Tomi Lahren: Democrats never stopped supporting slavery — ‘they just stopped being overtly racist’
The Blaze host Tomi Lahren accused the Democratic Party of being secretly “racist” by using a strategy of getting “black Americans dependant on government to get votes.”
On her Wednesday show, Lahren pointed to a video created by discredited conservative activist James O’Keefe, who alleges that a Democratic donor said that black Donald Trump supporters are “seriously f*cked in the head.”
“It’s not like it’s the mentality of the party, right?” Lahren quipped sarcastically. “Well it was Southern Democrats that fought for slavery. Oh, and the KKK, it was originally an arm of the Southern Democratic Party. The mission, to terrorize freed slaves and those who sympathize with them, which would be the radical Republicans.”
Ignoring the “Southern Strategy” that Republicans have used to attract white voters over the last 40 years, Lahren reminded her viewers that only 23 percent of Democratic lawmakers had voted to abolish slavery in 1865.
“But the Democratic Party has changed now, right?” she snarked. “They’ve switched on racism! Or did they just stop being overtly racist and move to a bigger strategy: get black Americans dependant on government to get votes while simultaneously deeming any Republican of any color racist.”
“Or their new favorite term: the alt-right,” Lahren continued. “Because somehow, border enforcement and ‘all lives matter’ and the right to bear arms and limited government have become alt-right positions for us redneck deplorables.”
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