It still amazes me that virtually every Democrat believes Republicans are racist. Why? It's the most outrageous suggestion I've ever heard. Well, I take that back... Democrats make some absurd claims.
Here's something I'm sure not many people knew. I'm not sure if it was just in particular areas or all around the country, but in the 1970s, you had to be a registered Democrat to join the Ku Klux Klan.
The truth of the matter is that your political party has no bearing on whether or not you're racist. It has to do with your upbringing and your personality. I grew up in the South and there are racists there. There are also not racists just the same. They were all Republicans.
I know several Democrats today who are racist today, both black and white Democrats. It's not a political party divide and being a part of one party doesn't make you a racist.
Nevertheless, that's the story that Democrats want you to believe and it doesn't matter how many times they get called out on it, they're still going to repeat the talking points.
Well, Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell just got called out for his idiotic comments he made regarding the GOP wanting to ban interracial marriage. When has any Republican ever called for ending interracial marriage? Never. They're just using it to try and garner votes.
Wesley Hunt, who is a Republican nominee for Congress shot back at him:
“Hi Eric, my name is Wesley Hunt, I’m a Republican nominee in a Congressional District that is 70% white. I’m black, I’m in an interracial marriage, and my wife and I have two biracial daughters. Republicans are celebrating diversity while white liberals like yourself race-bait.”
Instead of engaging in productive dialogue, Swalwell hit back and reaffirmed his charge that Republicans support outlawing interracial marriage by pointing directly at Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.).
“Hey Wesley, your problem isn’t with me. It’s with @SenatorBraun who said states should be able to ban interracial marriages like yours. He’s a senator in YOUR party,” Swalwell said. “Looks like you’re just another Republican who is in denial of what your colleagues say. Party over country, right?”
Hunt again hit back,
Eric, here we go again. My problem is with you. You’ve never been black a day in your life, and yet the white “intellectual” Democrat from California is lecturing me on racism. And for the record, don’t lecture me on country over party either, I served in combat, did you? https://t.co/mHnZOqzLUn
— Wesley Hunt (@WesleyHuntTX) May 7, 2022
To address the point that Swalwell is bringing up regarding Sen. Braun...
According to the Washington Post,
When asked by a reporter whether he would consider the Supreme Court potentially striking down Roe this year to be “judicial activism,” Braun said he thought what justices did in 1973 to pass Roe was “judicial activism.”
“That issue should have never been federalized, [it was] way out of sync I think with the contour of America then,” he said. “One side of the aisle wants to homogenize [issues] federally, [and that] is not the right way to do it.”
Individual states, he said, should be able to weigh in on these issues “through their own legislation, through their own court systems.”
The same reporter asked Braun whether he would apply the same judgment to Loving, and Braun said “yes.”
Sen. Braun replied,
“You can list a whole host of issues. When it comes down to whatever they are, I’m going to say that they’re not going to all make you happy within a given state, but that we’re better off having states manifest their points of view rather than homogenizing it across the country, as Roe v. Wade did.”
In a statement to The Washington Post after the conference call, Braun said he “misunderstood” the reporter’s questions on Loving and stressed that he opposes racism.
“I misunderstood a line of questioning that ended up being about interracial marriage,” Braun said. “Let me be clear on that issue — there is no question the Constitution prohibits discrimination of any kind based on race, that is not something that is even up for debate, and I condemn racism in any form, at all levels and by any states, entities, or individuals.”