Mary Landrieu accuses her constituents of being racist and sexist

Never regarded as the brightest bulb in the Senate chandelier, Mary Landrieu’s desperation over her re-election chances has caused her to do something truly stupid: explain-away her unpopularity by calling her constituents racist for disliking President Obama and sexist for not supporting her.  In an on-the-street interview with NBC, she said (via the Free Beacon):

Speaking with NBC’s Chuck Todd, Landrieu said, “I’ll be very, very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans.”

Pointing to herself Landrieu continued, “It’s not always been a good place for women to present ourselves. It’s more of a conservative place.”

Southerners are justifiably sick and tired of being demonized as slack-jawed, backward racists, particularly given the fact that the South has done a much better job of healing race relations than the rest of the country. The South is also the most economically dynamic region of the country, and the fastest-growing in population.

For one of their own to explain away her personal unpopularity, not mentioning her support for Obamacare, for instance, is aggravating.

Landrieu has slit her own throat.

Never regarded as the brightest bulb in the Senate chandelier, Mary Landrieu’s desperation over her re-election chances has caused her to do something truly stupid: explain-away her unpopularity by calling her constituents racist for disliking President Obama and sexist for not supporting her.  In an on-the-street interview with NBC, she said (via the Free Beacon):

Speaking with NBC’s Chuck Todd, Landrieu said, “I’ll be very, very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans.”

Pointing to herself Landrieu continued, “It’s not always been a good place for women to present ourselves. It’s more of a conservative place.”

Southerners are justifiably sick and tired of being demonized as slack-jawed, backward racists, particularly given the fact that the South has done a much better job of healing race relations than the rest of the country. The South is also the most economically dynamic region of the country, and the fastest-growing in population.

For one of their own to explain away her personal unpopularity, not mentioning her support for Obamacare, for instance, is aggravating.

Landrieu has slit her own throat.