Curl “Democrats tagging Trump as white supremacist a losing strategy”

By Joseph Curl

As reported by WashingtonExaminer

Desperate Democrats have apparently decided that the way to win in 2020 is to paint President Trump as a racist, perhaps even a hood-wearing, torch-carrying grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

The Democrats appeared ready to thunder to Election Day with a “RussiaRussiaRussia” war chant, but former special counsel Robert Mueller wee-weed all over that plan when he declared that neither Mr. Trump nor his campaign colluded with the Kremlin to alter the outcome of the 2016 election.

Now they’re putting all their little white eggs in the big racist basket.

“We have a president who actively demonizes racial and religious minorities, who coddles Nazis and Klansmen, and who wields white supremacy as a political weapon,” blared Sen. Bernard Sanders, a 2020 presidential candidate.

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Another presidential hopeful, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, told The New York Times that Mr. Trump backs white supremacy with a “wink and a nod.”

“He has talked about white supremacists as fine people. He’s done everything he can to stir up racial conflict and hatred in this country,” she said.

Fellow candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke was asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper: “Do you think President Trump is a white nationalist?”

“Yes I do,” the zero-percent candidate said. “The things that he has said both as a candidate and then as the President of the United States, this cannot be open for debate.”

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, asked by reporters whether he thinks Mr. Trump is a white supremacist, said it might be “worse” than that

“I believe everything the president says and has done encourages white supremacists, and I’m not sure there’s much of a distinction. As a matter of fact, it may be even worse,” he said.

And Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, apparently the new leader of the Democratic Party, went on a Twitter tear last week, saying we’ve all got to be talking non-stop about white supremacy.

“What this moment is asking of us is to discuss *white supremacy and racism* as much — or possibly more than — *white supremacists and racists*,” she tweeted.

She sought to differentiate between “supremacy” and “supremacist,” saying for many Americans their inherent racism is merely lying “dormant.”

“There is a difference between white supremacists & white supremacy. White supremacy is like a virus. Supremacists are those who have been completely overcome by the disease, but supremacy — the virus — exists on a larger scale beyond just the infected. It also lays dormant,” she tweeted.

So, the Democrats have shifted seamlessly from hyping alleged Russian collusion to hyping white supremacy. Just as they painted the tea party as racist in the early days of its emergence, Democrats are now seeking to label the entire Republican Party as white supremacists. It’s the opposite of a strong strategy.

Republican strategist John Feehery told The Washington Times last week that Democrats “look desperate” by leveling that accusation against Mr. Trump.

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