We saw a preview of the Democrats' strategy when Attorney Genera Holder declared war on Texas over the Voting Rights Act. We remind you that the Supreme Court said that 2013 is not 1965.
Why the Voting Rights Act? What else are they going to talk to blacks and Hispanos about? Unemployment? Public schools? Black on black crime? Out of wedlock births? Youth unemployment? High school dropout rates? Crime in minority districts?
All of the aforementioned problems require governing and serious people willing to say things that many people don't want to hear. The strategy for 2014 is to energize blacks and hispanos to show up by reminding them that Obama loves them and the GOP doesn't.
Beth Reinhard has a good post on the importance of turnout without President Obama on the ballot:
"Without President Obama's name on the ballot, Democrats and civil rights leaders increasingly view voting rights as a rallying cry that could boost minority participation in key midterm Senate races in 2014. Facing a challenging election landscape in which African-American and Hispanic turnout typically dips, Democrats are seizing on Republican attempts to pass voter identification laws and the Supreme Court's ruling that Congress rewrite the landmark law protecting minority voting rights. Attorney General Eric Holder is suing the state of Texas to continue monitoring its electoral laws and districts. Civil rights leaders, who met with Holder and President Obama at the White House on Monday, are launching a massive voter registration drive next month to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington."
The strategy is risky:
First, let's remember that Americans support Voting ID laws;
Second, the strategy could energize the other side as we saw in 2010 and 1994; and,
Third, the Obama team assumes that blacks and Hispanos are really stupid and not think for themselves, i.e. blind love!
The tragedy is that going to war with Texas over "voting rights" will do little to help the minorities that the Obama administration claims to represent.
Jobs and GDP growth are the two ingredients that will help Hispanics and blacks.
Of course, the Obama administration does not want to talk about jobs or GDP growth. They certainly don't want blacks and hispanos to hear that they have a better chance of finding a job in Republican Texas than Democrat California!
They just want Hispanos and blacks hear that the GOP hates them.
How cynical is the Obama team? Very cynical or "muy cinico" as they say in Spanish!
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