As neo-Nazis come to Trump’s defense, the United States House of Representatives condemns his blatant racism in a 240 to 187 vote

Today, while Kellyanne Conway demanded to know the ethnicity of a reporter questioning her outside the White House and Mitch McConnell dodged questions about how he’d take it of someone told his Asian wife “go back” to Taiwan, the Democratic-led House of Representatives passed Resolution 489 condemning our racist President for telling four freshman Congresswomen of color to “go back” to the “crime infested” countries they come from. [As we discussed yesterday, three of the four women in question were actually born right here, in the United States of America.] The resolution passed in a 240 to 187 vote with only five non-Democrats supporting the measure.

Of the five non-Democrats to support the resolution, two are from here in Michigan; Justin Amash, who just recently left the Republican Party with a call for Trump’s impeachment, and Fred Upton, who today called the President’s most recent comments “unacceptable.” As for the remaining three, the first, Will Hurd (TX), is the sole black Republican member of the House of Representatives, the second, Susan Brooks (IN), has already announced that she won’t be running for reelection, and the third, Brian Fitzpatrick (PA), is a former FBI agent. Every other Republican in the House of Representatives chose to vote against this resolution reaffirming the value and rights of immigrants, and condemning racism.

Here, if you’ve yet to see it, is how the resolution begins.

The resolution goes on to say…

Whereas Benjamin Franklin said at the Constitutional convention, “When foreigners after looking about for some other Country in which they can obtain more happiness, give a preference to ours, it is a proof of attachment which ought to excite our confidence and affection”;

Whereas President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists”;

Whereas immigration of people from all over the Earth has defined every stage of American history and propelled our social, economic, political, scientific, cultural, artistic, and technological progress as a people, and all Americans, except for the descendants of Native people and enslaved African Americans, are immigrants or descendants of immigrants;

Whereas the commitment to immigration and asylum has been not a partisan cause but a powerful national value that has infused the work of many Presidents;

Whereas American patriotism is defined not by race or ethnicity but by devotion to the Constitutional ideals of equality, liberty, inclusion, and democracy and by service to our communities and struggle for the common good;

Whereas President John F. Kennedy, whose family came to the United States from Ireland, stated in his 1958 book “A Nation of Immigrants” that “The contribution of immigrants can be seen in every aspect of our national life. We see it in religion, in politics, in business, in the arts, in education, even in athletics and entertainment. There is no part of our nation that has not been touched by our immigrant background. Everywhere immigrants have enriched and strengthened the fabric of American life.”;

Whereas President Ronald Reagan in his last speech as President conveyed “An observation about a country which I love”;

Whereas as President Reagan observed, the torch of Lady Liberty symbolizes our freedom and represents our heritage, the compact with our parents, our grandparents, and our ancestors, and it is the Statue of Liberty and its values that give us our great and special place in the world;

Whereas other countries may seek to compete with us, but in one vital area, as “a beacon of freedom and opportunity that draws the people of the world, no country on Earth comes close”;

Whereas it is the great life force of “each generation of new Americans that guarantees that America’s triumph shall continue unsurpassed” through the 21st century and beyond and is part of the “magical, intoxicating power of America”;

Whereas this is “one of the most important sources of America’s greatness: we lead the world because, unique among nations, we draw our people — our strength — from every country and every corner of the world, and by doing so we continuously renew and enrich our nation”;

Whereas “thanks to each wave of new arrivals to this land of opportunity, we’re a nation forever young, forever bursting with energy and new ideas, and always on the cutting edge”, always leading the world to the next frontier;

Whereas this openness is vital to our future as a Nation, and “if we ever closed the door to new Americans, our leadership in the world would soon be lost”; and

Whereas President Donald Trump’s racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) believes that immigrants and their descendants have made America stronger, and that those who take the oath of citizenship are every bit as American as those whose families have lived in the United States for many generations;

(2) is committed to keeping America open to those lawfully seeking refuge and asylum from violence and oppression, and those who are willing to work hard to live the American Dream, no matter their race, ethnicity, faith, or country of origin; and

(3) strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color by saying that our fellow Americans who are immigrants, and those who may look to the President like immigrants, should “go back” to other countries, by referring to immigrants and asylum seekers as “invaders,” and by saying that Members of Congress who are immigrants (or those of our colleagues who are wrongly assumed to be immigrants) do not belong in Congress or in the United States of America.

