How many times have you heard Republicans accuse Democrats, specifically blacks and Latinos, of using the race card. Many times they get away with the accusations because they have mastered Lee Atwater's techniques. Lee Atwater was an adviser to U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush and chairman of the Republican National Committee. He was the strategist who
taught Republicans how to touch their constituents racial funny bones without being explicitly racist
It turns out Dallas County Judge candidate Ron Natinsky learned the technique but was rather clumsy in its use. The Dallas Morning News reported about statements Ron Natinsky made in a video a few months ago.
“We don’t want to motivate her voters,” Natinsky said of Democratic Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson in the appearance. “What we want them to think is: ‘There’s no reason. She doesn’t have an opponent. I don’t need to go to the polls. I’ll go spend my food stamp money at the grocery store, or whatever, you know, on Election Day.’” ...
Johnson’s district is made up overwhelmingly of minority voters, and she is the first black person elected to Congress from North Texas. [...]
In his appearance before the Coppell Republican Club, Natinsky urged fellow Republicans not to run a candidate against Johnson because it would hurt the chances of other Republicans on the ballot. [...]
“We don’t need another five or ten thousand of her people going to the polls,” Natinsky said.
Is there any doubt that the Texas Voter ID law
was all about suppressing the minority vote? It is imperative that everyone vote and vote their social, economic, and health interest.
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