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August 4, 2014 - 12:58 pm

As expected, such a pithy observation has elicited howls of outrage from the left. The comment was made by Alabama Republican Congressman Mo Brooks, who used the phrase in a purely political context — that the GOP’s immigration stance wouldn’t hurt the party, while the Democrats’ push for immigration reform was politically stupid.

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) doesn’t think that the hardline stance Republicans have taken on immigration could hurt the party’s standing with Hispanic voters. Instead, he thinks Democrats are hurting their prospects with white voters.

“This is a part of the war on whites that’s being launched by the Democratic Party. And the way in which they’re launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else,” he said during an interview Monday with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. “It’s part of the strategy that Barack Obama implemented in 2008, continued in 2012, where he divides us all on race, on sex, greed, envy, class warfare, all those kinds of things. Well that’s not true.”

Brooks was responding to comments made by National Journal’s Ron Fournier, who told Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday that “the fastest growing voting bloc in this country thinks the Republican Party hates them. This party, your party, cannot be the party of the future beyond November if you’re seen as the party of white people.”

Brooks responded by saying that all demographic groups in America support securing the nation’s border and a wide range of Americans would be affected by an influx of undocumented immigration.

“It doesn’t make any difference if you’re a white American, a black American, a Hispanic American, an Asian American or if you’re a woman or a man. Every single demographic group is hurt by falling wages and lost jobs,” he said.

“Democrats, they have to demagogue on this and try and turn it into a racial issue, which is an emotional issue, rather than a thoughtful issue,” he added. “If it becomes a thoughtful issue, then we win and we win big. And they lose and they lose big.”

Ingraham didn’t seem to be on board with Brooks’ “war on whites” remark, telling him it was “a little out there.”

I’m not sure the comment is “out there” at all. The exaggeration comes when trying to describe the Democrats’ identity politics: slice and dice the electorate into nice, neat little boxes and target them with ads and talking points demonizing Republicans for each group. Blacks are told the GOP wants to return to the days of Jim Crow. Hispanics, that Republicans want to deport them even if they’re legal. Single women, that the GOP wants to take away their birth control pills and make life miserable for them. Even if those specific charges aren’t used by Democrats, they are broadly hinted at.

And Republicans play right into the stereotypes. Rep. Brooks is mostly correct in his analysis of the immigration issue, although Hispanics support the DREAMers and an end to deportation that would break up families among other parts of the immigration reform legislation. But he exaggerates when he says Democrats claim all whites hate everyone else. And the administration’s border and immigration strategy constitutes a war on anyone who values the rule of law and the belief in our sovereignty. In that respect, race, creed, or sex doesn’t matter. Otherwise, the record is clear that President Obama has won two straight elections using a particularly vulgar form of identity politics that includes turning the middle class against those Americans who are successful by portraying the rich as greedy plutocrats who don’t deserve what they’ve achieved.

The irony is that Brooks will be vilified for racially dividing America when it’s the Democrats whose deliberate political strategy of cleaving the electorate by skin color has done more to damage and divide America than anything this back bench Republican could ever do.

Rick Moran is PJ Media's Chicago editor and Blog editor at The American Thinker. He is also host of the"RINO Hour of Power" on Blog Talk Radio. His own blog is Right Wing Nut House.

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The Congressman's remarks are right on, and more people need to stand up and say similar things.
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"Blacks are told the GOP wants to return to the days of Jim Crow. Hispanics, that Republicans want to deport them even if they’re legal. Single women, that the GOP wants to take away their birth control pills and make life miserable for them. "

Well, let's see, the GOP champions voter ID laws which disproportionately keep minorities from voting, some conservatives have suggested property qualifications for voting, and we all know a party which continues to champion Rush Limbaugh and George Zimmerman is not exactly friendly to African-Americans.

So, probably not Jim Crow, just continued economic and political isolation and stagnation.

As far as Hispanics go, I mean, seriously, y'all are constantly whining about Hispanics. You learned nothing from Pete Wilson and, even after being told you are committing demographic suicide, you continue to to scream about 12 year olds "invading" the country. When asked why you are offended, the glib will mutter something about Democrat votes (ever stop to think that Catholic conservatives might vote Republican if you'd stop creaming long enough?), while the less glib will mutter things about border and language and other bs heard in the country since the Founders complained about the French in the 1790's. It's a country of immigrants for god's sake and the people arriving at Ellis Island were not exactly visa holders.

As for the last group, that's exactly what y'all just did, Ricky. You made it just fine (through your Super Senate/finders that corporations are people SCOTUS) for an employer to take their birth control away.

So, I'd say, as usual, y'all whine a lot and declare each other SOOOO victimized and you feel self-pity, but the indictment is found in the policies and most of you seem pretty fine with those policies
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ID is required to board planes, use a credit card for large purchases, buy a car, register for the selective service, apply for a job, apply for unemployment, apply for food stamps, get a driver’s license, get a passport, apply for life insurance, open a bank account, open a post office box, join a union, and to attend a speech given by Eric Holder.

As for the shotgun smorgasbord of disinformation that accompanies it: garbage.

Obvious example: Employers cannot take away someone’s birth control. They cannot prevent anyone from going to a pharmacy or a doctor to purchase it. They cannot go into anyone’s home and take it away. There is no law against birth control. You are an intentional liar and a punk. You might as well say employers take away TV’s from adults, X-Boxes from kids, and milk from babies because they don’t give them away.
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"But he exaggerates when he says Democrats claim all whites hate everyone else."

The Dem-seminar trollers here post the same thing.
19 weeks ago
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"But he exaggerates when he says Democrats claim all whites hate everyone else."

Have you LISTENED to the Democrats?

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"all whites hate everyone else"

This is a close approximation of what many Democrat voters believe, and the Democrat party will never disabuse them of this notion.
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"But he exaggerates when he says Democrats claim all whites hate everyone else."

You should see what the Democratic base thinks of the GOP.
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