New Zealand conspiracy hack Trevor Loudon’s speeches in South Dakota this make clear that anti-refugee agitation is really a Republican Red-Scare-style attack on Democrats. The Minnehaha County GOP sponsored Loudon’s appearance in Sioux Falls Monday, during which Loudon said Communists and Muslims are conspiring to give undocumented immigrants amnesty to boost Democratic voter registration. He also went McCarthy on famous South Dakota Democrats, calling Tom Daschle a Communist and Jim Abourezk a Marxist.
Loudon repeated his partisan McCarthyite ravings on behalf of the Republican Party in Aberdeen:
“Why is the left going absolutely crazy against Donald Trump right now?” he asked. “Because they were on the verge of a one-party state. Almost had it in the bag.”
Loudon said refugee resettlement is a way Democrats are trying to garner more voters.
…”They’re going to come here in big numbers and they’re going to alter the voter base of this country and the culture of this country,” Loudon said of refugees [Erin Ballard, “Refugee Resettlement a Big Problem for Conservative Speaker,” Aberdeen American News, 2017.09.21].
It is unlikely that the Republican legislators attending and applauding Loudon’s and other anti-immigrant events (Sen. Neal Tapio, Rep. Al Novstrup, Rep. Drew Dennert…) will succeed in passing, let alone making stick, the unconstitutional ban on immigration that Loudon is urging them to pursue. But Loudon’s partisan rhetoric suggests that, if there is any conspiracy afoot, it is far more likely that Republicans, as part of their well-known, well-documented, and long-standing war on voting, are working with Trevor Loudon, Shahram Hadian, John Guandolo, and other traveling outside agitators to make South Dakota and other largely rural places appear so unwelcoming that immigrants of color won’t move here and shift voting patterns away from reliable white rural Republicanism.