Paul Ryan waited a VERY long time to endorse the GOP Nominee. It was obvious that he was trying to avoid being besmirched by Donald Trump’s more fantastical tantrums, isn’t really comfortable with his party going overtly fascist, and was trying to appear to be a thoughtful human being: Trump was having none of that.
On the heels of Ryan’s lackluster, compulsory, endorsement Trump flew into a racist rage over a Judge with Mexican heritage not allowing his Ponzi-scheme of a “university,” Trump University, to keep it’s “secret methods,” secret. You know, Trump’s top secret methods of bilking the poor out of money in hotel convention rooms to make this very rich man, richer.
Now, a Trump surrogate, with even fewer apparent morals than the billionaire flim-flam man whom he wishes to curry favor from, is actually accusing the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, of being racist against the GOP.
You see, the GOP has a word for doing something that makes them feel like you have made them look bad for using white privilege to succeed (Identity Politics) and according to Jeffrey Lord, a political dinosaur and member of the Reagan administration, Ryan is indulging in, “identity politics, which is racist. And they should reject it out of hand”
I am accusing anybody, anybody who believes in identity politics, which he apparently now does, of playing the race card. The Republican establishment is playing this. Senator McConnell is playing this. These people have run and hid and borrowed the Democratic agenda of playing the race card. It is wrong.
The absolute ridiculousness of the claim is only made worse by the fact that the man doesn’t seem to understand what racism is, or that one can not be racist against the GOP’s racism because being a Republican is not a race.
Ok, so how does the party of racism actually define being a racist? What is their take on the “race card,” that Lord accused Ryan of using when he didn’t support Trump’s fanatical claim that a Federal Judge was treating him badly and not able to do his job because of his Mexican Heritage?
- a tendency for people of a particular religion, race, social background, etc., to form exclusive political alliances, moving away from traditional broad-based party politics.
Never mind that this judge’s family has been American Citizens longer than Trump’s own family (Oops…) racism and the race card seem to mean “pissing us off by telling the truth,” or, “calling us out on doing reprehensible.”
Basically, if you deviate from the party line because someone is being discriminated against, that is what the GOP calls Identity Politics. They use it like a vegan buzzword, and with all the flamboyant butthurt they claim other minority groups use (the people they actually discriminate against, project much?), claiming that anything that hurts the angry white guy demographic is actually racism, because there is no such thing as racism unless it is against them.
Identity Politics: a tendency for people of a particular religion, race, social background, etc., to form exclusive political alliances, moving away from traditional broad-based party politics.
The mewling, moronic, hateful base that Trump exploited to get where he is politically, believes that Trump was “right to go after the Latino Identity politics of the judge,” because it is obvious they think that a very rich white man shouldn’t be penalized for stealing from poor people.
Apparently, until Ryan resubmerges his head into the collective insanity of the GOP, he is now also a racist for the simple fact that he recognized racism against an American citizen who happens to be brown. You built this, Republicans, how does it feel when it smacks you right on the head?
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