Obama White House Rips Republicans For Lacking The Guts To Stand Up To Trump’s Birtherism

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During his daily briefing, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest called out the Republicans for lacking the courage to stand up to the racists and birthers in their party.

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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest blistered Republicans for not standing up to Trump’s birtherism:

Is anybody really surprised this happened at a Donald Trump rally? I don’t think anybody who has been paying attention to Republican politics is at all surprised.

The reason for that is that the people who hold these offensive views are part of Mr. Trump’s base. Mr. Trump himself would be the first to tell you that he’s got the biggest base of any Republican politician these days.

Now, it is too bad that he wasn’t able to summon the same kind of patriotism that we saw from Senator McCain who responded much more effectively and directly when one of his supporters at one his campaign events about seven years ago raised the same kind of false claims.

Now, what’s also unfortunate is that Mr. Trump isn’t the first kind of politician to countenance these kinds of views in order to win votes. In fact, that’s precisely what every Republican presidential candidate is doing when they decline to denounce Trump’s cynical strategy. Because they’re looking for those same votes.

Now, other Republicans have successfully used this strategy as well. You’ll recall that one Republican Congressman told a reporter that he was David Duke without the baggage. That Congressman was elected by a majority of his colleagues in the House of Representatives to the third highest ranking position in the House.

Those same members of Congress blocked immigration reform. Those same members of Congress oppose reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act. Those same members of Congress couldn’t support a simple funding bill because they’re eager to defend the Confederate flag.

Those are the priorities of today’s Republican Party, and they’ll continue to be until someone in the Republican Party decides to summon the courage to stand up and change it.

Trump’s birtherism does not exist in a vacuum. It is not an isolated position. Donald Trump’s birtherism represents the real values of the Republican Party. Earnest mentioned Steve Scalise as an example because the simple reality is that racism gets Republicans elected.

Not one of the Republican presidential candidates has the courage to stand up and condemn birtherism because the birthers are Republican primary voters. The Republican Party won’t condemn birtherism because they are already struggling to keep the far right extremists from declaring war on the GOP.

The White House Press Secretary was right. Birtherism should be treated as a standard position of the Republican Party. Birtherism is a byproduct of who the Republicans really are, and the White House deserves praise for connecting the dots and calling out the true face of the Republican Party.

17 Replies to “Obama White House Rips Republicans For Lacking The Guts To Stand Up To Trump’s Birtherism”

  1. BUT..But..

    It’s ALL they have …
    Can’t talk about policy..
    Don’t have any…
    Can’t talk about the future..
    Theu don’t have one

    And we are all tired of the Lame “Blame it on Obama” shyte…

  2. The President is setting their dumbasses up again. See if they denounce trump their base will get mad since 60% of them believe this bullshit. If they don’t denounce its just one more piece of evidence that the shit didn’t fall from the bat.
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  3. I am so tired of this distraction.
    It is a mystery to me that noone in the media or the W.H. hasn’t shut it down.
    IT DOES NOT MATTER WHERE HE WAS BORN.
    Unless you challenge his mothers citizenship he is a citizen!

  4. Go Trump! Go Cruz! Go Huckabee! The more these fools and clowns talk, the easier it becomes to take our government back! Their ignorant pandering is ensuring that our next President will be a Democrat! Thanks guys! Keep it up and we will take back the Senate and the House too!

  5. Re “opposing reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act”: Not true. No new legislation is needed. The Supreme Court decision (that supposedly makes this “reauthorization” needed) struck down only one provision in the Voting Rights Act — which was indeed unconstitutional, and which was never a permanent part of the Act anyway — and there are plenty of other voting-rights laws available to ensure that the right to vote is not violated. What’s more, the principal bill that has been drafted is bad legislation. For example, it does not protect all races equally from discrimination; it contains much that has nothing to do with the Supreme Court’s decision; and it itself violates the Constitution by prohibiting practices that are not actually racially discriminatory but only have racially disproportionate effects. The bill is also partisan; at Senate hearings last year, it was clear that no Republican would favor it, because it is designed to give a partisan advantage to the Left

  6. Ok grand wizard if you say so but when you had states put up barriers to voting on the sole basis of race that is unconstitutional. But keep up the fight wonder bread

  7. Just like the poor people, the clueless idiots will always be with us. And Donnie Boy seems to be the
    Pied Piper of ignorance.

  8. White House all but called the entire Republican Party racist

    “People who hold these offensive views are part of Mr. Trump’s base,” said Josh Earnest. “Mr. Trump himself would be the first to tell you that he’s got the biggest base of any Republican politician these days. Now it is too bad that he wasn’t able to summon the same kind of patriotism that we saw from Senator McCain who responded much more effectively and directly when one of his supporters at one of his campaign events about seven years ago raised the same kind of false claims.
    Now what is also unfortunate is that Mr. Trump isn’t the first Republican politician to countenance these kinds of views in order to win votes. In fact that is precisely what every Republican Presidential candidate is doing when they decline to denounce Mr. Trump’s cynical strategy because they are looking for those same votes.
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/09/18/1422640/-White-House-all-but-called-the-entire-Republican-Party-racist

  9. Good. It’s far beyond time the White House went on the offensive against these dangerously misinformed people.

  10. It appears to me that one of the base beliefs of being a Republican is that you best be a racist against all minorities & immigrants . I speak from not just a general observation , but have family members who claim not to be racists , but everything they say about immigration & our President is truly racist

  11. That’s so true, and yet you hear them repeatedly say they’re NOT racist, which let’s face it, they wouldn’t need to keep saying unless it were true.

    They all claim to be against “illegals” and not Latinos, but if you watch their threads, at some point or other they ALWAYS make snide little remarks about their culture or language or mannerisms. I’ve been told to go back to Mexico (online) more times than I can count, and I’m a white girl that’s never set foot in Mexico. They’re not racist, my ass!

  12. …precisely whom do you think you were addressing with that bullshit??? Here’s a hint for you: the Democratic Party does not HAVE a whole segment o’ idiots,like your Teatards…so sell it elsewhere, not the Marines…not even a drunken Sailor would buy your shit…

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