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» The United States Does Not Torture

Speaking of stepping away from groups of people who are known to embrace racist sentiments .. check out this Vice News interview with Joe Walsh (57).

Former Tea Party congressman Joe Walsh tells Vice News that the Republican party is not a racist bigoted cruel party (30 Aug 2019).

This is one of the most fascinating political interviews I have ever seen .. for a number of reasons.

Which is why I am mentioning it here .. in this theme where I have already referenced Joe Walsh and some of the things he has said.

He attended the University of Chicago .. so he is no dummy. He is no hick.

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» Racism and the Racist Mindset Tends to be Associated with Backward Cultures and an Unenlightened Upbringing

I tend to associate people who embrace racist sentiments with a less-enlightened intellect.

I bet that Mad Dog knows what I am talking about.

Former Sec of Defense James Mattis found Trump to be of 'limited cognitive ability.' (Hardball, 29 Aug 2019)

I bet that AOC knows what I am talking about.

AOC responds (5 Aug 2019) to proposed headline by NY Times following Trump speech (4 Aug 2019) on dual mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso (3 Aug 2019)

And look at the way she laid the smack down on Laura Ingraham, the neo-Nazi fan favorite there at Fox "News."

AOC lays the smack down on Laura Ingraham, the neo-Nazi fan favorite who defends white supremacist viewpoints (29 Aug 2019)

I dont know why Laura Ingraham would do something like this. Didnt she see the way AOC made short work of Peggy Noonan?

Didnt Laura see the way AOC called Andy Barr's bluff and had him stutter-stepping on his back foot?

I can't help but wonder what the well-educated Joe Walsh thinks of Laura Ingraham, the neo-Nazi fan favorite who repeatedly defends the racist perspectives of white supremacists.

» When the Need to Deny Effectively Amounts to an Acknowledgment

He says a number of interesting things in this interview .. but I couldnt help but notice where he says (at t=5:45) » "The Republican party is not a racist, bigoted, cruel party."

This is like Obama saying "The United States does not torture." .. where the need to deny something effectively amounts to an acknowledgement that it is indeed so.

I bet that Adam Serwer knows what I am talking about.

The Cruelty is the Point | Adam Serwer (3 Oct 2018)

Of course everybody knows that the Republican party is a racist party. They are no longer even trying to camouflage it.

They fly the racist flag and they fly it proudly.

Nazi flag and Confederate flag marching together side-by-side in Charlottesville, VA. August, 2017

I was also struck by his willingness (at t=3:45) to name Jim Jordan as the "most disappointing" of his former congressional colleagues .. who is a "great conservative who doesnt say anything now."

He is saying that Jim Jordan has been neutered by Trump. He is saying that Jim Jordan's balls are sitting in a jar on the nightstand beside Trump's bed.

» Joe Walsh's Moral Awakening

It would be too easy for me to get carried away responding to the things he has said in this interview .. such as his "moral awakening" mentioned at t=0:40 .. but I simply want to mention this interview here-n-now, and I may return to it later.

Marianne Williamson has said that the nation needs a moral awakening.

Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson says we need a moral awakening (31 Jam 2019)

Sometimes the obvious needs to be said.

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