Republican House candidate Jerone Davison of Arizona posted a new ad stating that he needed an AR-15 to defend himself in case he was attacked by hooded Klan Democrats.
AZ Republican Congressional candidate Jerone Davison posts an ad that AR-15s and high-capacity magazines should be legal in case he has to fend off “a dozen angry hooded Klan Democrats.” pic.twitter.com/OXT3eip6oH
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) July 6, 2022
Says Davison, “When this rifle is the only thing standing between your family and a dozen angry Democrats in Klan hoods, you may need that semi-automatic.”
Someone probably needs to tell Davison that the Klansmen coming for his family won’t be Democrats, but white people who probably voted for Donald Trump.
The reason Davison was able to run this ad without everyone laughing at him is that Fox News and the conservative media have spent decades trying to convince their viewers that Democrats are the real racists.
His “evidence” is always that the segregationists were white Democrats in the South. Fox and other conservative outlets always leave out the rest of the story that those voters switched to the GOP after LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act and Richard Nixon courted them with racism in 1968.
For decades, white supremacists and racists have sided with the right.
The right has distorted and rewritten history to such an extent that an African-American House candidate can run such a completely distorted ad and yet be met with praise and nods of approval from Republicans.
Mr. Easley is the editorial director. He is also a member of the White House Press Group and Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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