I’m starting a new theme, the Saturday Night Card Game, to highlight the use of the race card as a political tool. Those on the left, lacking meritorious arguments, increasingly turn to false accusations of racism as a way of ending an argument they are losing. At this point in time, the race card is all the left-wing blogs, politicians and pundits have left, so there is plenty of low hanging fruit from which to pick.
Last month we started looking at the special election campaign in the mammoth congressional district in northeast New York (NY-23) to replace John McHugh, who Obama named Army Secretary. The district hasn’t sent a Democrat to Congress since the Republicans became a reform-oriented party in the 1860s. It went Republican– but anti-slave Republican– and never changed, even though the GOP changed so much that– thanks to Richard Nixon’s and Kevin Phillips’ “Southern strategy”– it has come full circle as the party that actually advocates policies that are both racist and as close to slavery as one can get under the current social constraints against that sort of thing.
This card game remains boring and pathetic.