Threat Response: Democrats Taking Turn at Racial Solidarity Politics

October 16, 2010  |  

(New York Times) — The president and fellow Democrats have taken a page from the Republican playbook. They’re unabashedly using racial-solidarity politics to animate voters. In this case, the Democrats’ appeal is to black voters, the most unwavering portion of President Obama’s base, and the message is simple: The president is under attack, and black voters must mobilize to protect him.  The Democratic National Committee is spending an unprecedented $3 million on advertising aimed at African-Americans for the midterms this year.

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