Quantcast
Connect with us

GOP candidate not sorry that he ‘loves’ Trump for ‘putting self-righteous f*ggots in their place’

Published

on

A Republican candidate for Massachusetts state Senate came under fire over the Fourth of July holiday after he praised presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump for “putting self-righteous faggots in their place.”

MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes pointed out during a broadcast last week that Trump had complained to the Native American affairs subcommittee in 1993 that some reservations did not deserve to receive gaming licenses because “they don’t look like Indians to me.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Ted Busiek, who is running for Massachusetts Senate, responded on Saturday by lauding Trump’s remarks.

“DONALD TRUMP. Putting self-righteous faggots in their place since 1993. How I love this fellow,” he wrote.

Busiek later insisted to State House News Service that he did not use the word “faggot” in a “hateful sense.” The candidate said that term was used to show that the congressman questioning Trump was “obnoxious” and “kind of being a jerk.”

ADVERTISEMENT

“It’s hard for me to get exercised over naughty words,” he explained. “You can insult somebody without being hateful.”

Busiek, who opposes same-sex marriage and adoption rights, said that he was standing up for “anybody who works for a living,” especially those who had “oppressor status” for being white, male and wealthy.

Busiek’s opponent, Democratic state Sen. Jamie Eldridge, called on the GOP candidate to apologize for the tweet.

ADVERTISEMENT

“When a candidate for office uses such hateful rhetoric it’s important to stand up to it and not be silent,” Eldridge said. “This is about the fact that in civil society you don’t use hateful rhetoric directed at anyone.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

2020 Election

Trump blasted as ‘pathological liar’ for claiming stock market is ‘starting to look very good’ after 1,000 point crash

Published

on

The COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic spreading across the world has present challenges for President Donald Trump.

In addition to the public health challenge facing the administration, Trump's 2020 reelection campaign is also faced with an economic crisis as the virus disrupts global supply chains.

"Investors around the world retreated from stocks and piled into haven assets including government bonds and gold, reflecting escalating worries that the coronavirus will disrupt the global economy," The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. "The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 1,000 points—its biggest point decline in more than two years; the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note approached a record low; and gold prices climbed for the eighth straight session to a seven-year high."

Continue Reading

2020 Election

Here are 11 of the most popular progressive policies for candidates to run on — and 5 of the least popular

Published

on

New polling from the progressive pollster Data for Progress, described in a new piece Monday at Vox, points the way forward for Democrats looking to oust President Donald Trump from the White House and enact a liberal policy agenda.

Progressives often argue that their plans are broadly popular with Americans, and that these ideas are only prevented from becoming reality because of an obstinate Republican Party weaponizing racism and misinformation, archaic political institutions that stymie significant efforts at reform, and corruption across the two parties that allows special and corporate interests to undermine the popular will. And there is a fair amount of truth in this idea — some progressive idea are remarkably popular, and there's no good reason they haven't been implemented yet.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

US economy faces long-lasting damage from Trump’s trade war: fed official

Published

on

The trade conflict of the past two years likely left a mark on the US economy, even with the recent agreement to defuse the situation, a Federal Reserve official said Monday.

The outbreak of the new coronavirus in China adds another risk factor to the outlook, which otherwise seemed poised to provide steady growth, said Loretta Mester, president of the Federal Reserve's regional bank in Cleveland.

"At this point, it is difficult to assess the magnitude of the economic effects, but this new source of uncertainty is something I will be carefully monitoring," she said of the epidemic.

Continue Reading
 
 
close-image