On Friday, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), in an act of pure political desperation, has now labeled her own constituency racist and sexist. “I’ll be very, very honest with you,” Landrieu said. “The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as leader.” The goal: drive out the black vote, the same way President Obama did in 2012.
Landrieu then added that the South is “more of a conservative place” and said that women have a problem “presenting ourselves.” The goal: driving out the female vote, the same way President Obama did in 2012.
Mary Landrieu has been in office since 1979. So for three decades, the people of Louisiana weren’t sexist enough to oust her, but now, apparently, their latent woman-hatred has come to the fore.
But Landrieu isn’t the only desperate Democrat pulling out all the stops in the late stages of a failing campaign. Here are seven others:
Charlie Rangel. On Thursday, the Democratic representative from New York performed his act at a rally for New York Governor:
We have to win!…Everything we believe in – everything we believe in – they hate. They don’t disagree – they hate! They think if you didn’t come from Europe 30 years ago, you didn’t even make it. Some of them believe that slavery isn’t over and they think they won the Civil War!
Rangel added that Democrats are doing “God’s work.”
Maryland Democratic Party. Earlier this month, the Maryland Democratic Party issued fliers on behalf of Anthony Brown, reading “Vote for Anthony Brown as Maryland’s first African-American Governor. History is watching to see if we vote.” The mailer shows a sign reading “Colored Waiting Room” and another one reading “Must Show ID to Vote.” And, just for good measure, a sign that reads “Go Back to Africa Negroes.” Another flier shows Ferguson, Missouri.
Georgia Democratic Party. Backers of Democrat Michelle Nunn put out a mailer showing two black kids holding signs that read, “Don’t Shoot.” The caption to the mailer: “If You Want to Prevent Another Ferguson In The Future…VOTE.”
Wendy Davis. The Texas gubernatorial candidate whose sole qualification for higher office is her stellar love story with abortion has issued a series of attack ads against her opponent, Greg Abbott. First, she ran an ad with an empty wheelchair suggesting that Abbott, who is wheelchair-bound, has sold out disabled people. Second, she ran a Twitter campaign stating that Abbott, who is married to a Hispanic woman, opposed interracial marriage. Finally, she ran an ad saying that Abbott wants to stop black people from voting.
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters. They ran an ad against Governor Scott Walker today stating that Walker wants to poison children. “Clean, clear drinking water,” the narrator intones as pictures of small children frolicking in H20 flit across the screen. “They thrive on it. Our lives depend on it. Why would anyone put our water at risk? Scott Walker risked contaminating our drinking water with arsenic and lead…You can’t put a price on clean water. But it looks like Scott Walker just did.”
National Abortion Rights Action League. NARAL in Colorado has now issued an ad targeting Republican Cory Gardner, who is leading in his race against incumbent Senator Mark Udall. The ad shows a man searching for condoms – but, horror of horrors, he’s all out! Why? Because of Cory Gardner, of course. “Guys, guys, guys, guys, guys, if Cory Gardner gets his way, you better stock up on condoms,” a woman says. Then the screen: “Gardner: Ban Birth Control.” Gardner does not oppose birth control.
Harry Reid’s Super PAC. In North Carolina, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has a super PAC running ads against Republican Senatorial candidate Thom Tillis, suggesting he wants to pass the sort of laws that “caused the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.” Even the Washington Post gave this ad four Pinnochios.
Democrats are going to lose on Tuesday, and lose big. Their desperation is the tell-tale sign.
Ben Shapiro is Senior Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the new book, The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against The Obama Administration (Threshold Editions, June 10, 2014). He is also Editor-in-Chief of TruthRevolt.org. Follow Ben Shapiro on Twitter @benshapiro.