34 days from today, Wednesday, November 9, I believe we will wake up that morning with a smile on our faces. Because tens of millions of us will have gone to the polls the day before and, in a poignant democratic movement, will have saved our democracy.
And while we enjoy our morning coffee or tea, we will revel in our own contribution to this victory – those 5 new voters we each registered, the carpool shuttles we organized to bring our fellow Americans to the polls, donations made to our progressive candidates and all the groups who fought for a free and fair election. And when we leave the house that morning in our fall jackets, we’ll look down and notice that we’ve left our “I voted” sticker on the front, and in a moment of joy and relief, we decide to leave for another day or two or three…
And in the midst of it all, we’ll also feel a little flicker of thanks to Republicans for helping us win by fielding the craziest bunch of whackadoodle candidates in the history of this country.
So today I’d like to introduce you to the next Republican nominee on my Top Ten Whackadoodle list.
Without further ado, go…
9. Masters Blake! — Republican candidate for US Senate from Arizona!
Blake Masters, the Republican candidate facing incumbent Democratic Senator Mark Kelly in Arizona, has a vision for America:
“Local control! Small, self-contained villages and towns would probably be…much better. Where our children would not be indoctrinated, but brought up with town values and family values…”
What then would be these “city values”, these “family values” in the villages of Masters?
After listening to Masters speak over the past few hours — browsing through various Twitter videos, podcast interviews, Fox News appearances, debates, and his own campaign ads — I’ve learned a few things about Blake Masters’ position:
Critical Race Theory —
On the Subversive podcast with Alex Kaschuta:
“Good luck criticizing me for saying that critical race theory is anti-white. It obviously is.
Trans rights —
Speaking to Tucker Carlson:
“Tucker, schools! They indoctrinate our children. They teach the boys to cut their… [leaves a pause so he doesn’t have to say “penis”]…I mean, my God!
Affirmative action —
“I can’t think of a single policy since the end of Jim Crow that has been worse or more divisive for race relations in this country. Race quotas are wrong. Gender quotas are wrong. They’re unfair, they’re illegal, but Democrats are addicted to this kind of identity-political trash. They just care about how you look, not whether you’re the most qualified or can do the best job. You know, if you want to see the affirmative action regime exposed, just look at the Biden White House. Biden promised he would choose a woman for his vice president. Then, of course, he chose Kamala Harris — so incompetent she can’t even utter a sentence. But I’ve never spoken to anyone who can say bluntly that Kamala was somehow the most qualified candidate for this position.
The Jeff Oravits Show (podcast):
“I didn’t say she [Justice Jackson] didn’t go to a good law school. She’s probably like, you know, she probably has a high IQ. What I said was that she’s the affirmative action candidate, and she’s indisputably…”
Gun violence –
The Jeff Oravits Show (podcast):
“We have a gun violence problem in this country, and that’s gang violence, isn’t it? It’s gangs, it’s people from Chicago, St. Louis, shooting at each other. Very often, you know, black people, frankly. And the Democrats don’t want to do anything about it. Look at San Francisco and LA – they legalized crime. He also added, “Republicans don’t want to talk about city crime, do they? Because they are afraid of being called racist. And Democrats don’t want to talk about big city crime because they’re okay with it. You know they want Phoenix to look more like Chicago, more like Baltimore. And, I just have one problem with that. If you don’t have law and order, you have nothing.
Reported by the NYTimes:
“What the left really wants to do is change the demographics of this country,” Masters said in a video posted to Twitter last fall. “They do. They want to do this so they can consolidate power and never lose another election.
And on Twitter:
“Illegal immigration is a disaster, and this massive amnesty is an election strategy for Democrats.” He added, “So if you want to call me a white supremacist for that, that’s stupid, but go ahead and knock yourself out. Be my guest.”
The Jeff Oravits Show:
“Well, we know what good border legislation looks like – we need to triple the size of Border Patrol, finish President Trump’s wall, re-implement Stay in Mexico, mandatory electronic verification. I’m a techie, so I want technology to help us lock down that boundary, right? Infrared cameras to map every inch so we can tell where the tunnels are and blow them up. We know what to do. The problem is that we lack the political will. You know, Democrats don’t want to seal the border. Quite the contrary – they want the border open, and too many Republicans get the creeps, don’t they? They don’t want to be called racist.
