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Politics involve action and reaction. The Reagan era led to the punk rock movement and a new generation of liberals. Bill Clinton’s election led to a conservative Congress, but the ensuing Democratic push-back gave us the golden era of the late 1990s.

In today’s clip, taken from Chris Rock’s new Netflix special, the inimitable comedian praises George W. Bush for being such a lousy POTUS that Americans were ready to give Barack Obama, a black man, fair hearing. For that unwitting accomplishment, Bush belongs in the pantheon of African-American history next to Rosa Parks – albeit with a gigantic asterisk.

Rock laughs that President Donald Trump could “succeed” in the same way. If Reagan gave us the Dead Milkmen and Bush gave us Obama, whose rise to political prominence will be the result of Trump? Holy covfefe, Rock has an idea.

Click play to hear the revelation…literally.

Members of the Atomwaffen Division giving Nazi salute

Photo from SPLC Center via Tom/ Twitter

Reprinted with permission from DailyKos

Three Marine Corps veterans and their porn-star neo-Nazi guru, arrested last month on charges that they engaged in an interstate gun-running scheme, comprised a band of violent fascists who had recently moved to Idaho with the intent of making it a base of operations for their plans to engage in acts of domestic terrorism, federal prosecutors revealed this week.

According to the grand-jury indictment filed this week by prosecutors in North Carolina, the men's schemes went well beyond those with which they have been charged—namely, buying semiautomatic rifles, altering them into automatics, then shipping them from Idaho to North Carolina. The foursome not only engaged in paramilitary training in the Idaho desert, they surveilled two separate Black Lives Matters marches in Boise this summer and discussed killing participants. They also plotted to assassinate BLM founder Alicia Garza.

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