If I didn’t know better, I’d say the Democrats are beginning to sweat.
Not one of them wants to be seen with Obama, much less say they voted for the oaf (except for the 99% they supported him in Congress). But as the election gets closer, and the polls turn against them, the cold terror is showing. And terror is what they sow.
WOMAN: Did you try the corner market?
MAN: Of course!
WOMAN: Grocery store?
MAN: Sold out.
MAN: Come on.
WOMAN: So everyone’s sold out of condoms. Humph! How did this happen?
MAN: Cory Gardner banned birth control, and now it’s all on us guys, and you can’t find a condom anywhere — and the pill was just the start. The Pell Grants my little brother was counting on for college? Cory cut them. Climate change that everyone knows is weirding our weather? Cory flat-out denies it. Sweet Pea, Cory denies science.
Do you ladies have the vapors? Are you feeling faint? But I’m bothered by “Sweet Pea” most of all. That’s what I call the Bloodthirsty Puppy.
But that’s nothing to how Democrats are spooking African Americans.
“[T]he thing is, everything we believe in, everything we believe in they hate! They don’t disagree, they hate! They think that if you didn’t come from Europe 30 years ago, we shouldn’t have immigration! Some of them believe that slavery isn’t over, and that they won the Civil War.”
No, Charlie, Republicans know the North won the Civil War and that slavery was abolished—because Republicans did it.
We told you this morning how Mary Landrieu slandered her constituents as hostile to blacks and women (her own example to the contrary). But Democrats don’t have to make sense. They have to sow fear.
The week before Election Day, the lone African-American candidate for statewide office in Ohio this year accused her opponent of racism.
Nina Turner says an attack ad from her opponent, Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted, is “ vicious, racist and sexist.”
The comments from Turner, a state senator from Cleveland, came on Tuesday when she was asked about the ad during a debate in Cleveland. She said the use of unflattering black-and-white photographs of her is a racist “dog whistle,” according to a report from the Northeast Ohio Media Group.
“I’m calling it the way that I see it. It was deliberate for him to put me in black and white and to put it in the minds of voters, to paint me as the other,” Turner said.
Of course black-and-white photography is racist; it’s right there in black and white.
But look beyond these disparate examples to what they betray about the attitudes toward their intended audience. Republicans want women barefoot and pregnant, they want blacks enslaved, or at least photographed in monochrome. Ladies, African Americans, whatever you may think Republicans think of you, could it be any lower than what Democrats think of you? The stereotype of the petrified black man is one of the ugliest in the history of racism. The timid, anxious woman defending her virtue is little better. But they’re awfully handy come election time. If that’s how you roll.