White supremacists have taken control of the Republican Party (a/k/a GOP). They are a minority, but are well-financed and have an advantage: control of one of the two major political parties.
They had a hold on the Democratic Party, from 1865 until the mid-1960s, but both parties had “wings” that balanced racism and made it okay, as long as one was white. Then LBJ, a white southerner, backed the Civil Rights Act.
GOP strategists realized they could pick up where George Wallace left off. Fast-forward to 2010. Republican candidates learned “primary” could be a verb - if a GOP candidate wasn’t hateful enough.
Racism goes foot-in-glove with ignorance. Anti-science, anti-humanity and absorption with absurd ideas rejected long ago coalesced to produce this administration and the bungled COVID-19 crisis.
Both “major” parties have played a game that has created structures - e.g., automatic listing of a party’s candidates on the ballot - nearly impossible to challenge as a “third” party - petitions and thousands of signatures.
The idiocracy that has become the GOP must be fought - but within as much as against. Rather crude blueprints are there. I don’t have a secret decoder ring from the Deep State. I believe we need to take over the GOP.
If you live in Indiana’s 5th Congressional District (INCD5), your vote can make a difference. The dozen or so candidates for the GOP nomination running against me try to out-trump each other. Indiana’s primaries: quasi-open.
A registered voter may request a ballot of either major party. A voter overcomes challenge as a “real” R or D if s/he says s/he voted for a majority of the party’s nominees in the last election or promises to vote for a majority of the nominees in November. I.C. §§ 3-1-10-6 and -9.
Tea baggers jacked the GOP in 2010. They even were a minority then. Just because they were successful doesn’t mean the party is theirs forever.
If you live in INCD5 and are eligible, please make sure you’re registered to vote. Any voter can request a GOP primary ballot. We face a constitutional crisis. The GOP has to be taken back from the minority that jacked it a few years ago.
I am Mark Small, GOP candidate in the June 2 primary for INCD5. I am pro-choice, anti-NRA, pro-environment, anti-war and anti-dt. My secret decoder ring tells me to drink Ovaltine. I approve of this blog. Hell, I wrote it.