Personally, I don’t know what good this resolution will do, but I like the fact that Democrats are apparently beginning to take their oversight role seriously, and I hope that, perhaps, this could help move them down a path that leads to a legitimate, and much needed, impeachment inquiry. And, regardless, it’s just good to have the names of these 187 House Republicans on record as having voted against the above resolution, which should, in itself, be enough to keep them from ever holding elected office again… History, one hopes, will hold them accountable, even if we’re incapable of doing so right now.

As for Trump, he’s doubling down. When asked today if he regretted the comments, he responded, “It doesn’t concern me because a lot of people agree with me.” And he’s right. A lot of people do agree with him. Today, for instance, Andrew Anglin, the founder of the popular neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer, announced with enthusiasm, “This is the kind of white nationalism we elected him for.” [If you support the President, you stand with the neo-Nazis. Know that.]

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64 Comments

  1. Donald Trump
    Posted July 16, 2019 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    Mark, “If you hate our Country, or if you are not happy here, you can leave!”

    https://twitter.com/MarkAMaynard/status/1151110206593667073

  2. iRobert
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 6:22 am | Permalink

    If the GOP will cover my moving expenses, I’ll be happy to leave the country. I was thinking about Switzerland, they might not be taking refugees from shithole countries, so I might have to settle for Canada.

  3. anonymous
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 6:36 am | Permalink

    I’d rather the Dems focus on real shit, like getting the tax returns he promised three years ago.

  4. anonymous
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    Also, let’s not forget that before this story began dominating the headlines we were discussing the fact that Trump had been sued for the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl while in the NY mansion of Jeffrey Epstein.

  5. John Brown
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    The floor vote on the rapists racism resolution. And Al Green introducing Articles of Impeachment at 10:30

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4807842/al-green-articles-impeachment

  6. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 8:09 am | Permalink

    “If you support the President, you stand with the neo-Nazis. Know that.”–Mark

    Trump used bad logic when he assumed that someone hates America, and ought to leave America, if they want to change America.

    Mark is using similar bad logic. You can support the president and want Trump to fix/ apologize for his expression of bad logic. You can support the president and not support neo-nazism.

    Trump and Mark need to fix it.

  7. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    “Also, let’s not forget that before this story began dominating the headlines we were discussing the fact that Trump had been sued for the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl while in the NY mansion of Jeffrey Epstein.”

    It’s true he was sued for that. Then the plaintiff evaporated when it came out there was no Epstein mansion in NYC in 1994 like she said.

  8. EOS
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    Most Democrats think Trump is racist and this vote confirms it. It was a partisan tactic. Many Republicans thought OAC’s comment that it was “all about the Benjamin’s” was anti-Semitic, but the house chose not to call her out specifically for that comment. I think you can support Democrats while not being anti-Semitic.

    I think much of identity politics is racist at its core.

    Trump often says things that make many of his supporters cringe. But the fact that he is not a polished politician, speaking only carefully chosen sound bites, is also a big part of his appeal. I prefer someone who speaks their thoughts, even when they are not PC, to someone who spouts bullshit.

  9. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    True story: When one of my Democrat friends said to one of my Trump supporting friends: “I think Trump is an asshole”! My Trump supporting friend responded: “Trump IS an asshole!”

  10. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    We are criticizing your logic, Mark. Do you have a response?

