War on Whites GOP Congressman Says Democrats Use Racism To Drive Up The Minority Vote

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Rep. Mo “war on whites” Brooks (R-AL) is blaming Democrats for Republican racism by claiming that Democrats are using racism to divide the country and drive up minority voting turnout.

Rep. Brooks (R-AL) doubled down on his war on whites comments in an interview with USA Today:

“It is repugnant for Democrats time after time after time to resort to cries of racism to divide Americans and drive up voter turn out,” Brooks said. “That is exactly what they are doing in order to drive up their vote and they are doing it when there is no racial discrimination involved.”

In fact, Brooks added, “if you look at current federal law, there is only one skin color that you can lawfully discriminate against. That’s Caucasians — whites.”

Brooks said he stands by his language accusing Democrats of a ‘war on whites’ because “I want Democrats held accountable . . . if Americans want a political party that regularly stokes unfounded racial fears, well then vote Democrat.”

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Brooks is spinning a new version of the tired excuse that President Obama only won election and reelection because he is black. Republicans, like Brooks, believe in their hearts that Democrats used racism to get President Obama elected. What the Republicans who subscribe to this belief never admit is that they have used racism to try to defeat the nation’s first African-American president at every turn.

The Republican campaign of racial division began with their questions about President Obama’s birth certificate. They followed up by wanted to see his college transcripts. Barely six months into his presidency, Fox News’s Glenn Beck claimed that Obama was a racist who hated white people. Republicans launched several race based scandals that were designed to scare with conservatives with things like Acorn and the New Black Panthers. The race-based politics against President Obama hasn’t stopped. The majority of Republicans are calling for his impeachment despite the fact that this president has committed no crime.

Rep. Brooks has given Republican strategists heartburn with their general point being, “There’s no part of what he said that was helpful.” (That might be the understatement of the decade.) The Republicans are worried that Democrats will use his comments to paint them as intolerant of minorities, as if the House vote to deport 550,000 kids who have lived in the United States for most of their lives didn’t already make that message loud and clear.

The comments of Rep. Brooks provide more evidence that Republicans are living in a different world than the rest of us. The fact the Rep. Brooks sees the Republican Party as the protectors of whites is, in fact, pretty damn racist. Don’t expect Republicans to catch on to this irony anytime soon.

28 Replies to “War on Whites GOP Congressman Says Democrats Use Racism To Drive Up The Minority Vote”

  1. Every teahadist at every event should be ask. Do you believe there is a war on whites? Get them on the record

  2. Let him keep talking, I love it. The party that has launched an actual war against women, non whites, vets, teachers, LGBT, unions, education, science, the Bible, intelligence, democracy, the Constitution, and history, imagines a fake war being launched against whites by Democrats.

    There isn’t one, but if there were, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

  3. Mo Brooks, you can’t handle the truth about the changing demographics of America. You want to fit in, get a tan.

    Whiteness has nothing to do with your paranoia, you are just a bigot and racist who longs for the days of old when whites ruled. Newsflash: Old White Men are out; White, Brown, Black, Red, Yellow People are in. That is the reality of OUR country!

  4. I gotta say… I’m an old white guy with a family with DEEP roots in Arkansas…

    having said that… I was born in the south… that would be Southern California…
    I’ve lived most of my life in Northern CA… I grew up and went to Catholic School, Spencer Tracey’s brother was our pastor, and had a lot of Latino friends..

    I’ve never felt discriminated against but my parents always taught me to take responsibility for my actions and to judge the PERSON not the race…

    what the hell is wrong with the alleged party of personal responsibility when their version is to blame their troubles on ‘others’?

    Oh yeah… I grew up a DEM and I’m still one today…

  5. The dems don’t have to “use” racism to push up the democratic vote. The GOP is doing a fine job of that all by itself.

    I wonder if this idiot understands that he is putting a bright hot spotlight on goper racism? The dems helping point that spotlight may make him uncomfortable, but it is what it is. There is no war on whites but there might be a teensy bit of war on the GOP. Oh, I forgot. They’re mostly old white men…

  6. They’re either getting bolder or desperate either way, they no longer hide behind the white sheet..

    This should be a wake-up call. GET YOUR A#$% OUT AND VOTE.

  7. It’s true – I hate White people – history shows that White people are a cancer upon humanity.

    I happen to believe that if White people disappeared, racism would disappear as well.

    My diversity training has lifted me above my innate White propensity to hate the “other”.

  8. “Republicans are worried Democrats may use his comments to paint them as intolerant towards minorities.”

    That’s because they are intolerant. Time to start worrying.

  9. Democrats don’t have to use racism to get votes. All Democrats have to do is sit back and wait for the next Republican idiot to take the mic and spout similar nonsense.

  10. It’s ironic that Repukes like him and his fellow repukes come up crying the blues about racism. Before the President was officially swore in, the “old white men” gathered in the cigar smoking room and drew the race card when they decided, they would do everything to make him look bad.
    What went around is now coming arond for them. Payback is a bit–h. Face it!!!

  11. Expect to hear more of this as the demographics continue changing. The fact is that the Right has nothing else for Jim Bob and Bubba and the rest of the redneck poor BUT this because they’ve given it all to the 1%’rs.

    Pretty soon, though, when the Hispanics & Blacks become the majority, Republicons will get theirs.

  12. Brooks has added to this comment. He’s now claiming that federal law only permits POC to sue whites for discrimination. I don’t know who voted for this tool, but they should be very embarrassed. The tool doesn’t seem to realize that the Constitution and federal law protects all Americans from discrimination. I can imagine some in his district are giving each other high fives because he’s so “brave” and he’s willing to speak out against the dems and the Black Kenyan Muslim in their WH.

  13. Hey Priebus, How is that rebranding thingy going for ya? PS that autopsy has returned and your party is STILL racist as hell!

  14. If I understand what he’s saying, the Republicans don’t want minorities to vote and object to anything that might cause that to happen.

    That shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.

  15. Totally agree. I am a white woman who is a Democrat. I am not waging war on whites. What a disgusting man Brooks is!

  16. There is no ” war on whites”, Mo. There is a war on stupid crackers trying to tell people, ” down is up.”

    Uff Da

  17. Democrats don’t have to use racism as an issue to get minority votes. The Republicans continuously put themselves out there, with their attacks on immigrants, especially Latinos, and their efforts to suppress votes which largely affect black and Latino voters. These are on top of their unrelenting attacks on President Obama ever since he first took office in 2009. In addition, they have been attacking workers’ rights and women’s reproductive rights, so the question becomes, who HAVEN’T they alienated, except their lemmings?

  18. Wow!
    If Democrats show up to vote its because they are ‘racist’ and should be stopped at all costs!!!

    I thought that it was part of the democratic process, but apparently not anymore!

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