In a series of tweets, Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin dared go where no Republican has gone before: an admission that the GOP has a racism problem.
“When 92% of black voters don’t support the Republican nominee, but the KKK does, there’s a problem. Let’s deal with it and move forward.
“A number of Republicans see the problem (racism). They try to lead the party in a new direction, but too many disagree & thus the problem.
“I don’t believe racism is anyone’s true core, but we have a problem & need leaders to call it out & eradicate it. Our future depends on it.
“Racism like @CarlPaladino’s and that of others in the GOP won’t just go away on its own. It’s a problem that requires better leadership.”
Deny it as they will, racism is a real problem in GOP ranks, as Carl Paladino proved when asked Friday what he would like to see in 2017, answering,
“I’d like her to return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortable in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla.”
Paladino apologized but insisted he is “certainly not a racist.” Which is what they all say when cornered for their racism.
This isn’t going to sit well with Republicans, who like to claim we lived in a post-racist world until Barack Obama came along. Of course, Obama was immediately the victim of vicious attacks by racists in the Republican Party.
As if on cue, former KKK leader David Duke tweeted,
And McMullin’s response couldn’t have been more perfect: