Attempts to wow the Hispanic voters and coalesced them into a reliably voting bloc have not been successful, especially when compared to the way that Blacks voters have consistently voted as a bloc for the Democrats. Averaging about 90% of all votes the Black vote is not only a given for the Democrats but in many states the difference between winning and losing.
This means that for many Senators incumbents in embattled states with large Black populations the usual scare tactics and demagogues were bound to make an appearance.
Linking the Michael Brown shooting to electing Democratic officials is a stretch to say the least but that is not the intention, obviously. Nevermind that it is becoming apparent that Michael Brown was not an innocent bystander that was shoot by a racist cop. It appears that Brown was just another young Black male high on drugs, whose disdain for authority stepped over the line, attacking a police officer and later shoot while charging the officer.
If you think that poster was distasteful, let’s look at the one that is being used by Democrats in North Carolina;
This famous poster which depicts a lynching in Duluth, MN a Democrat stronghold, implying that opposition to President Obama is racist and that impeaching the President, if that happens is the same as a lynching.
The Ebola crisis in West Africa, has many people have calling for a restriction or cancellation of visas for countries most affected. This simple and logical step to prevent the spread of a deadly epidemic into the US has become fodder for those that use racism as the basis for everything. Common comparisons by those who use any crisis to paint the opposition as racist, to the SARS or the Mad Cow diseases and that no travel ban was done in those cases fail to point out that both of those were treatable in the case of Mad Cow’s disease avoidable.
Mad Cow disease also caused the banning of beef from the UK, a ban that is still in effect in some countries. As for SARS, at its peak the mortality rate was 9%, compared with the 70% mortality rate of current Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the comparisons are laughable.
By Hook and by Crook:
In another way that the Black vote and population is being exploited by those who say they have their best interest in mind comes the egregious case of the actions of the NAACP in North Carolina. In order to boost the DOJ and AG Holder ‘s case against voter id in elections they are willing to disenfranchised the votes of the Black voters in NC. As Judicial Watch writes:
It is also our understanding that during the [NAACP conference], Rev. Barber urged those in attendance to take unregistered voters to vote during the Early Voting period and to engage in get-out-the vote activities that included transporting registered voters to vote in precincts in which they are not assigned to vote on Election Day, or words to that effect. The stated purpose for these activities, as I understand it, was to gather evidence for and thereby enhance plaintiffs prospects of success in the litigation involving [North Carolina’s Election Integrity Laws].
If this is true this will be both, by Hook and by Crook, attempt to delegitimize the elections to bolster their ideological positions. Why is the DOJ still fighting against Voter ID laws even though the Supreme Court has found them constitutional. In a related case, the experts used by the DOJ, paid by our tax dollars, had the following to say:
It’s also the case that — well, yes, so it would, empirically more likely affect African-Americans. Also, understanding within political science, that people who register to vote the closer and closer one gets to Election Day tend to be less sophisticated voters, tend to be less educated voters, tend to be voters who are less attuned to public affairs. That also tells me from the literature of political science that there are likely to be people who will end up not registering and not voting. People who correspond to those factors tend to be African-Americans, and, therefore, that’s another vehicle through which African-Americans would be disproportionately affected by this law.
Stewart: People who have lower education and who have less – that pay less attention to public affairs will have greater problems figuring out how to vote, yes.
Q. Okay. So your testimony is that African-Americans are less sophisticated than white voters; is that right?
Stewart: My understanding is that African-Americans have lower levels of education in North Carolina, and I know from the public opinion work that African-Americans report that they paid less attention to public affairs on average than white voters do probably because of the differences the education.
Q. Do you think they are less able to figure out what the rules are for when you have to register to vote and when you have to go vote?
Stewart: The ability to figure these things out is related to one’s education. As I said, that ability — those average abilities are due to differences in things like education.
Q. Okay. So then you are saying that African-American voters have less ability to figure out what the rules are for voting?
Stewart: I said African-Americans have less education, which leads to an ability to navigate the rules of the game.
That was a quote from Charles Stewart an MIT Political Scientist and professor. He was not the only one the DOJ and the NAACP have also retained another professor from the University of Wisconsin Dr. Barry Burden who share Stewart’s concerns and bigotry about African-Americans and their ability to register and vote on the day required, without id or same day registration. It seems that the NAACP is attempting or was considering attempting to prove this point by causing mass confusion at the cost of the African-American votes and voters.
At some point, I hope that people realize that winning at any cost is damaging to the country and to the institutions that we should hold dear. These actions are just a few of the many perpetrated by those seeking our trust to serve all of us, not just some us or those that support them. We need to hold them accountable and kick these scoundrels to the side.