WARNING: READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. THERE WILL BE SOME ROUGH AND PROFANE LANGUAGE IN THIS POST.
Republicans are routinely accused–during election season and every other season–of hating just about everyone and everything but white males and the institutions they own. But there’s nothing like a Black Republican candidate to expose the real hatred at play…especially when the outcome is uncertain.
We’re told that Republicans are racist because they think everyone should show an ID to vote, or because they favor legal immigration only. We’re told the Tea Party is hateful because they favor Constitutional government. We’re told that conservative Christians hate gay people, and that ordinary Americans who wish to protect the life of the unborn do so out of a hatred of women.
To call this line of argumentation absurd is to give it too much credit. But, it works. Democrats go back to the well on the hatred smears over and over again because they realize that, with their trusty allies in the news media, they can make it stick in the minds of the average voter.
But what does this do to Americans’ sensitivity to real, actual hatred when they see it? When Republicans are “the bad guys,” actual acts of hatred against them simply stymie the press and the left at large…they’re so conflicted they just don’t know how to process it (i.e., should I be mad at the hater, or should I join in the GOP bashing?). Average voters, meanwhile, are effectively kept in the dark about leftist racism and hate, because the press don’t deliver news of it with enough shock and outrage to garner attention (that is, when they report on it at all).
Which brings me to the point of this post. In Virginia, Republicans have nominated a Black candidate for Lieutenant Governor, E.W. Jackson. He and his campaign have been the victims of the most overt, ugly, and vicious racist slurs imaginable since he secured the GOP nomination in May. He’s faced vandalism and worse. Jackson has handled it all with a stiff upper lip, never once wavering in his commitment to Virginia or his faith in America. He’s not made a big deal out of these things, because that’s not what his campaign is about.
But I’m sure that doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt. Vile things said about a man and his family have got to sting. If Jackson were a Democrat, or a champion of a non-Christian religion, it could be a campaign issue (see above re Democrats going back to the well). But as a Black Republican and a Christian, he just has to grin and bear it. The media simply don’t care.
And what sort of vile things am I talking about? See below for a message directed to E.W. Jackson from someone calling himself “jesus go**amn christ.” Avert your eyes if you wish, but below is the face of true hatred in America, and it’s name is not “GOP.”
———- Forwarded message ———-
Democrats, take out your garbage.