Wisconsin Certainly Can Pick These Imbeciles…

Donald Trump made mar­gin­al gains with some Black and Hispanic vot­ers in 2020 that some of us may find incom­pre­hen­si­ble, not so for me.
At the height of the pres­i­den­tial cam­paign sea­son, last year pol­i­tics was on every­one’s tongue; what I heard from my cus­tomers as a small busi­ness own­er, may have been the key to Trump’s suc­cess in get­ting at least more black peo­ple to vote for him.
Don’t for­get that Donald Trump sup­port­ed the addi­tion­al $1400 in stim­u­lus mon­ey going out to Americans. Whether his sup­port was based on what peo­ple were going through, or saw it as a poten­tial pay­off to get votes is up for dis­cus­sion and debate.
The fact that Donald Trump got more Black and Hispanic vot­ers in the last gen­er­al elec­tions than his Republican pre­de­ces­sors is sec­ondary to the point I’m mak­ing today.
Despite Donald Trump’s open­ly racist and xeno­pho­bic views, he man­aged to get some with­in the two vot­ing blocs, (Blacks & Hispanics) to vote for him. This tells us that if the Republicans cared about being an open and inclu­sive polit­i­cal par­ty, it could com­pete for all American cit­i­zens’ votes.
Clearly, there will be some vot­ers in all cat­e­gories and groups of vot­ers, regard­less of defin­ing char­ac­ter­is­tics, who will sell their souls on the promise of a few bucks; Judas Iscariots cer­tain­ly showed us that.

Ron Johnson

The Republican par­ty does not want to com­pete for Hispanic vot­ers, and worse yet, it has no inter­est in com­pet­ing for the African-American votes. Republicans do not like Black peo­ple, so they have no inter­est in com­pet­ing for the Black vote.
The Republican par­ty, and by the par­ty, I mean, ‘the peo­ple in it,’ lit­er­al­ly hate Black people.
They nev­er had a prob­lem with Black peo­ple get­ting gunned down inno­cent­ly by police; they have no issue with the dis­parate and unjust sys­tem that keeps Blacks teth­ered to the bot­tom of the bar­rel; in fact, they rev­el in it.
They find them­selves on the oppo­site side of every issue that is impor­tant to African-Americans.
Republicans can do so and open­ly pass leg­is­la­tion that obvi­ous­ly and bla­tant­ly lim­its the Black vote, because of the built-in advan­tages the par­ty has nation­al­ly in the two United States Senators per state & the elec­toral col­lege, which all but guar­an­tees Republican wins, if they man­age to con­tain the black vote.
Donald Trump is a leg­end to Republican elect­ed offi­cials and their new­ly homog­e­nized and con­cen­trat­ed white vot­ing bloc. Trump demon­strat­ed that they do not need any­one in their par­ty if they are will­ing to do what it takes to bring the racist white vote around.
The silent white racists have always been there; Trump knew it and proved it. The unprece­dent­ed lev­els of nean­derthals who crawled out of the prover­bial caves to cast votes in the last elec­tions, some of them for the first time, are evi­dence of Trump’s mag­net­ic pull as a racial magnet.

Republican pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates before the 1960s weren’t too con­cerned about the Black vote; Blacks scat­tered across the coun­try were not going to be impact­ful to nation­al elec­tions. Their num­bers could only make a dif­fer­ence along the mar­gins, or so they thought, as long as they con­tain and lim­it their right to vote.
However, the growth and con­cen­tra­tion of the black vote in large cities and coun­ties across the coun­try, helped by the 1965 Voting Rights Act, have caused a pan­icked response from Republicans that harkens back to the peri­od after reconstruction.
New vot­er sup­pres­sion laws and poli­cies enact­ed by Republican leg­is­la­tures across the coun­try to lim­it and stop Blacks from vot­ing have tak­en on new urgency after Donald Trump lost the pres­i­den­cy in 2020.
This time Republican leg­is­la­tors are not try­ing to hide their inten­tions; they open­ly say the new laws and poli­cies are designed to stop peo­ple from voting.
South Carolina US Senator Lindsay Graham and oth­ers have argued, if they do not stop peo­ple from vot­ing, the Republican par­ty will cease to exist.
And so the Republican par­ty is on a course to end this democ­ra­cy as we know it, and install in its place an auto­crat­ic régime that will keep in place a white ethnostate.

The Republican par­ty does not want to build a coali­tion that includes Black vot­ers; doing so runs counter to its goals and aspi­ra­tions. The par­ty of Steve King, Steve Scalise, Matt Gaetz, Ron Johnson, Josh Hawley, Marjorie Taylor Greene, has no place for blacks.
They would rather burn this exper­i­ment down and gov­ern over the ash­es of a weak­er, more dis­tort­ed ver­sion of it. One in which their pale skin gives them the sense of supe­ri­or­i­ty they crave, but know in their hearts they do not have.
The imbe­cil­ic Wisconsin Joe McCarthy (2.0) Ron Johnson’s com­ments on the Capitol insur­rec­tion is the best win­dow that I have seen that char­ac­ter­izes what the Republican par­ty is today.
Ron Johnson voiced what I felt; that capi­tol insur­rec­tion­ists were not there to hurt Republicans like the igno­rant Wisconsinite; they were there to hang Mike Pence; they were there to mur­der Speaker Nancy Pelosi, pro­gres­sives like Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, and others.
Ron Johnso said he had no fear of them; these were patri­ots who love their coun­try, they loved police offi­cers, they would nev­er break the laws. But if he saw Black peo­ple demon­strat­ing to have jus­tice, to avoid being gunned down by KKK mem­bers in police uni­forms, that would invoke fear in him.

The shame­less imbe­cile from Wisconsin speaks to what Republicans want to take America back to, Sunday pic­nics where the lynch­ing of black peo­ple was the main attraction.
In the eyes of this men­tal lit­tle per­son, American patri­ots are peo­ple who beat cops to death with flag­poles, fire extin­guish­ers, and what­ev­er else they could get their hands on. None of what they did was a crime; they wore shirts that say they sup­port the police, they love their country.
Patriots to Ron Johnson are white mili­ti­a­men who bear-spray cops, break down doors, smash fur­ni­ture and destroy moments, steal doc­u­ments, shit in the halls of our democ­ra­cy to over­turn an elec­tion deemed by patri­ot­ic Republicans as the fairest elec­tions ever.
Great job Wisconsin, you gave the nation Joe McCarthy; you allowed Paul Ryan and Scott Walker to poi­son the coun­try fur­ther; one would have thought that you would have bet­ter taste than to foist this pathet­ic rel­ic of an embar­rass­ment on the rest of us. But then again, you chose [that] over Russ Feingold, so there is that.



Mike Beckles is a for­mer Police Detective, busi­ness­man, free­lance writer, black achiev­er hon­oree, and cre­ator of the blog mike​beck​les​.com.