Republicans are stupid; they lie; they are, sometimes, racist. Mostly, though, they’re stupid.
Take, for instance the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women, a “recognized … arm of the Republican Party [which] has a seat on the state executive committee and the state committee" and a membership of over 1300 Republican women, one of whom, Pam Pollard, is their president.
Pollard is apologizing this week for a Facebook post of a Black man hanging from a tree with this message:
"The KKK was formed by the Democrats to keep control over black Americans. The Democrats of today just traded ropes for welfare."
Pollard apologized only after a local TV station called her out on the group’s offensive and racist image, and Pollard, as the GOP is apt to do, also said she had no idea it was posted, and that she regrets it was posted, and that she took it down immediately after it was brought to her attention.
But that’s what the GOP does; they put out these little lies and racist images and then apologize because, well, they had no idea it was racist … I mean, it’s a Black man after being lynched …
But they apparently also had no idea it was a lie? See, that little picture implies that black people are the biggest recipients of welfare and that’s just plain wrong.
According to the NCRM, in 2013, over 40% of food stamp recipients were white, while about 25% were African American, so Pollard and her little band of GOP goosesteppers lied.
That’s what they do, until they’re caught, and then they claim ignorance when in fact they need to claim that they are liars and racists, too.