Democrats have made charges of racism virtually meaningless

Daniel Oliver:
Racism: the first and final insult of losers

In the same fortnight that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate for black workers was the lowest in the 45 years that data has been collected, a great gaggle of congressmen called President Trump a racist for, among other things, the comment he made about Haiti and some African countries. Exactly what the president said is in doubt, but it’s also irrelevant.

It is irrelevant because previous presidents have done much worse things, yet are still revered by the liberal so-called intelligentsia. Lyndon Johnson used the “n” word more than a Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, yet remains one of the stars in the liberal firmament. As does Franklin Roosevelt, who failed to press for an anti-lynching bill and who appointed an active member of the KKK to the Supreme Court. Liberal icon Woodrow Wilson, practically the inventor of progressivism, was an ardent racist, and long after such an attitude had ceased being “acceptable.” Yet today’s liberals revere those men, showing that their objection to Trump is just posturing.
The Democrats have a problem. They’ve been losing elections for years, at the local, state, and federal levels. Now with the obvious success of Trump’s economic program — deregulation and tax cuts — they are, truly, rebels without a cause. Not just a party without a cause, but rebels: rebels rebelling against what Americans, in large numbers, want. Yes, Trump may have lost the popular vote, but Republicans have been winning the popular vote at the state and local levels for years.

The only card in the Democrats’ deck is the identity politics card. They have relied on the black vote for decades. They extended that strategy by wooing other groups, whom they called “minorities,” likening them to blacks: homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered, queer/questioning, and intersex — a whole bathhouse of sexual pathologies. But a bathhouse does not a majority make.
There is more.

For Democrats, losing even a small fraction of the black vote would be a catastrophe.  That is why they insult opponents by calling the racists.  They have so abused the term that it has lost its original meaning.


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