Larry Posted October 28, 2018 Share Posted October 28, 2018 Jumbo, while I think I agree with your conclusion, I think there's a logical fallacy running through it that always "triggers me". (I'm a liberal, I can use that phrase). It's the technique of tarring the Party by saying "so-and-so despicable group supports them". Didn't like it when the R's were attacking the D's with "the communists love Democrats". Don't like it when it's the KKK voting R. The problem with that reasoning is that all it proves is that Party A is closer to (despicable group)'s platform than Party B is. Now, yes, I do think it's fair to attack the GOP for racism. I just think that the correct evidence to use to support that conclusion isn't to speculate about "how do you figure KKK members vote?", but to examine the GOP's rhetoric, and their positions. The fact that that I don't think there has ever been an anti-discrimination measure that the GOP hasn't opposed. (At least since The Great Flip in the 60s). I will point out that this is a Party who is proud of the fact that they successfully prevented the US constitution from containing an amendment which simply stated that the government shall not discriminate against women. A party where people can openly announce that they think we should repeal the laws that say businesses can't discriminate against blacks. Where people can stand up in public and announce that the only discrimination that exists in the US is against white, male, Christians. And actually think they're victims, if some people act like they've said something weird. A political party where a New York liberal who campaigned for Hillary Clinton can win the party's nomination solely on the fact that he appealed to racists more openly than the other candidates. To me, those are all much better support for the notion that the GOP owes their current political success to racism than asking which Party racists vote for. 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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