Ask any Republican if they have a race problem, and you know what they’ll say. They’ll tell you that Lincoln freed the slaves and he was a Republican. They might add in some other nonsense, but at the end of the day their embarrassing whiteness will always show through.
After 2012’s resounding loss, the Republican party decided to perform an “autopsy report” to figure out where their problems came from during that election. Primarily under review was the issue of racial outreach, due to Mitt Romney’s absolutely laughable percentages of the black and Hispanic vote. They assured their voters, as well as the rest of America, that they would definitely find the problems and fix them.
What a difference a few years does not make.
You’re judged by the company you keep, and the judgement of Republicans and their racial problems couldn’t be better summed up than this absolutely perfect Instagram group selfie that Paul Ryan took with Capitol Hill congressional interns.
It’s like some person spilled a bottle of white-out on the picture and forgot to clean it up. I’d say it was a game of minority “Where’s Waldo” but frankly I can’t tell if there’s a “Waldo” among them.
Republicans are either impossibly clueless when it comes to race, and the public’s perceptions of how their party relates to it, or they know fully how exclusively white they are and they just don’t care. If it’s the latter, you can add in the insult to the intelligence of every American that’s implied by their constant denial of the truth when evidence like this exists.