Sunday, July 10, 2022


Republicans believe a lot of ridiculous things, with the stupidest ideas often becoming the most deeply rooted. One of these stupid ideas is the notion -- tirelessly spread by Dinesh D'Souza and others -- that Democrats are still the party of the Ku Klux Klan, an idea Republicans believe even though they're the ones who become infuriated every time there's an effort to tear down a statue of a prominent figure from the Confederacy, or a prominent ex-Klansman, while Democrats are the ones doing the tearing down.

You can argue that Republicans just say this because they want to troll us. But here's an ad released this past week by a Black Republican who's running for Congress in Arizona that takes the idea very literally, and blends it with the GOP's now-mandatory assault-rifle worship:

Former NFL running back Jerone Davison — who is vying to represent Arizona’s 4th Congressional District — released the ad with a tweet that said “Make Rifles Great Again” on Wednesday.

“Democrats like to say that no one needs an AR-15 for self-defense,” Davison is heard saying in the thirty-second video. “That no one could possibly need all 30 rounds.

“But when this rifle is the only thing standing between your family and a dozen angry Democrats in Klan hoods, you just might need that semi-automatic and all 30 rounds.”

The ad frequently cuts to several people dressed in white hoods and white robes with a Donkey printed on the front.
And these aren't just "people" in Klan garb. One commenter at Free Republic notes:
The people in KKK hoods were identified as Democrats, and to a person, had black skin.
I'm not sure they're all dark-skinned, but a number of them clearly are. That's how far through the looking glass we are in this ad: Democrats aren't just members of a violent anti-Black terror organization -- many of the violent anti-Black terrorists are Black.

Many of this commenter's fellow Freepers love the ad:






Fantastic ad. Shows a scenario where you would need an AR, a 30-round mag, and reminds people that the Klan is a Democrat organization.


“and reminds people that the Klan is a Democrat organization.”

And so is Planned Parenthood.
(I assume that's a reference to the belief that legalized abortion is an ongoing eugenicist effort to limit the Black population, a notion embraced by Samuel Alito.)
Point: Blacks need to remember who the racist, white supremacists are…the Democrats. Democrats traded White Hoods for suits, Pitch forks for Gubmint Handouts. Democrats couldn’t keep blacks on the plantation, so they break up black families and keep them dependent upon Gubmint Handouts.
But while many Freepers praise the ad, it makes others ... a bit uncomfortable. If you think you know the reason, you may be right, although none will say directly that the image of a Black man with an AR-15 makes them nervous.
This is a stupid, ridiculous ad that only feeds the Left's false premise that there is a white supremacy problem in America.

Now if he would have made an ad against BLM or Antifa thugs, it would have been much better.


I think it would have been better if the Future him went back in time and handed the past him the rifle.

The KKK is pretty much the past. I think there are still some but they can’t run around in white hoods or do much of anything but bitch anymore.


Exactly. I am sick of the Klan being elevated to some sort of major threat. And you don’t think they have guns?


... you know damn well BLM/Antifa are a far bigger threat than some guys who are probably in their 70s now drinking cheap beer and reminiscing about some good old days.


How many black people have the KKK killed recently vs. black people being killed by other black people.

My point stands - it's a dumb, divisive ad that only feeds the narrative that whites are evil and supremacist.
So even though it's an all-Democratic, multi-racial Klan, these Freepers just don't feel right about a Black man threatening them with a weapon because ... um, because it reinforces the lying LIEberals' lie that there's persistent anti-Black racism in America with roots in the racism of previous centuries.

Davison is running in a D+2 district, according to the Cook Political Report, which rates it as "Lean Dem" this year. If he wins the primary, he could win the general election if it's a Republican wave year. But it appears that he would have won universal acclaim on the right if he'd pointed that AR-15 at unhooded Black people carrying George Floyd signs.

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