Correct me if I’m wrong but weren’t members of the KKK welcomed with open arms by the Democratic party?
“McCain is the exception to the GOP rule here. The Republican party has been a safe house for bigotry for decades. That’s what the Southern Strategy was all about. We’re in the process now of canonizing George H. W. Bush, but it was George H. W. Bush who gave us those Willie Horton ads in 1988. And Ronald Reagan, who has already achieved sainthood in the GOP, he started his general campaign in 1980 in Philadelphia, Mississippi and that’s where those three civil rights workers were killed and that was just, to me, a reprehensible thing to do,” Bob Herbert said on MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show” last night.