(Washington D.C.) Unconfirmed Sources report that Republican leaders are meeting today to discuss how much racism is ok for the party. The closed-door session was called in reaction to the statements of GOP rep Steve King of Iowa. The issue of what amount of racism is appropriate for the GOP has been a touchy issue for years. Let’s hope this meeting will add some clarity to the issue.
The tweet by Steve king that re-sparked the debate:
“We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”
He Clarified the statement today, lest there be any confusion of how racist he is.
“You cannot rebuild your civilization with somebody else’s babies. You’ve got to keep your birth rate up, and that you need to teach your children your values. In doing so, you can grow your population, you can strengthen your culture, and you can strengthen your way of life.”
“As a matter of tradition, the GOP has always had some racism in our ideological makeup,” says GOP scholar Jim Crowford. “The roots of the party are deeply intertwined with racial animosity and distrust of non-white peoples. We normally keep that bit of our soul under wraps, but with Mr. Trump in the White House, I think, party members are more willing to let it hang out a bit more.”
The meeting of high ranking GOP members including Mr. Trump, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnel, Jeff Sessions and others has only been underway for two hours, but we are getting already getting some indication of the results.
A draft proposal for the acceptable amount of racism in the GOP is reported to be:
“Enough racism to get people’s votes, but not so much that we can’t deny it is a part of the party’s appeal.”