  11. Anonymous
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    If the GOP is willing to pay for the costs of moving and getting set up in the country of my choice, waive all future taxes and the cost of renouncing citizenship, I will leave. Not a problem at all. I figure with everything it might only cost them about $100,000. Kind of a steal to lose a Democratic voter. Think how much it costs to convict and imprison black people to take them off the voter rolls. $100,000 would be a steal for them.

  12. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    Without your asshole you would die from being full of shit.

  13. John Brown
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    “Trump and Mark need to fix it.” If you dont like Mark calling you out for supporting the Nazi agenda then go away. The arrogance to think he has to give two shits about your opinion is a symptom. As is the fact that so many of your ilk think that Agent Orange being such an enormous asshole is a feature, not a bug.

  14. wobblie
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    I wonder what FF’s and EOS have done to communicate their displeasure with being made to “cringe” and that “Trump and Mark need to fix it.” You have decided that following The Leader is all that is important. Power is all you folks desire. You all seem to lack any courage and would commonly be thought of as craven in your inability to do anything about your Leader’s open racist baiting. Amish and Upton at least have spines.

  15. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    You have done a good job of re-iterating bad logic, JB, but you are showing you are not actually aware you are using bad logic.

  16. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    Well you know that I do not approve of what Trump said to the 4 congressman don’t you? Do you think I only communicate things to you, on this forum, Wobblie?

    Has Mr Amash ever even defended his position? The last I checked he was just squawking “impeach” […] “impeachment” […] “impeach”, like a parrot.

  17. John Brown
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    There’s nothing wrong with Marks logic. Take your gaslighting bullshit somewhere else. I’m sure you can find some even weaker minded co-dependents to eat your shit, just like Agent Orange has found you to eat his. (cue the manipulative “I’m the victim” response)

  18. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    I am sorry but I think you lack some basic understanding about various subjects, JB.

    When I say: “I don’t support Nazis and I do support the president” and “I don’t support what Trump said to the 4 congress women but I do support the president”– I am offering a counter example to Mark’s logical formulation that posits that standing with the president *is* standing with Nazis. When a dash of nuance collapses a logical formulation the logical formulation is questionable, my friend.

    Mark is welcome to defend his logic. You could defend his logic if you wanted as well.

    Re: Victimization. One more time: I have never felt victimized by anyone on this blog, ever, by anyone, and I have said so, many times. So, it is odd that you see a pattern which is the opposite of reality.

  19. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    I am sure it obvious to most here but I hope JB realizes when JB says: “If you don’t like Mark’s logic then you should go away” he is employing the same kind inappropriate gesture that he demands we criticize others for. As it turns out I am critical of Trump’s statement to the congress women. I am also critical of Mark and JB’s similar statements that employ similar bad logic.

    You are free to try to defend yourselves if you want.

  20. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    My bad, I should have indicated I was paraphrasing JB.

  21. Anonymous
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    Mark has zero political power. Only five people read his blog. How can you possibly put Trump and Mark in the same sentence?

  22. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    I am not the president of the United States. Why are you talking to me?

  23. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    “I am sure it obvious to most here but I hope JB realizes when JB says: “If you don’t like Mark’s logic then you should go away” he is employing the same kind inappropriate gesture that he demands we criticize others for. ”

    Irony overload

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0SlPI1PPos

  24. John Brown
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Mark is not the president. MM.com is not the USA. A push of a button from “King Mark” and any of us are gone from Maynardsville with no Constitutional recourse whatsoever. Not even close to the same thing as your cult leader is doing. Talk about faulty logic! Are you so grandiose that you think you are entitled to spew gaslighting garbage in someone else’s virtual environment? Thats a symptom of NPD.

  25. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Nothing racist about asking why a representative who hates the USA doesn’t go back to where she came from. It’s racists who project racism onto what he wrote. He does it on purpose to draw you out and expose you. Now the squad is in the spotlight and their anti-Israel statements among a lot of things they say are front and center. We know they have low low approval among swing state white voters so put 2+2 together. I know we are on a blog where the answer to that is not always 4 but try to do it right.

