As a liberal black columnist for the Washington Post puts it this morning:
Warning: If the Democratic left does to Obama in 2012 what it did to incumbent President Carter in 1980 via Ted Kennedy's damaging Democratic presidential primary challenge ... the Democratic party as a whole will find itself paying a steep price for years to come.That little threat - or promise - comes from a black Democrat. The first of many to issue such an ultimatum.
That's a promise, not a threat.
Sabotage the nation's first black president and the Democratic Party might as well bid farewell to its most loyal base of supporters: African Americans.
As I put it two days ago:
What Democrat would go up against a black president who is still wildly popular amongst the most loyal constituency the Democratic Party has? A constituency with a perpetual chip on its shoulder and an ever growing list of grievances that go unrequited. And a memory that lasts for centuries.It ain't gonna happen.
If Al Sharpton has a problem with Rush Limbaugh, just watch what he'll do with any white boy who challenges his main man.
It ain't gonna happen.