Bill Maher tore Republicans apart for preaching racism during the Obama years and appealing to racists.
Maher said, “Was it that hard to predict for the last two or three weeks when the right wing was lionizing this guy that he was going to be a huge racist? I know this is a very sensitive issue with the Republicans. They absolutely hate to be called racists, and like I said, whenever a guy says something super racist either right before or right after, he always says I’m not a racist, and then says the most racist, All I said was that I want to kill all the n*ggers, and you want to go there. You liberals can find racism anywhere.”
Maher showed how Fox News called the New Black Panthers scary, but portrayed white militia members as heroes.
He closed the segment by saying, “The thing is that they say. I’ve heard conservatives say this over and over again when this issue comes up. They say, well, what am I supposed to do, tell racists not to vote for me? Yes. Exactly, and I’ve never heard one of them do that. Say don’t vote for me.”
Republicans can’t tell the racists not to vote for them, because the racists are part of the Republican Party. The reason why Fox News and the GOP attract people like Cliven Bundy, Ted Nugent, and George Zimmerman is because they have spent the entire Obama years using racial divides as a political weapon.
The use of race has been an intentional strategic choice by the Republican Party. Republicans have always believed that they could defeat President Obama in the Democrats if they reminded voters often enough of the scary black man in the White House. Republicans may not be racists, but choosing a racist strategy, they have associated themselves with racists.
Republicans should not be surprised when their heroes echo back to them the same racist language that they have been filling their supporters’ heads with for years. The Republican Party is openly hostile towards women and minorities. They have alienated everyone, but white men, and it just so happens that the white supremacist movement is heavily made up of white men.
Republicans shouldn’t be shocked that after years of preaching race based politics their most ardent supporters are racists. You reap what you sow. Republicans might be losing elections for years to come, because they decided to embrace the racists.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association