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JOHN BRUMMETT: Played to his base

By John Brummett

This article was published August 15, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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TimberTopper says... August 15, 2017 at 5:22 a.m.

Good one John! I expect the haters will be committing shortly with elevated BP's and foaming at the mouths.

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Blindman says... August 15, 2017 at 5:50 a.m.

Congratulations, JB. Respect!

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davidscherreysbcglobalnet says... August 15, 2017 at 6:48 a.m.

White supremacist and ‘Unite the Right’ leader, Jason Kessler, was once reportedly a supporter of former President Obama and the Occupy movement.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that is certainly no friend to Conservatives.

Does the columnist remember Black Lives Matter protest July 7, 2016, Micah Xavier Johnson ambushed and fired upon a group of police officers in Dallas, Texas, killing five officers and injuring nine others.

White Nationalists and Left-Wing Hate groups sponsor hate and division. Don't let their hate be yours.

It doesn't matter what President Trump said or when he said it Haters Hate and have not accepted him as President.
Columnist words show hate in his heart, it's sad but just the time we are living in.

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WGT says... August 15, 2017 at 7:11 a.m.

Thank you, John. And, reservedly, I recognize Tom Cotton for being able to say the right thing in regards to the horribly deplorable display of willful American ignorance.
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TimberTopper is right. They'll be scathing with rebuke and puke.

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PopulistMom says... August 15, 2017 at 7:16 a.m.

Great column, John. Thanks.

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ARMNAR says... August 15, 2017 at 7:18 a.m.

You called it, TT. This one really riled the resident Nazi sympathizers.

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RBear says... August 15, 2017 at 7:27 a.m.

Great column John.
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davidcherry you are so quick to blame Obama for BLM and other incidents, but turn aside and ignore the words of Trump and his role in the matter. Not all Trump supporters are white nationalists, but all white nationalists are Trump supporters.
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The Kessler rumors mean nothing regarding his current state of ideology. Many hate-mongering Republicans today were Democrats once, a part of the Dixiecrat movement. But they exited the party when the party embraced civil rights.

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Carville says... August 15, 2017 at 7:53 a.m.

This is John Brummett playing to HIS base! :-) Nothing Mr. Trump does will please a certain close-minded, hateful group of people and we find it no surprise that this aging liberal has nothing interesting to say. The problem is, John, that we now can get anti-Trump fake news 24 hours a day from CNN and NBC. Makes you irrelevant.

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davidscherreysbcglobalnet says... August 15, 2017 at 8:17 a.m.

RBear I never mention President Obama in my comment.
Founded in 1866, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) extended into almost every southern state by 1870 and became a vehicle for white southern resistance to the Republican Party’s Reconstruction-era policies aimed at establishing political and economic equality for blacks. Its members waged an underground campaign of intimidation and violence directed at white and black Republican leaders.
“The Democrats are the party of the Ku Klux Klan,” Cruz (R-Tex.) said in an interview on Fox News. “You look at the most racist — you look at the Dixiecrats, they were Democrats who imposed segregation, imposed Jim Crow laws, who founded the Klan. The Klan was founded by a great many Democrats.”
The States' Rights Democratic Party usually called the Dixiecrats was a short-lived segregationist political party in the United States. It originated in 1948 as a breakaway faction of the Democratic Party determined to protect states' rights to legislate racial segregation from what its members regarded as an oppressive federal government. The term "Dixiecrat" is sometimes used by Northern Democrats to refer to conservative Southern Democrats from the 1940s to the 1990s.
You say all white nationalists are Trump supporters. Are all Communist, Antifa and hate fill leftist groups Obama and democrats supporters? No, your comment is vile and foolish.
Donald Trump, Muhammad Ali, and Rosa Parks received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 1986. The Ellis Island Medal of Honor is awarded each year in celebration of “patriotism, tolerance, brotherhood and diversity.

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23cal says... August 15, 2017 at 8:41 a.m.

About the Ellis Island award (note: it isn't a 'medal of honor')....Trump was one of 80 individuals to receive the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 1986, the first year that the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations handed out the award. However, the fact that Donald Trump received the award and posed for a photograph says little about his motivations or whether or not he has racist tendencies, only that he received an award and participated in a ceremony meant to honor him (and others).
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was similarly honored with the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 1999.
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David needs to read up on the Southern Strategy. The Dixiecrats of 1948 populate today's Republican southern red states.

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