Dana Milbank, in his Sept. 3 column on your editorial page, made a very serious charge against Republicans — that they are racist. He validates his claim by recalling a story of two white attendees at the RNC throwing nuts at a black camerawoman while saying, “This is how we feed the animals.” Rightfully, these two individuals were escorted out of the convention. Then Milbank goes on to say that almost all the RNC delegates were white, again implying that white Republicans are racist.
The liberal media, including Milbank, conveniently forget that Democrats were staunchly segregationist. Sen. Robert Byrd was active in the KKK. Gov. George Wallace stood in the door of the University of Alabama to block black people from attending. Race-baiters like Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson and Louis Farrakhan consistently blame white people for any and all troubles facing black people.
If anyone follows the Democrat mantra, one of their mainstays is to throw out unfounded charges of racism. It’s their ever-present trump card. But no one speaks of the dismal record compiled in the last four years. It seems adding $5 trillion to the national debt is not worthy of mention. The unsustainable and vastly underestimated cost of Obamacare and the destruction it will wreak on health care seems to escape Democrat rhetoric. The troubled economic conditions, the billions wasted on green energy or the stifling of oil production don’t see the light of day.
One point that never comes up is the subprime mortgage program Democrats created in 1999. This program has been cited as the precipitator of the economic crisis that began in 2008. The only Democratic talking points place blame on George W. Bush for the current fiscal crisis, demonize the character of Republicans and brand them as racist. The arrogance of those positions is beyond the pale.
This will be a bitterly negative campaign. We’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg of negativity. Democrats have no record to run on, so their only recourse is to defer the conversation to other things. But they cannot escape the fact that this administration is an example of failed leadership. In the private sector, incompetent leaders are dismissed.
I believe this to be the most-important presidential campaign in over 50 years. Voters need to educate themselves on the truth and vote for candidates who will correct the ills facing our country and once again work to restore America’s greatness. Our survival as a nation is in the balance. We can no longer tolerate failed and incompetent leadership.