While the GOP establishment rallies around Marco Rubio, a/k/a Marcobot, as its savior against Donald Trump, some elements in the Republican Party base that the same establishment courted and allowed to infiltrate the party are taking aim at Rubio and urging members of the GOP to back Donald Trump. It's yet another example of the whirl wind that the GOP establishment has fanned over the last two decades or more through its pandering to racists and white supremacists through dog whistle messaging and winks and nods. Talking Points Memo looks at how a white supremacist PAC is biting the GOP establishment in the ass. Here are excerpts:
In a recording of the robocall sent to TPM, American National Super PAC founder William Daniel Johnson calls on white Americans to brush aside their fears of being branded as racist and stop the “gradual genocide against the white race” by electing Trump.
“The white race is dying out in America and Europe because we are afraid to be called ‘racist,’” Johnson says in the recording, which will be pushed out Wednesday in Vermont and Thursday in Minnesota. Voters in both states will head to the polls on Super Tuesday to vote in the Republican presidential primary.
Johnson, who serves as the head of the white nationalist American Freedom Party, has pushed out similar robocall campaigns through his PAC in Iowa and New Hampshire. Both the party and PAC explicitly praise Trump for espousing what they see as a pro-white, anti-immigrant message.
Though Trump has said he “would disavow” the message espoused by his white nationalist supporters, he's expressed sympathy with voters who are “angry” about the presence of undocumented immigrants in the U.S.
The real estate mogul also has suggested that his leading rivals, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), may not be eligible to serve as president. Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta to a Cuban father and an American mother, while Rubio was born in Miami to Cuban immigrants.
Read the full text of the PAC's latest robocall effort . . . . :
The American National Super PAC makes this call to support Donald Trump. I am William Johnson, a farmer and white nationalist.The white race is dying out in America and Europe because we are afraid to be called “racist.” This is our mindset: It’s okay that our government destroys our children’s future, but don’t call me racist. I am afraid to be called racist. It’s okay to give away our country through immigration, but don’t call me racist. It’s okay that few schools anymorehave beautiful white children as the majority, but don’t call me racist. Gradual genocide against the white race is okay, but don’t call me racist. I am afraid to be called racist. Donald Trump is not a racist, but Donald Trump is not afraid.Don’t vote for a Cuban. Vote for Donald Trump. (213) 718-3908. This call is not authorized by Donald Trump.
There is truly a sense of divine justice watching the GOP establishment final pay a huge price for the misogyny that it has cynically embraced for short term electoral wins with no thought of the Frankenstein monster that was being created.