Who would think a 32 year old bully, racist, white supremacist, and nativist, with the credentials of having been on the staff of former Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, and former Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, would end up becoming in many ways the most dangerous person around Donald Trump?
This blogger and author is referring to Stephen Miller, a disgrace to the Jewish people and religion, who has somehow become the center of the debate over immigration, and is helping to push the President toward extremism on many issues, including immigration and civil rights.
Miller was brought up in a liberal leaning Jewish family in Santa Monica, California, with his mother’s family having escaped from Belarus in the early 20th century, coming to America as non English speaking immigrants who achieved the “American Dream”, that now Miller wishes to deny immigrants from Latin America and from the Middle Eastern nations, including Muslims, and Africa.
In high school, Miller showed intolerance, as he promoted right wing conservatism, including the extremism of National Rifle Association spokesman Wayne La Pierre, and spoke on right wing talk radio as young as 16 years of age. He stirred controversy as he promoted white supremacist views in high school and at Duke University. He had a constant confrontational attitude, and befriended white supremacist Richard Spencer and right wing propagandist David Horowitz, another Jewish public figure who had once been on the left, and then became connected to the Far Right, and has promoted attacks on academic freedom of left leaning college professors.
Miller helped future Virginia Congressman David Brat defeat House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in 2014, and went to work for the Trump campaign early in 2016, and became the warmup speaker for many Trump campaign rallies, and helped to write Trump’s speech accepting the Republican National Convention nomination for President. He became a senior adviser to the White House, connecting himself closely to Stephen Bannon, but has lately separated himself from Bannon, since Bannon left the White House staff and was shown to have given ammunition against Trump in the recently published Michael Wolff blockbuster book, FIRE AND FURY, which has become a best seller. Miller remains closely allied with Trump son in law Jared Kushner, who also looks more outrageous and objectionable on a daily basis, and may be involved in Trump Administration corruption.
Miller helped to write the controversial Inauguration speech of Donald Trump, and has made controversial and confrontational statements on various Sunday news shows, including that the President had absolute authority and “will not be questioned”. He confronted Jim Acosta of CNN about immigration, at a White House appearance in which Miller defended travel bans against Muslims and the promotion of limiting immigration from various parts of the world, against many nations. Most recently, he became combative against Jake Tapper of CNN, and was cut off by the host, and then refused to leave, and was escorted out by security guards.
Stephen Miller is a racist, nativist, white supremacist, all despite the fact of his Jewish heritage, and he is a disgrace, and needs to be kicked out of the Trump Administration and face investigation in the Trump scandals, as Robert Mueller is in the process of doing.
He is clearly the most dangerous person around Trump now, influencing Trump to the point of the present government shutdown, preventing any protection of “Dreamers”, the immigrant children who were protected under the DACA program, but now face deportation to nations they know nothing about, but where they were born before being brought to America as children.
Miller is a peddler of hate, who needs his comeuppance, and should never again be allowed to be interviewed on any news program, unless and until he apologizes for his misbehavior, which most assuredly will never happen.
The thought that comes to mind is that Stephen Miller is the equivalent of Roy Cohn to Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin, infamous for the Red Scare of the 1950s, or Rasputin, the adviser to Czar Nicholas II of Russia, before the Russian Revolution of 1917. In other words, Miller is an evil and dangerous force, who needs to have his rapid gaining of power taken away from him now!
You say that Miller should face charges, but you don’t have anything specific to go on, like complicity with the Russia deals, for example. I’m interested in how he got the Con’s ear– was it through Sessions, as his aide?
He is obviously a belligerent, confrontational, delusional, paranoid person, but that’s not against the law. His personality makes him very likely to commit crimes, especially against non-white people, but other than putting him under surveillance or forcing him to undergo a psych evaluation, I don’t yet see criminal charges. This isn’t a “Minority Report” society; there is no such thing here as “precrime” or “thoughtcrime.”
