Tag Archives: Republican Racism

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Bill Clinton: Trump’s Slogan is Racist Code

If you’re a white southerner, you know exactly what it means. … I’m old enough to remember the good old days. And they weren’t all that good in many ways.

— Former President Bill Clinton, asserting that Donald Trump’s promise to “Make America Great Again” is a racist dog whistle, according to RealClearPolitics.

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David Duke Aligns with Trump in Robocall

We’re losing our country. Look at the Super Bowl salute to the Black Panther cop killers. It’s time to stand up and vote for Donald Trump for president and vote for me, David Duke for the U.S. Senate.”

— A new robocall from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.

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GOP Remains the Whitest of Parties

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Number of blacks among the 2,472 delegates at this week’s Republican National Convention, reports the Washington Post: “Although that handful includes some of Trump’s most vociferous backers, the overall lack of ethnic diversity at the convention illustrates one of his greatest challenges: how to court black voters after four decades of controversy over his racial views, including campaign-trail rhetoric that has alienated many minorities.”

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King: Whites Have Contributed More to Civilization

This whole business does get a little tired… I would ask you to go back through history and figure out where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you are talking about, where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?

— Rep. Steve King (R-IA), challenging MSNBC panelists to name a “subgroup” that contributed more to civilization than white people.

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Rudi Giuliani Explains the ‘Black Side’

So if you want to deal with this on the black side, you’ve got to teach your children to be respectful to the police, and you’ve got to teach your children that the real danger to them is not the police. The real danger to them, 99 out of 100 times, is other black kids who are going to kill them; that’s the way they’re gonna die.

— Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, quoted by Politico.

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Majority of GOP Voters Support Trump on Muslims

65%

Of likely 2016 Republican primary voters favor Donald Trump’s call to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the U.S., while more than a third say it makes them more likely to vote for him, according to a new Bloomberg/Purple Strategies poll. “This indicates that, despite some conventional wisdom expressed in the last 48 hours, this is unlikely to hurt Trump at least in the primary campaign,” said pollster Doug Usher.

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Nor Can We Make a Michigan Lawmaker Intelligent, Apparently

We can’t make an African-American white.

— Michigan State Senator Marty Knollenberg (R), quoted by WXYZ, on the educational disparities between different demographic groups.

Poetic Justice

Trump, the Baldfaced

How can you tell when Donald Trump’s lyin’?
It only happens when his lips are movin’.
Here’s an example,
And it’s just a sample:
When he said those black pastors really loved ‘im.

Enumerati

A Plurality of Republicans Still Believes Obama Is Muslim

43%

Of those who identify as Republicans believe President Obama is a Muslim, while only 15% of those who identify as Democrats agreed he is Muslim, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.

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Kirk: White Folks Drive Faster Through Black Neighborhoods

I want to make sure we have elected people constantly looking at helping the African-American community. With this state and all of its resources, we could sponsor a whole new class of potential innovators like George Washington Carver and eventually have a class of African-American billionaires. That would really adjust income differentials and make the diversity and outcome of the state much better so that the black community is not the one we drive faster through.

— Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), telling the Peoria Journal Star that his constituents try to avoid African-American neighborhoods.