With the first wave of analysis on the NAACP’s declaration against the Tea Party for allegedly tolerating racism among its members over yesterday, commentators are now trying to sift through the greater political repercussions of the attack. On today’s Factor, Bill O’Reilly had Fox News analyst Dick Morris on to explore what the dispute means for the Democratic Party, and he called it a “stupid” strategy that is “ghettoizing Obama.”
Morris explained that he saw the goal of the strategy, from the position of the Democrats, to rally the party’s minority base, but that it would backfire because it would take away President Obama’s image as a post-racial figure for the NAACP to stand up against the Tea Party. He didn’t quite explain what he meant by “ghettoizing,” or why the trouble he predicted would spread directly to the President, but context clues give a pretty fair approximation. He said of the anti-Tea Party declaration:“It’s designed to raise the intensity of black and Latino turnout, like Rove was saying, but they forget that the rest of the country is watching. And it’s ghettoizing Obama. They’ve spent two years, three years, making him a post-racial president, and now they’re undoing it all in a couple of hours. It’s stupid.”
Brilliant analogy by Dick Morris considering how much we've seen Barry run away from dealing with race. In fact, the irrelevant NAACP is already backing off its "racist!" talk.