Trump Says GA QAnon Backer a Future Star of the Republican Party; He Might be Right
I have stopped wondering how far down the rabbit hole the Republican Party will go under Donald Trump. Lies, conspiracy theories and outright bigotry have become the norm within the GOP and every time you think they won't push the envelope further, they do. A year ago few would have imagined that Republicans would embrace QAnon, a wacky conspiracy theory involving satanists and cannibals that the FBI has labeled as a potential domestic terrorism threat.
AP: "QAnon is a right-wing conspiracy theory centered on the baseless belief that Trump is waging a secret campaign against enemies in the “deep state” and a child sex trafficking ring run by satanic pedophiles and cannibals."
Guardian: The theory evolved from the 2016 “pizzagate” conspiracy theory and has grown to have real-world political impact. Numerous QAnon adherents are running for elected office as Republicans; the FBI has identified QAnon as a potential domestic terrorism threat.
QAnon is a wondrously warped conspiracy theory concocted to see how many ignorant and gullible people there are in the United States. But, Apparently, President Trump thinks such folks are the future of the Republican Party.
This morning, "Trump offered his full-throated support for a Georgia congressional candidate who has made incendiary comments about Black people and Muslims and believes in the QAnon conspiracy theory."
Trump, via the Hill: "Congratulations to future Republican Star Marjorie Taylor Greene on a big congressional primary win in Georgia against a very tough and smart opponent," Trump tweeted. "Marjorie is strong on everything and never gives up - a real WINNER!"
We noted Greene's rise in Georgia politics back in June.
Illuminate: Ms. Greene is a vocal supporter of Donald Trump and QAnon. She has also posted photos of herself posing with Chester Doles, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who supports her candidacy and hailed her as "part of the Q [QAnon] movement."
We noted other Republicans that have seemingly embraced QAnon here [former national security adviser, Michael Flynn] and here [Jo Rae Perkins, OR GOP Senate candidate]. But, you say, it's still a relatively small component of the GOP. Perhaps, but then you see what is going on within the Republican Party in Florida.
Reba Sherrill is a Republican running for Congress in the district around Palm Beach. According to her local paper, QAnon has certainly had an influence on her.
Ellwood City Ledger: "Sherrill also believes that “pedivores” — or pedophile cannibals — eat babies to get high. And that children as young as six are taught about having sex with animals."
“There are so many things that are actually being taught to our children in the school system, I would categorize it as pure evil,” she said on a YouTube video. “They start educating children in kindergarten about bestiality, anal sex and all these different things that children should not be exposed to.”
And it gets worse.
Ellwood City Ledger: "Two candidates running for the GOP nomination in another Palm Beach County congressional district also espouse seemingly outlandish views. Jessi Melton asserts communists run Broward County and Darlene Swaffar claims the government confiscates children from families who refuse to immunize them.
Meanwhile, four other candidates vying for three other congressional seats across Florida have also advocated wild conspiracy theories. Those include allegations the “American Baseball League” is being taken over by Marxists and the implication that the “C” in the Chick-Fil-A logo is a symbol of sexual deviancy."
So, Donald Trump may be right. Kooks like Marjorie Taylor Greene may be future stars in the Republican Party. Heck, they might be the Party.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content