The Republican Party is now warning their white voters that black people are angry mobs who are coming for them on election day.
Maxine Waters incites violence against @realDonaldTrump’s cabinet.
Cory Booker pleads for activists to “get up in the face of some congresspeople.”
Hillary Clinton says “you cannot be civil with” Republicans.
Now Eric Holder wants the mob even angrier. pic.twitter.com/IF91FDD321
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 10, 2018
The racial dog whistles were everywhere and pretty impossible to miss, as Ron Brownstein tweeted:
By escalating warnings of “mob” chaos & linking it so explicitly to racial coding, the GOP is trying to mobilize its base but is also testing boundaries of how many white voters, especially college educated, will identify with such open appeals to racial resentments & fears https://t.co/qFnpMls6A5
— Ronald Brownstein (@RonBrownstein) October 10, 2018
Since Brett Kavanaugh can’t save them, Republicans have turned to racism
The latest polling has revealed that the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation has backfired by energizing more Democrats than Republicans, so without the Kavanaugh card to play, Republicans have returned to their old reliable, the racist boogeyman. Hillary Clinton was thrown into that ad because for the next 100 years every Republican ad will try to feature a Clinton or Obama. They are the evergreen targets that Republicans always pull out when they are struggling to mobilize their voters.
I would say that this is a new low, but Republicans have been using these racial codes to motivate their voters for decades. They’ve done with black people. They’ve done it with Hispanics and immigration. It reveals the desperation of a failing party whose base has become dominated by angry old white men.
The midterm election is about to get very ugly. A mob took over America in 2016, and the majority of the country is coming to take their country back this November.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and 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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