Democrats are the race baiters
Ron Christie, a black, former Bush aide, has a piece in the Daily Beast that makes a compelling, rational case for why Democrats are the race baiters, and why the reason they are deploying the race card to such a large extent is because they have nothing else to run on in November:
Last Tuesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) made a bizarre observation when she noted that Republicans wouldn’t bring up immigration legislation due to racism. In a meeting with reporters Pelosi said:
I think race has something to do with the fact that they are not bringing up an immigration bill. I’ve heard them say to the Irish, ‘If it was you, it would be easy.’
Her words would be laughably absurd except that Pelosi is the leader of the Democrat Party in the House of Representatives and presumably articulating the view of the Democrats she was elected to lead. I’m curious if the Praetorian Guard that constitutes much of the mainstream press which covers Congress and the White House would dare ask Pelosi when and where she heard Republicans say to the Irish “if it was you, it would be easy.” Can she name the dastardly Republicans who made such a comment? No. This from the same Representative to Congress who said the House needed to pass Obamacare in order to know what the legislation contained—I’d offer that her credibility is wanting, to put it politely.
Yesterday, Representative Steve Israel (D-NY), perhaps emboldened by the racist smear of Republicans by the minority leader earlier in the week, took Pelosi’s words one step further. Beyond his duties as a member of Congress representing Long Island, Mr. Israel is head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the organization responsible for electing Democrats to the House of Representatives.
When asked why congressional Republicans had thus far failed to pass comprehensive immigration reform in the House, Congressman Israel offered the following: “To a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism. And that’s unfortunate.”
this new era of “hope and change” ushered in by the Obama Administration and cheered on by the allegedly objective news media, race has been used repeatedly to silence dissenting political voices or beat down principled differences of opinion. Promotion of photo id to protect the integrity of the ballot box from fraud? That’s rolling back the clock to the days of Jim Crow and poll taxes. Republican opposition to Obamacare? Racism.
Rather than champion issues of genuine concern to ethnic minorities in this country, many Democrat leaders in Washington D.C. today are content to treat those they claim to be fighting for as nothing more than ignorant, hapless and incapable of surviving in our society without the help of the federal government.
Christie thinks the voters won't buy what the Democrats are selling on race, and he may be right. But the Democrats are not pushing the race card because they want to attract independents. They want to rile up their base and get them to the polls in November. In that, they may very well be successful and blunt some of the advantage the GOP holds going into mid terms.
By smearing tens of millions of people with the epithet "racist." Democrats deserve whatever drubbing they receive in November.