New flier from Georgia Democrats: You must vote in November to … prevent another Ferguson

posted at 4:41 pm on October 21, 2014 by Allahpundit

Note that this comes from the Georgia Democratic Party itself, not some no-name outside outfit that’s looking to boost its profile by tossing racial grenades.

One of the fun subplots of this campaign is watching Democrats, starting with The One himself, feign anger at Republicans for using fear to gain an advantage while they scaremonger in increasingly cartoonish ways themselves. Mark Udall went so nuts with his “Cory Gardner hates women” message in Colorado that the Denver Post finally threw up its hands in disgust and endorsed Gardner. Now, with two weeks to go and red-state Democrats desperate to survive, it’s kitchen-sink time.


Follow the first link up top for more photos from the flier. What does Ferguson, Missouri have to do with electing Michele Nunn to the Senate and Jimmy Carter’s grandson to the governorship in Georgia? Nothing and everything. The Times previewed the strategy behind this week’s multifront Democratic racial clusterfark on Sunday:

The confidential memo from a former pollster for President Obama contained a blunt warning for Democrats. Written this month with an eye toward Election Day, it predicted “crushing Democratic losses across the country” if the party did not do more to get black voters to the polls…

“Anybody who looks at the data realizes that if the black vote, and the brown vote, doesn’t turn out, we can’t win. It’s just that simple,” said Representative Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio, the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, referring to African-American and Latino voters. “If we don’t turn out, we cannot hold the Senate.”

African-Americans could help swing elections in Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina and possibly Arkansas, a New York Times analysis of voter data shows, but only if they turn out at higher-than-forecast rates. They will also be important in Kentucky, where Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic Senate candidate, refuses to say if she voted for President Obama — a stance that black leaders including Ms. Fudge fear will depress turnout.

Again, that was Sunday. One day later, the mysterious pro-Kay Hagan “lynching” flier warning about the GOP impeaching Obama appeared in Fayetteville, North Carolina. (As Noah noted earlier, the local NAACP chief defended the imagery as reflecting “what the community feels.”) One day after that, Georgia Democrats are hinting to black voters that their children might very well end up shot by white cops unless they turn out for Nunn and Carter. Wendy Davis’s dopey attack on Greg Abbott over interracial marriage yesterday was also aimed at terrifying minorities, although in that case it’s Latinos who are the target. There’s no reason to think Democrats won’t replicate this tactic for Landrieu, Pryor, and Grimes too in the next 14 days. It’s effective, and the media’s not going to shame them over it. The media agrees with them. If it really is racist to support Republicans, how can it be “scaremongering” to emphasize that point, even in ridiculously demagogic ways?

Time for predictions. Which red-state Democrat will be next to use an over-the-top racial pander to goose black turnout? I’m tempted to say Pryor, just because he’s seemed like a dead duck for so long now, but I’m going to go with Grimes. She’s within a single point in one new poll and can’t rely on DSCC TV ads to help her going forward. She needs a cheap, dependable way to get Democratic base voters excited to vote. Time to pull the pin on another racial grenade.

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Connecticut dems are still dancing in that puddle. The most recent use of it has been to push for a new regulatory commission attacking home-schoolers on behalf of the teachers’ unions. ‘Cuz the shooter was home-schooled, or something.

eh on October 21, 2014 at 6:59 PM

If you count self-enrolled at a Community College “home-schooled”. The argument would seem to be that if you spend 10 years at a public school, are “home-schooled” (in a community college) for some months, two years after leaving the school system (he was 20), you can still blame those several months of home-schooling trauma.

I was reading up about Lanza’s mom making the decision. Lanza was painfully shy, interacting with nobody and totally isolated IN the public school. She kept demanding that the school do more for him–which could be argued to mean she wanted the school to do more to socialize him, you know, like they say that only they can do.

But it was those months of sub-standard socialization in home school, that caused the Sandy Hook Massacre, despite that he hadn’t been in any school in 2 years, while making Satanic posts on the internet.

This is simply the Alinskyan motto in play: Never let a good crisis go to waste.

Axeman on October 21, 2014 at 7:13 PM

When you have heroes like Mike Brown that says a lot about you.

