When your opponent is shooting his foot bloody…
….offer to get him more ammo… and grab a beverage. It’s that easy. Now that Obama looks less than invincible, his supporters decide to play the *voila!* race card. Yet again. Mr. Barone points out:
There’s an obvious problem with the racism alibi. Barack Obama has run for president before, and he won. Voters in 2008 knew he was black. Most of them voted for him. He carried 28 states and won 365 electoral votes.
Nationwide, he won 53 percent of the popular vote. That may not sound like a landslide, but it’s a higher percentage than that won by any Democratic nominee except Andrew Jackson, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson.
Democratic National Conventions have selected nominees 45 times since 1832. In seven cases, nominees won more than 53 percent of the vote. In 37 cases, they won less.
That means President Obama won a larger percentage of the vote than Martin Van Buren, James K. Polk, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Harry Truman, John Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and (though you probably don’t want to bring this up in conversation with him) Bill Clinton.
The perpetual race card playing problem for the left is that it no longer holds the power it once did. Put yourself in a moderate’s position. If you voted for Obama because he was black… and now you’re seeing his lousy performance and you choose ‘nay’… you’re a racist?
This is a losing hand (again) for the leftist race baiters… and a losing hand for blacks in general. It will push moderates away from the Democrats… and it will affect how future black politicians vying for the Oval Office will be viewed. Obama is being rebuked because he is supremely incompetent in his current role. He has absolutely no idea how the business world operates. He’s going to lose not because he’s black.
There is nobody so racist as a liberal with a race card.