The Democratic National Committee sent out an email last night that uniquely summed up the Republican party’s intolerance problem. I’m going to quote it in full.
The Hitler image, below, is from a Tea Party fundraiser – it wasn’t part of the DNC message.
Here’s the DNC:
The sad thing is, these tweets are only part of the problem…
. . . Not the RNC tweet claiming the end of racism
Or the one today where Scott Walker’s aide was fired for tweeting demeaning and racist comments about Hispanics.
Last year the Republican Party pledged to change their ways and reach out to the very folks what had been alienated by the GOP’s policies and rhetoric – like women, African Americans and Hispanics.
But the problem for the GOP is that they just can’t help themselves.
Republicans can’t broaden their appeal when their rhetoric and policies aim to divide.
Republicans can’t build a winning national coalition when they actively alienate whole communities.
Republicans can’t avoid this rhetoric [when it’s] engrained in their party – it’s part of their political DNA.