  26. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    When I read what you wrote it does not feel like you understand the thread of the conversation, JB. Maybe Re-read? Maybe Re-post a new comment if you want. What you just wrote reveals to me that you don’t understand the propositions and critiques within the conversation you are trying to engage in. I am sorry if that sounds condescending. If I am wrong then maybe you could clarify what you are saying and why?

  27. Washington Post
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    Washington Post:

    Ahead of the House vote Tuesday to condemn President Trump’s racist tweets about four female Democratic lawmakers of color, a Republican congressman dismissed the outrage by claiming that he’s white and, therefore, a “person of color” as well.

    “I think we’re going way beyond the pale right now. They talk about people of color. I’m a person of color. I’m white. I’m an Anglo-Saxon,” Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) told Vice News in a brief exchange on Capitol Hill.

  28. From the New York Times
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    As for this vote leading to other things….

    Breaking News: The House voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt over the 2020 census dispute.

  29. iRobert
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    95 Democrats in the House voted for impeachment.
    137 Democrats in the House voted against impeachment.

  30. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    Oof

  31. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    That is an odd number of Nazi enablers, in my opinion.

  32. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

    Trump points out baby in crowd

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtg1BT-m-hY

  33. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    You won’t believe what he was wearing.

    https://qanon.pub/data/media/1c434c153fc5440383a62fd2c4e7e92703e41480b029328703dc360559a8536d.png

  34. Sad
    Posted July 17, 2019 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    Child sacrifice.

    Sickos!

    Mayor Pete will save the children.

  35. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 18, 2019 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w-C7V99I2E

  36. Anonymous
    Posted July 18, 2019 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    So many of those neo-nazis are very fine people.

    And plural is not really plural, it is actually singular.

    And it’s really not racist because it is reasonable to tell people who were born here or came here through no fault of their own to “go back to where they came from” cause that’s not really racist.

    Actually, the racists get to decide what racism is, cause that’s the way it is, cause you are all parasites.

  37. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 18, 2019 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    You might consider trying to be more specific when you write about a topic you are passionate about.

  38. Anonymous
    Posted July 18, 2019 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    1) Trump said some nazis are very fine people.

    2) Trump supporters are claiming that he was only walk about Omar, yet he clearly tells more than one person to go back where they came from, so plural must not be plural but rather singular? It is pretty clear what he says.

    3) How stupid is it to claim that someone who came here as a child should “go back to where they came from” when they came here through no choice of their own and have effectively lived all their lives here. Does Omar even speak Somali? She is as American as I am.

    4) It is common for racists and their apologists to tell people what racism is.

  39. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 18, 2019 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    We’ve been through this repeatedly. The evidence has been posted: the President specifically said he was not talking about white supremacists. The pattern holds: everything you say is a lie. Talk about dubious distinctions! I have encountered a limited number of your species over the last twenty years online but here is a nest of you.

  40. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 18, 2019 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Not only do you lie but you do it long after being proven wrong. How do you maintain your self-illusion of integrity? I don’t see how it could be done except by a sociopath with no qualms whatsoever about telling lies to try to destroy someone.

  41. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 18, 2019 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    Give the quote where you interpret Trump saying “some Nazi’s are fine people”. If you do, the I promise you I will demonstrate that the very thing you are critiquing in 4 you are guilty in 1.

    I personally don’t have a big problem with saying that to Omar but that is because I, perhaps generously, interpret Trump’s statement as more of a call for her to be a bit more positive about the USA amidst her constant criticisms.

    You are right about 2 imo. Trump should apologize. He used plural. I am not up on the news. Are a lot of people saying “plural is singular”? Examples?

  42. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 18, 2019 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    He said go back and fix shit where she came from then COME BACK and show us how it’s done. You people are fzoked like Strzok just like I said. No convoluted bullshitty thing is going to save you. I can’t imagine the enormity of the process of having to eat every single thing you ever said in your life.

