Donald Trump is waging an unvarnished racist and xenophobic campaign, using words of overt hate mongering and race-baiting. This is a heightened version of what he has employed all along, which reached a previous high in the 2018 Congressional elections. His new offensive began with his telling four female U.S. Representatives of color to “go back to where they came from” if they did not like America. Naked appeals to racism and xenophobia are now a staple of his rhetoric.
As expected, Georgia Republicans–led by Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue and Representative Barry Loudermilk–accept Trump’s brazen racism and xenophobia as perfectly normal. They are unstinting in their support for his re-election in 2010.
‘Nuf said. Below is a graphic representation of where Georgia Republicans stand 50 years after we thought we had put racism and segregation behind us.
Supporters of Racism in America, ca. 1950s – 1970s
George Wallace Lester Maddox
Ku Klux Klansman Bull Connor
Supporters of Racism in America 2019
Isakson Perdue Loudermilk