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The GOP is a hot mess. Should we tear down the Lincoln Memorial?

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, January 31, 2021

Some people – mostly Banana Republicans and similar GOP types – have minds like concrete:

Thoroughly mixed, and permanently set.

That includes Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Green, R-14 (aka “MT-headed Greene”), and most all of the former “Party of Lincoln.”

In fact, the GOP could now be considered almost-fully matured.

But, we should not tear down the Lincoln Memorial, because frankly, the currently sorry, stinking condition of the once-Grand Old Party is not his fault. Not by a long shot.

What we are seeing now is the natural result and full outcome, the fruit-bearing, of seeds that were planted in 1964. This is their natural fruit. That was the year the GOP suffered one of the most significant losses in American Presidential electoral history. Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater was the party’s nominee, and the incumbent Democrat Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) was President, having succeeded to the office after the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. He was seeking a second term.

The GOP’s National Convention was held in Daly City, California (adjacent San Francisco on the north) at Cow Palace, a former livestock arena, July 13-16, 1964.

New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller was a keynote speaker, and on one occasion requested, and was granted, 5 minutes to address the delegates. He was booed continuously for over 16 minutes.

Perhaps you’re wondering, ‘Why, whatever for was he booed?’

He was seeking inclusion of language in the official party platform that condemned, and rejected (there’s the so-called “cancel culture” at work) Ku Klux Klan, Communists, John Birch Society members, and other domestic terrorists and White Supremacist racists including Dixiecrats – Southern Democrats who supported segregation, racist policies and laws – who had infiltrated the Republican party.

Read it again:

“…Ku Klux Klan, Communists, John Birch Society members, and other domestic terrorists and White Supremacist racists including Dixiecrats – Southern Democrats who supported segregation, racist policies and laws – who had infiltrated the Republican party.”

Yes, you read that correctly.

Ku Klux Klansmen rally in support of Republican Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, the 1964 GOP Presidential nominee.
Image: Universal History Archive/Getty Images

In 1964, the GOP accepted, and welcomed the inclusion of Communists, the Ku Klux Klan, John Birch Society members, and other radicalized elements, into the party.

That’s a very bitter, and hard pill to swallow, but it’s the unvarnished truth.

Oh… and his motion was overwhelmingly rejected.

Here’s full-length video of his address:

Here’s what Governor Rockefeller said in his address:



Mr. Chairman, fellow delegates, I move that the following language be inserted in the proposed 1964 Republican Platform as a new full paragraph between the present sixth and seventh paragraphs under the section headed “For a Free People.”

“The Republican Party fully respects the contribution of responsible criticism, and defends the right of dissent in the democratic process. But we repudiate the efforts of irresponsible, extremist groups, such as the Communists, the Ku Klux Klan, the John Birch Society and others, to discredit our Party by their efforts to infiltrate positions of responsibility in the Party, or to attach themselves to its candidates.”

The time has come for the Republican party to face this issue realistically and take decisive action. It is essential that this Convention repudiate here and now any doctrinaire, militant minority, whether Communist, Ku Klux Klan or Bircher which would subvert this party to purposes alien to the very basic tenets which gave this party birth.

Precisely one year ago today on July 14, 1964, I issued a statement wherein I warned that:

“The Republican party is in real danger of subversion by a radical, well-financed and highly disciplined minority.”

At that time I pointed out that the purpose of this minority were “wholly alien to the sound and honest conservatism that has firmly based the Republican party in the best of a century’s traditions, wholly alien to the sound and honest Republican liberalism that has kept the party abreast of human needs in a changing world, wholly alien to the broad middle course that accommodates the mainstream of Republican principles.”

Our sole concern must be the future well-being of America, and of freedom and respect for human dignity – the preservation and enhancement of these principles upon which this nation has achieved its greatness.

During this year, I have criss-crossed this nation fighting for those principles, fighting to keep the Republican party of all the people – and warning of the extremist threat, its danger to the party and its danger to the nation.

The methods of these extremist elements I have experienced at first hand.

Their tactics have ranged from cancellation by coercion of a speaking engagement before a college audience to outright threats of personal violence.

These things have no place in America, but I can personally testify to their existence. And so can countless others who have also experienced:

•    Anonymous midnight and early-morning telephone calls.

•    Unsigned threatening letters.

•    Smear and hate literature.

•    Strong arm and “goon” tactics.

•    Bomb threats and bombing.

•    Infiltration and take-over of established political organizations by Communist and Nazi methods.

These extremists feed on fear, hate and terror. They have no program for America – no program for the Republican party. They have no solution for our problems of chronic unemployment, of education of agriculture, or racial injustice or strife.

These extremists have no plan and no program to keep the peace and bring freedom to the world.

On the contrary – they spread distrust. They engender suspicion. They encourage disunity. And they operate from the dark shadows of secrecy.

They have called President Eisenhower “a dedicated, conscious agent of the Communist conspiracy.”

They have labeled a great Republican Secretary of State, the late John Foster Dulles, “a Communist agent.”

They have demanded that the United States get out of the United Nations and that the United Nations get out of the United States.

There is no place in this Republican party for such hawkers of hate, such purveyors of prejudice, such fabricators of fear, whether Communist, Ku Klux Klan or Bircher.

There is no place in this Republican party for those who would infiltrate its ranks, distort its aims, and convert it into a cloak of apparent respectability for a dangerous extremism.

And make no mistake about it – the hidden members of the John Birch Society and others like them are out to do just that!

These people have nothing in common with Republicanism.

These people have nothing in common with Americans.

The Republican party must repudiate these people.

I move the adoption of this resolution.

Needless to say (though it should be said), his motion was not adopted.

