Richard Spencer, the face of the so called Alt-Right, quotes Cabaret, gets schooled

One of the best social media exchanges I’ve seen in quite a while took place earlier this evening between white nationalist “it” boy Richard Spencer, and Jason Kander, the former Secretary of State of Missouri.

As best as I can figure it, it all started with an online dustup between Spencer and Talking Points Memo editor Josh Marshall, who, over the course of the several posts on Twitter, went after the leader of the so-called alt-right, calling him everything from a Nazi punk to a sad douche… Well, when Marshall wrote, “Take your trash philosophy back to the 1930s, chump,” Spencer responded as any good, young Nazi would… with a reference to the musical Cabaret.

And this post of Spencer’s, in turn, brought on the following response from Jason Kander, the great-nephew of John Kander, the composer of Cabaret, which I thought was absolutely beautiful.

Yeah, I know there’s probably other stuff that I should be writing about tonight, but there’s something about Nazis quoting show tunes, and then getting thoroughly humiliated, that I find hard to resist. [Spencer, I imagine, is still trying to think of a response.]

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  1. bennie
    Posted March 18, 2017 at 9:53 pm | Permalink


  2. Tony
    Posted March 18, 2017 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

    Great mic drop moment. He was sooooo close to winning a Senate seat.

  3. Morbid Larson
    Posted March 19, 2017 at 3:46 am | Permalink

    These are horrible times.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted March 19, 2017 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    He should have gone for Springtime for Hitler.

  5. Eel
    Posted March 19, 2017 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    Lots of homoeroticism on the fascist right.

  6. Tony
    Posted March 19, 2017 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    I’m so sad Kander didn’t win his Senate race. Heard it was really close too. He has one of the best political ads I’ve ever seen where he dispels the myth that all Democrats want to repeal the 2nd Amendment. ICYMI:

  7. Steve
    Posted March 20, 2017 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    I was honestly surprised…but not…to learn Spencer is a literal cotton plantation owner.

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