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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse, the young man found not guilty after shooting dead two people and injuring a third, is facing a backlash of anger, ire and disbelief from members of the political right wing, after he said he was not a racist and supported Black Lives Matter.

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"---- idiot. we should not support him anymore. that should be the job of his friends at blm then he is a traitor to the right," one poster, SofaBear, wrote on Gettr, the social media platform popular with conservatives and founded by Jason Miller, a former aide to Donald Trump.

Andrew Anglin, editor of the neo-Nazi and white supremacist website The Daily Stormer, which allegedly takes its title from the Nazi's propaganda sheet Der Strmer, wrote: "If he seemed overly nice to the Blacks, we should remember that he's a teenager from a single mother now facing non-stop death threats."

He added: "The media has zoomed in on the fact that he allegedly said that he "supports BLM". They're talking about this to try to demoralise right-wingers. He didn't really say that he supports the BLM agenda, he just said that he supports their right to protest."

The range of reactions, as collated by news sites such as the Daily Dot, spanned from anger to disbelief. A persistent theme was that had Mr Rittenhouse voiced his support for the racial justice movement earlier, they would not have backed him."

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glad I have some popcorn....

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2021-11-23 07:11 PM | Reply

I thought Sucker Carlson would have helped him walk back any pro-BLM comments during the tongue bat... I mean interview.

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-11-23 07:24 PM | Reply

So Right-Wigners don't support Kyle because he's a fellow Right-Winger?

I wonder what they love about him so much then...

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-11-23 07:30 PM | Reply

The range of reactions, as collated by news sites

No doubt the collectors have agendas to push and articles to write.
The whole situation sucks.

#4 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-11-23 07:43 PM | Reply

The whole situation sucks.

I mean this as a "he shouldn't have been there that night, especially as a juvenile, and shouldn't care about property he doesn't personally own."

#5 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-11-23 07:44 PM | Reply

I think it's okay to care, but he wasn't there to care about property. He was there to kill people in the name of protecting America from the vermin.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-11-23 07:51 PM | Reply

He was there to Twitter flex. Don't chase white boys with ARs. If you do, you get what you get, and it will probably be .223. While you're at it, don't chase black joggers while armed. In both cases, the chasers claim self-defense.

Look at the bright side though, now ANTIFA twitter accounts are lit up with conversations about buying guns, training, and shooting first because they no longer feel safe during a riot. If you can't get a laugh out of that, there's no hope for you.

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-11-24 08:03 AM | Reply

He added: "The media has zoomed in on the fact that he allegedly said that he "supports BLM". They're talking about this to try to demoralise right-wingers. He didn't really say that he supports the BLM agenda, he just said that he supports

#1 | POSTED BY CORKY AT 2021-11-23 07:11 PM | FLAG:

Republicans are pretty okay with BLM as long as you don't call it BLM>

Did you think Kyle Rittenhouse's endorsement of Black Lives Matter was odd? Think of all the unusual stuff you've forgotten.

"Officer Derek Chauvin killed Floyd on May 25, 2020. Not long afterward, in the first week of June, a Washington Post poll showed 53 percent of Republicans endorsing the protests sparked by the murder. A Pew poll conducted around the same time asked the different but related question of how people felt about the Black Lives Matter movement. BLM did not get a GOP majority, but it wasn't a blowout either: 40 percent expressed their support.

This was after some of the marches had turned into riots. That Post poll even brought that up, asking if people saw the protests as predominantly peaceful or violent. The responses were split down the middle, with 44 percent saying peaceful and 42 percent saying violent. This wasn't a purely partisan gap: 65 percent of Republicans went with "violent," a clear majority but nowhere near unanimity. (I should add that calling the protests violent didn't always mean blaming the protesters. In the same poll, 66 percent of the country assigned responsibility for the violence to neither protesters nor police, but to "other people acting irresponsibly.") And the Post poll wasn't out on a limb by itself. A roughly simultaneous survey by Data for Progress had 44 percent of Republicans declaring that most of the protesters were peaceful."

#8 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-11-24 08:12 AM | Reply

The Right hates this kid now because he is "overly nice to Black people"?

Could it be that the Right is racist? One wonders.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2021-11-24 08:29 AM | Reply

"a Washington Post poll showed 53 percent of Republicans endorsing the protests sparked by the murder."

I don't believe it.

Around here it was zero percent.

More to the point, I'd like to see how the same question polls among Republicans now.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-11-24 09:48 AM | Reply

0% here huh. You're right. It's completely representative of America in this forum.

#11 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-11-24 09:50 AM | Reply

It's not un-representative. We get more of the extremes and less of the middle.

You know, like most people who drive cars just drive them. They don't feel the desire to talk about how much they love and hate certain cars on some car enthusiast website.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-11-24 09:55 AM | Reply

I like your random ass, whatever fits my needs version of data science, but you won't get a Google Cert making such assumptions.

#13 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-11-24 10:34 AM | Reply

Is he really just a starry-eyed idealist?

#14 | Posted by Tor at 2021-11-24 08:22 PM | Reply

Part starry eyed idealist. Part twitter flexing right wing idiot. ROTC kids basically.

#15 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-11-25 07:58 AM | Reply

I'm sure this isn't the way he wanted to become famous, but since the opportunity is there, he's grabbing it. The kid obviously isn't as dumb as some people think since he's listening to those telling him to triangulate.

I haven't seen anyone here mention that he disavowed both Q-Anon and election fraud conspiracies as "crazy", probably because it's inconvenient to those who want to tar and smear with it.

#16 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-11-25 09:21 AM | Reply

The Right hates this kid now because he is "overly nice to Black people"?

Could it be that the Right is racist? One wonders.

#9 | Posted by Zed

Nice broad brush you got there. Do you use it on liberals too?

#17 | Posted by boaz at 2021-11-26 11:21 AM | Reply

Nice broad brush you got there. Do you use it on liberals too?
#17 | POSTED BY BOAZ

You own all those brushes, and use them liberally.

#18 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-11-26 11:36 AM | Reply

Republican support for BLM is now at 4%, so Zed's much closer to the truth with 0% than the older data Sitz provided. Page down a bit for the partisan differences. Summary:

Support BLM:
Democrat: 86%
Republican: 3%
Independent: 39%

Oppose BLM:
Democrat: 4%
Republican: 86%
Independent: 45%

civiqs.com

#19 | Posted by YAV at 2021-11-26 11:41 AM | Reply

Reposting - apparently I slipped up reading the data or it changed or who knows... anyway the link is there...

Support BLM:
Democrat: 81%
Republican: 4%
Independent: 35%

Oppose BLM:
Democrat: 5%
Republican: 88%
Independent: 48%

#20 | Posted by YAV at 2021-11-26 11:45 AM | Reply

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