House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) made an a** of himself on Tuesday by calling on Democrats to change the name of their party if they are serious about fighting racism.
Republicans are the party of racism and voter suppression today. There is no doubt about it. They are also the party of insurrection. Yet they are obsessed with attacking Democrats for the past sins of the Democratic Party even though the party is no longer what it was during the Civil War and Jim Crow eras.
Up to the 1960s when racists began switching their allegiance to the Republican Party, it had been the Democratic Party that defended racist policies. Ever since then, Republicans have made it clear that their party is no longer the Party of Lincoln.
But Kevin McCarthy is pretending that the word Democrat is racist even though it means to advocate for democracy, something Republicans no longer support.
During a Fox News interview, McCarthy attacked black lawmakers and said that if they really care about ending racism they should move to change the Democratic Party name, a notion that is utterly ridiculous.
Kevin McCarthy: If Democrats were really serious about addressing racism, they’d change the name of their party, since Democrats in the pre-Civil War era defended slavery pic.twitter.com/e0PprMbeuu
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 7, 2021
Clearly, McCarthy has adopted QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) schtick of attacking black lawmakers in their desperation to convince everyone that racism no longer exists in America even though such a claim is complete bullsh*t.
If a political party should have to change its name, it’s the Republican Party, which should go ahead and make the switch to Nazi Party or Neo-Confederate Party. The GOP not only is racist, it no longer believes in democracy. It no longer believes America should be a republic, but rather that it should be an authoritarian state.
Twitter users mocked McCarthy’s stupidity.
Yes, Kevin, but all the racists left the party when they started supporting civil rights.
This is more BS gaslighting.
— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@UROCKlive1) July 7, 2021
Isn’t that information a form of…*checks notes …Critical Race Theory?
— Rooster MTZ (@roostmtz) July 7, 2021
If McCarthy was really serious about addressing racism, he’d stop gaslighting and mention that today’s Republicans embrace racism and fight equality.
— Liat 🌊🇬🇱🇺🇸 #democratsavage✊ (@arunningriot) July 7, 2021
Another person who admits to never taking a history class
— Vincent Perricone (@VPerricone92) July 7, 2021
This is one of those “Tell me you don’t understand the history of major US political parties without actually telling me you don’t understand the history of major US political parties” things, right?
— Brainwise (he/him) still wears a mask 😷 (@brainwise) July 7, 2021
They did. They call themselves Republicans now.
— Mad World (@mmmadWORLDDD) July 7, 2021
If Republicans were serious about addressing racism they’d change the name of their party since they defended racism this afternoon
— Adrian Oaks🦞 (@FriendOfTheYeti) July 7, 2021
If Republicans were serious about addressing racism, they’d stop blocking bills that would abolish the slave exception clause. It’s 2021 and Republicans are pro-slavery https://t.co/7j1CHDvZuc
— GOP Ethics (@GOP_Ethics) July 7, 2021
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