Skip to comments.Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?
Posted on 04/19/2014 8:14:41 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Few mixtures in American life are more emotionally combustible than the one formed by the combination of politics and race.
That helps explain why Democrats, in general, and President Obama, in particular, have tended to steer clear of overtly raising race as an issue to explain some of the opposition to Obama's presidency and agenda.
There seems to be a shift in recent days, however.
Top Democratic party officials have either directly or indirectly blamed race for some of the hostility to Obama, his policies, or both.
Is this partly about activating minority voters during a midterm election year in which Democrats stand a good chance of losing the Senate if their voters don't go to the polls in numbers? Could be.
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> Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?
Is the Pope Catholic?
NPR, don’t insult our intelligence by pretending this is the first time we’ve ever seen this.
That helps explain why Democrats, in general, and President Obama, in particular, have tended to steer clear of overtly raising race as an issue to explain some of the opposition to Obama’s presidency and agenda.
I must have missed that, the race, gender, class cards
are all they ever have, and they play them continually.
Who is NPR trying to kid?
Frankly, they’ve been playing way beyond their game for decades. With only 12-15% of the population being black, their take of the government pie has exponentially grown. Compound this with a significantly more expanding Hispanic, Asian and ‘other’ population and something’s gotta give.
In point of fact, blacks will always vote 90% or more Democrat. It doesn’t matter, even if MLK got resurrected and ran as a Republican - it just won’t happen.
So, to increase the Democrat voter base, new blood is needed. Ergo, Amnesty, gay marriage and all that.
If I were an upstanding Democrat black voter, I’d be thinking more like “why am I being put at the back of the Democrat bus now?”
Party on Democrats.
That’s me alright.
I’m racist against any left-winder of any creed, ethnicity, color, gender, national origin, or other self-identity.
What a silly question, they’re democrats, that’s what they do.
Only some jerk at NPR would say that up to now, Obama and his minions have not played the race card.
Good grief. “I am an NPR reporter. I lick your sacred toes, Obama.”
When you’re out of options, call everyone a racist
I think they are trying to minimize the loses anyway they can. I wish the Tea Party would get active again. I remember how exciting it was in 2009-2010 when Sarah Palin was going around to give speeches, but even without her many Tea party events were taking place. That was the best time in politics I believe. I went to a few events and the excitement was wonderful. It does not appear to have the same atmosphere this round.
We have an AG who refuses to prosecute some weapon-wielding thugs at a polling station because they're "his" people. We have a president who always sides with a black person in a situation of white vs. black. Trayvon Martin anyone? And even though that "white" person, Zimmerman, could be considered black by many people's racial standards.
Can anybody name one Republican-sponsored initiative where they explicitly stated they were going to try and harm minorities? You can't. All the leftist Dems claims of racism by Republicans involves Pubbie failures to champion unconstitutional Dem programs and initiatives.
We clearly have the race-baiting champions...it's the Democrat Party. It's what they do.
The only problem with blaming democrats is that it alleviates blacks, once again, from any responsibility of their racial BS. The fact is that overwhelmingly blacks are racial and that is where the focus should be.