Playing the blame game.
The Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus said Democrats got walloped in the midterm elections because white Southern voters are racists.
“We lost because of ideological differences within the Democratic Party and with our Administration. We lost because our party has, to some extent, lost white Southerners due in part to the race of our President,” Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) said, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Fudge’s remarks echo those of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), the Democrat who is in a runoff with Republican Bill Cassidy in Louisiana. Landrieu blamed racism for Obama’s low approval ratings when asked why President Obama has “a hard time in Louisiana.”
“Let me be very, very honest with you,” Landrieu responded in an interview before the midterms. “The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader.”
To Fudge, black voters were not the reason for the losses. She urged critics to “find another scapegoat” and “Don’t blame us!”