Yesterday, Georgia Democrat Congressman John Lewis of Georgia’s 5th District used the race card tactic with his speech at the Democratic National Convention in pressing points that if Romney wins in November, surely the GOP and Romney will send African-Americans back to the days of segregation.
After three minutes of telling the story of the days of segregation when he and other Africans-Americans were forcibly denied access to restaurants, public transportation and the ballot box,
Lewis asked, “Brothers and sisters, do you want to go back?
The democratic audience shouted no.
After continuing using race as a reference in relation to voter id laws enacted in some states, he stated, “Today is unbelievable. That there are Republican officials are trying to stop some people from voting – their changing the rules.”
Lewis’ race comments have been the cornerstone of democrat tactics for many years, but more so in this year’s elections.
Just last month, Vice President Biden whose numerous gaffes are well known, told an audience who were mostly black at a campaign stop in Danville, Va., that Republicans were “going to put you all back in chains.”
While Democrats applauded such comments by Biden, Republicans, former Presidential candidate Herman Cain, and members of a newly formed Philadelphia Republicans of Color were outraged.
Chairman Lew Harris Jr. of the Philadelphia Republicans of Color said, “This lets you know that we will not be restrained by your weak attempt to prevent us as a people to step out of the hollow stance of a single party here in Philadelphia particularly,” Harris said after breaking the chain over his feet. “We are upgrading our level of political intelligence to no longer follow a one-party platform, but rather to inform both political parties, as Americans should do.”
Biden and the Democratic Party fail to respect the intelligence and power of minority communities, Harris stated.
Although Rep. John Lewis’ comments were stated last night, today, disappointment that democrats like Lewis continue to use the race card caught the attention of Republicans but also Aaron Goldstein of the American Spectator.
Goldstein stated, “That John Lewis would liken Republicans or Tea Party activists to those who beat peaceful protesters nearly half a century ago is contemptible, disgraceful and unworthy of a man of his experience.”
“Sadly, I’m afraid this probably won’t be the last time we see John Lewis stoop to this level.”