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Mary Landrieu is in danger of losing because of … the South … oh, and racism

Lord I get tired of the mealy mouthed politicians who try to explain away their political demise be claiming the backwardness of the region, people or the culture is why they’re losing.

Republicans are slamming Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) for comments they say suggested Louisiana voters dislike President Obama because of his race.

Gov. Bobby Jindal and Landrieu’s GOP opponent in her tough reelection race, Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), both pounced on comments she made to NBC’s Chuck Todd that 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 a leader,” she said, before adding that the South has not always been friendly to women either.

Apparently Mary Landrieu felt differently when she was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996 and was re-elected by increasing margins in competitive races in 2002 and 2008. That’s right, the largely red state has elected a woman and a Democrat to terms totaling 18 years in the US Senate.

But now … sexism.

And we have an abomination of a President, one who has nothing to present in a “positive light”, who happens to be black, so … racism.

And don’t forget to throw in a stereotypical comment about the South … because she’s in danger of losing.

As usual, its everyone else that’s the problem, not the fact that Mary Landrieu has done things, such as vote for ObamaCare, that have caused the voters in the state to finally say “enough”. Nope, with Democrats, it’s never the message, policy or vote, it’s always something or someone else’s fault.

Racism. Sexism. Republican dirty tricks. Etc., etc., etc. ad nauseum.


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16 Responses to Mary Landrieu is in danger of losing because of … the South … oh, and racism

  • Hmmm…

    According to my reckoning, all brains are gray. Conservatives don’t have a colored wrapper.

    On the other hand, Collectivists think always in terms of race, gender, blah, blah, blah, first, second, and always.

  • Republicans are slamming Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) for comments they say suggested Louisiana voters dislike President Obama because of his race.

    Why? Instead of slamming her, I’d have laughed as loudly as possible (hopefully it would be caught on video) and mocked her mercilessly for trashing the voters on whom she’s counting for another Senate term.

    “Hey voters of Loozyanna! One of your senators seems to believe you people are sexist and racist. How about that? And she’s even up for re-election next week!”

  • The insult to the South, isn’t an excuse, it’s cheap name calling to discourage the faithful or ‘low information voter’ from thinking the opposition has a valid point.

    Thirty years ago, racism was tied to prejudice or stereotyping. In fact many times, racism was described as wrong because it was suppose to require the prejudice and/or stereotyping. Holding a whole group in low regard because of the actions of a few in that group.

    If you notice, prejudice and stereotyping rarely, if ever come into the debate. The reason is that these are now the lifeblood of the left on almost all front.

    “You don’t want to support ‘x’ because you don’t want to be like ‘those’ people.”

    It isn’t just sourgrapes its also a never-ending propaganda campaign.

    • I’ve watched the upcoming generation of liberals, they really do believe they are intellectually far superior to the opposition. It isn’t just puffery.

      • I’d like to point out it’s part of what caused the CDC to suddenly become a sack full of idiot hacks. And the whiz kids to believe global warming.

  • My hope is the Dem’s lose so badly they start complaining about “vote fraud”.

    Seems the only way we’re going to get election reform (voter ID, only citizens can vote, etc) is if THEY think the tables were turned on them.

    • They blame voter disenfranchisement which means we need less protection against voter fraud.

  • It must be the dearth of Obama speeches in the state of Louisiana.
    It’s always the messaging.

    • To my knowledge there is only one white person keeping Barracula out of Louisiana.

      That would be Miss Piggy Landrieu. Odd, huh…???

      • Has anybody notice the dearth of recent Obama speeches ?
        Remember, not so long ago, when every problem for this Administration elicited an “Earth-rocking” speech by Obama … yet another appearance of the TOTUS.

        “I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God.” — Newsweek editor Evan Thomas

        • Good point. Some hypotheses:

          1. He has been told by Valerie to cool it, because people are tired of him and he’s hurting the prospects of his fellow Democrats. I rank this as unlikely. His ego is so big, I don’t know how anyone could communicate such a message to him and continue working with him.

          2. He’s in a petulant phase. “If they don’t recognize that I’m sort of a God, I’ll punish them by depriving them of my glorious presence for a while. That’ll teach the ingrates.” We’ll know this is the case if he suddenly gets tired of no attention (worship) and bursts out after the election with a bunch of dramatic speeches and gestures.

          3. He’s entered a permanent phase of more reclusiveness and withdrawal, brought on by continued failure and inability to deal with it. We’ll know if this is the case about four to six months after the election. If at that point he’s clearly just going through the motions in public appearances, and not even responding to the symbolic Republican efforts they’ll make in the new Congressional term, he’s probably checked out for good.

          I’m also wondering what the dynamic among his worshipful media types will be in these last two years. There are competing tensions here. As he gets closer to the end of his term, the incentive for those jackals shifts to being acolytes for the next Democrat leader (Hillary, at this point) and dumping out all the nasty stuff about Obama that they’ve been holding onto. The earliest ones to make the shift will get the most mileage out of it by ingratiating themselves with the next capo. However, the earliest ones will also get the most bitter retribution from Obamaco. Decisions, decisions….

          • I’ll go with #2. Jonah Goldberg:

            “And Shesol’s point about Obama’s learning curve notwithstanding, the president still seems incapable of rhetorically conceding that he’s a political albatross. A couple of weeks after declaring in a big speech that “every single one of my policies are on the ballot” he went on Al Sharpton’s radio show. “The bottom line is, though,” he said of vulnerable Dems, “these are all folks who vote with me; they have supported my agenda in Congress,” he told the tracksuit-wrapped-carbuncle. “These are folks who are strong allies and supporters of me, and I tell them, I said, ‘You know what? You do what you need to do to win. I will be responsible for making sure our voters turn out.’”

            And then he started naming specific Democrats by name, starting with Michelle Nunn.”

          • I think he’s just going to start ruling by fiat.

            Kaci Hickox just demonstrated the Obama method played out in a local amateur theatre. She did what she wanted and defied the authorities to stop her.

            He’s just restraining himself to cut the losses he knows are coming.
            After that he’s going to move.
            It doesn’t’t matter who ‘controls’ the legislative branch. He’s Kaci Hickox and the legislature will be the State of Maine wondering what to do while he does whatever he wants.


          Oh, no. He’s still out there with Mr. Straw Man.

          It may be you’ve just attained the blessed state of “fed-up” where you are successfully filtering him out now.

          The only reason I still pay any attention is so I have some idea of just how screwed we will be in the next two years. I know too well how screwed we HAVE been in the last six.

  • Someone should buy all those racist voters glasses because that Jindal fella isn’t very white…..