As election day draws near, expect to see more Democrats turning to identity politics in hopes to get them over the finish line.
The race card is perhaps the Left’s favorite tool in their political playbook.
But this swing-state Democrat Senate candidate just made the most racist remark of the entire cycle.
The other Mandela
Mandela Barnes is currently the radical Lt. Governor of Wisconsin.
He’s running to flip the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Sen. Ron Johnson blue.
If Johnson loses his seat on November 8, it is unlikely, though not impossible, the GOP would be able to take the majority in the Upper Chamber.
Throughout the campaign, Barnes has tried to present himself as an independent-minded, “moderate” Democrat.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
And now, old racist tweets from Barnes are surfacing thanks to the Daily Caller.
It turns out, back in 2017, Barnes, a black man, compared black conservatives to slaves in chains.
Guess the shackles are still on her feet after all. https://t.co/6Tr0HIuz8G
— Mandela Barnes (@TheOtherMandela) October 3, 2017
Tina Campbell of gospel duo, Mary Mary, has just come out of the closet as a Donald Trump supporter, citing the 45th President of the United States’ Christian values.
Barnes didn’t like the fact that one of “his” people left the Democrat plantation.
“Guess the shackles are still on her feet after all,” Barnes tweeted.
Black Republicans aren’t black enough for Barnes
If that weren’t bad enough, the prior year, Barnes refused to acknowledge one of the leading Republican leaders in the state was black.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke was in the news as a possible candidate for higher office.
Sheriff Clarke was also one of the leading voices supporting the Trump candidacy for the White House.
— Mandela Barnes (@TheOtherMandela) July 19, 2016
Barnes shared an article on his Twitter feed titled “Lawmaker on Sheriff David Clarke: ‘I don’t even accept him as black.’”
In the article, Branes, who was a State Representative at the time, is quoted saying that Milwaukee County had only “one black countywide elected official . . . and I don’t even accept him as black.”
Wisconsin State Senator Julian Bradley, the first black Republican to serve in the state Senate, is calling Baren’s comments, “disgusting.”
“They’re just — they’re disgusting. It’s something that black conservatives, we experience this regularly, and it’s troubling in Wisconsin, especially because you think about why the Republican Party was started and where,” Bradley said. “It was started right here in Wisconsin. It was founded for the purpose of abolishing slavery. It was founded for the purpose of remembering all men are created equally. Black men, white men, everybody. All people are equal and should be treated equal and seen and viewed as equal in the law. Here is a black legislator who somehow thinks he has the right to strip black conservatives of their race. And that’s — it’s disgusting. It’s — it’s absolutely disgusting.”
Johnson vs. Barnes
The Wisconsin Senate race is considered one of the most competitive in the country.
However, after getting off to a strong start, voters are starting to get to know their Lt. Governor – since then, Barnes has faded and the incumbent Johnson has surged.
The RealClearPolitics average currently has Johnson leading by 2.8-points.
Johnson also enjoyed a 6-point advantage in the latest poll out of the Badger State.