One of the most encouraging outcomes from the midterm elections was the failure of identity politics.
Despite the best attempts by Democrats to drive blacks and women to the polls with outrageous claims about Republican candidates, their desperate gambit failed.
For example, the race-baiting and accusations of sexism campaign message points from Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) were insufficient for her to get fifty percent of the vote. Now she must face challenger Representative Bill Cassidy (R-LA) in a runoff race that will be decided December 6.
Landrieu made national news during an interview with NBC News correspondent Chuck Todd, Landrieu, a three-term Senator, suggested President Obama’s unpopularity in her state was because he is black.
“I’ll be very, very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans,” Landrieu said in the interview. “It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader.”
Landrieu also complained about the difficulties of being a female politician in the south.
It’s not always been a good place for women to present ourselves. It’s more of a conservative place. So we’ve had to work a little bit harder on that, but you know, the people trust me, I believe. Really they do. Trust me to do the right thing for the state.”
Needless to say, Landrieu’s comments about race and sexism were baseless but that’s what liberals do when they fear losing power and control.
Judging by the election outcomes in the South, the Democrat’s identity politics antics went down in flames.
Race-baiting tactics fell on deaf ears in South Carolina.
South Carolina Republican Tim Scott became the first black elected Senator in the south since Reconstruction. Appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley in 2012 after former Senator Jim DeMint resigned, Scott won the trust of South Carolina voters.
Disappointingly, instead of congratulating Scott’s success, some black liberal politicians took the opportunity to express their thoughts about southern racism.
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