Democratic pandering to ethnicity is offensive. Reverse racism is very much in vogue with Democrats and Obama administration officials who have gone all out to court the Latino vote. In a recent trip to Texas, Education Secretary Arne Duncan recited a favorite White House slogan that reeks of ethnic favoritism (see: Are High Unemployment and Ethnic Favoritism a Good Mix?
Democrats have been soiling themselves over Citizens United ever since the January 2010 decision opened corporate America’s coffers to election spending. Pushing for the failed Disclose Act to nullify the decision, the president claimed Citizens United would ruin our system of government:
A vote to oppose these reforms is nothing less than a vote to allow corporate and special interest takeovers of our elections.
Like common panhandlers, Democrats have been begging to finance their habits. Granted, the Obama class war is more coercive than what you would expect from your typical urban beggar, but the idea is the same. Out of money and options, Democrats have been hitting up the wealthy for spending money since January 2009.
In the battle over whether government should direct the private sector or let the free market perform unmolested, Harry Reid continues to accuse Republicans of blocking his party’s job creation efforts. Reid gives credit to Democrats for doing their best:
… Democrats have brought to the Senate floor bill after bill aimed at helping American businesses innovate, grow and hire.
Politicians can be masters at using hot-button events to create a dialogue that suits the needs of the moment. Plans for a Ground Zero mosque became a discussion of religious freedom instead of a condemnation of unpardonably bad judgment. The Tucson, Arizona shootings led to partisan pleas to tone down political rhetoric as power in Washington shifted and the GOP took control of the House.