On Friday, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), in an act of pure political desperation, has now labeled her own constituency racist and sexist. “I’ll be very, very honest with you,” Landrieu said. “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 leader.” The goal: drive out the black vote, the same way President Obama did in 2012.
Landrieu then added that the South is “more of a conservative place” and said that women have a problem “presenting ourselves.” The goal: driving out the female vote, the same way President Obama did in 2012.
Mary Landrieu has been in office since 1979. So for three decades, the people of Louisiana weren’t sexist enough to oust her, but now, apparently, their latent woman-hatred has come to the fore.
But Landrieu isn’t the only desperate Democrat pulling out all the stops in the late stages of a failing campaign. Here are seven others:
Charlie Rangel. On Thursday, the Democratic representative from New York performed his act at a rally for New York Governor:
We have to win!...Everything we believe in – everything we believe in – they hate. They don’t disagree – they hate! They think if you didn’t come from Europe 30 years ago, you didn’t even make it. Some of them believe that slavery isn’t over and they think they won the Civil War!
Rangel added that Democrats are doing “God’s work.”
Maryland Democratic Party. Earlier this month, the Maryland Democratic Party issued fliers on behalf of Anthony Brown, reading “Vote for Anthony Brown as Maryland’s first African-American Governor. History is watching to see if we vote.” The mailer shows a sign reading “Colored Waiting Room” and another one reading “Must Show ID to Vote.” And, just for good measure, a sign that reads “Go Back to Africa Negroes.” Another flier shows Ferguson, Missouri.