Democrats, including presidents Obama and Clinton, have openly met with ant-Semites and racists like Farrakhan and Linda Sarsour. Never saw President Trump meeting or even agreeing with David Duke, who has almost no influence with anyone about anything.
The same with Farrakhan.
Furthermore, the kkk, as an organization, has a well documented history of domestic terrorism. The nation of islam doesn't. Fact check me...
The thought of people even trying to deflect from the reality of what happened in Pittsburgh shows how lost the republican party is now.
I don't know that using the KKK (Ku Klux Klan) advances your point with respect to the Republican party because during the majority of the KKK's history, as an organization, they were mainly backed by, supportive of, and members of the Democratic party. Up until the 1960's some of the Democratic parties leading politicians held positions within the KKK even. Just like in the passing of Civil Rights legislation Lyndon Johnson would never have achieved that Civil Rights legislation without Republican support for it was the Democrats, mostly Southern Democrats, that opposed the legislation and tried to prohibit it from passing. It only passed with Republican support. Many want to ignore that fact but history is what it is.
Yes, a few old line Democrats became Republicans. They may now be found in cemeteries. Perhaps, you might choose something more current. Say from the last 25 years.
And we must take heed of the beliefs of men like Leonidas Spratt, who championed reopening the African slave trade in the 1850s, and also worked hard to keep poorer whites from casting a ballot. Spratt claimed that throughout history, the most successful societies depended on “the greatest political inequalities.” Today, Brian Kemp and many other Republicans across the South are carrying on the Confederacy’s legacies — birthed in oligarchy, and ultimately dedicated to preserving white supremacy at any cost.
Stolen elections included.
The article cited used the 1850s as the actionable point. Rather amusing, if ignorant. The Voting Rights Act wasn't gutted by SCOTUS, the 9 states had their rights restored. If, there is any actionable wrongs by the states, one may still appeal to DoJ as is done.
Meanwhile, the Democrats are practicing their old methods to keep control. Just use a different venue and dusted off the old ways.
California is the new Confederacy, or, at least South Carolina. Add, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii to complete the set. New York state and the New England states are the new border states like Missouri, Kentucky and Maryland were.
The old confederacy possessed a small extremely wealthy class, a tiny middle class, slaves and large numbers of whites and free blacks in poverty. The cotton plantation owners and factors such as Lehman Brothers, who traded in cotton, made up the wealthy class. The small middle class included doctors, lawyers, larger shop owners and few others that catered to the wealthy. Slave labor depressed the wages of most others.
California’s wealthy class are mostly those in IT, show business and a few industries. Lawyers and doctors, who cater to the aforementioned, form the upper middleclass. The wealthy use imported labor to depress IT wages at one end and unskilled labor to keep their lawn, mansions and such, well manicured and spick and span – mimicking slavery of old. Use of such depresses the wages of a dwindling middle class. Add, rising taxes and either those in the middle class become poor or leave the state. California has 12 percent of the nation’s population. But, one-third of the homeless and one-third of those on welfare. Again, a modern version of the old confederacy, complete with rebellious state governments.
And, lickspittles who justify it.