Amid horrifying photos of the carnage in Nice — which we look at online in disbelief as we try not to imagine what the victim hidden under a cloth looks like after being mowed down by a 16 ton truck, Newt Gingrich (needless to be say, someone Trump seriously considered as his running mate) gives us a headline to look at which is horrifying in a different way:
On Fox, Newt Gingrich Calls For Testing Everyone Of A "Muslim Background" In The US For Sharia Beliefs
Gingrich: "We Should Frankly Test Every Person Here Who Is Of A Muslim Background, And If They Believe In Sharia, They Should Be Deported.” Interview with Sean Hannity Reported on Media Matters
Where will Republican rhetoric go from the current low established by Newt? Can anybody go lower?
Can Republicans resist their normal impulse to blame everything bad that happens anywhere on Democrats?
Here’s an open thread to share comments coming from Republicans about the epidemic of terror attacks.
Compare and contrast with what Democrats have to say.
Update: Right wing media attacks Hillary, lauds Trump:
HILLARY IGNORES NICE, FRANCE TERROR ATTACK– Has Yet to Release Statement or Post Tweet
Jim Hoft Jul 14th, 2016 7:58 pm 160 Comments
Donald Trump posted a tweet immediately following the terrorist attack in Nice, France.
At least 73 people were murdered in the attack.
Clinton released the following statement late Thursday night:
"Once again, it appears that terrorists have struck at one of our closest allies in Europe, attacking families celebrating the history and culture of their country on Bastille Day. Every American stands in strong solidarity with the people of France, and we say with one voice: we will not be intimidated. We will never allow terrorists to undermine the egalitarian and democratic values that underpin our very way of life. This cowardly attack only strengthens our commitment to our alliance and to defeating terrorism around the world. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed and injured, and with all our friends in France.”
This is Hillary from her CNN interview with Anderson Cooper:
"It's clear we are at war with these terrorist groups and what they represent. It's a different kind of war, and we need to be smart about how we wage it and win it.”
"We are at war against radical jihadists who use Islam to recruit and radicalize others in order to pursue their evil agenda."
"It’s not so important what we call these people as to what we do about them.”
"It reminds us very vividly and tragically that we have to stand with our allies and not abandon them, and we have to strengthen our alliances, including with NATO, not undermine them.”