Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus ripped President Barack Obama for creating a “culture of hatred” in which Democrats are likening the GOP to the Ku Klux Klan.Reince's beef? Harry Belafonte compared top GOP donors like the Koch brothers to the KKK at a fundraiser for Bill de Blasio and Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson compared tea party groups to white supremacists in a fundraising letter.
“It’s the culture that the president’s cultivated here. A culture of dishonesty, a culture of hatred,” Priebus said Monday on Fox News’s “Hannity.”
de Blasio rejected Belafonte's characterization and the Democratic National Committee issued a statement saying it was "disappointed" with Grayson's mailer, but Priebus saw through those blatant attempts to cover up for President Obama and courageously pressed forward with his attack against the first African American president in U.S. history:
“I think he should take ownership over this divisive culture that he has created,” Priebus added. “Look, it’s the Democratic Party that has the shameful history. It’s not the Republican Party, and I think it’s about time that we also as Republicans start recapturing the real history of the Republican Party and not let these guys rewrite the history of equality, freedom and opportunity, which is what the party is about.”Priebus is completely right, and there's no denying it. If President Obama had simply known his place and been satisfied with his job in the U.S. Senate, none of this bitter division would be taking place. And there certainly wouldn't be any this hatred:
The list of things that wouldn't be happening if it weren't for President Obama could go on forever, but in all fairness to him, he's not the only reason that Republicans are acting out their hatred—they also went nuts went Bill Clinton was president. And as Reince Priebus seems determined to prove, some things never change.