Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson is facing considerable outrage after comparing the tea party to the Ku Klux Klan.
He is circulating a fundraising email that shows a burning cross and two Klansmen in the background. The graphic uses the cross to begin spelling out “tea party,” and the caption reads, “Now You Know What the ‘T’ Stands For.”
If Rep. Alan Grayson knew anything at all about American history, he would know that it was the Democratic Party that formed the Ku Klux Klan after the Civil War in an attempt to keep black Americans down after the Republican President Lincoln and the Congress abolished slavery.
This is the same white Southern Democrat tactics that have been used for 150 years. The only difference is that now the Democrats feel they have black Americans in their pocket (just where they've always wanted them), so they're going to use intimidation, slurs and lies to go after their current enemies, the Tea Party.
It comes as no surprise that an angry, hypocritical racist like Grayson would dip into his party's historical bag of tricks and pull out a burning cross.
In defending his slanders against the Tea Party, Grayson said, "If the hood fits, wear it." Perhaps he should take his own advice. I'm sure he still has a hood or two in his closet.