Game Of Thrones Author Trashes ‘Despicable’ GOP: ‘Racists Clad In The Skins Of Dead Elephants’
George R.R. Martin, author of the Game of Thrones novels that were adapted into HBO’s hit series took to the web this past weekend to air his grievances with the Republican Party.
In an angry post on his blog (LiveJournal? What is this, 2002?), the author ranted about what he believes to be “ongoing attempts at voter suppression in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Iowa, and other states where Republicans and their Teabagger allies control key seats of power.”
“It is one thing to attempt to win elections,” he continued. “But trying to do so by denying the most basic and important right of any American citizen to hundreds and thousands of people, on entirely spurious grounds… that goes beyond reprehensible. That is despicable.”
Martin is a self-described Democrat who has used his blog to get political before: he once wrote that President Barack Obama is “the most intelligent president we’ve had since Jimmy Carter.” >>>
Continuing on his anti-GOP rant, the sci-fi author concluded that “the people behind these efforts at disenfranchising large groups of voters (the young, the old, the black, the brown) are not Republicans, since clearly they have scant regard for our republic or its values. They are oligarchs and racists clad in the skins of dead elephants.”
Well, there goes another author and series I won't be reading or watching. I guess it's easier to write about a fantasy world if you already live in a fantasy world. Democrats were the party that supported slavery, the KKK, and Jim Crow. The white people at Selma were all Democrats. The GOP was founded for the purpose of abolishing slavery. Yet Republicans are the racists as the GOP just lets the lie be told so often, it becomes reality (for the uninformed and the left).