Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama said Barack Obama divided people along racial lines in 2008 and 2012 and the Democratic Party is conducting a war on whites. Do you agree? (Remember, the coalition of voters that put the Democratic Obama in the White House twice was the most diverse in history while John McCain’s and Mitt Romney’s Republican support was about 90 percent white.)
I’ve heard about the war on women, the war on religion, the war on Christmas and have some understanding of what those labels mean, even if I disagree with them. But war on whites? Does someone have a serious explanation about what Brooks maybe referring to?
In relation to immigration reform, he said this:
“Democrats, they have to demagogue on this and try and turn it into a racial issue, which is an emotional issue, rather than a thoughtful issue,” Brooks explained. “If it becomes a thoughtful issue, then we win and we win big. And they lose and they lose big.”
According to the polls I’ve seen, of the public at large and even within the GOP, most people disagree with his position and believe comprehensive immigration reform, with some path towards eventual citizenship, would be a good thing.
Does that mean his fellow Republicans are also just stirring up racial resentments and waging a war against whites? Or could it be that it is he who is out of step?