Send Him Back Home to Kenya, or Wherever That May Be

Meadows On Tlaib Fight: ‘Fortunately For Me, I Know I’m Not A Racist’

And, by the way, did I mention that some of my best nephews are black?

Aardvark’s Animadversion

I shouldn’t comment on this, because the facts speak for themselves. But I’ll say a word anyway.

I don’t know Congressman Meadows. And I surely cannot read his mind. I don’t know whether he likes his steak rare or well done, or whether he prefers apple pie to caramel cake. I don’t know how racist he is. But this I know and know full well. He has no compunction about exploiting the profound, ingrained racism of his constituency. Just roll the tape.

Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe Free

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Sessions: ‘A Good Nation’ Doesn’t Admit ‘Illiterate’ Immigrants

 Sessions criticized Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for reportedly reciting during a meeting Emma Lazarus’ poem that’s historically affiliated with American immigration and the Statue of Liberty.

“Not really a case you would expect a Republican to be making,” Carlson said, referencing Graham’s use of the poem. …


The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Emma Lazarus (November 2, 1883)


A Basket of Deplorable Appointees


The night The Donald won, he said he wanted to be President of all the people. Only the highly gullible would have been certain that he was speaking his mind. But, at that moment, to entertain the thought that he actually did aspire to national reconciliation was a metaphysical possibility. That’s because we did not yet know for sure whether he was an actual crazy person, or a fairly sane person putting on a crazy act.

As the days go by, the evidence for actual craziness becomes more apparent. Many have made the case. As always, Jonathan Chait lays it out most persuasively: Donald Trump Building Team of Racists.

Bannon, Flynn, Sessions. They are not a credit to their race.

Democrats in the Senate must oppose Sessions to the last bullet. Because they no longer have the filibuster for presidential appointees, they will probably lose. So be it. Republicans will have broken the justice system, and having broken it, they will own the consequences of their actions.