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Pursuing racial division [Have a large bucket handy]
The Washington Post's Plum Line ^ | January 7, 2011 | Adam Serwer

Posted on 01/10/2011 8:14:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Ron Brownstein has a piece in National Journal about voters' "white flight" from the Democratic Party during the midterms that is bound to get a lot of attention:

By any standard, white voters' rejection of Democrats in November's elections was daunting and even historic.

Fully 60 percent of whites nationwide backed Republican candidates for the House of Representatives; only 37 percent supported Democrats, according to the National Election Poll exit poll conducted by Edison Research. Not even in Republicans' 1994 congressional landslide did they win that high a percentage of the white vote.

If you're curious as to why we spent the late summer discussing the New Black Panther Party, the so-called Ground Zero Mosque, Shirley Sherrod, and birthright citizenship, I think you have your answer. Ever since the first genuine race pseudo-scandal, Barack Obama suggesting the the Cambridge Police acted "stupidly" in arresting Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. in his own home -- Republicans sensed an opportunity in exploiting the anxieties of white voters.

So it's no surprise that formula -- blowing a minor incident out of proportion to suggest the president has, as Glenn Beck put it, "a deep-seated hatred for white people," has been replicated over and over again ever since. Republicans characterized the Affordable Care Act as "reparations" and Finreg as "racial quotas." With few opportunities for future legislation in the new Congress, Republicans have already signaled their interest in investigating the NBPP case and the Pigford Settlement, which Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has compared to reparations for slavery (It actually involves USDA discrimination against black farmers in the 1980s and 1990s.)

I think the effectiveness of that strategy is overblown...

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: 2010; democrats; obama; palin; polls; reparations
If you disagree, you must be a bigot.
1 posted on 01/10/2011 8:14:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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Or perhaps it’s just blowback from their extremism?


2 posted on 01/10/2011 8:33:20 PM PST by Timmy
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Maybe it is becauser they percieve the Democrats as “anti-white”????


3 posted on 01/10/2011 8:43:34 PM PST by GeronL (How DARE you have an opinion!!)
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And you object to that? You must be a racist!

/sarc

4 posted on 01/10/2011 8:52:31 PM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Republicans didn’t get the House back with any strategy (other than not cooperating with Obama/Pelosi/Reid et al). The Rats overreached in a huge way, poured gasoline on themselves and lit the match in front of everyone. They lost and Republicans got it by default.


5 posted on 01/10/2011 8:56:43 PM PST by dajeeps
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6 posted on 01/10/2011 8:59:13 PM PST by kcvl
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Black panther party case...

Serwer deploys more slimy tricks of the trade to help defend the government:

He claims “the voting section under Obama has intervened on behalf of white voters.”  This is an outright lie.  The Voting Section under Obama never “intervened” in anything.  At best, it filed a motion, a motion which has yet to be granted, even though Serwer pretends it has been, to extend a remedy.  The Bush Administration brought the case against Brown, and the Obama administration has never “intervened on behalf of white voters.”  He uses the complexities behind Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, and his ignorance of the law, to trick people into thinking the Obama DOJ did something to protect white voters.  I’ve written in extensive detail about how the motion filed in the Brown case is a shallow trick.

In reality, the bureaucrats at DOJ were protecting themselves from criticism by quickly cobbling together the motion to extend the remedy in the Brown case – a motion which has yet to be granted six months later.  The Obama DOJ didn’t even begin to consider this route until after I started to hammer them on June 25, 2009.  Before that, crickets.   Serwer would have you believe such vigilance was part of their program, when he knows full well it isn’t.

Either Serwer doesn’t understand Section 5 and federal civil procedure, or, he is lying.  Despite the fact he isn’t a lawyer, I’ll still bet on option b.

http://www.newsrealblog.com/2011/01/05/adam-serwer-journalistic-con-artist/


7 posted on 01/10/2011 9:04:31 PM PST by kcvl
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