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Trump campaign adviser on Democrats in white: ‘The only thing . . . missing tonight is the matching hood’
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 06, 2019 03:29PM
One commenter: Perhaps Katrina missed the memo. The K K K doesn’t wear white hoods anymore, they wear cheap red hats made in China.

[www.washingtonpost.com]

“In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Trump made an appeal for bipartisanship, asking Congress to “reject the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution.”

That plea evidently didn’t resonate with one senior adviser to his reelection campaign. Katrina Pierson, who also served as Trump’s national campaign spokeswoman in 2016, took to Twitter after the speech to compare Democratic congresswomen who wore white in tribute to the suffragists to the Ku Klux Klan.

“The only thing that the Democrats uniform was missing tonight is the matching hood,” Pierson tweeted early Wednesday morning.”

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“The tweets echo a talking point for some on the right who have tried to link the Democratic Party’s history with the @#$%&. As Jennifer Mendelsohn and Peter A. Shulman wrote in The Washington Post last year, those claims are mostly spurious, “ground zero in an online campaign to misrepresent the Democratic Party’s history as uniquely tainted by racism.” The @#$%&, indeed, infiltrated both parties during the height of its influence in the 1920s, they reported:

Klansmen were influential inside both major parties, pushing racism, nativism, Prohibition and especially anti-Catholicism. In the South, Jim Crow-supporting Democrats made a natural fit for the @#$%&. But in Midwestern industrial towns full of immigrant Catholics and Jews who voted Democratic, the Klan took root largely among Republicans. The Klan was Democratic in Oregon and Republican in Indiana — two of its biggest strongholds. By the end of the decade, the organization, whose membership remained semi-secret, claimed 11 governors, 16 senators and as many as 75 congressmen —roughly split between Republicans and Democrats.

The real reason Democratic women wore white on Tuesday night was in a nod to the history of the U.S. suffragist movement, whose backers often dressed in white while battling to give women the right to vote. Like many gestures by Democrats on Tuesday, the white outfits were meant as a not-so-subtle jab at Trump and his policies.”



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Re: Trump campaign adviser on Democrats in white: ‘The only thing . . . missing tonight is the matching hood’
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 06, 2019 04:17PM
Tone deaf doesn't begin to cover the Teapublicans. Totally and completely out of touch with reality is more like it.
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Re: Trump campaign adviser on Democrats in white: ‘The only thing . . . missing tonight is the matching hood’
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: February 06, 2019 07:48PM
It could be another example of accusing your adversaries of your own worst problems.



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Re: Trump campaign adviser on Democrats in white: ‘The only thing . . . missing tonight is the matching hood’
Posted by: deckeda
Date: February 07, 2019 08:29AM
We could easily fill this thread with idiotic things Pierson has said over the years.
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