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3/9/2021

GOP Congressman Tweets Out White Nationalist Slogan

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:29 am



Remember doofus Paul Gosar, the fellow who was in the middle of his goofy objection to the results of the presidential election in Arizona shortly before the session was disrupted by news that the Capitol mobsters had breached the building?

Now he’s busy tweeting out white nationalist slogans.

“America First Is Inevitable” is a slogan used by Nick Fuentes and other white nationalists.

Fuentes, in addition to being a happy racist and anti-Semite, comes from the school of “hey I am not encouraging violence against the government but what do you expect people to do?” school of rabble-rousing. Gosar recently gave a speech at a white nationalist convention organized by Fuentes. His speech was followed by Fuentes calling the Capitol riot “awesome.”

There is plenty of stupid in the Democrat party, but this kind of stuff makes people like AOC look positively responsible by contrast.

It’s a daily amazement to see what the party has become. This kind of thing only makes a far tougher job for the good people who want to rebuild the party.

33 Responses to “GOP Congressman Tweets Out White Nationalist Slogan”

  1. Yup, the GOP is very comfortable with write nationalism

    Is there anyone still arguing that the USA being primarily a country for white Christians isn’t part of the platform? Fuentes, Spencer, Duke, Czernovich and the like are legitimate parts of the party now.

    Time123 (b4d075)

  2. Given the current conservative reverence for the works of Dr. Seuss, these cartoons of his regarding America First, are probably relevant:

    https://www.upworthy.com/9-political-cartoons-by-dr-seuss-that-are-still-relevant-today

    Victor (4959fb)

  3. There’s more criticism of Liz Cheney for her “disloyalty” to Trump than Gosar for his proven racism.
    I hate my party.

    Paul Montagu (77c694)

  4. To me it seems pretty reasonable that he saw this, thought “yea I’m for America first” and retweeted it not realizing that it was a white nationalist slogan. I certainly didn’t know it was.

    That said his earlier attendance that the AF conference makes that less likely.

    nate (733cf2)

  5. “America First” did not originate with the Hitler-lovers, but it was preempted by them in the 1930s and it never recovered. And when I say Hitler-lovers, I literally mean Hitler-lovers, who did business with Hitler in America, gave him the 1936 Olympics, and promoted isolationism in 1939-41.

    nk (1d9030)

  6. Actually, I think it makes it easier. Let them self-identify make their case for crazy and see where it takes them. Don’t drive it underground. At some point people will realize it cannot be MADE reasonable.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  7. promoted isolationism in 1939-41.

    Some only promoted isolationism between the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact and Operation Barbarossa. They were only Hitler-lovers while he was aligned with Stalin, their real love. Trumbo, for example.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  8. Gopigs own family told people to vote against him! This was before he was an insurrectionist.

    asset (53b4ef)

  9. I hate my party.

    Hate? is right at home there.

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  10. To me it seems pretty reasonable that he saw this, thought “yea I’m for America first” and retweeted it not realizing that it was a white nationalist slogan. I certainly didn’t know it was.

    That said his earlier attendance that the AF conference makes that less likely.

    nate (733cf2) — 3/9/2021 @ 10:46 am

    it’s possible he had no idea. But that doesn’t seem likely to me.

    Time123 (306531)

  11. Like Kevin M mentioned, those past “isolationists” are the modern day communist left. They’ve never abandoned their real love.

    NJRob (eb56c3)

  12. NJRob,

    The isolationists had communist support from September 1939 until June 1941. They had right wing conservative support for a lot longer than that, and more of it.

    Who do you think was against admitting Jewish refugees from Germany in the 1930’s and had the power to do something about it? The communists? Who almost killed the draft in 1941? The communists?

    Victor (4959fb)

  13. Like Kevin M mentioned, those past “isolationists” are the modern day communist left. They’ve never abandoned their real love.

    NJRob (eb56c3) — 3/9/2021 @ 12:57 pm

    This is just historically ignorant. They were bad so you want them to be associated with your political opponents.

    Time123 (b4d075)

  14. Time123,

    no it’s fully accurate. The people who were anti-war isolationists were led by the nose by the Soviets who wanted America out of the war. It wasn’t until Russia was invaded that they changed their mind accordingly.

    Your remarks are completely incorrect. Fellow travelers were rampant then and they are rampant now. They’ve done great damage to our university system.

    NJRob (eb56c3)

  15. RIP Roger Mudd (93).

    His 1979 interview of Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts was credited with crushing the senator’s presidential ambitions just as he was preparing to challenge President Jimmy Carter for the 1980 Democratic nomination.

    Kennedy awkwardly offered incomplete, rambling answers to basic questions about his family and personal life and was stopped cold when Mr. Mudd asked him directly: “Why do you want to be president?”

    There was a long, awkward pause before Kennedy could say a word. When Mr. Mudd asked what distinguished him from Carter, Kennedy failed to provide substantive answers to fundamental questions, giving viewers the impression that the senator was ill-prepared for the job of commander in chief.

    The interview remains one of the most devastating in political history. Kennedy — whose brother John was president and whose brother Robert was assassinated on the campaign trail — lost his bid for the nomination and never mounted a run for the presidency again.

