Someone Needs to Bitchslap Jeffrey Lord
And anyone who perpetuates his kind of misinformation.
Lord, a Pennsylvania political strategist and Donald Trump apologist on CNN, is defending Trump's soft, nonexistent line on the Ku Klux Klan by arguing that the KKK was an organization run by Democrats.
In a recent dust-up with Van Jones on CNN, Lord called the KKK “a leftist terrorist organization,” and claimed it was designed to “further the progressive agenda.”
Here's what you say to that:
- Why are you lying? Because you are lying. You're withholding information.
- Southern Democrats were not progressive, they were regressive. They were called Dixiecrats.
- And where are they now? Where did those Dixiecrats go?
- In 1964, after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, and 1965, after the passage of the Voting Rights Act, they jumped to the Republican party. They backed Nixon, they back Reagan. They listened for the dog whistle. Now they're backing your man Trump, who is trying to do without the dog whistle. He's trying to bring back old-fashioned racism. He's trying to make America grate again.
C'mon, it's simple, people. Don't let him get away with this bullshit.