By William K. Black
May 1, 2016 Bloomington, MN
Republican Party leaders are shocked that their three decades of pursuing the racist “Southern strategy,” California Governor Pete Wilson’s desperate attacks on Latinos, myriad assaults on women’s rights, and repeatedly sponsoring gay bashing propositions designed to energize the (bigoted) base have created a base that champions Donald Trump’s serial hatred. Key leaders of the hard right in Germany are shocked by the same dynamic. The prophet Hosea has two verses that warned of this dynamic millennia ago.