I really don’t understand why the GOP has so much trouble attracting nonwhite voters. I mean, sure, a Republican activist said an escaped ape was “one of Michelle [Obama]‘s ancestors,” then blamed the whole thing on a statement by Michelle Obama that did not actually exist. And sure, a GOP operative posted a tweet that said, “JUST HEARD OBAMA IS GOING TO IMPOSE A 40% TAX ON ASPIRIN BECAUSE IT’S WHITE AND IT WORKS.” And sure, a staffer for a Republican Tennessee State Senator sent out this image of the 44 presidents:
And then when given a chance to apologize, said staffer said “she only felt bad about sending it to the wrong list of people.”
But I just can’t understand why people think the GOP is a party that coddles racists. It’s so confusing.