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Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?
NPR ^ | April 18, 2014 | by Frank James

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democratplantation; dnctalkingpoints; election2014; partisanwitchhunt; race; racecard; smearcampaign; socialists

1 posted on 04/19/2014 8:14:41 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Duh?


2 posted on 04/19/2014 8:16:15 AM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: x1stcav
Duh?

That's RACIST!

3 posted on 04/19/2014 8:17:12 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

> Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?

Is the Pope Catholic?

Please.

NPR, don’t insult our intelligence by pretending this is the first time we’ve ever seen this.


4 posted on 04/19/2014 8:17:23 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Always.

Always.


5 posted on 04/19/2014 8:18:59 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.

They have???

I must have missed that, the race, gender, class cards
are all they ever have, and they play them continually.


6 posted on 04/19/2014 8:19:05 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Who is NPR trying to kid?


7 posted on 04/19/2014 8:20:02 AM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


8 posted on 04/19/2014 8:20:06 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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9 posted on 04/19/2014 8:20:22 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Played by Card Shark Gamblers in the Saloon Game of Politics.

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10 posted on 04/19/2014 8:22:32 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That’s me alright.

I’m racist against any left-winder of any creed, ethnicity, color, gender, national origin, or other self-identity.


11 posted on 04/19/2014 8:23:30 AM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What a silly question, they’re democrats, that’s what they do.


12 posted on 04/19/2014 8:25:27 AM PDT by eclecticEel ("The petty man forsakes what lies within his power and longs for what lies with Heaven." - Xunzi)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
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.

Wah?

13 posted on 04/19/2014 8:27:51 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.”


14 posted on 04/19/2014 8:28:11 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

When you’re out of options, call everyone a racist


15 posted on 04/19/2014 8:29:28 AM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


16 posted on 04/19/2014 8:32:31 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: x1stcav
Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?

Does a cat have whiskers?
17 posted on 04/19/2014 8:39:08 AM PDT by Dan in Wichita
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The Dem Party of today relies almost exclusively on name-calling as its m.o. This is the party of Al Sharpton....Al Sharpton, for crying out loud, one of the worst race-baiting scoundrels in American history.

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.

18 posted on 04/19/2014 8:41:21 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
What else do they have?
19 posted on 04/19/2014 8:43:52 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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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.


20 posted on 04/19/2014 8:56:19 AM PDT by Altura Ct. (i)
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Holding the race card and the ability to use it was a major impetus behind electing Obama. Ironically, it is liberal racists who make the greatest use of treating minorities like tools in their political project kit.


21 posted on 04/19/2014 9:10:19 AM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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Racial division is essential for the survival of the Demonic-rat party.

In the last election Obama won by 3% against a pitifull Romney campaign. Blacks voted for Obama by 93%. If the Demonic-rat party we to get only 72% of the black vote, Demonic-rats would never win a national election, even against a poor campaign, as was Romney’s.

Follow the link below for a breakdown of voting by race:

http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/elections/how_groups_voted/voted_12.html

The Demonic-rats must keep racial strife and hatred alive for their survival in politics. Their actions create violence and hatred and division. The Demonic-rat party is without honor, morals, and decency. They are evil.

22 posted on 04/19/2014 9:13:46 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Does this mean that they STOPPED This Practice?It’s Right There On Pge One”The DemonRat PlayBook”!!!!!!!!!!!


23 posted on 04/19/2014 9:17:05 AM PDT by bandleader
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a new form of racism emerges. the old white guy syndrome.
I’m now not to be believe because I’m an old white guy and old white guys had slaves


24 posted on 04/19/2014 9:22:10 AM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and build a bakken pipe line)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Democrats in closeted white sheets warn of the “evil Republican” bogeyman.


25 posted on 04/21/2014 6:04:05 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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