Landrieu and Democrat race baiting: Last desperate refuge of scoundrels

Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu / Photo: Mary Landrieu, used under Flickr Creative Commons license
Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu / Photo: Mary Landrieu, used under Flickr Creative Commons license

WASHINGTON, November 2, 2014 — The American electorate is losing faith in America’s utopian state and its chief snake-oil salesman, President Barack Obama. And it’s making Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu very angry at Bayou State voters.

“The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans,” Landrieu said, recalling those bygone days when the Ku Klux Klan was the paramilitary enforcer for the Democratic Party in the South. “It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader,” said Landrieu.

It’s clear Landrieu would like to rewrite American history.

White-hooded “bands roamed the countryside in the night, terrorizing blacks and preventing them from joining Republican [Party] clubs,” writes Gilles Vandal in his book, Rethinking Southern Violence: Homicides in Post-Civil War Louisiana, 1866-1884.

“State government reports demonstrate that violence in 1868 resulted from a concerted action aimed at forcing blacks to abstain from voting and driving white Republican leaders out of the state… Blacks could avoid intimidation and violence by joining Democratic [Party] clubs that gave them ‘protection papers,’” wrote Vandal.

NBC News reported that Southern Democrats are “attacking Republicans in blunt and at times racialized language on behalf of white Democratic hopefuls, even as those candidates at times shun President Barack Obama and seek to distance themselves from his administration.”

When Landrieu refused to appear with the president on his visit to New Orleans in 2013, the Times-Picayune noted, “Her [Landrieu’s] absence at Obama’s public appearance in Louisiana this year could raise some questions.”

It is Landrieu and her fellow Democratic Senatorial candidates who have refused to stand with the president and present him “in a very positive light as a leader.”

Democrats are in trouble because they promised to conjure up a strong economy and a strong middle class through legislative magic. Tangible, three-dimensional reality refused to bend. Having failed to summon utopia, they have decided to frighten African American voters with absurd stories of how victorious Republicans will inflict post-Civil War atrocities upon them. Atrocities forever linked to the Jim Crow Democratic Party.

In a rare, lucid, non vegetarian moment, President Obama got to the nub of what ails the nation: A growing loss of faith in Constitutional institutions in post-constitutional America.

“If people can’t trust not only the executive branch, but also don’t trust Congress, and don’t trust federal judges, to make sure that we’re abiding by the Constitution with due process and rule of law, then we’re going to have some problems here.”

Voters, no matter their skin pigmentation, are finding it more and more difficult to suspend their sense of reality for the sake of political magicians promising to pull rabbits out of hats.

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  • ginjit.dw

    I can surmise from the negative TV advertising in my neck of the woods, that the progressive wing of the liberal Democrats, is decimating them all. Landrieu is desperate. She is overcooked and it’s time to put a fork in her, and the rest of these hatemongers. When the landslide happens on Tuesday, hopefully this will happen, then you will see the real hatred come oozing out from these losers. They will use every delaying tactic ever imagined. They will invent new ones. They are vile disgusting people. All of a sudden they will find the constitution; like it suddenly materialized. We need strong conservative leaders, obviously not boehner, to give them back what we have taken for the last six years.

    It is gonna start with the 34 million illegals being denied amnesty. That must be the first rebuke but this is going to require the present republican congress to grow a pair. I believe they do not have the guts to do this because for six years they have been mute. Even now you hear nothing from these poor excuses for republican leadership on the Ebola crisis. Nothing at all. They have nothing to say. All they do is ask for donations.

  • justshootmenow

    I must admit I was stunned by Landrieu’s statements. It’s certainly a novel way to compel individuals to vote for you. Being called a racist and misogynist makes me mad as fire and very unlikely to be polite much as less vote for someone.

    Of course, that’s just me.


  • Eddie Ingram

    Today’s liberals are mostly socialists. No question.