How Will the White Supremacy Brand of Today’s Republican Party End?
Fear of the “Great Replacement“ is now the major driving force in the GOP
So, Marjorie Taylor Greene, who does not much participate in the legislative process other than occasionally trying to stop it, and has lost all her committee assignments, raised over 3 million bucks in the last quarter.
A really good first-quarter haul for a freshman member of Congress who’s actually getting things done would be $250,000 to a half million dollars. Greene blew the doors out.
There was a time in America when “conservative” meant, “In favor of moving toward a better country, but doing it slowly and cautiously.”
We use the word “conservative,” in fact, to generically mean “cautiously.”
But the last five years have irrefutably shown that when American politicians use the word conservative these days, what they really mean is white supremacist.
White supremacy has become the central brand of today’s Republican Party, and, in retrospect, has been at the core of that Party’s explicit efforts ever since Richard Nixon’s 1968 Southern Strategy.
Now they’re reviving a modern-day version of William Rhenquist’s old “Operation Eagle Eye” that sent white lawyers to Black, Hispanic and Native American polling places in Arizona to challenge, threaten and intimidate voters.
As Jessica Corbett wrote for Common Dreams about Texas
“Common Cause Texas on Thursday shared a leaked
of a Harris County GOP official discussing plans to ‘build an army’ of 10,000 election workers and poll watchers, including some who ‘will have the confidence and courage’ to go into Black and Brown communities to address alleged voter fraud that analyses show does not actually exist.”