Readings and Warnings
Racists, Bigots, and the Unqualified
Adding Regularly to the Team of the Most Reviled Administration in American History
Creep # 1 - Stephen Miller - (Salon) "In college, he filled his time palling around with Richard Spencer and producing propaganda with titles like The Islamic Mein Kampf."
Creep # 2 - Steve Bannon - (from CNN) He's in, he's out. Where to start with this creep? On his fear of losing his testicles to the #MeToo movement. "The anti-patriarchy movement is going to undo ten thousand years of recorded history" says Bannon
Creep # 3 - Jeff Sessions - (NY Times Editorial Board) "Like his other early choices, he has been praised by white supremacists — embodies that worldview. . . . a man once rejected for a low-level judgeship . . . Under him, the department would most likely focus less on prosecutions of minority voter suppression and more on rooting out voter fraud, that hallowed conservative myth
Creep # 4 - Roger Stone (The New Yorker) Buzz feed calls him a "a gleefully nihilistic, nakedly cynical operator who helped Trump pretend to explore a presidential bid in 2000 on the Reform Party ticket, and who remains one of the candidate's closest political confidantes. Stone is an eccentric and a dandy who boasts a vast collection of pricey pocket squares, a Richard Nixon back tattoo, and an approach to politics that he describes as "performance art, sometimes for its own sake."
Creep # 5 - Charles Johnson (Boston Globe) Influencer. "He’s argued that black people are “dumber” than white people, questioned whether 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust, was banned from Twitter for threatening a Black Lives Matter activist, and posed making a white power sign while standing next to white supremacist leader Richard Spencer.
Creep # 6 - Betsy DeVos (The Atlantic) "Trump or DeVos, but their words and proposals have brought to a boil something that’s been simmering for a while—the denigration of our public schools, and a growing neglect of their role as an incubator of citizens.
Creep #7 - Nikki Haley (American Conservative) - Ambitious and hubristic - " a model of the hubris and lack of awareness that consistently characterize U.S. foreign policy. What makes America different from other nations when it comes to foreign policy is the certainty that it is the right—indeed, the duty—of Americans to run the world. That means telling everyone everywhere what they should do, not just internationally, but in their own nations, too.
Creep #8 - John Bolton (New Times Editorial Board) The Times is the American paper of record. That is a fact. He is the most dangerous and maniacal. "Mr. Bolton is certain to accelerate American alienation from its allies and the rest of the world. Congress may not be able to stop his appointment, but it should speak out against it and reassert its responsibilities under the Constitution to authorize when the nation goes to war."