Not too long ago I wrote about doing history homework with my daughter. I went over what a refreshing experience it was. It’s easy to forget factual history when we are so often consumed with political rhetoric that, in order for certain narratives to make sense, history itself has to be rewritten.
In that particular blog I made the following prediction: “We have an election coming up in November. We can count on issues such as Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a police officer or other racially-driven issues concocted by the left being a part of the election. That being the case, we need to arm ourselves with the facts that help debunk the myths that so many are taught to accept as common knowledge in society. Learn; understand; share.”
With the mid-term national elections just a few days away, the prediction I made in August has borne fruit. What I find most interesting is the two more obvious and blatant race-baiting ads are being run in races which the Democrats are in extremely tight races and ones where incumbent liberals in panic mode because of recent polls.
It’s sad to see it has once again come to this… to watch what happens when even the most powerful people in Washington panic.
In Louisiana, Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu seems to disregard the fact that the current Governor is Indian and the previous Governor is a woman. What am I talking about? Well, in a recent interview she stated that if she loses her Senate race, it’s because her constituents are racist and sexist. Wow! Really? It couldn’t possibly be due to the fact that since her party has been in control of the Senate and White House America has left men to die on the battlefield, our government has spied on everyday citizens in the name of security, and America has become weakened in the eyes of the international community due to non-existent red lines and weak-kneed approaches to brutal Islamo-Extremists. Nope, her poor polling is all because of the backwoods citizens she represents.
Don’t let yourself be fooled by thinking the accusations of racism are isolated in the Mid-South. North Carolona Democrat Senator Kay Hagen has a support ad making national headlines. Apparently, her opponent – who has nothing to do with Florida – had something to do with the shooting death of Treyvon Martin in Florida. You remember, Martin was the kid who was pummeling Jorge Zimmerman up and until Zimmerman took action, defended himself, and shot and killed his attacker. Additionally, the ad goes on to inadvertently state that if you are not white, you are unable to vote on time: “Instead, [Thom Tillis] made it harder for communities of color to vote, by restricting early voting and voter registration.” To begin, I’ll never understand why it is the black community continues to feed into the idea that the color of their skin somehow affects their ability to vote on time, get a picture I.D., or any other number of things that – as a minority myself – I find extremely offensive. While the Hagan/Tillis race is very close and right now in the Democrat’s favor, she hasn’t had the type of run you would expect an incumbent to have. Apparently scandals such as the IRS targeting private citizens for their political choices and government gun-running that has taken the lives of America’s guardians has taken a bit of a toll, and standard protocol for liberals in this situation is to throw out the race card.
I said it in August and I’ll say it now – liberals love the race card and they’ll use it at every turn. Nevermind we have elected and re-elected “our first black President”; nevermind the only white male (John Kerry) who has been Secretary of State in 14 years was appointed by President Obama. Nevermind the progress we have made as a nation in race relations. If it means winning an election, those lefties will use race quicker than the blink of an eye.
Now, did I call it or did I call it?