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AntonioOfVenice 20 points ago +20 / -0

Jennifer Rubin pens an unhinged opinion piece where she declares the "MAGA movement" racist and a threat to democracy


It must be a day ending in -y.

elleand202 [S] 7 points ago +7 / -0

Well fair, but she really outdid herself this time.

ThatsAlright 13 points ago +13 / -0

Hence Donald Trump’s refusal to disavow racist groups and his statement that there were “very fine people on both sides” in the violent clashes at the white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

I mean, yeah, many were there to protest rad libs trying to take down the statue.

The connection between racism and the right-wing movement is apparent in a new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute.

Yeah, it sounds like a shit one from the looks of it.

The pollsters then used their answers to quantify a “structural racism index,” which provides a general score from zero to 1 measuring a person’s attitudes on “white supremacy and racial inequality, the impact of discrimination on African American economic mobility, the treatment of African Americans in the criminal justice system, general perceptions of race, and whether racism is still significant problem today.” Higher scores indicate a more receptive attitude to racist beliefs.

In less words, they used the answers to quantify how in line a person is with rad lib ideology.

“The median score on the structural racism index for Republicans is 0.67, compared with 0.45 for independents and 0.27 for Democrats.” Put differently, Republicans are much more likely to buy into the notion that Whites are victims.

Case in point. Republicans aren't as supportive of rad lib ideology as democrats. Who'd have thought.

The survey also captured just how popular the “Lost Cause” to rewrite the history of the Civil War and downplay or ignore the evil of slavery is on the right: “Republicans overwhelmingly back efforts to preserve the legacy of the Confederacy (85%), compared with less than half of independents (46%) and only one in four Democrats (26%).

This is especially funny given her earlier paragraph re: Charlottesville.

Americans who fully support reforming Confederate monuments have a much lower structural racism index score, while those who oppose it have a much higher score. The same is true when it comes to renaming schools honoring individuals who supported slavery and racial discrimination or changing racist mascots.

Like... c'mon. Literally proving the point.

In general, MAGA forces have one goal when they amplify “replacement theory” or fuss over corporations promoting inclusivity: to maximize White anger and resentment.

Projection is always fun, almost as fun as warmongering ghouls being allowed to write in mainstream press, rather than, idk, writing in journals while in prison. But aye, being a warmongering ghoul who promoted and helped cause wars that led to countless dead isn't quite illiberal, er, "racist."

Norenia 11 points ago +11 / -0


dekachin 10 points ago +11 / -1

Rubin is Jewish. A conservative political commentator throughout most of her career, she became a vocal critic of President Donald Trump and in September 2020, she announced that she no longer identified as a conservative. In 2021, she became a staunch advocate of the Biden administration.

Steve Hulett spoke to Media Matters: "She supported Kerry in 2004 and worked closely with Katzenberg, who is a big time Democratic donor. I didn't know what to think when she moved east and started blogging like mad as a conservative. I don't know if it's a marketing pose, or if she really believes it, or what."

No person who switched side to the Democrats was ever a real conservative. Trump, while offensive to many on twitter, nonetheless governed as more or less a mainstream Republican.

All these people who switches sides over Trump fall into two groups:

  1. Grifters who saw the Right was on the upswing after 9/11 and decided to jump onto the bandwagon to gain easy fame since the Left was already saturated while the Right was basically open for the taking. Rubin is an example of a grifter. Other examples of grifters include Candace Owens. These are people who have 0 ideological loyalty to the Right, so they can switch sides at any time once the wind blow a different direction.

  2. Statist idiots like Allahpundit who embraced the Right out of fear of terrorism and such after 9/11, seeing how ridiculous the libs were, but then flipped it all around and became Leftists because they became more afraid of Trump specifically, and COVID generally. These people would be Authcenters on the political compass: fearful cowards who believe that Daddy Government is the vehicle for all solutions. These people were always natural liberals who temporarily switches sides thanks to fear of terrorism and having the veil TEMPORARILY lifted on how batshit libs are. These same people still know libs are batshit, but don't care since they're MORE afraid of Trumpers.

SparkMandrill83 5 points ago +5 / -0

You wrote those two while paragraphs while ignoring the simplest, most obvious reason why: Rubin wants more war in the middle east and Trump doesn't. Remember the only time CNN said Trump was acting presidential was when he bombed that Iranian airport?

dekachin 5 points ago +5 / -0

Neocons were generally jews whose goal was to manipulate the United States into launching wars in the middle east for the benefit of Israel, and their useful idiot converts like Cheney and Bush.

Neocons have been discredited on the Right, so they switches sides. AFAIK, all of them switched sides.

Assassin47 2 points ago +2 / -0

Or they were simply mainstream Republicans. Traditionally the GOP was never a "conservative" party any more or less than the Democrats, it only captured more and more of the populist conservative base as the Democrats swung further to socialism and identitarianism. Traditionally (at least from a global perspective) both American parties were always kind of faux-centrist/liberal joints.

(though it is true that the Dems let themselves get infiltrated by international communism way back before most anyone here was born)

GeneralBoobs 1 point ago +2 / -1

What about us who never switched positions, but supported Trump while still a liberal in the classic sense of the word?

Unknownsailor 8 points ago +8 / -0

Neocons were never conservative. Trump ripped off their mask, for all to see.

APDSmith 7 points ago +7 / -0

Jennifer Rubin spends four pages telling the peasants to get back in their box

JiggsawCalrissian 4 points ago +4 / -0

J Rubes and Triangle head boy deadlocked in dumbest person in America contest. Rubin, undefeated, has let Hogg come close to victory on a few occasions.

ailurus 3 points ago +3 / -0

Link to the actual survey mentioned

Basically, "If you don't agree with modern day race-baiting, you're structurally racist".

JustHereForTheSalmon 2 points ago +2 / -0

Due to "racist" losing it's magic to make people do what you want, the left has chosen the new phrase "threat to democracy".

Not very catchy, but I can understand that it's the best one by the diversity hires according to the focus groups.

evilplushie 2 points ago +2 / -0

She's a tool

TheImpossible1 -5 points ago +3 / -8

Isn't that all she ever does?

You know it's overdone when I don't even link it to feminism and just act with complete apathy.

current_horror 9 points ago +9 / -0

I can’t remember if you ever responded to that Wikipedia list of prominent feminists by ethnicity. It’s like two thirds Jewish.

TheImpossible1 -3 points ago +3 / -6

I did, I pointed out that their definition of prominent was very loose, and most of those people were fucking nobodies.