"Antifa Terrorists" is now officially "Russiagate for Republicans"
Either the ruling class is getting sloppy and lazy or the American people are just getting dumber. Because these phony conspiracy theories have become transparent.
For the Democrats it was Russia being able to overturn our election based on puppy memes on Facebook.
Republicans have decided that the same people they called snowflakes just a few months ago are now a cabal of special forces terrorists, that are burning down our cities and yet for some reason people there don't want the federal government to rescue them.
And just like Democrats before them Republicans aren't going to let facts stand in the way of a good story.
(Reuters) - U.S. federal prosecutors have produced no evidence linking dozens of people arrested in anti-racism protests in Portland, Oregon, to the antifa or anarchist movements, despite President Donald Trump’s assertions they are fueling the unrest.
A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Portland confirmed this in an email to Reuters on Tuesday.
What do you do when the facts don't cooperate?
You could do like Ted Cruz did and just ignore the facts.
In a telling moment, Cruz twice chastised his Democratic colleagues for praising peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters while failing to condemn “antifa” and the “terrorists” who killed a federal security officer, Dave Patrick Underwood, during a May protest in Oakland. Cruz’s implication was clear: The left killed Underwood.
Yet Underwood was killed by a member of the far right — one of 329 murders carried out by right-wing extremists since 1994.
In the same period, a grand total of zero murders have been attributed to antifa participants.
Or you could do like the Trump Administration is doing, which is to make up alternative facts.
A Department of Homeland Security intelligence report leaked to The Nation has some experts skeptical of the department's motives.
The report targeted several left-wing American activists who the department would normally be prohibited from gathering intelligence on unless they had reason to believe the individuals were operating on behalf of a foreign power. The people named in the report, many of whom have identified with far-left causes, do have connections abroad — they traveled to Syria in the past and fought against the Islamic State alongside Kurdish factions like the YPG, PKK, and the Peshmerga.
The U.S., of course, considers ISIS an enemy, so it may seem surprising the U.S. government would focus on people who volunteered to fight against the terrorist group, but critics argue the Syria connection could be a ruse to root out potential antifa members.
Just like Democrats before them Republicans are ready to throw their allies under the bus to score partisan political points. Whatever it takes to distract the public.