James Taranto has a great post on Democrat racial politics and the ugliness it is bringing to our nation. Of course, Democrats have always done racial politics-- sowing racial division is simply what it means to be a Democrat politician.
"Colorblind" is the one value Democrats have never embraced and will never embrace.
Glenn Reynolds understands:
The Democrats gave us Jim Crow. Demonization and division are what they know. It’s easier to change the objects than to change the strategy.
Why should Democrats change the strategy? Race-baiting works. Slavery, Jim Crow, the KKK, Segregation, lynching, affirmative action, race-baiting. On and on. Only the favored and disfavored races change. Racial division and race-baiting have worked well for them for 200 years.
Still does. And with the economy in long-term shambles and government dependency (and the increase in government power inherent to dependency) exploding, race-baiting politics makes it a trifecta of Democrat demagoguery.
It has been said that the Republicans are the stupid party. In many ways they are stupid politically, or at least they are unwilling to push the racial and class divisiveness and dependency-enslavement of voting blocks that is needed to play the Democrat game. Republicans aren't willing to divide us and to destroy Americans' self-sufficiency to get their votes.
Some Republicans really do believe in small(er) government, free(er) enterprise, and a color-blind society. Not all or even many, but some. No Democrat believes in any of those things.
It's why I'm a Republican. Repubs have a lot of faults, but they stop short of the abject demagoguery-- and the shamelessness-- of the Democrat party.