The person whose first name is not Joe and who is not a licensed plumber put out a hateful anti-Democratic Tweet accusing the political party of having a “history of lynching black Americans.” Included was a picture of the word “Democrat” with the last letter in the shape of a burning cross.
The burning cross photo came from The Black Sphere, a site run by a conservative African-American writer named Kevin Jackson, who originally published the picture as a response to comments Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) made comparing the Tea Party to the KKK. TPM reached out to Wurzelbacher to ask about the tweet and he emailed us statements from both himself and Jackson.
“I know the media doesn’t want to talk about it, but racism is/was/always will be part of the Democrat party. I have heard more racist thing out of liberal progressives then I have out of conservatives. I’m tired of the media giving them a pass,” Wurzelbacher wrote. “Myself and a few other conservatives will not allow the left to continue setting the narrative. Racism is wrong on so many levels and when political parties use it as a weapon they aren’t fighting racism they are encouraging it.”
…Wurzelbacher and Jackson made headlines earlier this month after Wurzelbacher published an essay written by Jackson on his website. That essay was entitled “America Needs a White Republican President.”