Head of Congressional Black Caucus says racist Southern white voters caused Dems’ to lose

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Some Democrats are still trying to get the license number of the truck that ran them over in last week’s midterm election, but the head of the Congressional Black Caucus has no doubt about who was driving.

According to U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, racist white Southerners were behind the wheel.

In a statement to the Cleveland Plains Dealer, she blamed last week’s dismal results on just about everyone except black voters.

“Democrats lost Senate control because we failed to mobilize young voters across racial and regional spectrums,” Fudge said. “We failed to persuade Southern voters to hold true to core Democratic values. We lost because the Hispanic community was insufficiently motivated.”

“We lost because of ideological differences within the Democratic Party and with our administration,” she continued. “We lost because our party has, to some extent, lost white Southerners due in part to the race of our President.”

And there you have it, one of the reasons the Democrats lost was because white voters in the South are racists.

A sentiment that U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., seems to agree with. While commenting on President Obama’s approval ratings in the days leading up to last week’s election, she said “the South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans.”

Pointing to exit polls that showed African American turnout increased over the 2010 midterms, Fudge told critics to “find another scapegoat. Don’t blame us!” the Plains Dealer reported.

African Americans turned out, but they didn’t always vote for the Democratic candidates. According to the Washington Post, the GOP captured 10 percent of African-American voters last week, an increase of 4 percent over 2012.

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