Could Donald Trump be reigniting racism in this country like we haven’t seen since the Civil Rights movement? One life-long Republican friend of mine urged me recently to check out the term “cuckservative” being bandied about on Twitter. He explained the term was loaded with racism and the people using it happen to be white, fervent Trump supporters.
“It’s a rallying cry for white supremacists and ‘neoreactionaries’ who, for whatever reason, seem to back Trump,” wrote Daily Beast reporter Matt Lewis, who’s done some excellent writing on the topic. And Lewis is right.
I did a cursory search on Twitter and very unsavory things surfaced. A cuckservative refers to a white man who betrays the Republican party and his race by supporting policies like amnesty for illegals, gay marriage, criminal justice reform, and black voter outreach that threaten white dominance in America. For the record, I don’t support gay marriage or illegal immigration, but there’s a way to talk about these issues without being a bigot.
Trump may not be behind the term, but Trump’s frontrunner status and rise in the polls has coincided with the rise in the cuckservative movement and his support from white nationalist groups. Tweets like these are indefensible.
— Arbiter (@UngeheuerDarin) September 14, 2015
— Jack Burton (@JackBurtonReflx) September 14, 2015
— Lord Humungus (@DarklyEnlighten) September 22, 2015
Notice how #cuckservative mongers also glorify the confederate flag in their avatars.
— BARACKOLYPSE OBOLA (@CzarofFreedom) September 17, 2015
— Azzmador (@The_Azzmador) September 13, 2015
How many f—ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) September 17, 2015
Coulter said she was merely noted the Republican candidates were pandering to Israel and she has always been a supporter of Israel. Ok, if that’s true why did Coulter write that? The tweet has been retweeted over 2,000 times. As a Trump supporter, was Coulter trying to appeal to Trump’s base?
On June 28, the Daily Stormer, America’s most popular neo-Nazi news site, endorsed Trump for President, urging white men to “vote for the first time in our lives for the one man who actually represents our interests.”
The editor of the white nationalist magazine American Renaissance, Jared Taylor, boasted that while Trump “would repudiate any association with people like me, but his support comes from people who are more like me than he might like to admit.”
Michael Hill, who is leader of the League of the South, another pro-white, pro-confederacy group, condemns immigration, interracial marriage and the influence of “Jewry” — and loves Trump.
“I love to see somebody like Donald Trump come along. Not that I believe anything that he says. But he is stirring up chaos in the GOP, and for us that is good,” Hill said.
As a black conservative chick who has supported the disruptive nature of Trump’s presidential campaign, blowing up GOP political machine of white elitists, I find these revelations stomaching curdling. I’ve got my eyes wide open. I may be a Right-wing conservative but I’m no racist and will NEVER turn a blind eye to blatant racism within my party.
While the Republican candidates continue to reveal themselves to voters, I’ll be waiting for Trump to rebuke this #cuckservative nonsense and show his true colors. The Republican Party needs a nominee to broader our tent of voters — not restrict it to members of the Klu Klux Klan.