An apparent white supremacist won a Republican primary in Virginia, and “The View” host Meghan McCain is throwing herself a pity party.
Neo-Confederate candidate Corey Stewart won a Republican Senate primary this week, and he clashed Thursday night with CNN’s Chris Cuomo over his racist past.
“It’s an outrage that this idiot is even running for the Senate in this country,” said co-host Behar said. “Who’s he running against? Tim Kaine? He will lose.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin complained that discussions about race were always dismissed as a card to be played, rather than a topic to be better understood.
“I am so tired of when you want to talk about race, and when you want to talk about someone’s views on it, they accuse you of playing the race card,” Hostin said. “I think it’s a big game of dodgeball — and he should be ashamed of himself. And I think the people that voted for him for the primary, I hope they watch that exchange, and I hope they care about it.”
“He’s incapable of being ashamed of himself, just like a lot of people we know in this political system,” Behard chimed in.
McCain agreed that Stewart would lose to Kaine, but she suggested the media was slandering the Republican Party by interviewing the right-wing radicals who keep winning GOP primaries.
“I for one am sick of the radical candidates being put up on cable news as some sort a representation of the party in its entirety,” McCain said. “I know that he’s running and it’s fair, but it’s exhausting for me to see people with Confederate flags behind them somehow representing my party.”
Former right-wing presidential candidate scamming Americans with toxic bleach cure
Former diplomat and Reagan adviser Alan Keyes is a well-known gadfly who has run multiple times for president and for Senate, most famously against future President Barack Obama in 2004.
But lately, according to The Daily Beast, he has been involved in a different pursuit: the promotion of a dangerous pseudoscience scam known as the "Miracle Mineral Solution," or MMS.
The substance, which is actually just the powerful bleach chlorine dioxide, is supposedly a cure for everything from viral infections to infertility, and there was even a cultlike church known as the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing, that promoted it as a gift from God. MMS has particularly taken root in developing countries like Uganda, but it also has a following in the United States, and many autistic children have been forced to drink it. Versions of this scam have even been promoted on Amazon.
American exceptionalism is killing the planet
Ever since 2007, when I first started writing for TomDispatch, I’ve been arguing against America’s forever wars, whether in Afghanistan, Iraq, or elsewhere. Unfortunately, it’s no surprise that, despite my more than 60 articles, American blood is still being spilled in war after war across the Greater Middle East and Africa, even as foreign peoples pay a far higher price in lives lost and cities ruined. And I keep asking myself: Why, in this century, is the distinctive feature of America's wars that they never end? Why do our leaders persist in such repetitive folly and the seemingly eternal disasters that go with it?
Joni Ernst accused of involvement in ‘dark money’ re-election scheme: report
According to a report from the Associated Press, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) has been accused of illegally working with an outside group to help her re-election prospects in a tough 2020 fight with Donald Trump on the ballot.
According to AP: "An outside group founded by top political aides to Sen. Joni Ernst has worked closely with the Iowa Republican to raise money and boost her reelection prospects, a degree of overlap that potentially violates the law."
"Iowa Values, a political nonprofit that is supposed to be run independently, was co-founded in 2017 by Ernst’s longtime consultant, Jon Kohan. It shares a fundraiser, Claire Holloway Avella, with the Ernst campaign," the report continued. "And a condo owned by a former aide — who was recently hired to lead the group — was used as Iowa Values’ address at a time when he worked for her."