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Democrats are just SO above race.

They are so noble, so much better than Republicans, that they don't need to stoop to dirty tricks like race-baiting or smears.

Right?

Um... I guess not. Michelle Malkin has an ad the DCCC ran smearing a Republican, Greg Davis, in the Mississippi congressional race, linking him to the founder of the KKK. Check out the ad:


Classy.

Only problem? The, uh, DCCC got their facts wrong.

[T]he DCCC says "Greg Davis wanted to honor the founder of the KKK with a statue in Southaven" and also said the statue was of "the first Grand Wizard." But in reality, the statue was of Jefferson Davis who was not the founder and never in the KKK. In fact, another place that has a statue of Jefferson Davis is the United States Capitol Building. Jefferson Davis is one of the two statues representing Mississippi, along with James Z. George. Furthermore, Senator Thad Cochran uses the desk of Jefferson Davis in the Capitol, one of two "heritage desks" (the other goes to Massachusetts Senior Senator and belonged to Daniel Webster).

ROM further notes that the "founder of the KKK statue" (Nathan Bedford Forrest) was wanted by the Mayor of Horn Lake.

So the DCCC has attacked the wrong mayor for the wrong statue.


Who cares though? There's a margin of error for this congressional seat to eliminate. Besides, liberals can stoop as low as they want.

I always love when Democrats pull out the KKK card, anyways... considering Robert Byrd's illustrious history with the Klan and all. How do they really have any room to talk? They don't seem to mind his direct involvement with the Klan, but they'd lie about Greg Davis, linking him to the KKK, just to win an election?

And they claim that they're the ones fighting for minorities. Go figure.

In presidential election news, Hillary is expected to win has won West Virginia. Moonbattery points out how democrats, of course, are throwing a hissy fit. Because if you don't vote for the Obamamessiah, you're a racist, and don't you forget it.

The whole piece whines about how white voters are racist for leaning towards Clinton, and how the Obamamessiah is the bigger man for not getting involved in such petty identity politics. Like, um, the kind that this writer is engaging in.

So, tonight the polls will close and Mrs. Clinton will have easily collected 99 percent of the white vote in West Virginia. She will crow about her electability in a smug but meaningless victory speech on a stage featuring dozens of "hard-working Americans, white Americans" standing behind her waving flags.

Bill and Chelsea will grimace through it all, knowing that the jig is up and that the dream of the next phase of the Clinton dynasty has come to an ignoble end.

While no Confederate battle flags will be visible, they will feel it in the air. Mrs. Clinton's greatest victory will be a triumph of the kind of identity politics that makes a nation smaller.

Still, she will resist the urge to dip Skoal and spit juice into a coffee can on live television.

There will be plenty of time for that kind of nonsense when she campaigns in Kentucky. There, everyone expects her to continue her total dominance of the rural white working-class vote while perfecting the accent she used to sport back in Little Rock.


Funny how this guy can whine about the Clintons' identity politics in an article like this, that is so completely focused on race and nothing else. And of course, the fact that the majority of black voters support Obama isn't racist, because voting for him means you're above race. Or something hypocritical like that.

And anyways, why does someone's race matter? It's the color of their skin. It doesn't affect their brain or how they think. It doesn't affect their policies or politics. And those are the things that concern me when it comes to who will be running this country.

So the whiny race-baiters out there can rest assured that most Americans who don't vote for Obama aren't voting for him because they're racist... they aren't voting for him because they can't stand his politics.

I guess the Dems just can't grasp the concept of white Americans who aren't racist.


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Comments (8)

How are you enjoying the po... (Below threshold)
Serge:

How are you enjoying the politics of George Bush?

$4/gallon gas, 100,000 jobs loss, 1 trillion dollars spent in Irak

Please vote for Mc Cain again so that we can get more of the same.

Serge, The last two years h... (Below threshold)

Serge, The last two years have been horrible, you voted for change in 2006, the dems now control the house and the senate, looks like you ended up with what you wanted.

Yeah, Pelosi's energy polic... (Below threshold)

Yeah, Pelosi's energy policy has sure worked...

For OPEC!

Sheesh, its not like the KK... (Below threshold)
SPQR:

Sheesh, its not like the KKK was the terrorist wing of the Democratic party for more than a half century ... oh, right, it was. My bad.

Cassy,Are you for re... (Below threshold)

Cassy,
Are you for real? How about this ad for Davis?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv4qFO2eEJY

No....trying to tie our opponent to a scary black man, that isn't racist at all is it Cassy. Your post is the classic example of right wing projecting.

I know it sucks to lose another house seat (I think this makes it 3 in a row in special elections) and be below 200 members in the house for the first time since the 1994 conservative take over. Deal with it, it's going to get worse for Republicans before it gets better.

[email protected], it seems to me that... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

[email protected], it seems to me that you're the only one calling Obama a "scary black man". Now, about that projecting thing you speak of....

Nice to see that the libera... (Below threshold)

Nice to see that the liberal commenters can do nothing but deflect, especially serge. Sheesh. Guess this wasn't covered by their talking points emails.

Interesting that the writer... (Below threshold)
Burt:

Interesting that the writer of the article would bring up the Confederate Flag. That flag never flew over West Virginia. West Verginia was formed when the South seceded and they refused to go with Virginia. They were Union then and they remain so. Kentucky also was a Union state.




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