Republican speechwriter slammed for promoting alternate history to criticize critical race theory
Remember this guy? In the stream of the QAnon loving Republicans today, you'd think they have just forgotten him. He denounced Trump (far too late), and got onboard with vaccines (too soon for the Qanon conspirators). If you want to know a lot about where the Republican party is right now, take a look at the people who go to work in the Republican infrastructure. They know what the base wants, and they will say whatever it takes to continue to be relevant. Enter Ned Ryun, former Bush speechwriter, son of Kansas congressman Jim Ryun, who was defeated by Democratic candidate Nancy Boyda in a bit of an upset, and now, a ridiculous puppet for outright bonkers ideas.
I guarantee you, 100%, if Martin Luther King Jr were alive today he would be horrified by CRT and BLM and if/when he spoke out against it, MSNBC and CNN would call him an Uncle Tom.— Ned Ryun (@Ned Ryun) 1624801341
Too bad he isn't here to answer that, right Ned? Care to answer how that came about? The response to Ned's comments highlights exactly the problem.
Others join in:
This is like saying if Jefferson Davis was alive today he would be for Black Lives Matter.https://twitter.com/nedryun/status/1409145075892953089\u00a0\u2026— Marcus H. Johnson (@Marcus H. Johnson) 1624834164
Martin Luther King Jr would have agreed 100% with me, a white conservative Christian, I say with unshakable confidence, as seven live halibut slide moistly out the legs of my pleated khakis onto my blonde leather dockers.https://twitter.com/nedryun/status/1409145075892953089\u00a0\u2026— A.R. Moxon (@A.R. Moxon) 1624834086
Even I couldn't resist a response.
Wherein Ned Ryun proposes an alternative, non-reality-based history in favor of real history to support claims against critical race theory. Ok then. #CRT #RememberHistory #https://twitter.com/nedryun/status/1409145075892953089\u00a0\u2026— Christopher Reeves (@Christopher Reeves) 1624835102
Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King delivers the knockout blow:
I\u2019m not sure how you arrived at this \u201c100% guarantee,\u201d but I encourage you to study my father more fully and invite you to join @TheKingCenter tomorrow for our #virtual nonviolence series. Also, please listen to \u2018The Other America\u2019: https://youtu.be/dOWDtDUKz-U\u00a0 (everyone should) #MLKhttps://twitter.com/nedryun/status/1409145075892953089\u00a0\u2026— Be A King (@Be A King) 1624829214
It is a terrible thing, Ned when you forget that this is recent history and there are still people alive who remember what happened. It may be before me, but it wasn't before my parents — and that should tell you there are a whole lot of Americans alive who were here, and would wildly disagree with your weird 100% take.
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