Liberal pundits, unable to put together what are known as “arguments,” commonly blast anything they disagree with as racist, sexist, Islamophobic, or something else to brand their political opponent with a Scarlett Letter.
Now, with the rise of Donald Trump, that kind of rhetoric has entered presidential politics. Ahead of a speech she planned today on the “alternative-right,” Hillary Clinton released a campaign ad linking him to the KKK.
OK – so they quoted two actual KKK members who said they would be voting for Trump. But if their support of Trump is proof that he’s a racist, she’s going to have to take a hard look at herself.
As Jim Hoft of the Gateway Pundit reminds us: Of course, she forgot to mention she took $20,000 from the Ku Klux Klan this year.
The Washington Times reported back in April that: Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has received more than $20,000 in donations contributed by members of the Ku Klux Klan, a prominent member of the hate group said Monday. “For the KKK, Clinton is our choice,” said Will Quigg, California Grand Dragon for the Loyal White Knights, Vocativ reported.
Mr. Quigg, the leader of the Klan’s California chapter, announced last month that he had abandoned supporting Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump in lieu of backing his likely Democratic opponent. The Klansman claims that members have raised more than $20,000 for Mrs. Clinton and have donated it anonymously to her campaign.
“She is friends with the Klan,” Mr. Quigg told Vocativ. “A lot of people don’t realize that.”
Donations aside, here’s a photo of Hillary Clinton being kissed by Senator Robert Byrd – a former member of the KKK.
Anyone care to direct me to the Donald Trump equivalent, where he’s lovingly embraced by a Klan member? And lastly, here’s a campaign button from her husband’s presidential campaign – which she would undoubtedly blast as racist had Donald Trump did the same.
As it’s been said before, if liberals didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any standards at all.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]