VILE O’Donnell: Republicans Don’t Think Black Americans Are ‘Created Equal’

On Tuesday night’s episode of The Last Word, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell spent the first segment of his show marking the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa, Oklahoma race riots by claiming Republicans do not believe all Americans are created equal. 

The left-wing shill opened by saying: “President Biden described what he called a truly unprecedented assault on our democracy. And he was talking about voting rights when he said that. But he went to Tulsa today to mark an assault that happened there 100 years ago.”

O’Donnell then compared the horrendous attacks that took place in Tulsa to efforts by Republican legislators in various states like Georgia and Texas to strengthen their state election laws, wildly ranting:

“These two assaults 100 years apart are both driven by white supremacy. That is what is behind both of the assaults that President Biden talked about today. The one that happened 100 years ago was a violent, murderous attack on the black neighborhood of Greenwood that became a massacre of black people.”

After O’Donnell made that outrageous claim, he went to a clip of Biden proclaiming: “Enough people who believed that America does not belong to everyone and not everyone is created equal.”

O’Donnell picked up after the end of the Biden clip and jumped right into the gutter by making the slanderous claim:

“Republicans do not believe that everyone is created equal. That is why Republican legislators believe they can restrict black Americans’ right to vote. Because Republicans do not believe that all voters are created equal. Republicans believe that Republican voters are better people than Democratic voters.”

It’s very hard to be shocked by anything said on MSNBC anymore but, this is definitely a stunning statement. O’Donnell really believes that Republicans don’t believe all Americans are created equal and deserve the right to vote.

The Republican Party was founded on the belief that all Americans regardless of skin color deserve to be free and have the right to vote. What Lawrence O’Donnell doesn’t understand is, election security legislation which ensures free and fair elections protects the integrity of the votes of all eligible voters regardless of skin color. 

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The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell

6/01/2021

10:01PM

LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: Well, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, today, President Biden described what he called a truly unprecedented assault on our democracy. And he was talking about voting rights when he said that. But he went to Tulsa today to mark an assault that happened there 100 years ago. These two assaults 100 years apart are both driven by white supremacy. That is what is behind both of the assaults that President Biden talked about today. The one that happened 100 years ago was a violent, murderous attack on the black neighborhood of Greenwood that became a massacre of black people. So huge that no official count was kept of the number of dead black bodies after that white supremacist attack. 100 years ago America’s white supremacists like the people of Tulsa, who massacred their black neighbors, not only did not want black people to vote, they did not want them to breathe, they did not want them to live. The white supremacists of Tulsa, did not just take away black people’s right to vote, they took away black people’s right to life. 

JOE BIDEN (AUDIO CLIP): One night, one night changed everything. Everything changed while Greenwood was a community to itself, it was not separated from the outside. It wasn’t everyone. There was enough hate, resentment and vengeance in the community. Enough people who believed that America does not belong to everyone and not everyone is created equal.

O’DONNELL: Not everyone is created equal is the first commandment of white supremacy. Republicans do not believe that everyone is created equal. That is why Republican legislators believe they can restrict black Americans’ right to vote. Because Republicans do not believe that all voters are created equal. Republicans believe that Republican voters are better people than Democratic voters. And that is the belief that justifies for them, everything they are doing in state legislatures around the country to make voting more difficult for Democratic voters who Republicans believe they can identify by race.

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