Margaret, once again I find myself stating the obvious – of course the KKK is a part of the Republican base. Are Republicans really trying to suddenly be outraged by that? When you hate immigrants, hate gays, question the patriotism of the first black President, use war to solve all your problems… Well hell, Margaret, I could have just used those exact same words to actually describe the KKK rather than the current Republican party.
The entire Republican leadership is culpable for the rise of Trump. For years they have suppressed minority voters, denied rights to gays, and vilified immigrants. How in the hell can the party of Strom Thurmond, Jesse Helms, Joe Arpaio, Jan Brewer, Sarah Palin, Paul LePage, Mike Huckabee, Jason Rapert, Jon Hubbard, Loy Mauch, Bob McDonnell, Haley Barbour, Jeff Sessions, Rick Santorum, Ted Cruz, George Allen, … suddenly be offended by Donald Trump? Hell, the list of racist, homophobic, immigrant-hating Republican politicians is so long, I haven’t even scratched the surface. And who do you think voted them into office?
The numbers speak for themselves.
The KKK thinks Obama is a Muslim.
Almost half of the Republican Party thinks Obama is a Muslim.
The KKK is anti-immigration.
A majority of Republicans support a ban on all Muslim immigration and over half support an increase in the deportation of Mexican immigrants.
The KKK promotes hate crimes against homosexuals and is adamantly opposed to same sex marriage.
Almost 2/3 of Republicans do not agree with the Supreme Court’s decision to allow same sex marriage.
The KKK believes African Americans are second class citizens.
Republican controlled state houses have systemically passed laws to suppress the African American vote.
The KKK, small as it is, seems to do best in the Deep South where Republicans do best. Coincidence? Oh honey, bless your heart. I have lived most of my life next door to women who cook and think like Paula Deen.
The Republican leadership can wish all it wants that Donald Trump isn’t their front runner, but in reality they can put wishes in their right hand and shit in their left hand and I promise you that the left one will always fill up first. If they thought Donald Trump was electable the GOP would be blaming CNN for a faulty earpiece.
In truth, for the first time in my life I have enjoyed watching a few minutes of Fox News. Those folks are so bent out of shape over this they could kiss their own behind while enjoying the sunshine on their face. If Bill O’Reilly and company were to be totally honest, they aren’t quite sure what to do right now considering the KKK is probably a ratings point or two for the network.
I have no problem saying what the journalists seem unwilling to say. Until GOP voters demand that the party change its platform, to be a Republican today means you have more in common with the KKK than you probably care to admit.
Donald Trump was endorsed by a legitimate portion of the Republican base and the party leaders are upset that their little secret got out. I mean it. Really.