Tuesday, August 19, 2014

GOP Rep.: Democrats Are Waging A "War On Whites"

Speaking to conservative radio host Laura Ingraham, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) accused the Democrats of waging a "war on whites." Brooks was responding to comments by National Journal's Ron Fournier, who said to Fox host Chris Wallace regarding Hispanic voters, "the fastest growing voting bloc in this country thinks the Republican Party hates them. This party, your party, cannot be the party of the future beyond November if you’re seen as the party of white people.” Brooks told Ingraham, “This is a part of the war on whites that’s being launched by the Democratic Party. And the way in which they’re launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else. It's part of the strategy that Barack Obama implemented in 2008, continued in 2012, where he divides us all on race, on sex, greed, envy, class warfare, all those kinds of things. Well, that’s not true.”

This is a classic right-wing argument: Democrats and liberals are blameworthy by just talking about a real issue. By this logic, talking about income inequality means one is waging class warfare and talking about racial inequities means one is divisive. In the words of Rep. Brooks, "Well, that's not true."

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