With Halloween right around the corner, Democrats are serving up plenty of tricks in addition to their usual scare-mongering.
Their latest dirty trick has turned up in Florida, where they are seeking to fit a Democratic mask on an erstwhile turncoat Republican and cajole the real Democratic candidate for Senator out of the race.
The first ‘black’ president Bill Clinton, and members of the current black president Barack Obama’s White House team, reportedly tried to pressure Kendrick B. Meek, the African American Democratic nominee for the Senate in Florida, to drop out of the three-way race there.
The goal was to get Meek to meekly stand aside and endorse the white Republican governor Charlie Crist, who lost his own bid to run as the Republican nominee and is running for the Senate as an Independent. Meek, however, refused to play along.
An official close to Clinton said that the discussions were first initiated by Crist, who also admitted on Fox News last night that he had conferred with unnamed officials in the Obama White House.
Crist is a cry-baby spoiler who could not win his own party’s nomination and broke his word when he decided to run as an Independent. Now that polls in Florida show he is being badly beaten by the genuine Republican nominee, Marco Rubio, Crist’s only hope of victory is to exploit the back-channel effort to end the candidacy of the genuine Democratic Florida Senate nominee.
The chicanery is made even more despicable by the fact that Bubba, the Obama White House and Crist were trying to manipulate an African American candidate to sacrifice himself in order to help Crist defeat an Hispanic American candidate. So much for so-called liberals’ concern about fostering real diversity in the United States Senate!
The Democrats’ desperation to prevent the possibility of Republican control of the Senate is growing by the day. Just as they had to rely on backroom deals and tricks to pass Obamacare, they have resorted to an attempted backroom deal in Florida, along with apparent fraud and vote-buying tactics in Nevada and scare tactics around the country, to hold on to their power in the Senate.
The American people know that if they fall for the Democrats’ tricks they will be facing the Democrats’ ‘treat’ of more reckless spending, rising debt and increasing government control over our day-to-day lives. Hopefully the message on November 2nd will be loud and clear enough for even Bubba and Obama to comprehend.
Joseph A. Klein is the author of a new book entitled Lethal Engagement: Barack Hussein Obama, the United Nations and Radical Islam.