We have but one favor to ask of Steve Israel: Please keep talking.
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel said Sunday that Republican racial animus was to blame for several controversies dogging Congress and the White House.
Not all the GOP is racist, said the New York Democrat in charge of electing Democrats to the House of Representatives, but “to a significant extent the Republican base does have elements that are motivated by racism.”
Not all of the GOP is racist? How kind of him.
Israel was responding to a question from host Candy Crowley on CNN’s State of the Union program regarding comments from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday.
Following a contentious showdown between Attorney General Eric Holder and House GOP members regarding the Internal Revenue Services’ targeting of conservative political nonprofit groups, Pelosi was asked if Republicans’ treatment of Holder was related to race.
Pelosi said then that “it’s a very difficult subject to talk about. I think race has something to do with the fact that they’re not bringing up an immigration bill. I’ve heard them say to the Irish, if it were just you, this would be easy.”
So now their 2014 strategy is based on voices in Pelosi’s head. Great. Kind of a weird strategy trying to get votes from Republicans by calling them racist.