    Rip Murdock (d2a2a8)

  16. “How dare you ask such impertinent questions, Mr. Mudd. Don’t you know I’m from a political dynasty? It’s only right that I should be President.”

    norcal (01e272)

  17. The people who were anti-war isolationists were led by the nose by the Soviets who wanted America out of the war. It wasn’t until Russia was invaded that they changed their mind accordingly.

    The America First Committee had communists in its ranks but it wasn’t a communist organization. No one could mistake Lindbergh and JFK and Gerald Ford to be communists. Also, it wasn’t the invasion of Russia changed minds, it was Pearl Harbor.

    Paul Montagu (77c694)

  18. Time123,

    no it’s fully accurate. The people who were anti-war isolationists were led by the nose by the Soviets who wanted America out of the war. It wasn’t until Russia was invaded that they changed their mind accordingly.

    Your remarks are completely incorrect. Fellow travelers were rampant then and they are rampant now. They’ve done great damage to our university system.

    NJRob (eb56c3) — 3/9/2021 @ 2:32 pm

    The America Firsters and isolationists have almost mothing in common with the ‘fellow travelers’ as you put it. Their ideological lineage traces back to the Nazi sympathizers. If you won’t believe me, believe Dr Seuss.

    Time123 (441f53)

  19. Charles Lindbergh and Avery Brundage were not Communists.

    nk (1d9030)

  20. And they were both Hitler-lovers hiding behind isolationism. We could possibly pass off Lindbergh as a nutjob, but Brundage had a material relationship of mutual profit with Nazi Germany.

    nk (1d9030)

  21. R.I.P. Roger Mudd.

    Heir to the Cronkite chair: denied, for reasons both corporate and esthetic.

    If only he’d been in Dallas on 11/22/63.

    His name was Mudd. Roger, that.

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  22. @16. Be advised, Mudd had a high opinion of himself as well. Back in the day the tales at CBS included his love of traveling first-class, which as ‘talent’- was an expense the news division, never a moneymaker in his heyday– network brass were keenly aware of.

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  23. Is this something from a billion years ago again

    Dustin (4237e0)

  24. sorry that was really rude, but I am in a mood where that’s funny, sorry this guy passed away

    Dustin (4237e0)

  25. Mudd had a high opinion of himself

    People with talent often do.

    norcal (01e272)

  26. @25. Some handle it better than others, as the Paley and the CBS brass knew all to well; it helped cost him the Cronkite gig.

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  27. @23. He was an actual broadcast journalist, Dustin, not a teleprompter reader and after getting aced out by Rather he went to NBC News and did well at the fledgling History Channel as well. His memoirs are a good read as well and his take down of Edward Kennedy w/a simple, straight forward question is still a classic to see. But his on camera delivery was so deadpan as a news reader it ended up working against him w/CBS management. The ‘do we want this guy every night in our living room’ element– it’s a television thing. You can go back to your video games now.

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  28. R.I.P. Allan McDonald

    Allan J. McDonald, an engineer who on a chilly January morning in 1986 tried to stop the launch of the Challenger space shuttle, citing the possible effect of the cold on its booster rockets, and who, after it broke apart on liftoff, blew the whistle when government officials tried to cover up his dissent, died on Saturday in Ogden, Utah. He was 83. An engineer for the maker of the shuttle’s booster rockets, he opposed letting it take off, worried that cold weather might affect them. He was right. – source, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/09/us/allan-mcdonald-dead.html

    Ad Astra.

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  29. @23. He was an actual broadcast journalist, Dustin, not a teleprompter reader and after getting aced out by Rather he went to NBC News and did well at the fledgling History Channel as well. His memoirs are a good read as well and his take down of Edward Kennedy w/a simple, straight forward question is still a classic to see. But his on camera delivery was so deadpan as a news reader it ended up working against him w/CBS management. The ‘do we want this guy every night in our living room’ element– it’s a television thing. You can go back to your video games now.

    DCSCA (f4c5e5) — 3/9/2021 @ 6:47 pm

    Sounds like a great guy. I will go back to my gameboy. Sorry for the thoughtless joke.

    Dustin (4237e0)

  30. @20. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Lindbergh

    You’d have to be a nutjob in 1927 to try to fly, alone, 3,600 miles from NY to Paris in a single engine monoplane by dead-reckoning. What came afterwards is even crazier– particularly the three secret families he kept in Europe. And there’s this synergy with today:

    During World War II, Lindbergh was a frequent target of Dr Seuss’s first political cartoons, published in the New York magazine PM, in which Geisel emphasised Lindbergh’s antisemitism and Nazi sympathies.

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  31. This is a slogan Trump used, probably pretending not to be aware of its history. He could have changed the words. He probably wanted to get criticized for it. For Gosar, it’s just another use of a bad Trump slogan. It’s not a “white supremacist” or “white nationalist” slogan, although, for all I know, Putin’s intelligence agency may have been responsible for getting Trump to use it.

    Sammy Finkelman (d9efdf)

  32. 21-2, 25-27. CBS didn’t give the job to Roger Mudd in 1981 because Dan Rather’s contract was up and they wanted to keep both. Roger Mudd would have been much better.

    Sammy Finkelman (d9efdf)

  33. The Democrat party leaders are not “stupid.” They know exactly what they are doing.

    DN (eb9ca3)


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