The Response to Open White Supremacy.

Tucker Viemeister.

Tucker Viemeister.

Well, the response to Rep. Steve King’s open embrace of white supremacy has been, as Mrs. Slocombe would say, weak as water, weak as water!

In his Monday press briefing, Sean Spicer told a reporter who asked about Trump’s reaction to the tweet that he would have to check with the president to see what he thought. On Tuesday, Spicer clarified: “This is not a point of view he shares,” he said. That has been the White House’s only response.

Wow. There’s a bloodless response if there ever was one. Basically, a compleat non-response. The Tiny Tyrant doesn’t share that point of view, no, but all his actions speak to just how much he does share that view.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI), initially responded to King’s comments through a spokesperson, who said “the speaker clearly disagrees and believes America’s long history of inclusiveness is one of its greatest strengths.”

Over 24 hours after King’s words hit Twitter, Ryan directly responded in a Fox interview, saying that he disagreed with King but that “I would like to think — and I haven’t spoken to Steve about this — I would like to think he misspoke, and it wasn’t meant the way it sounds, and I hope he’s clarified that.”

Oh, King misspoke. Right. I think it’s pretty damn clear that King did no such thing. He has held these views for decades, and he now feels supported enough to come right out with them, and stand by them without the slightest hint of apology. The apologetics have already started, with Nazis everywhere trying to somehow soften King’s words, and that no, his views aren’t really that stark, just y’know, he’s concerned and stuff.

For fuck’s sake, this wide open, blatant Nazism. We’re standing in it, folks, and it’s rising higher as you read. If you’re one of those people keeping their head down, ignoring everything, you’re going to drown in it first. Get that head up, open your eyes, pay attention, and get involved in The Resistance. This is seriously, horribly bad.

Via Think Progress.


  1. blf says

    I guess it’s good that he’s still slightly afraid.

    This is backwards. It’s not that hair furor is afraid of other nazis (slightly or otherwise), but that there are still the dreaded moolsins, joos, natives, n–––s, etc etc etc, still alive, including other people with money and power, who can get attention. That is, hair furor’s dalekocracy “knows” King was too moderate and restrained.

  2. says

    My stepbrother continually denies that there’s any bigotry coming from Trump and the Republican party. And he’s recently purchased an AR-15. I’m very worried.

  3. says

    Joseph Zowghi --
    There are as many people on the other side who are willing and able to shoot back if necessary. Stupid fascists seem to think that their exceptionalism extends to “no return fire.”

  4. blf says

    Stupid fascists seem to think that their exceptionalism extends to “no return fire.”

    It probably does extend to “having large wannabe-armies like the NRA”.

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