eliminationism

A new Cheerios commercial struck a nerve among the type of people who loudly insist that race no longer matters in this country. Read more...
Right-wingers are crowing that speculation about right-wing extremists' potential involvement in the Boston bombing turned out wrong. But then they use it to pretend that there's no such thing as right-wing violence. As if. Read more...
The reviews for David Neiwert's new book, And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border, are rolling in, and the praise is flowing: Read more...
Recently, the wingnutosphere went on one of its periodic jihads attacking Rhode Island law professor Erik Loomis for having tweeted the following after Sandy Hook: I was heartbroken in the first 20 mass murders. Now I want Wayne LaPierre’s head Read more...
Dear God, how many "isolated incidents" do there have to be before we start pushing back against this awful, deceptive trope and start demanding an end to hate speech? WaPo: A 32-year-old woman from Iraq who was found severely beaten next to a Read more...

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Here's a typical example of the violent rhetoric that has emulated from the GOP for decades now. David Neiwert often refers to it as eliminationism and outlines what it means here. An apology came out as soon as TPM reported the story because it Read more...
Ardem at Blue Arkansas reports a horrifying case (with graphic pictures of the cat, may not be safe for children): Last night, I got the most chilling phone call I have ever received. It was Jake Burris, Ken Aden’s campaign manager. Last Read more...
Keith Olbermann didn't parse any words during his Worst Persons segment on Countdown this Thursday and went after Sen. Tom Coburn for his eliminationist rhetoric where he said that “It’s just a good thing I can’t pack a gun on the Senate Read more...
This mash-up is about right-wing violence and media figures who enable it. Set to a remix of three different versions of "The Outsider" by A Perfect Circle, this project has been greatly aided by David Neiwert's spectacular blogging on the subject Read more...
Much as folks on the Right seem eager to dismiss the murderous rampage of Norwegian domestic terrorist Anders Breivik as yet another "isolated incident" involving someone who was mentally unstable, a lone wolf whose views had nothing to do with Read more...