Is one political party racist?

It's a provocative question isn't it? Some might say we shouldn't even be discussing it. But just as Jonah Goldberg in his best selling book Liberal Fascism set out to destroy a long held myth of the liberal elites that fascism is just an extreme version of conservatism, I think it's more than time we take a look at the other self-serving liberal belief: that all conservatives are bigots.

And now is the right time, because after the battle between Obama and Hillary is over, the Democrats are going to turn their attention to McCain. If he dares to mention Rev. Wright the mainstream media will cry racism. In fact the New York Times has already put Republicans on notice:

"Senator John McCain has continued to embrace a prominent white supporter, Pastor John Hagee, whose bigotry matches that of Mr. Wright. Mr. McCain has not tried hard enough to stop a race-baiting commercial - complete with video of Mr. Wright - that is being run against Mr. Obama in North Carolina.

"If Mr. Obama is the Democratic presidential nominee, we fear that there will be many more such commercials. And Mr. Obama will have to repudiate Mr. Wright's outbursts many more times.

"This country needs a healthy and open discussion of race. Mr. Obama's repudiation of Mr. Wright is part of that. His opponents also have a responsibility - to repudiate the race-baiting and make sure it stops."

If you mention Rev. Wright it's race-baiting? A 20 year relationship wiped out by a  series of denials, excuses, and finally a 5 minute repudiation?

And yet Democrat Hillary Clinton said this:

"There was just an AP article posted that found how Senator Obama's support among working, hard working Americans, white Americans is weakening again and how the whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me and in independents I was running even with him and doing even better with democratic leaning independents."

Dick Morris (former Clinton Adviser) said this about Hillary's comments: "This was a overtly racist appeal..." and "...here she's absolutely coming right out and saying it, vote white.... She is using race to win the election, she is using the identification of whites vis a vis blacks to polarize the society racially and win the election." 

Pretty strong stuff.

The Democrats are a party of special interest groups, they include: working class whites, African Americans, union members, ivy league elites, Hispanics, gays and lesbians, and anyone else who feels left out of the mainstream. The one common appeal to all these groups is that they are supposed to feel they have been victims of discrimination or need help in some way. (The exception of course is the liberal elites, they are the leaders of the party) And the Democratic Party is helping each group with government handouts, affirmative action and a bewildering array of other government programs, all financed by the middle class and "rich" people.

But these groups don't always get along; a good example of this is how African Americans and college elites are lining up behind Obama and working class whites are lining up behind Clinton. Normally in order for the Democratic Party to bring all these disparate groups together they select their presidential candidates from the South. This is to keep middle American moderates on board.

But this year Bubba and his gal have been pushed aside by a fella' who represents two of the groups. Obama is a curious combination of two powerful liberal groups. He represents the aggrieved underclass and the ruling elite class all in one person. There are two personalities inside Obama fighting to dominate. That is why he can't decide whether or not to reject his pastor and why he can't decide if he should wear a flag pin or not.

In Hillary's case she is simply a politician who follows the polls. She first tried to go to the left of Obama. When that failed and after he made those unfortunate remarks about rural Pennsylvanians, she veered to the right and regained her stride. But it was too late, even an appearance on Bill O'Reilly's show didn't help.

So, this year the two Democratic candidates have really made a mess of things. Obama is pulling in the black voters and latte elite's and Hillary is getting the blue collar vote. If they cannot bring these two groups together they are in big trouble. In fact 18% of Hillary's supporters say they will not vote for Obama in the general. Is it possible there is some latent bigotry in the Democratic Party?
It's a provocative question isn't it? Some might say we shouldn't even be discussing it. But just as Jonah Goldberg in his best selling book Liberal Fascism set out to destroy a long held myth of the liberal elites that fascism is just an extreme version of conservatism, I think it's more than time we take a look at the other self-serving liberal belief: that all conservatives are bigots.

And now is the right time, because after the battle between Obama and Hillary is over, the Democrats are going to turn their attention to McCain. If he dares to mention Rev. Wright the mainstream media will cry racism. In fact the New York Times has already put Republicans on notice:

"Senator John McCain has continued to embrace a prominent white supporter, Pastor John Hagee, whose bigotry matches that of Mr. Wright. Mr. McCain has not tried hard enough to stop a race-baiting commercial - complete with video of Mr. Wright - that is being run against Mr. Obama in North Carolina.

"If Mr. Obama is the Democratic presidential nominee, we fear that there will be many more such commercials. And Mr. Obama will have to repudiate Mr. Wright's outbursts many more times.

"This country needs a healthy and open discussion of race. Mr. Obama's repudiation of Mr. Wright is part of that. His opponents also have a responsibility - to repudiate the race-baiting and make sure it stops."

If you mention Rev. Wright it's race-baiting? A 20 year relationship wiped out by a  series of denials, excuses, and finally a 5 minute repudiation?

And yet Democrat Hillary Clinton said this:

"There was just an AP article posted that found how Senator Obama's support among working, hard working Americans, white Americans is weakening again and how the whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me and in independents I was running even with him and doing even better with democratic leaning independents."

Dick Morris (former Clinton Adviser) said this about Hillary's comments: "This was a overtly racist appeal..." and "...here she's absolutely coming right out and saying it, vote white.... She is using race to win the election, she is using the identification of whites vis a vis blacks to polarize the society racially and win the election." 

Pretty strong stuff.

The Democrats are a party of special interest groups, they include: working class whites, African Americans, union members, ivy league elites, Hispanics, gays and lesbians, and anyone else who feels left out of the mainstream. The one common appeal to all these groups is that they are supposed to feel they have been victims of discrimination or need help in some way. (The exception of course is the liberal elites, they are the leaders of the party) And the Democratic Party is helping each group with government handouts, affirmative action and a bewildering array of other government programs, all financed by the middle class and "rich" people.

But these groups don't always get along; a good example of this is how African Americans and college elites are lining up behind Obama and working class whites are lining up behind Clinton. Normally in order for the Democratic Party to bring all these disparate groups together they select their presidential candidates from the South. This is to keep middle American moderates on board.

But this year Bubba and his gal have been pushed aside by a fella' who represents two of the groups. Obama is a curious combination of two powerful liberal groups. He represents the aggrieved underclass and the ruling elite class all in one person. There are two personalities inside Obama fighting to dominate. That is why he can't decide whether or not to reject his pastor and why he can't decide if he should wear a flag pin or not.

In Hillary's case she is simply a politician who follows the polls. She first tried to go to the left of Obama. When that failed and after he made those unfortunate remarks about rural Pennsylvanians, she veered to the right and regained her stride. But it was too late, even an appearance on Bill O'Reilly's show didn't help.

So, this year the two Democratic candidates have really made a mess of things. Obama is pulling in the black voters and latte elite's and Hillary is getting the blue collar vote. If they cannot bring these two groups together they are in big trouble. In fact 18% of Hillary's supporters say they will not vote for Obama in the general. Is it possible there is some latent bigotry in the Democratic Party?