The Newest Trumper Mantra: Defund the Military!
This week, the radicals took aim at our fellow Americans in uniform, demanding that the military be defunded until it conformed to their ideological whims.
Laura Ingraham proposed withholding military funding until things like critical race theory are rooted out.
“Why is Congress not saying, ‘We’re not going to give you a penny until all of this is eradicated from the military budget?’ ” Ingraham said. “ ‘Nothing. This is my offer to you: nothing.’ That’s what I would say. I’m totally outraged by [Austin] and his ridiculous response today.”
Ingraham doubled down later. “Go after their budget,” she said at the end of the segment. “The only thing they understand is their budget, their money. That’s it. That’s all they understand.”
What would lead Fox News Trumper Queen to embrace defunding the military? You guessed it: “critical race theory.”
Ingraham seemed particular mad at General Mark Milley, who addressed the CRT panic in his testimony to a Congressional committee.
“I want to understand white rage – and I’m white,” Milley said, growing more forceful in his comments as he referenced the violent mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6: “What is it that caused thousands of people to assault this building and try to overturn the Constitution of the United States of America? What caused that? I want to find that out. I want to maintain an open mind here. And I do want to understand that.”
“It’s important that leaders now and in the future do understand it.”
“I’ve read Mao Zedong, I’ve read Karl Marx. I’ve read Lenin. That doesn’t make me a communist,” Milley continued. “So what is wrong with some situational understanding of the country for which we are personally here to defend?
“And I personally find it offensive that we are accusing the U.S. military, our general officers, our commissioned or non-commissioned officers of being, quote, woke or something else because we’re studying the same theories that are out there.”
Of course, Milley was assuming his interrogators in the House Republican Caucus actually know what critical race theory actually is (as opposed to what they want it to mean for their own political gain). Nevertheless, his determination to have the Americans under his command understand their own country better sent the Trumpers over the edge …
… or maybe it was the part where he noticed that racism fueled the Big Lie and the January 6 insurrection.
Either way, the Trumpers have clearly noticed that the military is now a threat to their White Supremacist vision. So the military needs to be defunded and its commander labeled “stupid” and “a pig.”
Trump and his minions have been methodically destroying the pillars of American conservatism for years: free trade, a robust defense of American interests abroad, limited government, defense of our fellow democracies, opposition to tyrants, etc. Respect and reverence for the armed forces was the last one to go.
Now it has.