WASHINGTON, October 31, 2014 – Trick or Treat! There’s no escaping the TV ads, the robo-calls, the doorbell-ringing or the mass of political Internet videos as Campaign 2014 nears next week’s Tuesday climax.
For what seems like decades now, attack ads have dominated on the airwaves, with both parties apparently finding it more effective to go negative than to emphasize anything positive or productive. But Democrats have gone out of the way to smear and denigrate women candidates on the GOP side of the aisle with a virulence that many voters would find shocking—except that they’ve seen it all before.
Since 2008, Sarah Palin has continued to bear the brunt of the left’s disgusting personalized attacks, some of which include the kind of gutter language that would get a Republican politician’s citizenship revoked. With several highly competent and effective Republican women on tickets across the country, however, the Democrats have extended their War on Sarah to an all-out War Against Women.
Topic A: Lifelong Democrat and South Carolina gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen unleashed a torrent of criticism even from the so-called mainstream media for launching the kind of attack on sitting governor Nikki Haley that had previously been reserved for Palin. According to CBS
Sheheen was caught on video at an appearance in Florence last week stating during a campaign rally, “we are going to escort whore out the door” The reference, of course, was to Haley.
Hilariously, CBS immediately tried to cover for Sheheen by claiming the Democrat had done this “accidentally.”
His gaffe appeared to be a slip from the tongue and he quickly corrected himself stating “we’re going to escort her out the door.”
Even CBS’ follow-up comment undercut the network’s lame and obviously biased excuse-making.
But immediately after correcting himself, Sheheen has an almost gleeful interaction with the crowd and laughed at his gaffe.
What gaffe? The statement was a cheap shot and it was intentional.
The Republican National Committee—which this year has increasingly demonstrated an ability to react quickly and effectively against this kind of outrage, struck back with the following video. It highlights Sheheen’s disdain for his popular female opponent while featuring additional examples of what can only be called the Democrats’ War Against Women.
It’s clear that any woman—or any black, for that matter—who fails to fall slavishly in line behind the Democrat banner is fair game. In the twisted logic that’s become a hallmark of the Democrats’ current brand, if any woman or black either supports or becomes a Republican candidate, such an individual is no longer a woman or no longer black and is therefore no longer immunized against the most vicious and violent attacks.
In context, it’s also fair to remind our readers that Governor Haley is, like Republican Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a person of color—an ethnic Indian. In the same context, it’s important to remember that it was the Democrats, not the Republicans, who instituted and supported Jim Crow laws in the South over the century that followed the American Civil War.
Sheheen’s nasty, offhand comment, ostensibly played for laughs, demonstrate his party’s continuing hypocrisy as well as the party’s brutal treatment of any female or black citizen who deviates from the Democrats’ current Stalinist script.
Is there a deeper reason behind the Democrats’ brazen, slanderous attacks and outright hatred for this year’s women Republican candidates?
Perhaps Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds has the most incisive answer: “It’s what they do.”