to target Obama's political opponents, spying on members of the media, refusing to enforce existing immigration and border laws, DOJ lawsuits and other decrees designed to protect and encourage illegal immigrants in America, recess appointments made by the President when Congress was not in session, and DHS efforts to demonize Obama's political opponents and conservatives as domestic terrorists, to name a few!

Rhetoric on ISIS Shows the Right Wing Is Out of Touch with Reality

It’s not hard to understand that the Right Wing is out of touch, but sometimes it is hard to recognize just how out of touch its leaders really are.

Take, for instance, ISIS, the group of radical militants committing atrocities across Iraq and Syria, recently beheading two American journalists among many others. It’s a scary organization, but to the Right, it’s not as scary as, say, comprehensive immigration reform.

To Pat Buchanan, the threat of immigration and the “decomposition of this country” is significantly greater than that of ISIS. William Gheen of the anti-immigrant group Americans for Legal Immigration (ALIPAC) also claimed that undocumented immigrants are a greater threat to America than ISIS since, according to Gheen, “ISIS could cut off the heads of journalists once a month for the next five years and that’s not going to destroy America, but Obama’s pumping of illegal immigrants into the country will.”

Nor is immigration the only domestic issue the Right thinks bears a resemblance to a vicious foreign threat.

Vic Eliason and Mat Staver last week linked same-sex marriage in the U.S. to the beheadings by ISIS. According to Eliason and Staver, gay rights advocates are destroying morality and biblical values and creating an anything-goes society where people do whatever they need to—killing or beheading—to get what they want, just like ISIS.

What’s terrifying about these comments isn’t that they’re extreme, but that these right wing figures aren’t speaking in a vacuum. Their audience continues to represent an important part of the GOP base, and in some cases these speakers have a direct line to Republican politicians.

As progressives, we can’t ignore this extremism just because it seems disconnected from reality. For the far right, that’s never been an obstacle at all.

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The Right Wing's Immigration Hysteria: Round-Up

Here’s a round-up of last week’s Right Wing immigration hysteria:

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What Cantor’s Defeat Says About Money In Politics

As the news of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s surprising loss last night to Tea Party challenger David Brat sinks in, Brat’s anti-immigrant extremism is increasingly coming into the spotlight. Today Right Wing Watch wrote that Brat actively sought out the endorsement of ALIPAC, an anti-immigrant hate group whose leader has suggested that violence may be necessary to quell President Obama’s supposed war on “white America.” Brat campaigned on the claim that a vote for Cantor was “a vote for amnesty.”

But there is another aspect to the race also worth paying attention to: Brat’s focus on corruption in Washington. This morning our friends at Public Campaign pointed out that Brat, who was vastly outspent by Cantor, consistently made speaking out against political corruption a part of his campaign. In his victory speech, Brat said to supporters: “What you proved tonight was dollars don’t vote — you do.”

The overwhelming majority of Americans (92 percent of voters, according to a November 2013 poll) think it’s important for elected officials do more to reduce money’s influence on elections — a statistic we often highlight in our work for urgently-needed campaign finance reforms. What last night’s news brings to the foreground is the obvious fact that this 92 percent cannot possibly reflect Americans of only one political leaning. A commitment to fighting corruption and the outsized influence of big money in politics is a deeply-held belief of people of all political stripes, whatever their other beliefs may be.

This morning Politico proclaimed, “Big money couldn’t save Eric Cantor.” And despite Brat’s extremism, there is something hopeful about the fact that people can fight back against the tidal wave of cash flooding our electoral system. To be sure, this outcome is the exception rather than the rule. More than nine times in ten, the better-financed congressional candidate wins. In the post-Citizens United and post-McCutcheon campaign finance landscape, to pretend that money doesn’t matter hugely in the outcome of elections — and in who has access to and influence over politicians once the election is over — is to be willfully blind.

But it’s also important to be reminded that when voters set their minds to it, they still have the power to reshape our nation — for good or ill.

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