Gaffney Brings White Supremacist on His Radio Show

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Frank Gaffney, the absolutely unhinged bigot who founded the Center for Security Policy and hosts a radio show, brought one of the nation's most infamous white supremacists on his show to rail against the evils of immigrants and "so-called refugees." After bringing him on the show and praising his "wonderful" work, which he "appreciates tremendously," Gaffney now claims he had no idea he was a white supremacist. … [Read more...]

Fischer Again Demands All Immigrants Convert to Christianity

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Bryan Fischer is once again showing that he is a dyed-in-the-wool Christian fascist, saying that America should welcome immigrants to this country -- but only if they agree to convert to Christianity. And stop being gay, I imagine. And not just any Christianity, of course, but to his own totalitarian, right-wing version of Christianity. None of those weak-kneed non-fundamentalist types allowed. … [Read more...]

Anticipating the Next Anti-Immigrant Freakout


Sometimes I read a story and I eagerly anticipate how the right wing is going to absolutely freak out over it. This has particularly been true since the 2014 midterm elections, after which Obama apparently decided to troll conservatives repeatedly, dangling the bait he knew would be irresistible. The latest is a new program to make it easier for legal immigrants in the United States to become nationalized citizens. … [Read more...]

Steve King Yearns for the Good Old Days


Rep. Steve King may be an idiot, but he does give voice to the typical conservative voter's yearning for an America that was overwhelmingly white and Christian. In an interview with slavery fan Jan Mickelson, King laments the fact that immigration is making America less white and less Christian and fantasizes about millions of Muslims coming here to transform America into a a Sharia hellhole. … [Read more...]

Breitbart Editor is a Horrible Human Being

Okay, so that's not exactly breaking news. I mean, who else but a horrible person would write for But Katie McHugh, front page editor of that site, put on quite a display of her own racism, nativism and ignorance on Twitter during the second Republican presidential debate. Tom Boggioni calls attention to a whole bunch of the tweets she offered up Wednesday night: … [Read more...]

Carson: Taking in Syrian Refugees is ‘Politically Correct’

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In the grand game of Wingnut Madlibs made so famous by Sarah Palin, the goal is to use as many empty platitudes and catchphrases as you can, preferably several of them in a single sentence. It leads to all sorts of rhetorical weirdness as they just throw out terms and phrases randomly. Take Ben Carson, for instance, who says that the desire to take in refugees from the Syrian civil war is just an attempt to be "politically correct." … [Read more...]

Trump’s Immigration Plan Too Much for Joe Arpaio


Wow. Fascist Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is legendary for his anti-immigrant views and his unconstitutional actions in going after Latinos in Arizona. So when he says that Donald Trump's anti-immigration plan goes too far even for him, that really says something. And that's exactly what he said in an interview with Jorge Ramos, the Latino journalist that Trump had thrown out of a press conference a couple weeks ago. … [Read more...]

Cruz: Sorry Syrians, You’re the Wrong Kind of Refugee


From the Department of I've Got Mine, You Get Nothing, Ted Cruz, the son of refugees who fled violence and oppression in Cuba is opposed to taking in Syrian refugees fleeing the same thing. Because they're the totally wrong kind of refugees. I mean, we accept slightly brown-skinned people, but only if they're of the Christian variety. Because that's what Jesus would do. … [Read more...]

A Plan to Repopulate Detroit

David D. Laitin, a professor of political science and co-director of the Immigration and Integration Policy Lab at Stanford University, and Marc Jahr, former president of the New York City Housing Development Corporation, have an op-ed in the New York Times with an intriguing plan to repopulate the city of Detroit, which has lost more than a million residents from its peak. The idea: Bring in a million or so refugees from the Syrian civil war. … [Read more...]

Fischer’s Weirdest Idea Yet?

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Bryan Fischer has said some really bizarre things over the years, but his latest argument seems particularly baffling to me. He claims that the entire reason the United States exists is to spread the gospel all over the world, which would come as quite a shock to the men who founded the country and failed to mention that. But further, he says that illegal immigration somehow harms our ability to do so. … [Read more...]

White Supremacists Just Love Donald Trump


I wrote the other day about all the people at Donald Trump's campaign rallies spouting racist things in support of him, but it turns out it goes much deeper than that. A whole bunch of prominent white supremacist groups, individuals and websites are endorsing Trump as fast as they can. Political Research Associates and the Southern Poverty Law Center are monitoring and documenting all those endorsements. … [Read more...]

Titus: We Should Only Allow Christian Immigration

Many years ago, a couple friends of mine put me in touch with Herb Titus, former dean of Pat Robertson's Regent School of Law, after I had written a blog post referring to him as a Christian Reconstructionist. Turns out he's not, but only for technical theological reasons. There is no question that the man is a genuine theocrat, he's made no bones about that. And now he says that we should only allow Christians to emigrate to the United States. … [Read more...]