On the Democrats –
Speaking to Tucker Carlson:
“It all comes down to the Democrats trying to destroy the family. You know, whatever issue the Dems are shouting about today — maybe it’s COVID, maybe it’s climate change, maybe it’s systemic racism — ultimately account, their objective is to separate, to drive a wedge between the children and their parents. For the left, it’s about creating this new red guard, isn’t it? Train this new generation of activists who will try to erase our history and destroy our country.
Taking all of this into consideration, all of the people openly excluded from Masters’ vision of America, I can’t help but wonder – who are the people left to be Masters’ neighbors in these new, perfect white villages?
Well, Andrew Anglin for his part, founder of neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer, a site with a running demographic countdown until non-whites outnumber whites. He is also the author of numerous articles with titles such as “Satanic Hindu of Color Kamala Says Only Blacks Will Get Hurricane Relief” and “Unfunny Mulatto Fa**ot Trevor Noah Finally Quit Failed Daily Show”. And he also said this, as the Phoenix New Times reports:
“It’s the Jews for you people,” Anglin wrote in the first of a 30-piece series advocating the genocide of the Jewish people. “They are a vicious, evil race of hate-filled psychopaths. When you do something they don’t like, they’ll use the power of the media to come down on you, assassinate your character.
“The Jews should be exterminated” and “The day is coming when we will demolish the hoax [Holocaust] memorial in Berlin and replace it with a 300 meter high statue of Hitler.”
On June 9, Anglin said Masters was “exactly the kind of man this country needs”, writing:
“I can’t give a more forceful endorsement, and I demand that anyone in Arizona (who isn’t some sort of known neo-Nazi or whatever) get in touch with his campaign and see what kind of help he’s getting.” requires.
He’s exactly the kind of man this country needs.
Three weeks later, on July 2, after a public outcry, Masters finally rejected the endorsement – although he didn’t actually speak out against Anglin’s toxic hatred and nationalist ideology, he did lashed out. to the media.
In a statement to Phoenix New TimesMasters wrote:
“I have never heard of this guy and I reject his support. The reason I’ve never heard of him is because he’s nobody and nobody cares about him except the media. He continued, “They would like to build it in order to smear anyone who believes in common sense border security as some kind of ‘Nazi’. It’s a cheap tactic from Mark Kelly’s media allies and it won’t work.
At the end of July, Masters was also endorsed by Andrew Torba – founder of Gab, the far-right social media platform whose logo is a green frog in a not-too-subtle nod to the famous Pepe the Frog found in racist memes, which is known to host white supremacists. Last February, Torba himself was a speaker at a white nationalist conference and once tweeted things like, “We are building a parallel Christian society because we are fed up and done with the Judeo-Bolshevik society. .
Days after Torba’s endorsement, Masters claimed he didn’t know Torba either, in a very familiar statement copied and pasted from the Arizona Mirror:
“I’ve never heard of this guy and I reject his support… The reason I’ve never heard of him is because he’s nobody and nobody cares from him, except the media.”
In a since-deleted message, Torba posted on Gab, “Blake Masters knows exactly who I am.” August 9, Jewish insider obtained an audio recording of a nearly 3-minute Twitter Spaces Live conversation between the two in January.
More The Whackadoodle 10 to come!
Mike’s Tsunami of Midterm Truths:
Truth #1: Countryside
Truth #2: Even a 4th hour Trig class kid can beat this crowd
Truth #3: Haters, Bigots and Supremacists Always Lose in the End
Truth #4: Introducing the Whackadoodle 10
Truth #5: Trump is not the big bad wolf. But he is very afraid of you.
Truth #6: The easy-to-digest GOP platform
Truth #7: Biden, don’t fuck with me
Truth #8: If you are not registered, you cannot vote Roe, Roe, Roe!
Truth #9: Why are we going to win? Because the American people hate fascism.
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