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August 23, 2011

Unexpectedly, Democrats Begin Demonizing the Tea Party and Playing the Race Card

I actually didn't expect it so early. There are fourteen months to go. Do they really think this can carry that long?

We already had "big black cloud" turned into a nebulous code word (see what I did?) for Obama.

Now the lesser lights of the Democratic Venom Caucus try more of the same.

"The real enemy is the tea party –- let's remember that," said Rep. Frederica Wilson of Miami Gardens, host of the meeting and jobs fair. "The tea party holds Congress hostage…They have one goal in mind, and that's to make President Obama a one-term president."

And then there is the corrupt Maxine Waters.

Rep. Maxine Waters of California... recently said the tea party should "Go straight to hell."

"I'm in church. I'm not going to repeat that," Waters said Monday.

She also said: "We have to stand up and fight. It's fight time...We're not afraid of the tea party…In this struggle, we have to define who we are, what the president is doing and not let our voices be overshadowed by the tea party."

You have probably read that Obama and the Democrats have no cards other than these to play. Obama and the Democrats cannot run on their record -- it is the worst in 80 years, and we're not done tabulating the damage yet -- and they cannot run on their plans -- they have none, or at least none they can openly admit to the public.

That leaves this.

But this is desperation, flop sweat, and will be seen as such.

Concerns about the made-up crisis we call "global warming" (or "climate change, when it's cold) tend to diminish when people are confronted with the real, tangible fact of a jobless economy.

Similarly, this "racial dog-whistle" bullshit goes by the wayside, too. Rich liberals who are still gainfully employed -- or, at least, who draw an undeserved paycheck -- can afford to fret their silly little heads with crap like this. Unemployed people, and those who are concerned about their employment, have more important things to worry about.

I think, in the end, Obama will have turned out to have done something for race relations after all. I think it will be realized that November 2008 was the month the Race Card expired, forever.

Reps. Waters and Wilson don't care about that -- they are playing to a constituency which wants to hear who is to blame for their plight, and they do not want to hear it is the Great Hope called Barack Obama.

But these remarks are going to be heard outside of the audiences for whom they are intended, and they are going to hurt the Democratic Party.

Bonus: Rubio speaking at the Reagan Library right now, in streaming video.



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