After a domestic terrorist citing neo-Nazi and white supremacist “great replacement” conspiracy theories killed 10 Americans in a Buffalo supermarket, Republicans are reacting angrily today to widespread criticism over their promotion of those same conspiracies in their own advertisements and rhetoric. But the anti-immigrant theory, which claims that anti-conservative global elites are willfully sending immigrants to the United States to “dilute” racist white conservative culture, is omnipresent in Republican circles and on Fox News, so their supposed anger is irrelevant here. Also angry: Justice Clarence Thomas, who finally found something about the “undermining” of American institutions to get mad about. No, he doesn’t mean a Republican-planned attempted coup. He means the Alito leak.
The rest of us get to be angry for an entirely different reason. The United States has now topped one million COVID-19 deaths, with no end in sight. And most of those deaths can be pinned directly on Republican Party efforts to weaken, disparage, and even criminalize pandemic safety measures.
Some of what you may have missed today:
- Incompetence, apathy, and malice: One million Americans have now died from COVID-19
- Stefanik is furious about media coverage of her racist campaign ads in wake of racist mass shooting
- Ana Navarro calls out everyone at Fox News (and I mean everyone): ‘You are part of the problem’
- Justice Clarence Thomas complains about Alito leak that conservatives may have leaked themselves
- Buffalo shooter’s manifesto reveals how he was a product of Republicans’ ‘replacement theory’
- Russia doesn’t realize it needs a functional military to threaten others
- Someone managed to cross the Siverskyi Donets River, but it’s not Russia