It’s certainly an offense that he and especially John Kelly were directly responsible for Friday’s gov’t shutdown– they scotched a deal that the Con and Schumer had worked out over lunch, apparently because they wanted to kill the visa lottery and/or chain immigration as the price for approving DACA.
Your research on this maniac should go into his involvement with Don’s campaign in 2016– perhaps he had knowledge of the Russian’s assistance. Or money-laundering.
Clearly, he had to make money and his finances should be checked too.
Beyond that, without something more specific (like assault and trespassing at CNN, that would have been good while it lasted) you’re being too shrill in calling for him to face charges. Sorry.
I have read that Mueller has investigated Miller, and that he will be likely indicted, or so says the Palmer Report, which some criticize, but he seems to me quite valid in his assertions.
I am not trying to be shrill, but rather the reality that Miller is undermining constitutional government, and is close to Jared Kushner, who seems likely to be indicted.
But we shall see, as I smell trouble around the corner for Miller and Kushner.
The Senate just voted overwhelmingly (81-18) to reopen the federal government through February 8, with a commitment by Majority Leader McConnell to take up legislation dealing with the DREAMers. Thatâ€™s obviously crucial, and I donâ€™t trust McConnell as far as I can throw the slimeball, so letâ€™s hope this isnâ€™t like Lucy with the football. I guess I mostly agree with Nate Cohn of the NY Times: â€œHereâ€™s one way to think about it: are Dems better positioned now than on Thursday? Iâ€™d argue yes. Have a promise on DACA voteâ€¦If it passes, thatâ€™s good for Ds too. â€“No loss of leverage v. Thurs., since just 3 week CR. Can go shutdown route again.â€ Also, Paul Krugmanâ€™s take: â€œSo as I understand it, Dems gave Trump 3 weeks in return for promise of a vote on DACA; also got 6 years of CHIP funding. I understand the concerns of immigration activists, but this doesnâ€™t sound like a surrender, unless Iâ€™m missing something.â€
The Washington Post scores this as a win for Trump, and not good for Dems. I don’t believe it is wishful thinking on my part, but I see it otherwise. Three weeks in which deals will or won’t be kept, in which Trump will or won’t sabotage the deal, in which Ryan will or won’t waive the Hastert rule and allow a vote on immigration. At the end of which, if McConnell or Trump or Ryan have refused to allow an immigration deal to move forward, the shutdown option re-appears. It seems to me that either something will be accomplished, or the onus will be on the obstructionists– i.e. those who refuse to do what the great majority of the American people want done on DACA and other immigration reform issues..
I also agree with Dan Pfeiffer’s take: “This is not the deal I would have taken, but this isnâ€™t the end either. McConnell keeps his word or we are right back at it in a few weeks. So donâ€™t panic and letâ€™s get back to work pressuring GOPers (and Dems) to save the Dreamers.”
Article talking about: Did Democrats cave:
How people on the left are lining up on this deal has a lot to do with a couple of factors. For Democratic politicians, it seems to come down to whether they are more concerned about 2018 or 2020. Vulnerable Democrats running for re-election in red states in 2018 seem to be relieved. Those who could be angling for a presidential nomination in 2020 (and come from blue states) make up the bulk of Senate Democrats who voted â€œno.â€
The other factor that seems to weigh heavily on whether or not liberals support this agreement is the question of how comfortable they are in making the Dreamers a focus for the party.
Excellent comment about government reopening from The People’s View.
Agreed. I don’t see it as a surrender either.
Dems gave up nothing to gain something important as The Daily Beast’s Joy-Ann Reid explains:
The Democrats Ultimate Strategy for Success
Speaking of dangerous, this is what happens when Trump tweets about CNN, or other media outlets he hates, as being “fake news”.
CNN hypothetical polls show Biden, Bernie, and Oprah all beating Trump.
And Joe Biden leads Trump by more than does Sanders and Oprah! 🙂
Another day, another wingnut conspiracy theory. Sadly, these wingnuts hold public office.