CW on October 21, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Reading that ad, I have to wonder – if Ferguson is 67% black, why do they keep electing white Dems to run their town and hire only white cops?


dentarthurdent on October 21, 2014 at 4:59 PM

They’ve been trying to hire black cops for years. The police chief said it was a top priority when he took the position. He was able to hire two. One of them left for a job in another city that paid better.

Lessons learned:
1) Lots of police departments are trying to hire black cops.
2) Black cops are in demand, and can take the jobs that pay better.
3) Poorer police departments can only afford to hire white cops.
4) By extrapolation, the poorer cities that are more likely to majority-black are less likely to be able to afford black cops.

Oh, and
5) Democrats make a mess of things.

There Goes the Neighborhood on October 21, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Be sure not to tell them who has been president since 2009.

flataffect on October 21, 2014 at 7:26 PM

This country is so screwed up.

MT on October 21, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Be sure not to tell them who has been president since 2009.

flataffect on October 21, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Oddly, our current president seems to have only inflamed racial tensions that much more. Go figure. Or … could it be the President himself, and not the color of his skin, who’s caused race relations to go into the crapper?

/no! no way! Couldn’t be. P.S. That’s RACIST

LashRambo on October 21, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Singleton never once indicated that the Post was disgusted with Udall. It was an intelligent decision based on the better candidate.

Really AP?

Walter L. Newton on October 21, 2014 at 5:11 PM

I see evidence already posted here that refutes Singleton’s comment, so…

You still giving him the benefit of the doubt?

Midas on October 21, 2014 at 8:09 PM

if the black vote, and the brown vote, doesn’t turn out, we can’t win. It’s just that simple,” said Representative Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio, the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, referring to African-American and Latino voters.

Am I just childish or does anyone else find this amusing?

Big John on October 21, 2014 at 8:17 PM

are they going to make it legal to beat a cop to death?

jhffmn on October 21, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Let’s see if I get what they are saying here: In order to keep drug addled young men from trying to kill cops, and thereby getting shot dead, you should vote for the ones telling the drug addled young men to take more drugs, and that cops are the enemy?

Yep, sounds like that will work.

In what reality did the Democrats become the heroes to black America? This is truly a Stockholm syndrome on a very large scale.

petunia on October 21, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Blacks are satisfied with their lives. They don’t feel like a slave on the plantation because…

Who sits on their asses every day and collects the equivalent of $30/Hr for doing nothing?

Who goes to work each day, collects their $21/Hr after taxes (to pay for the above) and has to keep multiple families of parasites living better than they do?

Who’s the slave?

AppraisHer on October 21, 2014 at 8:39 PM

screw the people behind that flier where they breathe…

dpduq on October 21, 2014 at 8:44 PM

To do what?

To make sure another of Obama’s “sons” murders a whitey cop?

viking01 on October 21, 2014 at 8:50 PM

These liberal Democrats are despicable bastards with no redeeming values.

rplat on October 21, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Wait, you mean the same Ferguson that has been under DEMOCRATIC CONTROL for years? You mean the same 67% Black Ferguson that is now agitating to get REPUBLICANS ELECTED to teach the Dems who were in control a lesson? THAT FERGUSON?

Yeah, the mayor and 5 out of 6 of the city council are white…white DEMOCRATS!!!!! Hello? McFly?

Can somebody verify if Georgia Democrats have any brainwave activity at all?


yaedon on October 21, 2014 at 8:57 PM

This president has done more damage to race relations in six years than what happened since 1900. Just awful. I work with a number of African immigrants – minus the metro areas, many are still living in huts, no running water, no sanitation, no flooring, fires inside w/ no ventilation.

My friend came back from a medical trip to an inland location in Africa. For 10 days, they removed goiters (no iodine source for the population – we have iodized salt). Goiters have been gone in the USA since the mid 1920’s.

I only wish Americans realized how good we have it. I know, people will say, “Yeah, but……” If we understood, maybe we could phrase our arguments better and then when people come here, they would understand the major downside to being a pawn of the govt.

