Openly racist politicians are nothing new: Strom Thurmond spent some 70 years in various offices as an avowed opponent of the Civil Rights movement before depriving us of his company at age 100 (because true evil gets old and spends a lifetime hiding a half Black daughter).
But something feels different now – it’s as if the tiki-torch whites have found their patron saint in Donald Trump and are willing to be far more egregious in their bigotry than they did during the Obama Administration.
One thing many racist white men seeking public office have in common: they thank Trump for the “progress” he’s making. There are numerous black-hearted bastards vying for (or already collecting) tax dollars as a salary in 2018 – here are just six that need the cancel button pushed on them as soon as possible. It’s for the sake of humanity.
Gubernatorial Candidate (Georgia)
I blame Donald Trump for bringing out the true saltine cracker in Michael Williams. The Georgia gubernatorial candidate could have run a benign anti-illegal immigration campaign, but because racists gon’ racist, dude created an entire ad around a “Deportation Bus Tour” for the May 22 primary election: He had a school bus painted to resemble a prison bus. Painted on the back are some of the same incendiary comparisons of immigrants to criminals that Trump himself used years ago, back when we all rationally assumed that those comments would send his campaign down in flames.
Williams plans to bring this bus to a town near you, fill it with “illegals” and send it straight to Mexico…which is apparently the only place where undocumented immigrants come from these days. For a state below the Mason-Dixon Line in which folks of color have to dodge far more Confederate flags than they should have to, even the Deportation Bus seems extreme.