Oct. 23 Open Thread: When Immigrants Attack

Filed in National by on October 23, 2018

If you’re a conservative, you’ve probably heard by now that a Caravan of tens of thousands of MS-13 rapists and murderers is headed for the American border, planning to storm it on Election Day so George Soros can steal the midterms. Here’s how it actually started. Don’t tell Republicans, though. That would only free them up to obsess about some new, still unknown boogeyman.

Turkey, not Trump, is masterfully managing the narrative on the Khashoggi case, dribbling out news to keep it in headlines around the world and using that as a cudgel against the Saudis. The more the media covers stories without Trump in them, the crankier he’s going to get.

Matt Yglesias explains how the “hack gap” keeps the supposedly liberal media chasing like a pack of dimwitted beagles after one conservative boogeyman after another. It’s not new, but it’s an unusually clear-headed summary of the state of the Fourth Estate in an age of widespread right-wing propaganda.

Some dimbulb left a bomb in George Soros’ mailbox, I guess on the theory that an octogenarian billionaire walks down the driveway and fetches his own mail.

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  1. RE Vanella says:

    Did you see the White House released a report on Socialism © today.

    I love it.

  2. mouse says:

    They are secret Muslims coming to install sharia law and seduce our white women. Their target date is Nov 6. Stay home in your shelters with your guns and protect your white women!

  3. RE Vanella says:

    “I was pretty sold on Socialism, but after reading that report by the Pinochet Chair in Sweatshop Studies and the CEO of Cash4Teeth.Com I’m capitalist now.”

    Matt Christman

    https://mobile.twitter.com/cushbomb/status/1054777708658462720

  4. bamboozer says:

    Sneer all you like, the images of thousands of illegal would be immigrants is powerful, their unwittingly helping Trump and the Republicans who are going to play this one to the hilt. In addition don’t think that most Dems or Independents want them here, the truth is they do not. There’s no need for an October Surprise when your handed something like this. “A thousand miles away” from the border or not it will not matter to most Americans, their going to feel threatened.

  5. Alby says:

    If you read the story, you’ll see that the effect of their exodus on the American elections is beyond the last thing on their minds.

    We’re talking about people with so little to lose they’re willing to walk 1,000 miles knowing full well that they might wind up walking 1,000 miles back. So, you know, perspective.

  6. bamboozer says:

    So, inadvertently, you know. No, they do not intend this and could care less about the election, the net effect will be to rile Trumps base and motivate them to the polls.

  7. mouse says:

    Go on the fix news web site. It’s like a frenzy over the “illegals attacking.” The Fix News crowd wants to bomb women and children. These people are monsters

  8. nathan arizona says:

    REV: Nicely put comment about “running for your life.”

  9. nathan arizona says:

    But I do agree with bamboozer that the images will help Trump. That’s how things go these days.

  10. RE Vanella says:

    If nothing happens Nazi shit obviously works

    If migrants come en masse MORE NAZI SHIT

    Fucking loser mentality.