MN J on October 21, 2014 at 9:10 PM

This is low, even for Democrats, but I have to wonder if some of the Democrat constituents might be offended by this. What about the Fraternal Order of Police? Will they not support their officer who, by all accounts, was fighting for his life when the shots were fired?

Why would blacks turn out, with an ad like this? I have no clue, They’re certainly being shafted by the Democrats at every turn and their leadership refuses to extract promises to make the changes necessary for their lives to improve.

bflat879 on October 21, 2014 at 9:20 PM

How stupid are the people who believe this. Dems threat blacks like slaves and the blacks ask for more.

alanstern on October 21, 2014 at 10:20 PM

It’s really simple what’s going on. The average size precinct in this country has about 2,500 voters per. Ours has maybe 20 machines so if the poll is open from 8 to 8 and everyone votes that is about 200 per hour, so every machine will be used about once every 6 minutes. Since the turnout is never that high there are always voting machines available. It is not much of a burden to vote. It is nothing more than a chance to stuff the ballot boxes. Personally I always liked the way they voted in third world hellholes, stick you thumb or finger in ink that won’t wash off for a few days. tough to repeat vote with that one.

deimos on October 21, 2014 at 10:31 PM

These people have no shame.

TimBuk3 on October 21, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Every Republican ever who rented “Shaft” when it was out on VHS purposely NEVER bothered to rewind it!

profitsbeard on October 22, 2014 at 12:36 AM

Strong Arm Robbery! VOTE!

Truth Gun on October 22, 2014 at 2:10 AM

Wow. These fcukers do play hardball, don’t they?

Lamont Cranston on October 22, 2014 at 3:38 AM

This is my fear. With early voting, voting fraud, and a good ground game, the democrats can steal close elections on a regular basis, and will.

the ends justify the means.

The “ends” are democratic in power forever.

when they wield it, who cares how they got it? Historically, for the last hundred years, they have had control of our nation’s course.

And you can see the devastation.

The whole reason DOJ got involved in Ferguson was to amp up black votes.

Corruption at levels never seen before, the “Chicago Way” nationalized.

It will take decades, if EVER, to undo.

archer52 on October 22, 2014 at 4:56 AM

This is not even pandering.

Democrats (as internal Colorado memos show) believe their minority voters are “morons” and “too ignorant” (their words) to understand the issues. Meaning: They might believe the truth so it is not time to scare they heck out of them.

zdpl0a on October 22, 2014 at 6:52 AM

I was watching one of those man on the street interviews the other night and some of the people didn’t even know what ebola was. How are they so sure their needed voters know anything about Ferguson. If they are truly the lofo types, then maybe this is a big waste of funds for the dems. Rs need to continue projecting that the economy is bad and they can fix it.

Kissmygrits on October 22, 2014 at 8:17 AM

Desperation from race hustling liars is what the liberals have been reduced to.

Whitey Ford on October 22, 2014 at 8:34 AM

Walter L. Newton on October 21, 2014 at 5:11 PM

I believe AP was using a rhetorical flourish in his writing – it is an opinion blog you know.

I also think it more accurately describes the papers exasperation with a guy by nature they would choose to endorse because of the D (despite the fact every policy he advocates has made things worse) because big city newspapers are by definition progressive thug supporters.

Zomcon JEM on October 22, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Ferguson? That was terrible that he died. However, anyone SHOULD not beat the crap out of a policeman either where they fear for their lives.


My son is in a nursing home for the rest of his life with severe brain damage. He wasn’t committing a crime, he was walking home in SAVANNAH GEORGIA!

Carolynr on October 22, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Wow. These fcukers do play hardball, don’t they?

Lamont Cranston on October 22, 2014 at 3:38 AM

Right up until we roll up our sleeves, thrash the uppity out of the nearest few welfare cheats and give the rest fifteen seconds to clear the streets under their own power before we clear it with FIREpower.

We are seeing the culmination of several generations of fatherless hoodlums handed their sustenance from the state and never made to shut up and obey anyone from the principal to the speed limit until they finally get hauled off to jail for a prison sentence that is often slashed.

LawfulGood on October 23, 2014 at 1:22 PM