Obama Campaign Calls Racists Republican

I had to do a double take — did David Plouffe really say that?

I mean the vast, vast majority of voters who would not vote for Barack Obama in November based on race are probably firmly in John McCain’s camp already.

Got that? He didn’t call Republicans racist, but he did say that all racists are Republican.

This is a smear. There is nothing that makes Democrats immune to racists. When it comes to organized racism, the Democrats are the historic kings — does the word “Dixiecrat” ring a bell? Anyone look at Robert Byrd’s history lately? Did everyone just forget that the KKK was the terrorist arm of the Democratic Party in Reconstruction? The same Democratic Party that tried to surrender the Civil War to the South? Has it been completely whitewashed that Al Gore Sr. and Robert Byrd voted against the Civil Rights Acts?

I’ve known actual, honest to goodness racists, in East Texas and the hills of Kentucky and Tennessee. Every one of them has been poor, uneducated, unsuccessful… and die hard, Yellow Dog Democrats.

4 Comments

  1. […] Obama Campaign Calls Racists Republican […]

  2. Cactus Jack says:

    There it is, Hussein’s campaign playing the race card. With this they’ve pretty much said “if you’re not for Obama, you’re a racist.” How about, in my case anyway, “I’m not for Obama because he’s a lowlife”?

  3. I once heard Ronald Reagan, as a presidential candidate, say that if South African Blacks revolted for freedom from apartheid, then Reagan would send US troops to South Africa to maintain apartheid, under which 20,000,000 Black people could not vote at all while 5,000,000 white people controlled the Government and every other aspect of society.

    A presidential candidate who promises to maintain apartheid, even by force of US troops, is a man appealing for the votes of people who are color-aroused antagonists to Blacks. These are people, clearly, who firmly believe in the systematic denigration, subjugation, and exploitation of Black people, by any means necessary. So, yes, I believe that the Republican Party explicitly appeals to those who want to vote for Black oppression and subjugation.

    I also remember Nancy Reagan saying to a rally in New Hampshire, “Look at all these pretty white faces!” Clearly, Black voters were not her priority that day.

  4. Phelps says:

    Do you have the actual quote where Reagan pledged troops? I know about his support for the government (I don’t agree with “constructive engagement” but I understand where it is coming from) but that is a degree further than anything I recall.

    Even at that, are you saying you would have rather seen full-scale violence rather than almost-peaceful transfer of power that happened? Would you have really wanted the most violent of the anti-Apartheid groups in control of South Africa’s nuclear weapons?