It was at that point that GOP Presidential nominee Barry Goldwater welcomed into the ranks of the Republican Party the succor, ideologies, philosophies, and aid of Communists, Ku Klux Klansmen, Nazis, John Birch Society members, racist White Supremacist Dixiecrats, and other anti-American scum.

Since Banana Republicans talk about it so much, perhaps it’s time for some “cancel culture” upon them.

cancel culture – def.

– a way of behaving in a society or group, especially on social media, in which it is common to completely reject and stop supporting someone because they have said or done something offensive

– a modern form of ostracism in which someone is thrust out of social or professional circles – either online on social media, in the real world, or both

– the phenomenon of promoting the “canceling” of people, brands and even shows and movies due to what some consider to be offensive or problematic remarks or ideologies

– the popular practice of withdrawing support for (canceling) public figures and companies after they have done or said something considered objectionable or offensive.

– an individual’s volitional act of publicly rejecting and actively pursuing harm against a perceived transgressor.

“Canceling is similar in some respects to ghosting and boycotting, two other types of rejections. Like ghosting, the canceler desires to break their ties with the canceled entity. But unlike ghosting, the canceler also actively seeks to punish and harm them. Ghosting is private, passive rejection, whereas canceling is vigorous, public, retaliatory rejection.

Social canceling is the collective public rejection of a person, group, or organization for a perceived transgression that spreads through social media and is marked by strong negative emotional reactions and the pursuit of visible punitive actions.

–– Dr. Utpal Dholakia Ph.D., Professor of marketing and holds the George R. Brown Chair of Marketing at Rice University in Houston, Texas, where he has been since 2001.

The Georgia nutjob Marjorie Taylor Greene, who represents Georgia’s 14th Congressional District as a QAnon party member – she was elected as a Republican In Name Only – and flies her freak flag as subscribing to, believing in, and promoting the utterly insane, loco, and kooky ideas of:

1.) • Pizzagate
2.) • Frazzledrip
3.) • QAnon
4.) • Wants to take out the “global cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles”
5.) • Suggested Nancy Pelosi should be executed for treason

6.) • On her FaceBook page, “Liked” a comment about putting a bullet to the head of the House Speaker
7.) • Said Barack Obama used MS-13 to murder DNC staffer Seth Rich
8.) • Said Henry Clausen(?) used a kill list to order the murder of her political enemies
9.) • Called George Soros a Nazi and accused him of wanting to continue the Holocaust
10.) • She accused the Rothchilds of not just being a part of a global pedophile conspiracy, but also the California wildfires – she thinks they may have been started by a laser beam from outer space

11.) • She shared a video accusing Zionist Supremacists of conspiring to flood Europe with Brown migrants to replace White natives
12.) • She denounced what she called an “Islamic invasion of Congress” and tried to get Ilhan Oman and Rashida Tlaib to swear their oaths on a Bible
13.) • She suggested people like them go back to the Middle East and “stay with their goats”
14.) • She claimed a plane never hit the Pentagon, and 9-11 was an “inside job”
15.) • She thinks the Sandy Hook and Parkland School shootings were “false flags”

16.) • She even chased Parkland survivor David Hogg on the street while bragging about her gun
17.) • She thinks Donald Trump won the election and was robbed by “mass voter fraud”
18.) • In fact, she thinks Biden didn’t win Georgia, he rigged it against Trump, but she won her seat in Georgia – it wasn’t rigged against her

Here’s Mehdi Hasan, host of The Mehdi Hasan Show on Peacock and an MSNBC political analyst, enumerating in 60 seconds all the nutty things Georgia’s MT-headed Greene has promoted, believed, or said. “He is a former senior columnist for The Intercept and launched their Deconstructed podcast. Mehdi was also the presenter of UpFront and Head to Head on Al Jazeera English. He is the author of two books and winner of the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2018 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Online Column Writing.”

Here’s Georgia’s MT-headed Greene “musing” about the Las Vegas shooting mass murder, claiming that the perpetrator didn’t act alone, and that it was a vast conspiracy.
Hey, friends. I’ve got a question for you. How do you get avid gun owners and people that support the Second Amendment to give up their guns and go along with anti-gun legislation?” Greene asked in an October 5, 2017, video posted on the Facebook page of a group called American Truth Seekers.”

Marjorie Taylor Greene endorsed a deranged conspiracy theory about Democrats and satanic child murder
The now-member of Congress backed the false claims in a 2018 Facebook thread.
by Eric Hananoki
Published 01/26/21 3:08 PM EST

“Marjorie Taylor Greene said in February 2019 that then-Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — who died in September 2020 — didn’t really make a public appearance, implying she was replaced by a body double.”

She’s claimed that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was videotaped murdering a child during a Satanic ritual (and ordered a hit on a police officer to cover it up).

In early 2019, conspiracy theorists — including QAnon supporters — claimed that Democrats were hiding Ginsburg or covering up that she was dead so they could hold on to her Supreme Court seat. (The conspiracy theory made no sense then and makes no sense now, as Trump eventually placed right-wing judge Amy Coney Barrett in the Supreme Court after Ginsburg’s death.) In one iteration, some people claimed that a body double replaced Ginsburg when she was seen in public.”

Wide-angle (“fish-eye”) view of the 1964 Republican National Convention. The Georgia contingent is seen on the left side of the image.

Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, the GOP’s 1964 Presidential Nominee (far RIGHT).

Billboard in Rome, Georgia

One Response to “The GOP is a hot mess. Should we tear down the Lincoln Memorial?”

  1. […] 1964 at the Republican National Convention, New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller reminded the delega… that he warned over a year earlier that the party was in danger of being infiltrated by radical […]


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