Surprise! Democrats to Push Race Issues in 2014 Midterms
“I don’t call that race-baiting. I call that a political platform.”
Before the 2008 election, many liberals insisted that if Obama didn’t win it would be because America is a racist country. Now that Obama has won two presidential elections and almost a decade has passed, many liberals are still insisting that America is a hotbed of racism.
In fact, according to a new report from Alexandra Jaffee of The Hill, Democrats are planning to run on racism in the 2014 midterms:
Democrats push race issues
Democrats are injecting race into the 2014 midterm elections amid fears that a drop-off in minority voters could severely cost them at the polls this fall.
Democratic leaders in Congress and administration officials have suggested GOP opposition to policies ranging from immigration reform to ObamaCare are, at least partly, motivated by race.
More broadly, they’ve suggested conservative Tea Party criticism of President Obama is based on the fact that he is black.
Democrats reject charges that the rhetoric is a concerted political calculation on their part as they try to retain their Senate majority and make gains in the House.
“You turn out voters by demonstrating your past performance and what you’re promising to do for a constituent in the future,” said Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. “I don’t call that race-baiting. I call that a political platform.”
Republicans would be wise to highlight the war the Democratic Party has been waging on Black Republicans for years. A recent piece by Keli Goff in the Daily Beast outlined the issue:
The Secret War On Black Republicans
There has been much written about the racial rhetoric that has permeated political discourse since President Obama took office, and the media often highlights the racially inflammatory language used by some of his opponents. But racially charged language targeting black Republicans rarely receives much coverage, further fueling conservative suspicion of the mainstream media.
Late last month, Gloreatha Scurry-Smith, a congressional candidate in Florida’s Fifth district, found that one of her campaign signs had been vandalized. Smith says she initially wasn’t surprised that one of her billboards had been defaced, but was taken aback when she saw that her face had been spray painted white on a towering 8-foot by 4-foot campaign billboard.
Though she emphasized she does not know the culprit’s motivation, Smith did say that she interpreted it as an attack on her status as a rather prominent black Republican.
“As a black conservative often times you are thought of as an Uncle Tom or perhaps a traitor to your own race,” Smith told The Daily Beast. “I didn’t want to deal with that since we have such serious issues in our district that are way more important than this sign.”
Read the whole thing here.
Let’s hope that a majority of Americans can see through the Democrats’ obsession with false accusations of racism.
Surely, if Democrats had anything else to run on they would.
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ALL the Democrats’ cries of “racism” in the last 30 years or so have been cynical ploys to keep blacks in the fold and motivated to turn out.
As with Holder this weekend, the automatic go-to defense of crooked black politicians has become “racism.” I think even the hip-hop black mayor of Detroit tried it, even though there weren’t any whites on his council and the prosecutors were black, too. Like William Jefferson, he went to prison.
And John Conyers’ wife. How Conyers himself has managed to stay out of jail is a story worthy of Dillinger without the happy ending.
The only reason Alcee Hastings is in Congress instead of federal prison is that a black jury refused to convict him of taking bribes as a sitting judge, so a Democratic House of Representatives impeached him and a Democratic Senate convicted and removed him, and then black voters sent his crooked ass to Congress.
A little actual scrutiny from the FBI would send most – if not all – of the Congressional Black Caucus to prison. But that would be “racist” expecting them to follow white people laws, wouldn’t it?
of course they push “racism”…
it’s not as if their policies have achieved any success or actually benefited the public at large. we’re all worse off now than we were, except for their allies.
When you promote the deceptive meme of racism for the sake of political gain, you willingly lie to your constitutes. You willingly dehumanize them and treat them like dog sh*t! That IS the Obama/MSM way and people are getting sick of it.
“Democrats are injecting race into the [fill in the year] midterm elections,”
That’s pretty much a standing headline. News would go something like, “Democrats vowing to talk about issues effecting Americans,”
It’s SOF for Democrats to take the low road. In anything.
