Local Texas GOP In Lubbock County Is A Hate Group Masquerading As A Political Party

And their rhetoric is becoming increasingly dangerous

The Lubbock County Democratic Headquarters was vandalized with Nazi propaganda on April 10. Photo: Stuart Williams, Chairman/Lubbock County Democratic Party

The Lubbock County Democratic Headquarters was vandalized with Nazi propaganda on April 10. Photo: Stuart Williams, Chairman/Lubbock County Democratic Party

On April 10, the Lubbock County Democratic Headquarters in west Texas was vandalized and spray painted with Nazi propaganda and a cross hair painted over the Democratic logo on the door.

This was the second case of vandalism reported at the Lubbock County Democratic Headquarters in the last six months.

The Republican chairman in Lubbock County, the 18th largest county in Texas, made a brief statement against those who vandalized the Democratic headquarters.

“This comes at a time when the country desperately needs unity,” Chairman Steve Evans told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. “We hope the Lubbock Police Department is able to bring the aggressors swiftly to justice.”

Five days earlier, the Lubbock County Republican Party that Evans presides over used their official Facebook page to share an article titled “The Civil War is Here.”

The article was shared with additional commentary from the party. “We are going to have to destroy the left? Read this and see where you see this as a possibility.”

Mika W. Wyatt is listed as the Lubbock County Republican Party’s social media administrator in the party’s weekly newsletter.

Wyatt shared the party’s Civil War article on his personal Facebook page and added his opinion.

“It is true we are at war with the left,” Wyatt wrote. “We very well may have to destroy them.”

Wyatt’s personal page includes pictures that reference killing Muslims, and tar and feathering politicians who support sanctuary cities. For the social media administrator of a fairly large political party, the lack of discretion is shocking.

Apocalyptic rhetoric is a hallmark of the Lubbock County Republican Party’s social media presence. Although they are not the only Texas GOP outlet to warn of a brewing Civil War. Lisa Hendrickson, Chairwoman of the Denton County Republican Party, whose behavior we previously documented, told her Facebook followers recently “for those that think we are not at war, think AGAIN!”

Facebook and Twitter accounts for the Lubbock County Republican Party have been used to call Hillary Clinton a prostitute, question the legitimacy of former President Barack Obama’s birth certificate, and to post an almost constant barrage of racially inflammatory pictures.

In twenty-two separate tweets, the party has referred to former President Obama as “Barack Hussein Obama.” They are using Obama’s middle name as an indirect way of accusing him of having ties to Muslim terrorist groups.

Despite all of this, the party’s website is still featured on the Texas Republican Party’s official website.

The Lubbock County Republican Party’s extreme views on race extend beyond the internet. Their official party platform calls for a number of troubling policies including abolishing federal hate crime laws and calling for businesses to be allowed to “refuse service to anyone of their choosing.”

Their platform perhaps should not be taken too seriously as it also calls for the abolition of NASA and a statewide referendum on Texas Independence.

On October 21, 2015, the Lubbock County Republican Party shared an image that portrays Black voters as slaves for the Democratic Party.

On October 21, 2015, the Lubbock County Republican Party shared an image that portrays Black voters as slaves for the Democratic Party.

While the party is most likely not directly responsible for recent vandalism at the Lubbock Democratic Party Headquarters. It is not a stretch to assume whoever committed this misdeed was inspired by the hate-filled rhetoric regularly spewed by their local Republican Party.

If the Texas Republican Party is to retain any credibility it should immediately call for the removal of all Lubbock County Republican Party employees responsible for these social media posts.

On August 20, 2015, the Lubbock County Republican Party shared an image that claimed Muslims cannot be part of a multicultural society.

On August 20, 2015, the Lubbock County Republican Party shared an image that claimed Muslims cannot be part of a multicultural society.

“I might have missed it, but I have not seen any Muslims saying terrorist acts are bad and they are just a religion of peace.”

-Lubbock County Republican Party, December 8, 2015

“Barrack Hussein Obama apologizing in Mexico. Why? We give them Billions in welfare, we give them guns, we buy their drugs, we let them vote.”

-Lubbock County Republican Party, May 3, 2013

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