Eric Holder’s suggestion earlier this week that he and President Obama receive more criticism due to their race is just the latest example of the “intellectual poverty” among Democrats, according to George Will.
“Liberalism has a kind of Tourette’s syndrome these days — it’s just constantly saying the word ‘racism’ and ‘racist,’” he said on Fox News Sunday.
With Democrats facing the unpopularity of Obamacare, a troubled foreign-policy, and an “unprecedentedly bad” economic recovery, the party had started to employ this strategy in to top-gear ahead of the fall midterms. In fact, earlier in the day, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman Steve Israel (D., N.Y.) told CNN that a “significant extent” of Republicans were “animated by racism.”
But Will expects the public will see through Democrats’ strategy. “It’s so inappropriate — the constant invocation of this — that it is, I think, becoming a national mirth,” he said.
Well, look: The racism war cry isn’t about animating “the public.” It’s about motivating turnout among those cultural cripples who console themselves that their misery has nothing to do with their own failures, but is caused entirely by racist “others.”
Racism here isn’t meant to decry racism, per se. Its real intention is to invoke a sort of race war mentality, with the idea that the battles will be fought at the ballot box.
Unfortunately, once you get a good war going, it becomes very hard to limit or contain the battlefields, choice of weapons, and strategies.