The Democrats just watched the NRSC and Thad Cochran carry out this type of race-baiting and fear mongering campaign to perfection in Mississippi.
Why wouldn’t every Democrat candidate running copy the race-baiting ads, flyers and robo-calls that were so successful in Cochran’s runoff victory?
Highlight the fact that dems are dropping Blacks for Latinos illegally in this country. Highlight that they take jobs from Blacks as well as SNAP,AFDC, Medicaid and will mean either higher taxes or lower benefits.
The so-called Progressive drive to get Marxist Humanism in place through the ballot box relies on anger surrounding race (including the sense in which La Raza uses it) to drive voting for social change. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act passed by the House surreptitiously last week and ready for President Obama’s signature fundamentally grants priority economic citizenship to illegals if they are English Language Learners, collect food stamps, are single parents.
http://www.invisibleserfscollar.com/priority-economic-citizenship-for-some-officially-sanctioned-status-as-prey-for-most-of-us/ explains what has been done and why not politicians want to talk about it now that it is being read. In the comments you will find a rather shocking interview with Wade Henderson of the leadership Council talking about the 200 organizations that are their partners. Two cited by name are the 2 ed unions, the NEA and AFT and the 3rd is the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund. Late in his June keynote henderson announces that ‘they’ are not going to let the US Constitution get in the way of achieving human rights. As defined by the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
We are at war and most of us were not permitted to hear the trumpet charge.
Sorry there should be ors in the last sentence. ELL will do, but so will SNAP or being a single parent and other criteria that really are instilling n obligation involving ‘to each according to his needs’ as Uncle Karl envisioned. I use MH as a factual description, not an insult.
“You turn out voters by demonstrating your past performance and what you’re promising to do for a constituent in the future,” said Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.
So sadly partially true. You turn out an infantilized block of voters who have been kept carefully apart from, and denied the benefits of, full association with America. That has been the real project of the Deemocrats for several decades now, and they have been terribly successful. Literally.
Part of that project relies on perpetuating a filthy lie, a lie which robs a whole American ethnic group of its adult standing in society, and reduces them to little more than children. But Deemocrats…and especially black Deemocrats…tell the lie with great fervor and conviction. “We are separate because of history, and we are victims every minute of our lives. We can’t achieve, and America owes us”. There are whole departments in most universities given over to stroking that lie and keeping it bright and venomous. In my lifetime, I’ve seen it actually grow instead of diminishing in the face of the truth, which is that there is no impediment to a black American thinking, and learning, and behaving, and succeeding that is part of his/her ethnicity.
All brains are grey. Ask Dr. Ben Carson.
I don’t know if I will live to see it, but one day, black Americans will take their full adult humanity from the liars in the Collective, and they will begin voting as just people vote…instead of as a caged class of victimized children.
Race baiting by the Democrats in advance of an election? I’m shocked, shocked!
1) The War on Women isn’t working as well in 2014 as 2012, I’m betting. The conservatives and the Republicans (I’m NOT repeating myself) are figuring this one out and educating the public. The Dems will still use it but can’t count on it.
2) Black Americans are figuring out that illegal immigration is not their friend. As the Dems have gone all in for open borders in 2014, the Dems have to do something to keep black Americans sweet on them at election time.
So expect more race baiting as we get to November. It’s not like the Dems have a bunch of other cards to play.
If and when Hillary runs in 2016, opposition to her will be called “sexism.” Yet many democrats opposed her in 2008 by supporting Obama. Conversely, in 2008, many other democrats were opposed to Obama. Are we to conclude, using the Democrat’s own logic, that their party consists almost entirely of sexists and racists?
Big-government Republicans don’t view Democrat Party actions to keep black “on the plantation” as a negative, that’s why they don’t speak up about it. The way they look at it is “Thirteen percent of Americans on the plantation, 87% to go.” (Actually less when you consider the number of whites and Hispanics permanently on federal aid.)