I guess I would say that the difference to me is this:
You are correct. The Lee Atwater/Willie Horton thing was to get votes by scaring folks. I was basically starting the conversation about victims. This with the Dems is their whole voting base. The Dems are made up of many groups, all who get reminded "every" election just how Pubs will put them back in chains or some such nonsense.
No clean hands in politics, never said that, just that the Pubs are not the devil as Dems portray them. They need all the different groups to believe it though.
The party of Bill Clinton and Ted Kennedy need women to beleive that Pubs have a war on women.....and they get applauded. The party of David Duke and Robert Byrd need you to beleive that Pubs want blacks to go back on the plantation.
It is politics, dirty politics and both sides try to manipulate. All I was doing was mentioning to a former marine that he has the power to go beyond the petty politics, especially since for 60 years, the Dems talk a big game, but in the end accomplish very little for the black community.
The Willie Horton ad was bullshit.
Obama birther stuff is bullshit.
Obama is an anti-colonial who hates America because of long lost desire to please his African father... is bullshit.
The idea that Obama is a socialist is bullshit.
The inuendo of "Born in America" and "Take our country back" is bullshit.
Compare that to the fact that Republicans had in their official party platform that they wanted to get rid of abortion with no exceptions.
Romney said in the primary he would get rid of FEMA.
George Bush actually attempted to privatize social security
Paul Ryan's own budget wants to turn Medicare into a voucher program.
Republicans say they want to overturn Obamacare keeping people with pre-existing conditions to not be able to get coverage or pay for coverage for the care that they need to survive.
Mitt Romey said he would de-fund Planned Parenthood.
Romney said he wanted to make the lives of immigrants so bad they would self deport our country.
Romney said that 47% of this country has no sense of personal responsibility.
That Republicans have put into place voter restrictions (like voter ID laws) specifically designed to target minorities and take their right to vote away from them
The point is, the things that are scaring these so called "victims" aren't what Democrats are saying about Republicans. it is what is coming out of Republicans own fugging mouths.