By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow.com November 3, 2014 11:45 am
The three-term Democrat from Louisiana is in deep political trouble. The latest RealClearPolitics compilation of polls has her trailing Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy by an average of 4.6 points in a head-to-head matchup should they, as expected, meet in the December 6 run off. During an interview on NBClast week, Landrieu suggested that the reason she and President Obama have low approval ratings in her state is because the South is racist and sexist.
“The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans,” she stated. “It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader. It’s not always been a good place for women to be able to present ourselves. It’s more of a conservative place, so we’ve have to work a little bit harder on that.”
Derryck Green, a black conservative activist and theologian, believes Landrieu’s comments are indicative of the Democratic Party in bringing up the race card. “If they could stand on the merits of their positions, they would be defending those merits rather than trying to play on racial fears and stereotypes,” he offers.
Senator Landrieu defended her comments on Friday evening, saying: “Everyone knows this is the truth, and I will continue to speak the truth even as some would twist my words seeking political advantage.”
Green wonders if indeed Louisiana is so racist, how did Bobby Jindal – the son of immigrants from India – twice get elected governor, the second time with 66 percent of the popular vote?
“For her to say these types of things to try to engage in some sort of fear-mongering to get out the vote says a lot about the policies and a lot about the fears that Democrats have as we get closer to the upcoming election,” he tells OneNewsNow.
Green argues that the fact Landrieu has been elected to the Senate three times also debunks her contention that the South is somehow bigoted against women running for office.
State Republican Party chairman Roger Villere issued a statement late Thursday calling Landrieu’s remarks “insulting to me and to every other Louisianian.” In a tweet on Thursday afternoon, Governor Jindal described the comments as “remarkably divisive.”
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PS This is what those that are losing do, blame everyone but themselves. Folks is you run for an office you should stop blaming those that went before you.