Peas in a Pod
In August 2017, neo-Nazi marchers in Charlottesville, Virginia, staged a parade right out of the Nazi playbook, parading through the streets carrying lighted torches and chanting fascist and anti-Semitic slogans like “Jews will not replace us.”
Anti-Semitic marchers, Charlottesville, 2017
On August 15 2017, Trump declared that there was no difference between the white supremacists, neo-Nazi, and KKK groups that staged the demonstrations—and their opponents.
IndieDems reported in August 2017: “At a campaign-rally-type gathering in Phoenix on August 22, Trump bypassed any effort to promote national unity and unleashed a diatribe that magnified exponentially what an immoral, unhinged person he is with offensive comments designed to appeal to his Republican base that welcomes his race-baiting, bigoted, and xenophobic message.”
IndieDems commented later in August 2017: “And where were Johnny Isakson, David Perdue, Barry Loudermilk, and Karen Handel in the wake of Charlottesville, even as many Republicans expressed disgust with Trump’s trampling of America’s basic values? Nowhere to be seen nor heard. To this day, their official web sites remain mum about Trump’s actions.”
Leap ahead to the 2018 election season. Trump waged months of a flagrantly racist, xenophobic, misogynist campaign, fueled by fear-mongering, hate-mongering, and race-baiting demagoguery. IndieDems reported: Reminders of How Vile Trump & His Republicans Really Are; GA Republicans Endorse Trump’s Escalation of Lies & Demagoguery; Georgia Republicans Plunge Deeper into their Trumpian Extremism.
But two of our posts, in particular, spoke to the reality of Republican extremism and linked it to Georgia’s segregationist past: All the Ugliness of the Trump Campaign Is on Display in Georgia; and Republicans Mimic the Segregationists and Unleash the Wolves of Hate. These media reports conveyed the magnitude of Republicans’ immorality and anti-Christian stand:
- The Trump presidency is a rogue operation
- Trump and Republicans settle on fear — and falsehoods — as a midterm strategy
- Trump’s Evidence-Free Claims About the Migrant Caravan
- Donald Trump Is Lyin’ Up a Storm
- ‘In the service of whim’: Officials scramble to make Trump’s false assertions real
And we have decided for now to single out Senator Johnny Isakson for his unstinting support of Trump as president. Isakson has not bothered to criticize Trump’s flagrant, craven demagoguery depicted in our factual reports. His silence tells all you need to know about Johnny Isakson. We devoted a post to him on November 23:
Now, look at the America Trump and Isakson have produced, 15 months after those neo-Nazis marched in Charlottesville, with Trump’s approval and Isakson’s acquiesence:
Anti-Semitic grafitti, Jewish professor’s office,
Columbia University, November 2018
And that act is the tip of the iceberg:
- In the United States, right-wing violence is on the rise
- Racist incidents on the rise, union for government workers warns
- Feds reopen probe of alleged anti-Semitic incident at Rutgers
- ‘We were never taught’: Young Jews in the U.S. encounter anti-Semitism firsthand
Check out Johnny Isakson’s web page. Not a peep. Just like his response to Charlottesville and to Trump’s race-baiting political campaign.