David Gregory: No Grand Wizard to Eliminate Cain

It is fun to consider - what if David Gregory had said this in 2008 about Barack Obama instead of Herman Cain?

Ann Curry: Does the Party now wish he would just go away?

David Gregory: Well, there is no Grand Wizard in the party right now who can really force the issue.

Grand Wizard was the title given to the leader of the Reconstruction-era Ku Klux Klan which existed from 1866 to 1871. In 1915, the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan was created, initially as a fraternal organization.

The highest-ranking leader of the latter organization was the Imperial Wizard. National officers were "Imperial" officers. State or "Realm" officers were "Grand" officers. A "Grand Dragon", for example, was the highest ranking Klansman in a given state.

Is David suggesting that the GOP and the Klan are one and the same?