Skip to comments.‘Fredo’ Is the New M-Word
Posted on 08/15/2019 4:19:34 AM PDT by Kaslin
Having worked in Washington, DC., since 2001, I’ve seen some really stupid things. Not just things done by me and my friends, but by those in power, those in so-called “respectable” positions. Nothing I’ve seen (or done) comes close to what we’ve all witnessed since the election of Donald Trump.
There were always people, usually on the left, who casually tossed around Hitler analogies, but they were quickly shutdown or dismissed as kooks. Godwin’s Law, which is “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one,” held most people in check. Comparisons to one of history’s greatest monsters were not something people threw around lightly. More importantly, people recognized that once they did it, they’d lost the argument.
With Trump’s unexpected victory in the 2016 election, comparing people to Hitler not only started to become the default go-to in disagreements, there also seemed to be a competition among the media to see who could do it in the dumbest way possible.
Following the president’s inauguration address, Chris Matthews said, “…I'm thinking, when [President Trump] said today, America first, it was not just the racial, I mean I shouldn't say racial, the Hitlerian background to it, but it was the message I kept thinking. What does [U.K. Prime Minister] Theresa May think of this when she picks up the papers? What did he just say? He said America first. What happened to special relationship?”
The fact that the president of the United States might be interested in the interests of the American people seemed foreign to Chris, who didn’t receive any pushback on his stupidity. And with that Godwin’s Law became Godwin’s Rule of Thumb: when you can’t refute what your opponent says, call them Hitler.
Off to the races, the Hitler comparisons flourish to this day. Trump has not done anything remotely close to warranting such comparisons, but the bar has been successfully lowered to the point that it’s now lost all meaning. Like the cries of racism from the left, they’ve played it out to the point that real people ignore it.
This sent the political left, that has fetishized victimhood, in search of new ways to try to scare the hell out of people and end any dissent. They tried the broader “You’re a Nazi,” “concentration camps on the border,” “white supremacist,” etc. They’ve even gone so far as to declare common words like “infested” and “invasion” as some sort of secret racist code. When you’re not bound by reality, a desperate mind will go anywhere.
This victim fetish leads us to Chris Cuomo and the confrontation heard ‘round the world.
I am opposed to confronting political opponents in public, especially when they’re out with their family at non-news or political events. That said, the left has been embracing this for some time, so maybe it’s about time they get a dose of their own medicine.
In 2011, liberals went after Glenn Beck in New York City while he was just trying to watch a movie with his family in Bryant Park. Since then there have been dozens of conservatives “confronted” in movie theaters, restaurants, and even at their homes. Most of these events have not solicited pushback or criticism from media liberals, while many have cheered.
Left-wing clowns have called for “pitchforks and torches” outside a Trump fundraiser. MSNBC personality Chris Hayes referred to people screaming at Mitch McConnell’s house in the night, wishing he’d “broken his neck” and that he’d be “stabbed in the heart,” as “There have been peaceful protests outside Mitch McConnell's house.” It’s rather odd that the people who condemn words as violence think calling for someone to be stabbed is cool, but we’re not dealing with honest people here. Which brings us back to Cuomo.
I don’t believe the guy who approached him really thought his name was Fredo, I believe he was being a jerk. And I can understand Cuomo telling the guy off – he’s out with his family, that would irritate anyone. Threatening to toss the guy down the stairs, well, that crossed the line. But that wasn’t the most absurd part.
When Cuomo equated “Fredo” with the N-word, that was the new bottom in the left’s quest for victim status. Fredo isn’t the N-word for Italians, it’s the old M-word for everyone: moron. When you’ve publicly stated “hate speech is excluded from protection” by the First Amendment (among scores of other ridiculous things), and you’ve gone to law school, you earn the Fredo label.
Cuomo isn’t the victim, he’s the perp. He’s made his prime-time bones at CNN like everyone else there, either attacking conservatives or sitting silently as they were smeared on his show. If being called Fredo is such an insult to “his people,” as he put it, maybe he should stop acting like a Fredo. If he can, that is
Every time you think the left has hit bottom, that they couldn’t sink any lower in the crazy-hole, someone breaks out a shovel. Today it’s Fredo, tomorrow who knows? As someone who is part WOP, part Mick, a dash of Frog, and a whole bunch of other things, I can only imagine it’ll be even dumber. But that could just be the Polack in me.
Fredo Cuomo hopes to be as smart as Fredo Corleone one day.
Fredo Cuomo Can dish it out but cant take it in spades
Meathead seems fitting
Fredo Cuomo wasn’t out with family. He was just outed being Fredo.
White is the new N word.
Cuomo WISHES it was a racial slur, so he could be included in a victim group instead of being another privileged white guy.
Racist is the new N word
This Fredo guy needs to apologize immediately for being white.
What is taking so long my Fredo. Fredo puleeze.
...and Fredo was his Name-O....
His tirade was more than irritation, it was an irrational profanity laced rant in front of his child. The man may have known Fredo was not his real name, but Cuomo escalated the situation beyond anything reasonable.
Like a nuclear response to a firecracker.
Cuomo is responsible for any fear or embarrassment his daughter feels from this situation.
White is the new N word.
You got that right
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but the overwrought global push for open borders has turned the globe into Trumpland.
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Currently racist seems to be their go-to or knee-jerk reaction. It used to be, back in the halcyon days of liberal venom, that they would at least try to argue a point with you. That was actually useful political discourse, it served two purposes. One, it kept us on our toes, you actually had to be prepared to make a rational convincing argument - have your facts straight and your logic sound. Two, for anyone witnessing the exchange they might actually get educated or learn a few new points. Eventually they would realize they had lost the argument, run out of red-herrings, unable to deflect the argument to a different topic, etc. Then they would inevitably trot out the ad-hominem attacks.
Apparently the left has gotten fatigued by the repeated intellectual drubbings. Maybe they've finally realized their world-view is distorted, inaccurate, and faulty. Doesn't mean they're going to change. But now it seems they just skip right to the end. "You disagree with me? You must be the devil incarnate..."
Frighteningly, if you look at the two sides of the political debate the tactics and path of the left is following the National Socialists of 1930 Germany. They truly are modern day nazis.
The Cuomo “Family”, Mario,his father-in-law, “Fredo”, Andrew who coined the phrase, “Cuomo Not the Homo”, have always been embarrassed about being Italian. Mario, the first Black Italian, complained in the 1950s about not being hired by Prominent NYC law firms even though he did well in law school...
..they, the Cuomos, never seem to take their personalities into account.
Governor Andrew (who coined the phrase, “YOU DON’T BELONG HERE” against conservatives)tried to closedown a small Italian food vendor, (using state government resources), who chose to use the phrase, THE WANDERING DAGO, as the name of his business...IIRC the courts said governor Andy was infringing on the vendor’s First Amendment Rights
White is the new N word.
Your insight is why this site needs a LIKE button. Maybe the FReepathons would be more successful if the site added new features once in a while.
Send Fredo off to do this; Send Fredo off to do that. Let Fredo host some Mickey Mouse program on CNN. Send Fredo to pick somebody up at the airport.
In reality the guy hit a nerve.
Hence the outburst from Fredo.
I was passed over Mikey.
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