Brown Plays The Race Card

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown was supposed to have an easy victory this November.  The Democrat in a state with a two-to-one voter registration advantage over Republicans was expected to coast to victory in the deeply blue state and become its first African-American governor.  That’s not shaping up to be the case.

Brown is still favored to win, but polls have it much closer than conventional wisdom thought it would be.  Republican challenger Larry Hogan is within single digits and gaining steam.  The unpopularity of Gov. Martin O’Malley, and Brown’s leadership in the state’s failed $288 million health-care exchange website, have hampered what was expected to be a coronation.  Anthony Brown has performed poorly in each of the candidate’s three debates, and his campaign ads have been mostly negative attacks on Hogan, his Republican opponent.

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He’s also been accused of ducking the media.  He even got the name of one of the state’s largest cities wrong, saying he visited “Fredricktown.” The city is Fredrick.  Enthusiasm for Brown is low.   All these factors appear to have led to the Democratic Party of Maryland to panic.

A new mailer with the authority line “Paid for by the Maryland Democratic Party” targets black voters by tying Republicans to the Democratic Party’s racist past.  The mailer’s front page reads, “It’s been a long journey…” over a picture of Martin Luther King and civil rights marchers.

The next page reads, “They’ve placed roadblocks in our path at every turn.”  It features pictures of a “colored waiting room” sign, a “must show ID to vote,” sign, racists marching against civil rights, and Donald Trump superimposed over a billboard reading “Where’s the birth certificate?”  At the bottom it reads, “In Maryland, it’s our turn to take an important step in the journey…”

That leads to the next page, reading, “Vote for Anthony Brown as Maryland’s first African-American Governor.”  And includes, “History is watching to see if we vote.”

Article link from the Daily Caller here:  http://dailycaller.com/2014/10/23/maryland-democrats-play-the-race-card-in-latest-mailer/

Mark’s Rant:  To call someone a racist is a serious charge.  A racist is someone who believes that one person is superior (or inferior) to another person simply based on their skin color.  It’s a belief that is both foolish and stupid.  But conservatives are accused by progressives of being racist on an almost daily basis.  Is it a fair accusation?  Or, is it just political posturing?  And, if it is political posturing, what does it say about the people making the charge?

 

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