Finally, the Line RINOs Won’t Cross

David Duke (Photo credit: Emmanuel d'Aubignosc)

David Duke (Photo credit: Emmanuel d’Aubignosc)

Racist and former KKK leader David Duke from Louisiana has said he will run for the U.S. Senate as a Republican.

Now, any serious student of history knows the Democrat Party has always been the party of racism and attempts to deny all Americans their God-given liberty, and it was the Democrats who started the KKK. The serious student of history would also know that it was the Republican Party which was actually founded on the principle of extending liberty to ALL Americans, and that the GOP was the party that was responsible for the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution–amendments that were necessary because Democrats remained Hell-bent on denying black Americans their God-given liberty, even after Democrats were defeated in the Civil War.

So while it should be apparent to any rational person that David Duke fits about as well in the GOP as Franklin Graham would fit in the Democrat Party, hey, we now live in a world where men are “women” and “Republicans” boo a call to conscience and support of the Constitution and cheer a homosexual activist who claims the culture war the Left is waging against American values is “fake.” So “rational” is already out the window, right?

When Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer was asked if the GOP would support Duke (like the GOP usually does for candidates running under the GOP banner), Spicer said no way.

But then the stakes for the question were made even higher. From the Weekly Standard:

What about if the party control of the Senate were up for grabs—and with it, the fate of the Supreme Court? Would the RNC consider backing Duke in that scenario?

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“At some point, you have to stand up for some kind of principle, and David Duke does not speak for where the Republican party is,” Spicer said. So what is that limiting principle, and where should national Republicans draw the line?

“What was the Supreme Court ruling on limiting free speech, that you know it when you see it? I mean, at some point, when you’re a white supremacist, that’s a black-and-white [issue]. There’s no gray,” said Spicer.

“At some point, you have to stand up for some kind of principle.”  When? Why? As a last resort?  Seems like the modern Republican Party has urinated on just about every principle they once held dear.

It’s kind of interesting to see exactly how much the Supreme Court is worth to RINOs.  Because when it’s a question of your conscience or voting for a narcissistic moral cesspool liberal like Donald Trump, we’re told conscience must take a back set so Democrats don’t get to appoint any more Supreme Court justices.  But a racist or the Supreme Court? That’s apparently a bridge too far. I don’t know that I could support an open racist like David Duke, even under such dire stakes either.  But given that today’s GOP seems willing to get in bed with any Democrat position, why not the Democrat’s historic position of looking down on minorities, too?  (Maybe because it’s not politically correct anymore to be open about your racism?)

It’s also kind of interesting to find out exactly what kind of stuff the GOP won’t tolerate, these days. After all, it’s been made clear to us that today’s GOP will tolerate a homosexual activist speaking at its national convention while deriding the GOP’s historic stance for morality. The GOP will tolerate a “Republican” governor bowing to the transgender agenda. It will tolerate taxpayer funded government health care for pregnant illegal aliens. Today’s GOP will even tolerate a Democrat who has supported numerous Democrat policies and funded Democrats to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars…as it’s presidential nominee.

But it won’t tolerate an out-of-the-closet racist.

I guess we’ve finally found that line that RINOs won’t cross.

Actually, we found that line some time ago.  We have found in recent years that the Republican establishment won’t support conservatives, especially if there is a liberal Republican also running. They will even choose to lose to a Democrat, rather than have a conservative Republican win.

Not supporting conservatives on one end, and not supporting a racist Democrat-at-heart like Duke (who used to be a Democrat) on the other, seems like a dichotomy. The two are at opposite ends of the spectrum. Conservatives are dedicated to maximizing God-given liberty for all, while racists and other Democrats are dedicated to liberty only for the “favored animals” of the elite. Of course, Democrats can’t and won’t admit that openly, so they pander to the classes they want to control to appear “concerned” for them.

Therefore, it might best be summed up to say that the line RINOs won’t cross is supporting someone who is politically incorrect.  And in this day and age, it is politically incorrect both to be an open racist…and to be a conservative. So neither open racists like David Duke, or conservatives like Ted Cruz, will be tolerated in the new RINO GOP. In today’s GOP, a conservative is a pariah on a par with a racist. Okay.

So it’s probably safe to say that in the New and Improved GOP, the new rule is:

Politically correct = We’re down with that

Politically incorrect = Can’t touch that (even if it means rejecting the people who most strongly support the principles we claim on paper to support)

Well, this has been instructive on some level, at least. When it’s become clear that principle means squat to the party you’ve called home for years, and they’ll embrace just about anything if it means “winning,” it’s good to know just what lines they won’t cross.

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Bob Ellis has been the owner of media company Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year U.S. Air Force veteran, a political reporter and commentator for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for over 20 years. He was a founding member and board member of the Tea Party groups Citizens for Liberty and the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.
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