Faced with major electoral losses this year, the Democratic Party is pulling out all the stops. For them, that means descending, again, into racism. As Glenn Reynolds says:
Democrats used to use racial fearmongering to get white voters to turn out. Now they use racial fearmongering to get black voters to turn out. Not much else has changed….
The Democratic Party is trying to use the shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri to stimulate black turnout. There is zero reason to believe that the Brown incident had anything to do with race. Is there any evidence that Wilson, if attacked by a 6′ 4″, 292 pound white man, would not have shot him? No. Wilson may or may not have overreacted; we may never know for sure. But connecting the incident to race is sheer political opportunism by the Democrats.
In Georgia, the Democratic Party is circulating a despicable flyer, which doesn’t refer to any particular campaign but likely was intended to stimulate turnout on behalf of Michelle Nunn:
Meanwhile, in Ferguson, a cadre of professional protesters continues to stir the pot in order to keep the Michael Brown story in the news. I wrote here about Ferguson protesters who disrupted a performance of the St. Louis Symphony, where they got a predictably genteel reception. I said I would respect them more if they demonstrated at a St. Louis Cardinals game. Which they did, not long thereafter, with not very happy results.
On Sunday, they protested at the St. Louis Rams game against the Seattle Seahawks. As you might expect, they clashed with Rams fans. A protester slugged a Rams fan for no apparent reason, and another spat at a Rams fan. Two demonstrators were arrested:
Superficially, you might say the demonstrators lost that round, but they achieved their real objective by keeping the Michael Brown story alive. My guess is that we won’t hear much about it after the election–it’s not quite al Qaqaa, but close. But for now, the Democrats are doing all they can to stir racial division because they think it helps them politically. Just as they did in, say, the 1930s.
UPDATE: A reader reminds me of this even more appalling flyer which features a photo of a lynching, refers to impeachment of President Obama, and was distributed in support of Kay Hagan in North Carolina. Hagan denied any knowledge of the flyer:
— Paul Woolverton (@FO_Woolverton) October 20, 2014