Another Republican has exposed themselves as a vile, racist xenophobe this week, and this particular Republican didn’t even try to hide it. During an appearance on the Matt Murphy Show, Republican Rep. Mo Brooks from Alabama – the same guy who is pushing yet another conspiracy theory about President Obama’s upbringing in Indonesia – said the President wants to “change the way America looks” with his efforts in immigration reform.
We have a President of the United States who wants to change the way America looks. And a lot of it has to do with skin pigmentation. A lot of it has to do with religious values. And he’s hell-bent on doing this kind of damage to his country because he doesn’t think the Judeo-Christian people who made America the greatest nation in world history are deserving of the role that they have played in making America great.
In other words, the President “wants” to make America less white and less Christian. Naturally Republicans are shaking in their boots because they want to be re-elected. Brooks, who is an old, cantankerous white man, last year claimed that the Democratic Party was guilty of launching a “war on whites” which was “the strategy that Barack Obama implemented in 2008, continued in 2012.”
Even host Matt Murphy had to cut to a commercial break to “let that sink in.” Once they were back, Brooks praised Donald Trump (moments after saying Hillary Clinton is a liar, go figure) and his attacks on the “stupidity” of President Obama, and backed his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, saying, “If he stops Muslims from coming into America, that 1 percent, or whatever it is that’s going to resort to violence, killing non-Muslims, won’t be here.”
Yeah, President Obama is the one using the race card and dividing the people? That’s rich. Republicans have suddenly embraced this notion that it is somehow OK to be racist, xenophobic bigots just because Trump says it’s OK. This is what the poisonous politics of the American right has gotten us – bigots who aren’t afraid and bigots who are proud to be bigots.
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