Republican National Committee communication director Sean Spicer is under fire for a tweet boasting about a “Willie Horton-style attack” against Sen. Tim Kaine.
The Willie Horton attack ad on Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis in 1988 was a despicable display of race-baiting and outright racism perpetrated by the GOP. Lee Atwater, the campaign manager of Dukakis’ opponent George H. W. Bush, said at the time, “By the time we’re finished, they’re going to wonder whether Willie Horton is Dukakis’ running mate.”
The tweets on Spicer and the GOP official Twitter accounts have seen been deleted, but we have screenshots.
The Republican Party seems only too happy to go down the racist rabbit hole again with this attack ad. This time around we are ready to turn out in large numbers at precincts across the country to vote for Hillary Clinton.