“This is a part of the war on whites that’s being launched by the Democratic Party and the way in which they’re launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else. It’s part of the strategy that Barack Obama implemented in 2008, continued in 2012, where he divides us all on race, on sex, greed, envy, class warfare, all those kinds of things. Well that’s not true.” Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks on the Laura Ingraham syndicated talk radio show on Monday August 4, 2014Brooks was countering an assertion by Ron Fournier of the National Journal on Fox News Sunday that the GOP’s anti-immigration policies were turning them into a “party of white people,” which would culminate in a debilitating demographic disadvantage. Fournier, told Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday that "the fastest growing voting bloc in this country thinks the Republican Party hates them. This party, your party, cannot be the party of the future beyond November if you’re seen as the party of white people.”
Brooks doesn't think that the hardline stance Republicans have taken on immigration could hurt the party’s standing with Hispanic voters. Instead, he thinks Democrats are hurting their prospects with white voters.
Brooks continued: “It doesn't make any difference if you're a white American, a black American, a Hispanic American, an Asian American or if you're a woman or a man.. Every single demographic group is hurt by falling wages and lost jobs. So the Democrats, they have to demagogue on this and try and turn it into a racial issue, which is an emotional issue, rather than a thoughtful issue. If it becomes a thoughtful issue, then we win and we win big. And they lose and they lose big.”
Ingraham called the “war on whites” characterization “a little out there.” “That phraseology might not be the best choice,” she said.