by Dave Blount | January 25, 2016 2:17 pm
Donald Trump has no political experience, never having held elective office. Normally President of the United States is not regarded as an entry-level position. But that doesn’t matter in The Donald’s case, because he assures us he will surround himself with top people — like Katrina Pierson:
Since joining the Trump campaign as a national spokeswoman in November, Katrina Pierson has served as an attack dog of sorts for Donald Trump, attempting to expose his critics and opponents as faux conservatives who are simply pulling the wool over the eyes of the American people.
And yet, Ms. Pierson’s own statements reveal she is a self-proclaimed devotee of Malcolm X (whom she has referred to as her “idol”) and has a history of attacking conservatives as racists, sneering at Christians who are unable to “handle the truth” and mocking candidates who open up about their faith on the campaign trail as preachers who would be “great if we were electing a Jesus.”
Pierson points to Malcolm X as a large source of her ideological founding, much like the leaders of Black Lives Matter do. Pierson has called the radical figure a hero and is open about her literal idolization of him, explaining that “MLK was too moderate for me.”
Like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and others on the left, Katrina Pierson used the 2012 trial of George Zimmerman over the death of Trayvon Martin to accuse conservatives of racism, lies, and “bigotry.”
If Pierson were a student at Dartmouth, she would be storming through the library, flipping white students’ books shut as they try to study and yelling that they are racists. Instead, she is a public representative of Donald Trump, the hero of alt-right anti–anti-racists who inexplicably take his recent rhetoric on immigration at face value.
Like many who despise conservatives, Pierson feels the same way about Christians:
In 2010, Pierson made the remarkable claim that “There are no such things as Christians. Just people who call themselves Christians.” In 2011, Pierson publicly mocked the Catholic church, tweeting: “Just saw a commercial from Catholic Church stating that Catholic Church was started by Jesus. I bet they believe that too. #sad.”
During the 2012 election, Pierson slammed Christians as the, “First to name call and First to judge.”
The values-oriented Rick Santorum has earned her particular ire:
Pierson, who is open about the fact that she voted for Barack Obama in 2008, openly mocked the religious faith of Santorum, whose victory in the 2012 Iowa caucus was due in large part to his strong favorability numbers among evangelicals. Pierson referred to Santorum as “pastor” and his campaign events as worship services and complained about his “preaching,” at one point stating that Santorum would be “great if we were electing a Jesus.”
She has also proclaimed that since he didn’t have enough minority endorsements to suit her, Santorum must be a racist.
Trump’s supporters have responded to these revelations with their usual debate tactic of covering their ears and shouting, “I can’t hear you!” It has been claimed that Pierson’s outrageous tweets are fake. However,
Some Trump supporters have attempted to claim — without any evidence whatsoever — that the tweets were somehow faked, even though they came from Pierson’s account and can still be viewed online.
One article from Breitbart quoted a Tea Party blogger as saying that some of the tweets were “apparently from a fake twitter account,” but these claims are unsubstantiated.
If Breitbart really was paid off by Trump to provide favorable coverage, The Donald is not getting his money’s worth, considering Ben Shapiro's piece yesterday explaining why Trump is not a conservative. Ask yourself how much a rebel like Andrew Breitbart would like an authoritarian statist like Trump; Shapiro confirms the obvious answer. Nonetheless, some hardcore Stormtrumpers appear to regard it as a safe space.
BTW, William Hennessy, author of the pro-Pierson piece at Breitbart, now admits that the tweets are genuine.
It isn’t easy to work in politics without brushing shoulders with people who turn out to be wackos. Pierson was a Tea Party activist in Garland, Texas and reportedly was an advisor on Ted Cruz’s 2012 Senate campaign, although she was on CNN yesterday denying that she ever actually worked for Cruz. Apparently Glenn Beck once put in a good word for her, not being aware at the time that she is a kook. She doesn’t always walk around wearing a sandwich board proclaiming “I am an insane leftist radical.” But making this moonbat a national spokeswoman is damning in the extreme.
A pair of samples from the Katrina Pierson collection:
On tips from Varla and Torcer. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.
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