Ultra MAGA

Back to the drawing board… Anita Dunn, SKDK co-founder and Biden advisor; Hart Research; Global Strategy Group; and the Center for American Progress Action Fund, are the "geniuses" who came up with the idea that Joe and the Democrats should use the “ultra MAGA” phrase to depict Republicans as right-wing nutcases.

Of course the No. 1 nutcase, Donald Trump, is loving the ultra MAGA line and his supporters are embracing it, according to the Washington Post.

It has a nice super hero ring to it.

The president’s crackerjack team of advisors should put their heads together and come up with a brand that energizes Sleepy Joe, who looks like he could use a shot of ultra-something.

Zip, spark, pizzazz?

Fox News replaced talk of its “great replacement theory” with just about anything else in the aftermath of the May 14 racist attack on a Tops supermarket in Buffalo that left 10 people dead.

Prior to the massacre, Fox News was gung-ho on that white supremacist trope, spewing nonsense about Democrats encouraging immigration of brown people to the US in a scheme to replace white voters.

In its epic takedown of Tucker Carlson, the New York Times reported that he talked about some variation of the replacement garbage in 400 episodes since 2016.

Words have consequences, especially when they flow from the mouth of Fox News’ meal ticket.

In Buffalo on May 17, president Biden said: “Violence inflicted into the service of hate and the vicious thirst for power that defines one group of people being inherently inferior to any other group, a hate that through the media and politics, the internet, has radicalized angry, alienated, lost and isolated individuals into falsely believing that they will be replaced.”

He’s talking to you, Tuck, and your enabler Lachlan Murdoch.

Hate crimes and violent extremist attacks have become so ingrained into the fabric of American society that the mere mention of a city’s name brings to mind the individual attack that took place there.

Buffalo now joins Charleston, Orlando, Pittsburgh and El Paso as cities that will be forever associated with deadly extremist violence.

In the aftermath the Buffalo attack, five civil rights groups have called on president Biden to convene a summit to confront the threat posed by domestic terrorists.

They are the Anti-Defamation League, National Urban League, National Action Network, League of United Latin American Citizens and Asian Americans Advancing Justice.

“Love of country demands that we confront racially-motivated extremism with all the energy and commitment we can muster, and a summit is the necessary first step,” said Marc Morial, CEO of the NUL.

Morial is right in calling the summit a first step. This country needs a massive and ongoing communications campaign to take on hate and the white supremacists that are poisoning our society.