I don’t think a politician should be held accountable for the actions of every single one of his followers, whether the politician is a Democrat, a Republican, or Trump. As Ronald Reagan once said, when some creep tried to pull that dirty trick on him: “They support me; I don’t support them.” So I don’t blame the president-elect for the handful of alt-right cretins who worship him, or pretend to worship him because they think it’s funny, or whatever they’re doing.
That’s also why I got a kick out of the following story from Matthew Sheffield, who moved last year from Newsbusters to… Salon Dot Com! (That’s right, I’m about to link directly to Salon. That’s how you know I’m a cuck.)
Donald Trump hasn’t even taken office yet, but the racist alt-right movement that has latched onto him is already showing signs that it’s falling apart.
The loosely knit group was shocked to the core Saturday night when one of its most influential leaders — a man known to his online followers as “Mike Enoch,” a virulent racist and anti-Semite — was revealed to be a New York website developer named Mike Peinovich, who has said that his wife is Jewish…
As one chagrined poster on Enoch’s website put it, “It’s pretty bad for your WN [white nationalist], fourth reich, neo-nazi, facist [sic] movement when one of the head guys happens to be married to a Jew.”
Sounds like they did not see that coming! (Get it? Not see, Nazi… Never mind.) I hope nobody tells these geniuses about Trump’s daughter and son-in-law.
You should read the whole thing, especially if you’re sick of being lumped in with a handful of Nazi turds just because you voted for Trump. Or even if you merely acknowledge that Trump is capable of doing something right, or that he’s going to be the president and everybody needs to deal with it, or anything else that keeps triggering all the crybabies who are melting down this week.
All that “YOU’RE A NAZI!!!” stuff is really annoying, but the silver lining is that it’s driving more and more people away from the Democratic Party. I’m all for that.