Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) claimed this morning on Laura Ingraham’s radio program that there was a "war on whites" created by the Democratic Party and President Obama.
President Obama got 56 percent of the white vote in 2012, and would have lost without those white voters, but Rep. Brooks tossed that logic to the wind, noted New York Magazine.
In response to National Journal columnist Ron Fournier saying that the Republican Party is becoming "the party of white people," Rep. Brooks unloaded on Ingraham's show.
"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," said Rep. Brooks.
"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," added Rep. Brooks.
Rep. Brooks provided no actual proof of this alleged "strategy," but added, "every single demographic group" would be harmed by more undocumented immigrants in the U.S.
"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," added Rep. Brooks. "If it becomes a thoughtful issue, then we win and we win big. And they lose and they lose big."
Even the very conservative Ingraham told Rep. Brooks that he was "a little out there."
Undeterred, Rep. Brooks made the same bizarre claim during an interview with AL.com today.
"In effect, what the Democrats are doing with their dividing America by race is they are waging a war on whites and I find that repugnant," said Rep. Brooks.
To prove his theory, Rep. Brooks recalled a Congressional race between Rep. Charlie Rangel, who is African-American and Adriano Espaillat, who is Hispanic.
"In the Charlie Rangel race in New York in the Democratic primary, Charlie Rangel made it a fight between blacks and Hispanics," claimed Rep. Brooks. "As best I can in the time limitations I have, I try to make sure people understand what the Democrats are doing by raising race as an issue every chance they get."
Rep. Brooks added, "It's much like the congressmen during the [immigration] debate on Friday. Democrat after Democrat was talking racism and race. And the motivation for their doing so was to try to cause bloc voters of race to vote solely on skin color."
Sources: LauraIngraham.com, New York Magazine, AL.com (Image Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin J. Steinberg)