An Unintended Consequence, Base Might Stay Home

Some have said, and democrats hope, that conservatives who have had it with Bush will stay home on election day.  Ostensibly to punish Bush.  I don’t buy into that theory.  Conservatives are smarter than that and won’t commit political suicide.  I think we learned a lesson from the 1992 election.  Democrats, on the other hand, just may have a stay-at-home problem of their own making that is taking on a racial component.

Democrat strategists and the New York Times talk about disillusionment of Black voters being up.  A disillusionment of hearing year after year that an election lost isn’t an election lost, but rather an election stolen and manipulated.  Their talking point worked so well, it seems, that they have convinced this voting block, apparently, that their vote doesn’t matter.  

That’s a serious consequence for two reasons.  First is that a voting block can be manipulated to the point of believing our voting system is rigged, and second that a political party would seriously campaign on the stolen election sour grapes campaign instead of conceding a loss, no matter how close it was.  But that’s where we are today.

ref: James Taranto, Opinion Journal; Democrats Fear Disillusionment in Black Voters, New York Times; Democrats work to woo black voters, Buffalo News

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