The Los Angeles Times explores the influx of white supremacists and neo-Nazis into the Donald Trump campaign:
Members are showing up at his rallies, knocking on doors to get out the vote and organizing debate-watching parties. [...]
“Before Trump, our identity ideas, national ideas, they had no place to go,” said Richard Spencer, president of the National Policy Institute, a white nationalist think tank based in Arlington, Va.
Not since Southern segregationist George Wallace’s failed presidential bids in 1968 and 1972 have white nationalists been so motivated to participate in a presidential election. [...]
“Trump had me at ‘build a wall,’” [Daily Stormer editor] Anglin said. “Virtually every alt-right Nazi I know is volunteering for the Trump campaign.”
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At Daily Kos on this date in 2008—Bush Supporters of the Far Right: Cries from the Lake of Fire:
This is the world of the Republican Party, split open like a rotting pumpkin. Crime after crime after crime being investigated, all revolving around the Republican money machine. Every seed connected by the strands of money they share between them. Barely-laundered campaign money passed in the palm of every flabby handshake. Every player in boldface, underlined print in the Rolodex of every other.
And still, this same bottom-tier world of flag-waving supporters still obsessed over an extramarital sex act, but offended to the point of sad, blustering threats at the notion that crimes by gilded and worshipped Republicans are really still crimes.
On today’s Kagro in the Morning show, Greg Dworkin rounds up polling news, Trump/Cuba news, and Trump/Hitler news. Armando comments on Trump/Cuba, and the Hoboken train wreck. New contributor Paula Writer discusses NPR’s live debate fact-checking model.
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