Last night was more of the same for President Obama. In Arkansas, he lost over 40% of the vote and a full 36 counties to a relatively unknown attorney who lives in Tennessee. In Kentucky, Obama lost over 42% of the vote and a full 67 counties to "uncommitted." Rather than blame the President's failed economic policies, his racial and class divisiveness, his war on the coal industry, or the decision to stop lying about his position on same-sex marriage -- Democrats prefer to describe their very own as racist:
Those headlines have drawn a collective eyeroll from Democrats — and many others who closely follow national politics — who ascribe the underperformance by the incumbent to a very simple thing: racism.
They argue that conservative white Democrats — particularly those in the South and Appalachia — don’t want to vote for an African American for president and, therefore, are willing to cast a ballot for almost anyone else up to and including an incarcerated felon. …
"Race, resentment [and] fear,” explained Donna Brazile, a Louisiana native and Democratic strategist when asked about Obama’s underperformance. “Democrats have not had any messaging in those states for more than a decade. It’s hard to get voters to like you or even know you when all they hear is negative stuff.”
Hey, maybe these bitterly clinging Democrats don't like Obama because they're tired of Obama's minions in the media and the party calling them racist.
Just a thought.
As I mentioned earlier today, the real story the corrupt media doesn’t want to tell is that Obama's having serious issues with his base. Thus far, it's not just the rural white working class breaking away in coal country. Overall…
In the 16 states in which voters were given an alternative to Obama on the Democratic primary ballot — whether it be an actual candidate, a write-in or simply “uncommitted” — Obama averaged 84.6 percent of the vote.
In the five states where there was a named opponent, though, Obama’s share of the vote was 72.7 percent.
Furthermore, in 2008 Obama won both North Carolina and New Hampshire and has been embarrassed with his showings in both this year. Maybe a smarter place to look for Obama's base problems would be his flat-footed and failed attack on Bain Capital, where the three most prominent Democrats who publicly defied the President -- Cory Booker, Harold Ford Jr., and Artur Davis -- are all black.
Riddle me that, racial demagogues.
Naturally, the anti-Mormon bigots at the Washington Post give this racism charge some serious consideration, which is a-okay by me. Nothing like a circular firing squad of ignorance to make last night's primaries all the sweeter.
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