Nebraska Republicans Officially Embrace Racism And Sexism To Placate Donald Trump
Do you remember that time when Donald Trump refused to denounce the Ku Klux Klan, the racist organization with a long history of assault and murder of African-Americans? Some people thought that this outrageous indifference to racism on Trump’s part would doom his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
Instead, Trump’s friendly attitude toward the KKK made him more appealing to the racist base of the Republican Party. Some Republicans might say that’s not a fair assessment, but it’s a fact that after Trump declared he wouldn’t pass judgment on David Duke, the former Grand Wizard of the KKK, the rate of support he got from Republican voters increased.
This weekend, the new racist ideology of the Republicans was officially confirmed at a meeting of the Nebraska Republican Party – with some fresh sexism thrown in. When delegates at the Nebraska State Republican Convention were presented with a resolution declaring that, “The Nebraska Republican Party will strongly oppose all degrading remarks towards women, minorities, and other elected officials, including candidates for the President of the United States,” they voted against it.
Their justification: If the Nebraska Republican Party takes a stand against racism and sexism, it would hurt Donald Trump’s campaign.
Just as Donald Trump refused to denounce the KKK, the Nebraska Republicans are refusing to denounce racism in general, and won’t take a stand against crude sexism either.
You’ll never guess who the Nebraska Republican that introduced the motion to kill the resolution against racism and sexism was. It was Pat McPherson, a member of the Nebraska State Board of Education who on five separate occasions called Barack Obama a “half breed” on the Objective Conservative blog that he owns, operates, edits and writes for. Well, to be fair, McPherson claims that he himself didn’t write the five articles calling President Obama a “half breed”. He says it was a friend who did it, in the name of McPherson’s blog. McPherson won’t say who this friend is. It’s a secret racist identity.