A black journalist explained in a Thursday column that the “authoritarian” Republican Party is full of “terrorist sympathizers” while quoting a failed Democratic candidate for Congress who says her party should stop trying to work with the GOP.
In addition, “The Root” columnist Terrell Jermaine Starr labeled Republicans as a party full of white supremacists who care “nothing about U.S. democracy or anyone who is not” Caucasian.
In his piece, Starr went on to quote friendly sources who agreed with his perspective, including failed Florida Democratic House hopeful Pam Keith, a former U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General officer who insists it’s no longer feasible for her party to try and work with the GOP.
“What they’re saying is we don’t care that he broke the law,” Keith told Starr in response to former President Donald Trump’s recent impeachment acquittal.
“He’s our guy and we’re with our guy and there’s nothing you can say to make us turn on our guy. He’s above the law. He’s above the Constitution. He is above the well-being of the United States because he’s our mechanism to retaining power,” she continued. “That is the absolute definition of totalitarian dictatorship. We don’t care what he does—especially if what he does hurts you.”
She went on to strongly suggest that internal conflict is coming to the United States and that it would be the fault of Republicans.
“You cannot live in a diverse country when the paradigm is oppressed or be oppressed. That’s what’s going on in South Sudan right now. There’s only one way: bloody conflict. The only way a country like ours survives is through mutual agreement to set a standard,” she told Starr.
“That’s what the Constitution is. That’s what the rule of law is. If you don’t have that, then there’s no incentive to peacefully allow the other sides to exercise power,” she added.
Keith’s incendiary comments come as the Biden administration ramps up its own rhetoric about an alleged rise in white supremacy, though there is apparently no evidence to support the allegation. Nevertheless, President Joe Biden broached the subject during a CNN-sponsored town hall event last week, claiming that studies show a rise in white supremacy among police and military ranks.
Starr also quoted Kyle Bibby, the national campaign manager at Common Defense and a former Marine Corps Infantry officer, who characterized the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to Afghanistan, and thus worthy of a military strike.
“But he added that the militias and Trump supporters who were there are ultimately not so much the issue as is the Republican Party that empowers them,” Starr wrote.
No Republicans or conservative pundits have publicly voiced support for the Capitol riot. In fact, most have roundly condemned the incident in the same way they were condemning Antifa- and BLM-led riots in U.S. cities around the country for much of last year.
“If they were in Afghanistan, we would’ve hit them. Either a raid, drop a bomb on them, whatever it is,” Bibby told Starr, who went on to attack conservative media and suggest they would be subjected to punitive sanctions.
“The organizations that are funding this and who are backing this that are creating the political movement behind this are organizations like Fox News, Breitbart, One America News Network, and the Republican Party,” Bibby said. “If these organizations existed in another country, we would be sanctioning them. We would be seizing their assets for inciting terroristic threats against an American ally or against U.S. interests.
As for Keith, she has declared the age of partisanship to be over.
“We don’t want to be as gangsta as they are,” she said regarding congressional Democrats. “We still have this delusion of bipartisanship. There’s no f**king bipartisanship. Get off that ship. It does not work. It’s sinking. It’s done. It’s at the bottom of the ocean. It’s the f**king Titanic. It’s down in the water. Let it go.”
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