  43. EOS
    Posted July 18, 2019 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    It’s a little too hot and too expensive at the art fair. Stay in the AC, turn up the music, and drive to Manchester for the chicken broil. You can pick up a box in the drive thru line. Delicious and for a good cause.

  44. Sad
    Posted July 18, 2019 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    See I was right. Even Trump agrees. They shouldn’t have been exposing that child to chants of “ send her back” . Even Trump tried to stop their foul cheers. To no avail.

    Wasn’t Trump very critical of America? If it wasn’t bad why would he want to make it great again? American carnage.

  45. EOS
    Posted July 18, 2019 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    Here’s an interesting read that provides substantial evidence that HW is correct in his statements about one member of the “squad”.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/07/david-steinberg-tying-up-loose-threads-in-the-curious-case.php

  46. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 18, 2019 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    I don’t call the CIA and their corrupt politicians ‘America’.

  47. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 18, 2019 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    GREAT
    very good
    good
    above average
    average
    below average
    BAD
    sad
    pathetic

    “If it wasn’t bad why would he want to make it great again?”–Sad

  48. Sad
    Posted July 18, 2019 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    Yes!

    Mayor sleet hired someone from Goldman -Sachs to run his policy efforts!

    Score!

  49. Sad
    Posted July 18, 2019 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/18/buttigieg-hires-former-goldman-sachs-executive-as-policy-director.html

  50. iRobert
    Posted July 19, 2019 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    So the racist decides he’s not a racist. He doesn’t realize it is I who decides. I’m the decider.

  51. Anonymous
    Posted July 19, 2019 at 7:15 am | Permalink

    If I say a person is racist, they’re racist.

  52. Frosted Flakes
    Posted July 19, 2019 at 7:27 am | Permalink

    #sillyauthoritarians
    #idecide

  53. EOS
    Posted July 19, 2019 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    It’s the same problem with all thought crimes. They are dependent on the subjective opinions of those who want to think the worst.

  54. Sad
    Posted July 19, 2019 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    thought·crime
    /ˈTHôtkrīm/
    noun
    plural noun: thought-crimes
    an instance of unorthodox or controversial thinking, considered as a criminal offense or as socially unacceptable.
    “thoughtcrimes are notoriously difficult to prosecute”

  55. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

  56. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 19, 2019 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    Michael Obama to run for President. You heard it here first.

  57. Sad
    Posted July 19, 2019 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    The troll over at Electablog said that few days ago.

    You meant Michelle though. Right?

  58. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    Right, Michelle

  59. iRobert
    Posted July 19, 2019 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    There is no way Michelle Obama will run for President.

  60. iRobert
    Posted July 20, 2019 at 6:48 am | Permalink

    What is it that is making people believe she would run? She hates politics and cane very close to keeping Barrack from running.

  61. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted July 20, 2019 at 7:03 am | Permalink

    Now that she has the official title of Most Admired Woman In The World why wouldn’t she ride the crest of that monster wave to take down the Bad Orange Man?

  62. Posted August 1, 2019 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

    Will Hurd, the sole black Republican member of the House, has announced that he will not be running for reelection.

  63. dogmatic dolt
    Posted August 1, 2019 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    Aloha MM, I was watching some broadcast of the Leaders rally in Cincinnati tonight. I tuned in some pre-rally activity about 5:30 and notice quickly that there were at least 4 PoC sitting behind the main podium. I thought that is interesting. I had no desire to watch various Republican Party hacks work the crowd so I went and had a beer and burger at the Tower-wife is out of town. About 11:30 no energy to find some thing worthwhile to watch I turned on Cspan and they were replaying the Leaders Rally. Not a single dark face behind the Leaders podium. I thought that is interesting.

  64. iRobert
    Posted August 2, 2019 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    Culling the Hurd.

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